Oh, the comic is just something that popped into my mind, and I thought I'd make and post it, cuz I don't post here enough. Yeah, Fanboys is updating again!
I don't really think the Wii U is as batshit as it first appears. There was so much emphasis on the controller, but the controller's only...well, the controller. It's otherwise a fairly traditional console setup with a TV display, which means you have 2 screens, one of which is a touch screen. It's a fair bit like the DS. If devs remember that, and remember what we've learned from DS games when starting to make Wii U games, then it shouldn't be all that impossible to start off by making decent games--even games that are an improvement over what was there before.
Mind you, I don't think every game that was good for the DS will be good for the Wii U, and I think the Wii U will have strengths that the DS doesn't (as one obvious example, the screens are bigger, which means more information can be displayed at once; also, games should be able to hold more information than DS carts). So it will take some time for devs to figure out how to make the best games on the Wii U. But at least we shouldn't have that dead area at launch (as we did with the DS and Wii) when devs had no fucking idea what to DO with the thing.
Personally, I'm kind of interested in seeing a game with multiple input types. The Wii experimented a very little with different players taking on different jobs (Zak and Wiki, Mario Galaxy 1/2), but the input method was the same (wiimote). If Wii U games can use Wii controllers as well as the tablets, then you can have, say, an FFCC ripoff where your mage classes cast spells using the tablet (a la DS games Tao's Adventure, Lost Magic) and your melee fighters use simple wiimote gestures (a la Wii games MadWorld, No More Heroes). I'm not sure how well they will be taken, all in all, but we might get a few interesting little niche or downloadable titles.
I'm mostly concerned about the transferral of VC and WiiWare games, and the fact that the Wii U is not GameCube compatible. I'm not interested in rebuying VC, WW, and GC games, or keeping around 2 Nintendo machines.