If you have an app for a phone and you buy a new phone, you don't get the app for it for free. Usually. At least you can get it cheaper.
So let me get this straight: If I already have the VC games in the Wii Menu, I have to re-buy them to use them in the Wii U Menu, and gamepad screen?
After thinking about it, I'm a bit more okay with it.
I had assumed that they would just need to update their emulator/wrapper, and then all of the games would be compatible. I didn't consider that each game woud have to be rebuilt.
I think i'll be OK with paying $1-3, depending on the game ($1 or less for NES, $3 or less for N64)
Last edited by GrahamF; 01-23-2013 at 10:30 AM.
I really think they shoyuld've just made an emulator that all of the games run in. Then they wouldn't need to modify the original game, just plop a cartridge in a special reader and copy the whole thing.
That being said, only having one VC title a month really sucks. And Wind Breaker, but no thousand-year-door or Luigi's mansion?
My only complaint is that NES games aren't $2 regardless of whether or not ya bloody own it on the Wii... Previously released VC games haven't at all dropped in price. =/ Won't at all be surprised if GC games hit $20 price points (which I'd happily pay for Path of Radiance, but... that's besides the point).
That aside this small extra fee for the updated version of a game, if ya bought the normal one on the Wii, is understandable. Albeit unsavory.
I actually have no problem paying $20 for GameCube games. They're as good as (if not better than) the new releases, but a third of the price.
$20 is about the maximum I'm comfortable paying for a downloaded game (all my $60 Wii U games will be on disks)