LoginRegister
Nintendo Wii / Wii U Forum
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Senior Member CantGetAWii's Avatar
    Member #
    9325
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    WiiChat
    Posts
    6,418
    Friends
    33
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    3099-0319-5478-2979

    Support Third Party In 08!

    Have you played Zack and Wiki on the Wii? If the sales numbers are a hint, the chances are you haven't. This is too bad, since not playing this game is going to wind up hurting the Wii library. In an industry as fast paced as video games, a title has approximately two weeks to prove itself. If the sales aren't up to par, the space is quickly replaced with a game that will keep the retailer profitable. Already, Zack and Wiki has been removed from many retailer shelves.

    This is also a shame, since the game is a solid, challenging, and overall enjoyable video game. The downside to not owning Zack and Wiki is more than just missing out on a great game, it might just hurt the Wii's future library. Developers and Publishers are keeping a watchful eye on the success of Zack's first venture. If the game sells well, more companies can take faith in the idea that Wii customers include people who will enjoy a full length game. If sales don't pick up enough steam to be considered a successful entry into the game market, developers around the world will know to stick to their current formula; The Mini Game Madness Collection.

    Capcom claims that Zack's first adventure, The Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, boasts over 30 hours of gameplay as well as over 30 bosses and enemies. Don't let the cell shading or the 'E for Everybody' rating fool you, this game is not for the young ones. Zack and Wiki is a puzzle solving game with stages so difficult it will have your local Mensa member going back to their house in fear of your new style, waggle controlled console. Humorously animated death scenes, numerous interactive functions for the Wii Remote, and a hot, sexy, banging, female nemesis that is destined to swipe, steal, or strip Zack of all treasure he finds. She does this by blowing up his airship, capturing his partner, or by interfering with planned treasure hunts. Someone should let her know that the most successful way to get a manís treasure is by dating him.

    The point is this. Third parties are going to stop creating full fledged adventures if we don't go out and buy them. Capcom are more than deserving of our money with Zack and Wiki. A common complaint of any Nintendo console library since the N64 has been the lack of third party support. With such an onslaught of crappy, shoddily put together video games, customers searching for a Wii title are forced to dig through the selections presented to them and hopefully find a title that provides 50 dollars worth of joy. Capcom takes the time to develop a game that's a solid platform puzzler, infuse it with a cell shaded look, throw in some humor and challenges, and it goes ignored by customers. My New Yearís resolution is to buy more full length third party games, and support the industry I have grown to love. Vote with your money, and let the industry know you are interested in new, original games... and pick up Zack and Wiki: Quest for BarBaros' Treasure.
    Source:
    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/You...2008-8054.html


    So basically people, if you haven't played that game. Do it now, go buy it.
    And when 2008 rolls around and we do see some third party titles, help make them successful. Buy those as well, this way we get more and people can stop complaining about it. Cus quite frankly if you aren't buying the games that are given to us at first, then shut it. Stop whining

    CantGetAWii
    ProudWii60Owner


    'I don't want to go back, I want a new day & age.'


    Retired Moderator-[PM]


    Brawl FC: 4682-8172-0512 [PM for add]
    Quote Originally Posted by Sumn0ob
    So all we have to do to become mods is be online all time I can do that on break which is now

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    WiiChat Member Warrior's Avatar
    Member #
    27115
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    595
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    surely the future of the market doesnt rely on one game. Games like Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda sold like hot cakes. and the developers are trying to work it out from Zack and Wiki?

    We dont need to start buying LONG games. we need to start buying HARDCORE games. Hardcore will lead to long games. If we buy up all the FPS', the Mario galaxies and the rest of the games coming out that could be "hardcore" then we will see the wiis library filled with longer, more hardcore games.

    I dont want a long puzzle game personally. I want an FPS with good online play, and possibly some RTS' thrown in with a mixture of Nintendo games. ill be happy if you give me that. (and an MMORPG of course).

    And i think the majority would agree with me.

  4. #3
    Banned Sovieto's Avatar
    Member #
    883
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    6,585
    Friends
    4
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior
    surely the future of the market doesnt rely on one game. Games like Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda sold like hot cakes. and the developers are trying to work it out from Zack and Wiki?

    We dont need to start buying LONG games. we need to start buying HARDCORE games. Hardcore will lead to long games. If we buy up all the FPS', the Mario galaxies and the rest of the games coming out that could be "hardcore" then we will see the wiis library filled with longer, more hardcore games.

    I dont want a long puzzle game personally. I want an FPS with good online play, and possibly some RTS' thrown in with a mixture of Nintendo games. ill be happy if you give me that. (and an MMORPG of course).

    And i think the majority would agree with me.
    You obviously missed the whole entire point of the article. its about third party games selling well. most third party games so far have been complete shit but sell well, where as when a AA title like Zack and Wiki comes along that is a third party title and sells like shit, it gives the Wii and its owners little hope. If you were not aware there is something called the: Nintendo Curse. This is the reason why N64 didn't do as well and why Gamecube failed. The only good games on the system are first party Nintendo titles (your MP3 and Zelda that you mentioned) and since they are so good and they have so many properties to make them from, no third party can compete with them so they give up and move to other systems.

    Oh, and an MMORPG on the Wii will probably never happen. MMORPGs are tough to make for consoles, a true MMORPG hasn't even been made for a console yet (all though many claim to have made them). The Wii will be the last choice for developers to make an MMORPG on because of its inferior online capabilities.
    Last edited by Sovieto; 01-03-2008 at 04:50 AM.

    Everything in this signature except for this text was made by Wiired, he is my creator and almighty.

  5. #4
    Raging Clue Budo's Avatar
    Member #
    34113
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    727
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    For the most part, I blame the Nintendo fans for this. No matter how crappy a game is, if it has Mario or some other iconic Nintendo figure, it will automatically get bought over another game of greater quality but of a lesser name. People talk about how Microsoft and Sony have fanboys, but the Nintendo fanboys literally are the worst of the bunch. If you take a mini-game collection, slap Mario and/or Sonic on it *cough*, it's going to sell a hell of a lot more than an actual game with a theme, that required some thought, and in turn requires thought to play.

  6. #5
    Gran Turismo Wii_BrEnDo2007's Avatar
    Member #
    11890
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ecosse
    Posts
    2,731
    Friends
    1
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    1234-1234-1234-1234
    actually budo the reason I bought mario and sonic was becuase i love the olympics i have had EVERY track and field game,winter sports and olympics
    PS3 now, sorry Wii. You gather dust.

  7. #6
    Raging Clue Budo's Avatar
    Member #
    34113
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    727
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_BrEnDo2007
    actually budo the reason I bought mario and sonic was becuase i love the olympics i have had EVERY track and field game,winter sports and olympics
    I'm not here to judge anyones choice in games. You like what you like, I'm not saying that's bad or good. What I am saying is that the unwillingness of Nintendo fans to "try something new" is more prevalent than it is on other gaming platforms - IMO.

    Now from my perspective it's bad, but I'm not saying I'm right. I'm just giving you a description of the view from where I'm standing as I see it.

  8. #7
    Gran Turismo Wii_BrEnDo2007's Avatar
    Member #
    11890
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ecosse
    Posts
    2,731
    Friends
    1
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    1234-1234-1234-1234
    ok cool i kinda jumped to conclusion sorry

    i agree if mario is on the front fanboys have a gaming orgasam and buy it on the spot
    PS3 now, sorry Wii. You gather dust.

  9. #8
    WiiChat Member sorabrawl's Avatar
    Member #
    37267
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    676
    Friends
    15
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    2222-2222-2222-2222
    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior
    surely the future of the market doesnt rely on one game. Games like Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda sold like hot cakes. and the developers are trying to work it out from Zack and Wiki?

    We dont need to start buying LONG games. we need to start buying HARDCORE games. Hardcore will lead to long games. If we buy up all the FPS', the Mario galaxies and the rest of the games coming out that could be "hardcore" then we will see the wiis library filled with longer, more hardcore games.

    I dont want a long puzzle game personally. I want an FPS with good online play, and possibly some RTS' thrown in with a mixture of Nintendo games. ill be happy if you give me that. (and an MMORPG of course).

    And i think the majority would agree with me.
    But Zelda didn't sell in Japan well

  10. #9
    WiiChat Member Icandy's Avatar
    Member #
    38195
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    87
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    I think people will buy what they like, what interests them, regardless of the producer. Third parties aren't going anywhere. They are not going to ignore the number one selling console. Zack & Wiki is a good game but it's not my thing so it didn't get my dollar; RE4 and RE:UC did however. I see articles like this as a scare tactic, advertisement ploy. I don't think third party support is going to dry up because of the poor sales of one title. Third party support is only going to grow right along with the growing Wii population.

  11. #10
    wii are cool!!!!! jimbo's Avatar
    Member #
    19054
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    glasgow,scotland
    Posts
    512
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    as much as i have seen about this game it just seems crap..ok its a good game but its not my style.

    so im not gonig to buy every half decent game on wii beacuse it is good and it needs support ill buy games which look like fun and which i enjoy.
    wii game playing: GH3
    wii friend code:1778 9634 2151 5464
    gh3 code:502628796471

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts