@unmanneddrone No, you know what? You’re exactly right. That is weird. We don’t see art critics reviewing the latest canvas and paintbrushes; music critics don’t review instruments; film critics don’t review cameras. They review how the artists (to use a general term applying to all content creators) leverage those things — and sometimes their limitations — to create works of art. Another argument in favour of more specialised press, perhaps — leave the hardware reviews to tech writers, so the games writers can focus on what is, after all, the important bit.
(Also, I’m probably the only one in the world who feels like this but I probably wouldn’t have given a flying fuck if the Wii U didn’t have any online functionality. It’s lovely to have some peace sometimes.)
But whatever, Wii U is worth 6.5 out of 10, whatever the fuck that means.