I've been trying to figure out how I feel about the launch titles, and my thoughts fall somewhere between annoyed and hopeful. Because, out of those I played, the best are games that were already good before they were on the Wii U, just better now that they have the dual-screen functionality. The only game that really feels unique to the Wii U is Nintendo Land. It's Wii Sports, only instead of, say, having a Mii'd version of you bowl, you have a Mii'd version of Link shoot a bow in a Zelda-style mini-game. (Sort of a cross between Mario Party and Wii Sports, really, since it takes the vintage Nintendo theme and puts it in a format where you make motions like swinging a motion-controlled sword. I don't know if it's going to be as popular as either of those, though.) And it's fun, especially with a friend. But it doesn't take full advantage of the Wii U technology--some games you could literally turn off your TV and just stare at the GamePad the whole time. If all of the action happened on the TV instead, it could be a game for the first Wii. Philosophically, this might be a problem. But I also liked the minigame where you threw ninja stars, so take that as you will.