To me it definitely deserves its A- ranking.
To me it definitely deserves its A- ranking.
i agree. wii music is a lot of fun. its just that all the newbs,kids,"hardcore" gamers dismissed it and never gave it a chance.
Wii Games: Mario Glaxay 1&2, Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart wii, wii sports, wii play, Wii Party, Force Unleashed 1, Godzilla Unleashed, indiana jones:SoK Wii, Metriod:Trilogy, TMNT:Smash-Up, CoD:Reflex&black ops,NSMBwii, Link's zapper training,goldeneye,tomb raider anniversary,metroid otherM.
As such, it's surprising to hear that you appeared to have bought a Wii without accepting the fact that a HUGE AMOUNT of garbage would be released on it in the midst of the much fewer, buy-worthy games.
Also, why on Earth should you feel "offended" because of games like Wii Music and Party Babies? If I recall correctly, people generally embrace the Wii for what it does (still a hot item for party environments), due in a major part to its attachment rate of people from kids to adults. So it's fairly obvious that Wii caters to a multitude of ages from the get go. Thus, the only surprise to someone about some baby game available on the Wii is if you actually bought it, not that it exists in general. As long as you don't have it, why would people have a reason to diss you?
Finally, a possibility for Nintendo not including that 1:1 sensitivity stuff (Wii Motion Plus) at release is probably the same reason PS3 didn't have trophies, in-game menu, and other features at release; and that reason is that they didn't know pre-launch how much the public needed with the console relative to production costs. Considering that production costs (how much money needed to make each console) prevent any company from throwing EVERYTHING in a console, Nintendo probably just gave their best measure of how much motion control was necessary for the console to be most effecient at the greatest cost-efficiency (and Nintendo loves to make low-cost consoles). Also factor in that complete motion control was a new concept for a modern console's primary controls at the time. They could have just as easily been unable to figure out whether or not their current-standard motion control quality would be enough since it has never been utilized before at their scale anyway.
As for me, I still play my Wii for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Sonic Unleashed...both being EXCELLENT games (the latter may be because I'm a Sonic fan, though). I also got Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, and a few other games from friends that I have yet to play, so I'll be satisfied for a good while.
Last edited by Bio; 02-17-2009 at 10:23 PM.
Everyone has their own taste in games. I am now on my 2nd Wii, having sold my first one back when I bought my PS3. After owning both consoles (will not buy a 360) I have come to realize that they all have their strengths and weaknesses. You have to realize that the Wii is not designed for hardcore gamers. If you are looking for hardcore, in-depth, challenging games, then you really need to switch to the PS3. The Wii is designed to draw previous non-gamers into the gaming world. This is to include older people and children. Nintendo strives on making sure that the Wii remains playable for those types of gamers. That is why there are a TON of party mini-game games on the Wii. Sure, some developers will eventually come out with games that are designed for the hardcore gamers, but they will be few and far in between and never as good as their counterparts on the other consoles. I have my PS3 because I enjoy the graphics and the ease of meeting and chatting with friends. I have my Wii because I enjoy having a system that utilizes controls unlike any other system out there. Oh, and for Wii Fit. But enough defending them, here is my list of Wii complaints:
Meeting new friends: It is like Nintendo does not want us to communicate with fellow gamers. I mean, you have to aquire a code from them, then have them invite you as well?!?!? Insane.
Lack of Hard Drive options: I currently have a 320 gig HDD in my PS3 and it is a real relief knowing that I will not run out of space on it any time soon. However, after downloading about 5 classic games and 3 or 4 WiiWare games, I am quickly running out of room on the Wii.
Lack of good accessories: Seriously, is there ONE good gun attachment out there that works and actually feels realistic? Since nearly every shooting game (if not every) uses the B button to shoot, then the only time shooting feels realistic is when your char is using a pistol. I want a rifle attachment that can be used right handed and actually feel realistic.
You made some good points, but missed some in the process. I don't want this to turn into a console wars thread either just saying that now. Every console has its strengths and weaknesses, your right. You pointed out them for Wii but not PS3 and you didn't even bother mentioning the 360.
Anyways, yes Wii has kiddie games and the great titles are few and far between. However, the times are changing and 2009 is shaping up to be a great year for Wii. Many within Sony predict (yet again) that 2009 is the year for Sony, but how many times have we heard that this generation?
PS3 isn't perfect either, sure it has good visuals and good games but its mainly relying on third party titles to deliver and offering few first party games each year. Yes I know Killzone 2 is coming and a few other titles but how does that give Sony an edge.
Wii's memory is lacking sure, and a hardrive would be nice but until recently when they decided to add content it hasn't been an issue. As far as I know they are still working on a solution at this time. As for the PS3, it had about 12 different models in the course of the year and all this getting rid of/bringing back got tiresome.
Wii's accessories suck? What accessories for PS3 are good? The charging cables that run no longer than 4 feet making playing games with friends difficult? I think the accessories for Wii have been good they just haven't been implemented enough (i.e. balance board).
Meeting new friends? I agree the online on Wii gets tiresome but with WiiSpeak out now and games starting to make lobbies for chat (Conduit) soon enough that may not be an issue.
As for the 360 I think its a good alternative for core gamers as well who were not satisfied with the Wii at first and wanted another console to go along with it. Not to mention its about $100 cheaper than a PS3 still the decision to buy a 360 was easy for me, as it was for so many others as well.
But at least Nintendo and others who speculated were right about that. Usually it was in reference to their first party titles as third party support was never there like we thought it was. However its hard not to say that 2009 could be a great year for the Wii, we don't really even know what Nintendo has planned yet.
Besides, Nintendo wasn't as bold in saying that they would have great years, Sony was damn near confident they would have great years.
To PS3's credit, 2008 actually was its year. The problem was that people were expecting that to reflect in its sales (which it didn't). It didn't outsell the other consoles for the year, sure, but it covered an incredible amount of ground with moves like the Blu-Ray victory, adoption of Trophies and In-game menu, and the release of many quality exclusives. So no, it wasn't its year in terms of sales figures by any means, but the console with the most quality content in that year definitely came from the PS3.
I hope this year is Wii's year, honestly.
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i've felt the same way about the wii lately, but just be patient. great games are soon to come.