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Why we should fear Wii Fit

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by CantGetAWii, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    I felt this thing would sell well right from the outset.
    If it sells really well however remains to be seen, I know I will be checking this one out, I just feel you can't pass up something like this.
     
  2. RedProdigy

    RedProdigy NOD fanatic

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    Oh please, this sounds like an insecure "hardcore" gamer.

    The same Nintendo faithful, that stood by Nintendo through the N64 and Gamecube era, were seemingly shafted for the casual market.

    I pretty much stopped taking the article seriously there. I have only seen a few "Nintendo fans" say that so generalizing like that is just completely idiotic and presumptuous. The kind of logic used by the author is nothing new even though it's unfounded. Nintendogs and Brain Age have done quite well on the DS yet we're not drowning in a sea of mini-games and non-games. Then there's the fact that Nintendo doesn't have an incentive to keep making Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, Battalion Wars, F-Zero, or maybe even Metroid but it keeps making games for those franchises (idk about F-Zero but it's coming).
     
  3. Nintendo93

    Nintendo93 Playin' Zack & Wiki

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    Nintendo is moving more and more into the casual market. While that's not necessarily a good thing for 'hardcore gamers', I agree with RedProdigy - it doesn't mean from now on the only games we'll ever see are microgames.
     
  4. usmc2003

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    I agree Red! Dude if you don't want it don't buy it. Who cares who the system is designed for you got it for your own reasons just like the rest of us did.
     
  5. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    if nintendo seriously stops making their good hXc games then i'll just buy another system, prolly 360. not that big of a deal especially since it will never happen.
     
  6. brad-bot

    brad-bot Wii Owner Since 8th Dec06

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    the price dosent put me off i followed nintendo al my life if u dont want dont get it simple as tht
     
  7. Juicebox

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    why the big fuss over it?
     
  8. Pantalaimn

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    I for one am really looking forward to Wiifit. I think it will have some of the same appeal that WiiSports had and will increase the sales numbers even further. As others have said if you don't like it don't buy it. There are games for different tastes. No More Heroes for example will not be bought by me. Live and let live.:cool:
     
  9. sirgrim

    sirgrim Casually Hardcore

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    "In years past, we were treated to things like Mario Galaxy and Zelda Twilight Princess, franchises that were symbolic of the Nintendo brand, but instead we got what was effectively an interactive weighing scale."


    hahahahah. Oh yeah. Years past, oh so long ago. I'm having problems remembering the greatness of those days.
     
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  10. Wii-Bhoy

    Wii-Bhoy Me Wif My Boxing Glove!!!

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    Im Looking Forward To Wii Fit. Itll Be Cool And Itll Be A Change To Zelda, Mario, Etc. Not Saying I Dont Like Zelda Games Or Enythin But It Would Be A Nice Change!
     
  11. Backwards Man

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    Wii Fit will be awesome...but I doubt they will stop making Mario zeldo or Metroid games.
     
  12. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    man you people are so insecure about this. nintendo isnt stupid they know that the majority of wii owners are hardcore gamers. no matter how well casual games do, they will never beat sales of the hardcore games nintendo makes.
     
  13. Dzapper

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    I agree, the DS is an excellent reference point to prove that Nintendo will not forget about the Hardcore Gamer. I believe we should just stop finding **** to complain about and just sit back and enjoy the Wii.
     
  14. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    How many people are going to buy this "Wii Fit"

    I first heard about it on youtube, some guy posted the trailer or commercial. I swear I could have died laughing. I dont get how this can sell, except to maybe fat people who like very very casual kiddy games. I dont mean to flame, but it truly is wierd. What happened to the times when the most kiddy game nintendo had was Mario?

    Also, I dont really see the hardcore market in Wii, only a small handful. I read an interview of Wii's marketing guy or something. He really seems content with Wii Fit as if its revolutionary.

    Where's Starfox?! Why are they ruining the great 2d platformer of Donkey Kong into a stupid racing game? See contra 4 on DS? Please, make one with a great storyline on Wii, graphics isnt everything, they can make it work. I wish to god they make a new Punch Out on Wii, but if they do, they need to think about it and make it actually work right. Alot of Wii games are getting bad reviews because the motion controls are very ****ed up on Wii. WWE 08 got either 3.5 or 4.5 on Wii. NBA Live 08 was worse. Sorry im ranting.
     
  15. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    lol sounds a bit like Slippery Slope guy.

    i don't think it's gonna be that extreme, don't worry ppl, until it's time to worry.
     
  16. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    teehee, but seriously, wouldnt punch out with like, mario galaxy graphics be damn great? Like, the old over the should view, omg ide piss in my pants. 3d Donkey kong with great gameplay!
     
  17. raidafan

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    I doubt they would do that to games like Mario and Zelda.
     
  18. stewart01

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    A load of crap.

    I'm looking forward to WiiFit - it can be used for games too - there's a skiing game coming out that utilises it. Sounds kind of good.

    Also, I'm hoping it'll keep me from becoming a fat lump of lard during the winter months ( up here in the Great White North, winters are cold )! I'm a lot more active during the summer with paddling, cycling etc - good for keeping in shape ( gyms are boring ).
     
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  19. T3kNi9e

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    I guess, if you're into a skiing game o_O Its just always been wierd to me, I never saw the entertainment in it. I personally rather go to the gym. But I go with my brothers, so we're basically hanging out.
     
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  20. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    skiing, you mean??

    anyways, most ppl who don't go to the gym don't go cuz they lack the money and motivation.
     

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