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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by laruli, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. laruli

    laruli WiiChat Member

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    I have a Wii (sports package w/game/controller/nunchuk) under the tree for my daughter. It is joined by:

    Super Paper Mario
    Resident Evil: Umbrella Chron.
    Mario Strikers Charged
    Guitar Hero III
    Sonic and the Secret Rings
    Zelda Twilight Princess
    DDR: Hottest Party (w/mat)
    Link's Crossbow Training (w/zapper)

    1 Classic Controller
    1 extra remote
    1 extra nunchuk
    3 extra dance pads
    2000 Points
    Accessory pack (tennis racket, baseball bat, boxing gloves, golf club, steering wheel, gun, 2 x 1800 mah batteries (w/cords), grip, skins, protector)

    Wow, listing it here makes it sound huge...anyway...She is home schooled and often has multiple friends come over when her work is done to play and hang out. We figured this would be a good safe haven to keep the kids out of trouble but I don't want her spending a ton of time alone on it.

    What games listed play with how many people? (I'm told DDR:HP can play up to 4 people at one time - thus the extra dance pads.)

    What games (listed and out there) are best with at least 2 and preferably up to 4 (I assume this is the max number wii can handle at one time?)

    With more duplicate accessories, will more players play at the same time? So I should I have a set of 4 everything? (accessories, remotes, nunchuks, etc.)

    What is the 2000 pts for?

    How many batteries can the Wii charge at one time?

    What should I be asking and what can I expect when this thing is hooked up?
    Am I missing anything?

    I'm clueless here and don't see the point of shelling out this kind of cash if we don't take advantage of all the Wii has to offer.
     
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    kronau Nice And Simple

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    isint that a little too much stuff ive had my wii since 1sy day it came out and i dont have that much ans the wii points are for playing classic games like the origanal NES systems and nintendo 64 ect
     
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    Where did you buy it from?
     
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    ...woah.

    Is it just for her, and if so, what is she into?

    You're missing [arguably] the best two wii games of the year: Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3 Corruption.

    The wii revolves around party games, and thus, many of its games offer more than one [or two] people to play. If you are into gaming at all [and even if you are not] I wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself playing the wii all the time, alone and with family and friends.

    If you need any specific questions answered, feel free to ask.
     
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    Lucky daughter.. the 2000 points are used to download classic games such as Super Mario Bros, Mario 64, etc.
     
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    Wii Play, Wii Sports are good for more people.
    Yes buy more controllers.
    2000 points is to access old Nintendo games and channels and download them for certain amount of points.

    Wii doesn't charge batteries, there are chargers that are bought seperately if you wish for them.

    You can expect a fun and very reliable system once set up :thumbsup:

    Also having an internet connection on the Wii is a good idea as well, to experience all Wii has to offer via wireless internet connection or USB connector.
     
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    kronau Nice And Simple

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    spending that much money on a wii you should play it alo if your not planning on useing it mutch return some games and just get like 2 or 3 and yah you missed the best game for wii super mario galaxy it won the video game awords for best auction game and best wii game of the year just that game alone world probly make your daughter more then happy
     
  8. laruli

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    Do the classic games play better/with improved features or whatever on the wii - or is it like downgrading to an old version of something?

    Not really. She works hard both in her schooling and around the house and doesn't receive an allowance or much throughout the year.

    Also, we really are the teen hangout after school and all the kids work hard to get the "privilege" of hanging at our place. But, we usually play "board" games (the unique kind that run $60+ in specialty stores, over the years I've collected one entire wall full), sing, dance, craft, skate etc... so we are geared more for 4-8 people active at one time.

    This will be new for us since more will be watching rather than participating but the kids have indicated they would like to see a more technological trend at our place. She currently has a small TV (8"?) we are upgrading to a 32" by giving her ours and getting an HDTV for Christmas for us.

    Anyway, thats the plan, we just want to make sure we don't gear this toward her playing alone.
     
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    1. The classic games are played in their EXACT original condition.
    2. The wii is absolutely perfect for large groups.
    3. Are you sure that you won't be playing it at all? You sound to me like this is your first time gaming, and my only suggestion is to not block it out as her toy. You are the exact type of person that Nintendo is gearing the wii toward, you'll have plenty of fun if you open up to it.
     
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    no i dont thaink that are upgraded in any way i think its a wase of money exsept the legendary nintendo games like classsic the legend of zelda games that where made years before she was probly born she she would probly think thay are boring inless shes like 20
     
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    the next thing you should do, buy super mario galexy :lol:
     
  13. laruli

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    Ah, ok ... Friends and Family picked the games - I thought about grabbing Galaxy but couldn't tell what kind of difference it would be from her current selection, fill me in...and meteriod prime? never heard of it. What does it do, why is it special?

    I got lucky and found it locally...last one and all that.
     
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    i think thats too much stuff and will overwhelm her. Whenever I get too many games I never get around to finishing any of them because I have another to play. I think you should give her 1 or 2 1-player games, and 1 or 2 multiplayer games and then wait until she gets bored or finishes them before giving her the rest.
     
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    i know how it is getting carried away with buying game stuff i spent 8grand on ps2 games and accesoriesone in one day and after that i got really dissapointed cus i missed sone really good games and wen to buy more
     
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    First of all, don't listen to any of these kids. You can spend your money however you want, they're just jealous.

    Its kind of hard to explain the difference between Nintendo's games. Just think of it this way, Nintendo has two general genres. They have games for the 'casual' gamer [Thats you :wink:] and they have games for the 'hardcore' gamer [Thats most of us]. Casual games are generally not as good as hardcore games, but some of them can be. Hardcore games take MUCH more time to complete, in fact, Nintendo has been working on Mario Galaxy for over 10 years, the head of Nintendo has said. Casual gamers may find Hardcore games to be fairly difficult, but I am sure they will be enjoyable nonetheless.

    You can find a quick rundown [as well as a rating out of 10] about any game by visiting www.ign.com and searching for the game's title. Good luck, and keep asking questions :wink:
     
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    i agree 500%
     
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    Closest she has ever come to gaming in the sense you mean is the DS with several Pokemon (her only request) we got her last year. I'm told the Pearl and Black Diamond games can be played with Wii somehow?

    I have played a bit of DaOC, EQ2 and Vanguard. So, yes, I will probably find myself joining the kids - if there is ever room. Mostly though, the kids like their "nearly adult free" time.
     
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    speek for yourself i have over 200 thound$ of gameing stuff and a 11grand gameing computer im as hard core gamer as it gets
     
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    No one said you weren't hardcore...
     

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