dotexe, and others, why are you not playing Splatoon? That game has given me so many hours, possibly more than Sm4sh and MK8 have done for me, with the Wii U. I can understand if you don't have broadband access, and I totally understand that you'd want games not dependent on servers. (It's sad for me to think that in a few more years, no one can play Splatoon with each other any longer because the servers will be taken down.)
Like, I get that people want those sequels of the familiar franchises and remakes of old games. That's cool. But stepping out and picking up a new IP, or hell, touching a third party game - why is that such a forbidden act?
I don't have as much time to play the Wii U as I'd like having been in college for it's entire lifetime. I can agree that the software line up for the Wii U has not been as great as the GameCube's, but there are definitely games out there on the Wii U to play. You don't need a quantity of titles, but a quality. Games that get you playing for over 100 hours instead of turning on for 5 hours and beating the game, until you buy the next hour of DLC which holds half the story - wasn't that the case with Mass Effect 3? - those are quality games.
Even if the GameCube had one single game, I'd have managed to spend over 1000 hours playing it. Super Smash Bros. Melee, even without online play, had been played for over 600 hours on a single memory card. Of which we had several and some got corrupted, so for sure I managed to play that game for over 1000 hours.
Is Yooka-Laylee going to give me even 50 hours of gameplay? Not in the first month, nah. Maybe 15 hours. But I'll come back to it several times over, hopefully. Just as I eventually did with Banjo-Kazooie.
Woaaaah, it finally came out!