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Watchdogs Wii U - Brand New, £20.00 Instore Grainger Games

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Was in Grainger Games earlier today and they had the Wii U version of Watchdogs for £20 brand new. Not seen this version so cheap so decided to take a punt ( I know it is cheaper on other formats but … Read More
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Was in Grainger Games earlier today and they had the Wii U version of Watchdogs for £20 brand new. Not seen this version so cheap so decided to take a punt ( I know it is cheaper on other formats but I sometimes like the option of being able to play a game on the Wii U GamePad).
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#1
Not bad. Don't have a store near me. £29.99 online http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/nintendo-wii-u/wu53-watch-dogs
#2
Any good console deals? Anything better than £235 for premium with Mario kart anyone?
banned#3
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Not bad. Don't have a store near me. £29.99 online http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/nintendo-wii-u/wu53-watch-dogs

Grainger Games have a very strange definition of "new" so be careful when ordering "new" games from them. Watch Dogs Wii U is going to drop even more.

Child of Light on Wii U costs £3.89 right now and it's totally worth it!
banned#4
Tomis000
Any good console deals? Anything better than £235 for premium with Mario kart anyone?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prem-Pack-black-Mario-Nintendo/dp/B00PJMWTLC

You can probably get the price down to £210 or less with Flubit.

Edit: If you're concerned if Mario Kart 8 comes on a disc or is pre-installed. Then the answer's pre-installed.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91Sx1RDPfJL.jpg

Edited By: Gamer_U on Dec 29, 2014 16:26
1 Like #5
Gamer_U
JC2MULTIPLAYER000
Not bad. Don't have a store near me. £29.99 online http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/nintendo-wii-u/wu53-watch-dogs

Grainger Games have a very strange definition of "new" so be careful when ordering "new" games from them. Watch Dogs Wii U is going to drop even more.

Child of Light on Wii U costs £3.89 right now and it's totally worth it!
Already picked up CoL thanks but not had a chance to play.... so many games! I hate it when they send you an unsealed copy and claim it's new- where do companies even get all these pristine unsealed copies form anyways? It's not like anywhere accepts unsealed returns.
banned#6
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Gamer_U
JC2MULTIPLAYER000
Not bad. Don't have a store near me. £29.99 online http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/nintendo-wii-u/wu53-watch-dogs
Grainger Games have a very strange definition of "new" so be careful when ordering "new" games from them. Watch Dogs Wii U is going to drop even more.
Child of Light on Wii U costs £3.89 right now and it's totally worth it!
Already picked up CoL thanks but not had a chance to play.... so many games! I hate it when they send you an unsealed copy and claim it's new- where do companies even get all these pristine unsealed copies form anyways? It's not like anywhere accepts unsealed returns.

That's exactly the reason why I stopped buying from Grainger Games.

Child of Light is a pretty amazing game, the music is beautiful, visuals are a piece of art and the gameplay feels so fluid plus the conversations between characters rhyme so well!

It's a shame that many people forgot about Child of Light as it's one of the best UbiSoft games this year. It reminds me of Prince of Persia 2008 and Rayman Legends.
#7
Gamer_U
Tomis000
Any good console deals? Anything better than £235 for premium with Mario kart anyone?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prem-Pack-black-Mario-Nintendo/dp/B00PJMWTLC

You can probably get the price down to £210 or less with Flubit.

Edit: If you're concerned if Mario Kart 8 comes on a disc or is pre-installed. Then the answer's pre-installed.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91Sx1RDPfJL.jpg
I have the one that comes with the game and there is an extra item on the side packaging #10 - Mario Kart 8 game
#8
The game looks and plays like crap!! I want my £20 back.. Sob
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The game looks and plays like crap!! I want my £20 back.. Sob


wouldn't touch a ubisoft game as a Nintendo gamer ever.

knew this would be terrible. every promise would be made. lies would be told. it would look almost as good as the Xbox one versions... etc.

no. a rushed port that looks identical to the ps3 version. half a year later. of an already crap game.

would not touch this even if it was £5.
#10
I'm certainly not trying to start an argument here, but I don't think this is a bad game, just worse than what was promised (i.e. 10/10, definitive version of the game, blah blah blah). Graphically it is much closer to the 360/PS3 versions but it runs a lot smoother - I've only had noticeable framerate drops in a few places compared to the PS3 version my friend has that drops all the time. The gamepad functionality is completely underrated too, although if you have a Vita I guess you can use that in conjunction with a PS4 (if you have that 400+ worth of kit).
#11
KitKatFox
I'm certainly not trying to start an argument here, but I don't think this is a bad game, just worse than what was promised (i.e. 10/10, definitive version of the game, blah blah blah). Graphically it is much closer to the 360/PS3 versions but it runs a lot smoother - I've only had noticeable framerate drops in a few places compared to the PS3 version my friend has that drops all the time. The gamepad functionality is completely underrated too, although if you have a Vita I guess you can use that in conjunction with a PS4 (if you have that 400+ worth of kit).

It's an abomination, the game is nothing compared to what was shown. The fact they even bothered to release it on Wii U is astonishing.
There are history-repeating Nintendo games to buy instead if you bought the hardware.

Edited By: MBeeching on Dec 30, 2014 02:12
#12
Good price but when Eurogamer compared the wii u version to the weakest previous version (ps3) it was still inferior. Detail levels were much the same, same low resolution. Wii u does have v-sync enabled with no screen tear but also has lower frame rates than ps3.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-vs-watch-dogs-on-wii-u

Still performs pretty well considering the wii u only has 3 weak 1.25ghz 32bit cpu cores designed back in the last century. No doubt the gpu is being utilised for some compute functionality.

I'll wait for a sub £10 price for this on wii u myself.
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!
#14
I wait for games like this to come up cheap on the eshop, at least then you don't need to listen to the disk drive doing one. AC4 for £9.99 and Splinter Cell for £6.49 (or whatever). I leave the cabinet space free for proper Nintendo games :-)
1 Like #15
Got this from Amazon on day 1
For £30 Completed in 2 weeks and traded in at game for £50 on double trade day lol.
#16
Grainger Games...lol.

Bought a new game from them once, was clearly second hand. Would never buy from again the con artists.
1 Like #17
Gamer_U
JC2MULTIPLAYER000
Not bad. Don't have a store near me. £29.99 online http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/nintendo-wii-u/wu53-watch-dogs

Grainger Games have a very strange definition of "new" so be careful when ordering "new" games from them. Watch Dogs Wii U is going to drop even more.

Child of Light on Wii U costs £3.89 right now and it's totally worth it!

I've never used Grainger Games online shop but the brick and mortar shop near me is fantastic.

They were the only shop for miles that had the GameCube adaptor and Smash 4 bundle and I was able to walk in and buy it on release day for £50. They also have never had an issue with me requesting sealed copies of new games and will order them in from other shops/warehouses no bother. They also beat Game in terms of pricing and price match CEX for trade ins so for me they are quite good.
banned#18
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The game looks and plays like crap!! I want my £20 back.. Sob
wouldn't touch a ubisoft game as a Nintendo gamer ever.
knew this would be terrible. every promise would be made. lies would be told. it would look almost as good as the Xbox one versions... etc.
no. a rushed port that looks identical to the ps3 version. half a year later. of an already crap game.
would not touch this even if it was £5.

Nintendo only? You're going to miss out on Child of Light? Such a shame that people's hatred towards UbiSoft blind them of actual great games they published.

Edited By: Gamer_U on Dec 30, 2014 15:27
#19
Curlynob
I wait for games like this to come up cheap on the eshop, at least then you don't need to listen to the disk drive doing one. AC4 for £9.99 and Splinter Cell for £6.49 (or whatever). I leave the cabinet space free for proper Nintendo games :-)

Yeah, I might wait until its cheap on the e store. You never know it might load up quicker too.
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.
#21
bonzobanana
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.

Yeah, I think the lack of Hard Drive really hurts the Wii U as cannot use it to assist streaming textures etc. Big open worlds are always going to suffer due to this.

This worries me with the new open world Zelda? It that going to have lots of disc read noises too?
1 Like #22
Ha ha, traded watchdogs in at GAME and got £27 trade as matched CEX and bet them by a £1. Only cost me £8 to buy Smash Brothers new.

I made a nice £7 profit
1 Like #23
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Curlynob
I wait for games like this to come up cheap on the eshop, at least then you don't need to listen to the disk drive doing one. AC4 for £9.99 and Splinter Cell for £6.49 (or whatever). I leave the cabinet space free for proper Nintendo games :-)

Yeah, I might wait until its cheap on the e store. You never know it might load up quicker too.

I had a disc copy of AC4 but traded it a few months back. I bought the eshop version over Christmas and it definitely loads much quicker. Sadly it doesn't do much for the frame-rate though...
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.

Yeah, I think the lack of Hard Drive really hurts the Wii U as cannot use it to assist streaming textures etc. Big open worlds are always going to suffer due to this.

This worries me with the new open world Zelda? It that going to have lots of disc read noises too?

I don't think there will be a problem with Zelda. It's designed from the ground up only for wii u. So will compensate for the weaker cpu and maximise use of the stronger gpu, extra memory and graphics memory. I think multi-format conversions are unfairly criticised on wii u as weak ports when I think its the hardware itself which is weak due to lack of cpu power. However not an issue at all when are programming from the ground up. Zelda is meant to be a large game fully utilising a whole disc so its not going to be downloadable unless you have external storage. Hopefully knowing this Nintendo won't penalise those buying it on disc. As most wii u owners don't buy a external USB hard drive for their wii u and Nintendo don't recommend USB flash drives.
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bonzobanana
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.

Yeah, I think the lack of Hard Drive really hurts the Wii U as cannot use it to assist streaming textures etc. Big open worlds are always going to suffer due to this.

This worries me with the new open world Zelda? It that going to have lots of disc read noises too?

I don't think there will be a problem with Zelda. It's designed from the ground up only for wii u. So will compensate for the weaker cpu and maximise use of the stronger gpu, extra memory and graphics memory. I think multi-format conversions are unfairly criticised on wii u as weak ports when I think its the hardware itself which is weak due to lack of cpu power. However not an issue at all when are programming from the ground up. Zelda is meant to be a large game fully utilising a whole disc so its not going to be downloadable unless you have external storage. Hopefully knowing this Nintendo won't penalise those buying it on disc. As most wii u owners don't buy a external USB hard drive for their wii u and Nintendo don't recommend USB flash drives.

I hope you're right but we will just have to see.

I reckon the game was deliberately made with cell shaded graphics so no textures are needed making it easier on the Wii U's processing power.
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.

Yeah, I think the lack of Hard Drive really hurts the Wii U as cannot use it to assist streaming textures etc. Big open worlds are always going to suffer due to this.

This worries me with the new open world Zelda? It that going to have lots of disc read noises too?

I don't think there will be a problem with Zelda. It's designed from the ground up only for wii u. So will compensate for the weaker cpu and maximise use of the stronger gpu, extra memory and graphics memory. I think multi-format conversions are unfairly criticised on wii u as weak ports when I think its the hardware itself which is weak due to lack of cpu power. However not an issue at all when are programming from the ground up. Zelda is meant to be a large game fully utilising a whole disc so its not going to be downloadable unless you have external storage. Hopefully knowing this Nintendo won't penalise those buying it on disc. As most wii u owners don't buy a external USB hard drive for their wii u and Nintendo don't recommend USB flash drives.

I hope you're right but we will just have to see.

I reckon the game was deliberately made with cell shaded graphics so no textures are needed making it easier on the Wii U's processing power.

I don't think anyone would disagree with that. The wii u gpu is only 176gflops in performance based on a mobility radeon. It's later architecture over ps3/360 means that performance easily surpasses the older consoles with much increased efficiency (at least 30%), plus a richer feature set and its paired to a 32MB of extremely fast dedicated memory. The wii u is a fantastic example of providing reasonable performance out of very low cost parts. Also lets not forget the gpu of the wii u also features the wii gpu which is used for generating gamepad graphics in wii u mode and I think is likely to be clockable to 550mhz to give a 25 gflops boost. For simple gamepad map graphics the additional left over power might assist main graphics.

Nintendo are masters of creating beautiful graphics out of humble hardware and I don't think Zelda will disappoint. I suspect it will be 720p at 30fps with occasional slowdown though. I absolutely loved Mario Kart on wii and that is a 12 gflops gpu, even weaker than the original xbox gpu in most ways which was 20 gflops.
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bonzobanana
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The worst thing with this game is the 'constant' disc read noise. Because the Wii U lacks a hard drive the game has to keep loading the graphics from the disc. I'm returning the game before it wrecks the optical drive permanently. What a disappointment Ubishafted!!

You'd think the extra 1/2GB of memory would help with that. Why didn't it also use a cache of memory in the main flash memory or usb storage to improve matters. Definitely sounds like a game best bought online but no way I'd pay decent money for it especially with no resell value.

Yeah, I think the lack of Hard Drive really hurts the Wii U as cannot use it to assist streaming textures etc. Big open worlds are always going to suffer due to this.

This worries me with the new open world Zelda? It that going to have lots of disc read noises too?

I don't think there will be a problem with Zelda. It's designed from the ground up only for wii u. So will compensate for the weaker cpu and maximise use of the stronger gpu, extra memory and graphics memory. I think multi-format conversions are unfairly criticised on wii u as weak ports when I think its the hardware itself which is weak due to lack of cpu power. However not an issue at all when are programming from the ground up. Zelda is meant to be a large game fully utilising a whole disc so its not going to be downloadable unless you have external storage. Hopefully knowing this Nintendo won't penalise those buying it on disc. As most wii u owners don't buy a external USB hard drive for their wii u and Nintendo don't recommend USB flash drives.

I hope you're right but we will just have to see.

I reckon the game was deliberately made with cell shaded graphics so no textures are needed making it easier on the Wii U's processing power.

I don't think anyone would disagree with that. The wii u gpu is only 176gflops in performance based on a mobility radeon. It's later architecture over ps3/360 means that performance easily surpasses the older consoles with much increased efficiency (at least 30%), plus a richer feature set and its paired to a 32MB of extremely fast dedicated memory. The wii u is a fantastic example of providing reasonable performance out of very low cost parts. Also lets not forget the gpu of the wii u also features the wii gpu which is used for generating gamepad graphics in wii u mode and I think is likely to be clockable to 550mhz to give a 25 gflops boost. For simple gamepad map graphics the additional left over power might assist main graphics.

Nintendo are masters of creating beautiful graphics out of humble hardware and I don't think Zelda will disappoint. I suspect it will be 720p at 30fps with occasional slowdown though. I absolutely loved Mario Kart on wii and that is a 12 gflops gpu, even weaker than the original xbox gpu in most ways which was 20 gflops.

Yeah, TBH I've never seen a Nintendo game that runs badly, so I reckon Zelda U should be fine. They'll no doubt have their best members working on it to get the best results. The only big open area games I've seen running were Arkham City and Watchdogs which were both noisy as the disc is being read constantly, but those games were ports. I'm hoping Nintendo will have a trick up their sleeve when writing their own large area games to reduce the nose, but I'm not holding my breath as no hard drive to assist.
banned#28
Even though Watch Dogs on Wii U can run as low as 14fps it seems like people don't have a problem with that and say "it's fine".

I don't have it but when I do I'll see if it's "fine". I ain't really a fan of games with 30fps much less an inconsistent of 14-30fps.

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