You know those un-funny politcal humor single strip comments in th newspapers?
Who's the poor sap who gets stuck doing that for a living?
Hi there, again! Yes, another thread. Anyways, this isn't so much as me countering stuff as it is me making a point.
See, the fact of the matter is Nintendo has gotten lame third-party-support from the 3rd parties for a while now. Now, the Wii just had it's first birthday, and we've done good so far as far as titles go. Hence:
Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3
Super Paper Mario
Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Guitar Hero 3
Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Battalion Wars 2
But somethings wrong. We may have all these great titles, but the number of lame half-done 3rd party titles are far more than these. Think 300, but instead of bloody, sweaty men fighting each other, it's some guys in suits with coffee at 2:00 in the morning making games.
So, is there hope for the Wii future? Many argue that the Wii will wind up the way the Gamecube did. Lame 3rd party support through out it's life. But, is that really true?
Many developers still consider the Wii a fad where good 3rd party games don't sell. When questioned about the sales of Resident Evil 4, they say things like 'It's Capcom, all their games sell'.
Well, why the heck do they think all their games sell? Cause all their games are good! Moving on. I'm one of the people who look at the Wii's future and say 'Yeah, I chose the right system for me'. Why?
Well, 2008 should prove to be a turning point in the Wii's future. Why? Check out this line-up of 2008 3rd party games.
Developer: Ready At Dawn Studios / Clover Studio
Release Date: Q2 2008
Yes, it's a port. But so is Resident Evil 4.
Okami was so underrated and under looked, that most of you probably didn't play it the first time around. This game, clocking in almost a 40 hour average, is a freaking work of art! And this is a Capcom port, people. They won't let it go down the tube!
2. No More Heroes
Publisher: Ubisoft / Marvelous Interactive
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture (Killer 7, Contact)
Release Date: February 2008 (US, EU), December 6, 2007 (JP)
From the same stylized creators of Killer 7 comes a grittier game. Tons of blood, suggestive themes and what not. This should appeal to those complaining about the 'kiddie games' on the Wii, though i never thought that argument held much water.
Apparently, the developers got some big developer who's name begins with 'M' to try it and he said it wasn't that good. They agreed, went back, remodeled almost everything, and then tried again. He said 'This could really be something!'. So, that shows how much work they are putting in to it.
3. Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Release Date: TBA 2008 (US, JP)
Rating: Who knows?
This looks like an interesting project. Has something to do with ruins and the moon. The game looks pretty for a Wii titles, and the story line seems pretty good.
You get a flash light, and a stick for something. I don't know, the whole project is mysterious.
4. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Release Date: October 23, 2007 (US), December 31, 2007 (JP), December 7, 2007 (EU)
Possibly one of the most under looked games of 2007, Zack and Wiki is one of Capcom's first Wii exclusives. This game received overall good scores, but due to insufficient marketing, did not sell well.
It's a point and click, and it starts out easy, but through out the game the difficulty ramps up.
One of the things about Zack and Wiki is that they don't tell you how to work things. You have to figure it out. Use logic and common sense.
IGN has stated that this game 'could not be done on another system'. So, it's our first Wii 3rd party icing on the first Wii 3rd party cake!...
Lets hope this is the beginning of a new era...
5. Disaster: Day Of Crisis
Developer: Monolith Software (JP)
Release Date: TBA 2008 (US), December 31, 2007 (JP)
Yes, this game is second party, so why am I putting it here? Because it's un-Nintendo enough to put here. I made this thread, I can do whatever I please!
Disaster: Day Of Crisis is pretty much what it sounds like. Disasters making a day of crisis. Many people fear for this games future with the cancellation of Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
This game can either be really good, or really bad. It looks like it uses the over the shoulder camera system perfected by Resident Evil 4. Anyways, we will just have to wait and see how this game turns out.
If your a sucker for Disaster Movies like me (Day After Tomorrow!!!) then you must be pretty excited for this game, too!
6. Monster Hunter 3
Developer: Capcom Production Studio 1
Release Date: TBA (US, JP)
Now this news is big news. A PS3 game switched to Wii. And this is no minor game, either.
This is being developed by Capcom Production Studio 1.
These are the guys who made Devil may Cry 3 & 4, the other monster Hunters, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past w/ the Four Swords, Resident Evil: Outbreak, ect...
For those of you who are living under rocks (just like me) Monster Hunter is an amazing MMO that's been on the Sony systems up until now. I loved Monster Hunter for PS2, it really feels like Phantasy Star Online set in the past.
At least we know Wii will get 1 MMO, and if this was the only one I'd still be content.