This is a long statement about the shortcomings of the Wii...
Only continue reading if you care:
I purchased a Wii for $400 in Jan 07, and the only game so far I have is Zelda, which by all standards was great but for the price of the console I feel like it was a rip off. All of the Wii games released have been childish or intended for young audiences, in addition to this they all are mini-game games where there is no main story line but rather a bunch of quests, it makes me feel like I am doing chores rather than having fun anymore. I must admit I never purchased a Gamecube because I saw signs of Nintendo losing their touch but rather stuck with my n64 and playstation, and ps2. The GBA games were mostly very good like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Advanced. I don't see why they didn't already make good RPG games for the Wii, the system has been out for almost a year and nothing but Rayman with some crack pot rabbits?? They call that a video game? Just because a video game has good graphics does not mean people will buy it, it has to have character, I play video games to get away from life as all of us do, otherwise we would not play them and just live out our lives. I do not want to see games where you try to do things like balancing things on your hand using the wii remote, while interesting for an hour, for the price it is ridiculous. Why doesn't the Wii release anything like Final Fantasy (Epics) or something interesting to the mature audiences. They have games where you shoot ducks...they had this back on the Super Nintendo, what kind of joke is Nintendo playing on us? If we wanted to shoot ducks we would fire up our SNES and do it, but they rereleased something that was an utter failure. I loved Rayman, on the PC, but they put an ugly twist to it so that only a 5 year old would enjoy. Where are the RPGs we were promised...where is a rerelease of Super Mario, paper mario was not as good although worthwhile for the n64. Let us all hope that Nintendo has not played a cruel joke on us and that they produce something worth the money comparable to Zelda. True the virtual console is a grand hit, but like I said they should concentrate on the batter rather than the icing of the cake(Wii metaphor), otherwise it will continue to be another utter failure, not for Nintendo because they make money either way but for true fans like us awaiting something special. The Internet functionality is amazing on the Wii, I only discovered it this week after having it for months which is ridiculous because the Wii should incorporate all of its strengths into its games, why not MPORPGs(Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games) or even sports games using the free wifi connect24 provided? These are only a few of my complaints not to mention it can not play DVDs, which I do have an expensive player for but have to take the RCA cables out to switch with the Wii everytime I want to use it. If it was not for owning Zelda I would have smashed my Wii a long time ago but now I know it has internet function at least I can use it as an extra internet browser, but still short of 400 bucks.
What can we do until Nintendo finally comes back to its senses? Wait I suppose.
Sorry about the long article, I have much more to say but fear your waste of time so reply away!