Whatever fate awaits the Wii U, Nintendo is doing just about everything it can to make sure the console has some amazing games. It may not have third-party support, but Nintendo’s own releases feel exciting in a way they haven’t for years. At a glance, Captain Toad seems like a throwaway game, a weird little spinoff starring a character no one really cares about. Yet it’s one of the best puzzle games of the year, and another one of a growing number of reasons to pick up a Wii U.
The Verge calls Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker “a hidden gem”; I called it “genius”. Needless to say, I cannot wait for December 5th.