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Coffee Bean Counting: Which launch Wii U Ubisoft game(s) are you interested in?

November 8, 2012

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Which Wii U third party publisher will have the most games when the system launches on November 18th? From my count, Ubisoft. As of now, Ubisoft will have six games available to purchase when the Wii U releases, with a few more games being published for the system before the end of March 2013.

The last Coffee Bean Counting poll ended last week, and which Ubisoft Wii U launch title had the most votes? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
This Coffee Bean Counting poll ran from October 23, 2012 through October 30, 2012. The poll question, games to choose, and results can be seen below.

Which launch Wii U Ubisoft game(s) are you interested in?
Assassin’s Creed III                               17.65%    (15 votes)
ESPN Sports Connection                        1.18%      (1 votes)
Just Dance 4                                         37.65%    (32 votes)
Rabbids LAND                                       8.24%      (7 votes)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013           2.35%      (2 votes)
ZombiU                                                 33%        (28 votes)

If you like charts, bar or pie, you can see the results in chart form below:

Caffeinated Thoughts
So, the results might have been slightly skewed, because the Just Dance series has a large following and my “What is the most played Just Dance Wii game?” post made its way to the Just Dance Facebook page, and I noticed shortly thereafter the poll had increased greatly on that game. While Just Dance 4 definitely got many votes after the post hit the Facebook page, ZombiU kept chomping at its heels and I thought toward the end that it might overtake it…perhaps if I had left the poll running through Halloween!

What launch Wii U Ubisoft games am I interested in, and did I vote for? I voted for Assassin’s Creed III, Just Dance 4, Rabbids LAND, and ZombiU.

I played and beat the original Assassin’s Creed, but haven’t played the series since that game, and the setting and time-frame for Assassin’s Creed III has me interested in the game. I have never played a Just Dance game, but seeing how Just Dance 4 on the Wii U uses the GamePad for certain modes I think could be a lot of fun for the non-gamers, and I like the fact you can stream the game to the Wii U GamePad as well. Rabbids LAND has me very interested, because of Ubisoft’s history of Rabbid games on the Wii, and I think Rabbids LAND could be the best “party game” for the Wii U’s launch, and maybe even a while after. I think ZombiU looks like it is making great use of the Wii U GamePad for different gameplay elements, and I’m really looking forward to playing the game.

As for ESPN Sports Connection, I have watched the trailer for it a few times, and it may be a game that I understand (and enjoy) a bit more if I have hands-on time with it, but there are a few elements that I didn’t quite understand what they were trying to show in the trailer, such as the use of the GamePad as a golf caddy and the drawing on the GamePad in the football game. While I understand how drawing on the GamePad in the football game can make sense, I’m not exactly certain how the football game in it will play out. I may have to try and rent this over a weekend, and see if perhaps Bean 1 and the rest of us can enjoy some of the games together.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 might be a game I should have voted for, especially if I eat a lot over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays! I haven’t exercised on a regular basis in a long time, even with Wii Fit in the house, so I’m not sure if a game will properly motivate me right now for it; but I am glad to see this type of game getting released and I do hope those that buy it get great use out of it, and potentially develop a healthy lifestyle with it.

Questions
Which launch Wii U Ubisoft game(s) are you interested in?

Are there any Ubisoft Wii U games that have been announced, such as Rayman Legends, but won’t be ready at launch that you are interested in; or even other Ubisoft games you would like to see make it to the Wii U?

You can see and pre-order the Ubisoft Wii U launch titles on Amazon.com below:

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Coffee Bean Counting: Which Wii U digital title(s) are you interested in?

October 13, 2012

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Another Coffee Bean Counting poll was posted last week, and has now closed. While Nintendo has shown and detailed many of the Wii U’s retail games, and we know the MSRPs on most of them, there isn’t a lot of information on the Wii U’s digital titles. We don’t know specific release dates for any of them yet, though some developers have said launch day is what they’re trying for; and more importantly (to me anyway) we don’t know the prices of the Wii U’s digital titles yet.

Hopefully, Nintendo will be answering here soon exactly what digital titles will be available to purchase when the Wii U launches on November 18th here in the U.S., and what prices new Wii U owners can expect to pay for the games. Knowing what the Wii U digital titles will cost me, will probably effect my buying decisions with other Wii U accessories, and even other Wii U retail games.

So, which Wii U digital game had the most votes in the poll that started last week, and which titles did I select? Brew yourself some coffee, and take a look!

The Brew
The poll ran from Wednesday, October 3, 2012 through Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The poll question and available answers to select from can be seen below (also in the main Wii U GamePad image above).

Which Wii U digital title(s) are you interested in?
Little Inferno                                                  15.79%  (6 votes)
Mutant Mudds                                                  7.89%  (3 votes)
Nano Assault Neo                                          15.79%  (6 votes)
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien          13.16%  (5 votes)
Toki Tori 2                                                     13.16%  (5 votes)
Trine 2: Director’s Cut                                   34.21%  (13 votes)

How about some awesome charts? Well, PollDaddy even provided charts for the results, so I don’t have to plug the results into any spreadsheet program. You can see them below:

Caffeinated Thoughts
I was surprised by the results. I had never heard of Trine 2 that I can recall, until I saw it at E3 this year. I wasn’t sure how popular the Trine games were, so I wasn’t expecting it to place first in the poll. What Wii U digital game(s) were on my short list of placing first?

I thought Little Inferno, Mutant Mudds, or Runner2 would get the most votes. The reason I thought this is because Little Inferno is being developed by Tomorrow Corporation, which consists of the guys behind World of Goo. I thought Mutant Mudds would be higher due to Renegade Kid’s solid support of the Nintendo DS and 3DS, and the fact that Mutant Mudds is a solid, if challenging, platforming title. As for Runner2, it is being developed as a sequel to BIT.TRIP RUNNER and by the same team, so I thought perhaps it might get more votes as well.

So, I was basically thinking that games from developers that have a history of working with Nintendo were going to do well. Again, I just didn’t expect the one game I hadn’t heard of before E3, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, from a developer I didn’t  really know, Frozenbyte, to do so well; but that’s not a bad thing!

As for which Wii U digital titles I voted for, I selected all of them. Yes, you could do that! It was an honest vote though, as I really think the Wii U digital titles we know about right now, all seem to provide something different from the others (at least from what I can tell), which I think is awesome.

Questions
Which Wii U digital title(s) are you interested in?

Are there any Wii U digital titles that have been announced, that perhaps I didn’t include in the poll, that you are really interested in?