OK so I've had a Wii for a few years, I bought into (got nagged into it actually) the novelty wireless thingy to play with my kids on Wii sports, Wii Fit and the like. I never considered it a serious gaming machine compared to my PSOne and PS2 which picked up and ran with my love of PC gaming from back in the mid 90s. I love the PS controls and am a dab hand at them. So I never considered buying 'games' for the Wii until a friend of mine told me about the lego Harry Potter that she'd been playing on her iphone ad I decided to give it a go for the Wii. I never bothered with them for the PS2 - I think the Lego label put me off as I thought it was a 'build your own lego world' type of deal, which didn't interest me. Unfortunatley I can't afford a PS3 at the moment so I want to try and explore what my Wii might be able to offer me instead. My favourite PS games have in fact always been the original PSOne games such as Spyro 2 (still the best game I've ever played) harry potter for PSOne (the PS2 versions just turned shoot 'em up and lost me) Crash, 40 winks, Discworld and other very basic shoot 'ems like Zena, Tomorrow never dies and occasionally more difficult stuff like Alone in the dark (but usually only with the aid of cheats lol).
I have a DS too, which I've enjoyed playing Zelda on, but the Wii Zeldas seem to be more fighting/shoot 'em ups rather than puzzle games?? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
So I love the Lego Harry Potter on the Wii. I could stand more difficulty, but the general concept of blowing stuff up, building useful objects, collecting coins, working out the little puzzles and bonus play all appeal to my inner childlike gamer. I don't like sports games or heavy shoot 'em ups, especially ones where the difficulty is such that you just die every 2 seconds unless you're an expert - I dont mind trying a few times but more than a few and I get bored especially if I have to repeat large sections since the last save. I saw a game the other day whose only female character was a stripper - YUK. I'm as much an original Lara fan as the next oldie gamer but I don't want anything only designed for Nuts readers.
So, anything like the Lego stuff (I have ordered the rest of the series). Anything like the Spyro games would be good - where you have to complete games and challenges, not just 2D platforms where you go around shooting enemies and collecting stuff for no apparent reason (like the early sonic stuff). Any suggestions for interesting but not too challenging adventure games? Oh and fairly obviously stuff that I can play by myself; although playing cooperatively is fun and a nice optional extra, I need to be able to complete the game alone too.
Oh and with the anticipation that you might suggest something interesting but a bit hard - can you play Wii games with cheats? If so, how?
Thanks everyone and happy gaming!