We don't think we were the only ones who had high hopes for Xbox One Kinect. Straight out the gate, Microsoft was convinced that Kinect 2 would not only change the way we game, but also the role of its console in the living room.
If you feel like Microsoft's reneging on its promise to transform our living rooms, you're not alone. But this isn't an admission of its failure so much as an acknowledgement that it was probably a bad idea to force Kinect on Xbox One buyers in the first place.
CVG said: "This is a multiplayer event showcasing Nintendo doing what it does best: bashing your expectations (which should already have been lofty) into dust and then rebuilding them anew into something bigger and better than you had imagined."
While Official Nintendo Magazine gave it a 96%, concluding: "Mario Kart 8 steps boldly out of the shadows of its predecessors, using their systems, ideas, even tracks, but adapting them to fit its own vision of a truly skilful game that people will obsess over, learning lines, kart set-ups and tricks, but never abandoning what it is people loved about the series. Perhaps calling it the first Wii U game isn't quite right: Mario Kart 8 is so far beyond its competition that it'll make you feel like you're playing a whole new console."
The Wii U might be in a tough place right now, but the quality titles are starting to line up. To round things off, here's our updated Wii U review for 2014. Will this be the year that makes or breaks the U?