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Wii - A kid's console?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by weedude, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. weedude

    weedude WiiChat Member

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    Couldnt help noticing as I was browsing www.gamespot's wii section that there are mostky cartoons promoting different franchises.I know there are some shooters in the pipeline but seriousely - this is a console with games mostly for the younger ones - isnt it?
     
  2. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    No it is for everyone even hardcore gamers thats why the Wii had so many Product Sales but yeah most of the games are for kids but some games are just for everyone you know? like Wii Sports for everyone, Resident Evil 4 mostly for Teens/Young Adults, Zelda for everyone.......
     
  3. Michaelk

    Michaelk Wii Pwnage

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    Nah the Wii is mostly for everyone as he said it is even for hardcore gamers like me. Tehe anyway nah the Wii is great and it is so far the best system out there.
     
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    Although Nintendo themselves mainly concentrate on "kiddy" games, at least they don't stop third parties publishing more mature titles like back in the SNES days. There's Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime 3, Godfather: Blackhand Edition, Red Steel, etc., none of which could be described as kid's games.
     
  5. Link_Sword

    Link_Sword WiiChat Member

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    Yes, i've noticed that too. But it's not a kid's console. This image of the wii being for everyone is pretty much true (that includes hardcore). Right now, wii is very mainstream, but hardcore titles are hitting soon (bwii) (MOH H2) (Super Mario Galaxy) and (smash 2008). Plus all the other Napalmbrain mentioned.
     
  6. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    Of all the titles mentioned it could be argued, however it's games like Manhunt 2 that remains a "no contest" on the kiddie only factor. Not only was this game banned due to it's "Adult Only" rating, even watered down it still remains banned in the UK while set for release October 31st.
     
  7. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    Wii is for everyone, that's nintendo's target as well.....

    even for women who never play video games, even for people who never played video games before, the sales say it all..... :)
     
  8. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    For some reason, there is a very vocal subset of FPS gamers (The so-called "Hardcore" gamers) who feel that marketing games other than FPS games some how invalidates a system.

    Wii has over a dozen T rated FPS games, and half a dozen M rated FPS games, with more coming, but since they also market games aimed at other groups, like party games, Zelda, and Mario, this somehow makes Wii a 'kiddie console'.

    They also tend to say that RPGs are stupid and pointless.

    I'm sure that somewhere there's a group of FPS gamers who have quit pleasuring themselves over a copy of Halo 3 just long enough to make a dozen forum posts about how Beautiful Katimari is killing the XBox 360.
     
  9. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    wii is fo everyone, and a lot of everyones are kids because for some reason they liek waggle :yesnod:
     
  10. NS_Tr4mpld

    NS_Tr4mpld X-NSider

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    Dude one of the most cartoonish games that I am playing at the moment is battalion wars... Let me see a kid play that game and beat the first 3 levels. I don't know what is wrong with this generation but from what I remember all the old golden games WERE cartoonish... What is wrong with that anymore? I mean comon, what did mortal kombat do to your poor soul.
     
  11. neiltot

    neiltot WiiChat Member

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    The impression is, but it really isn't. let a kid play scarface for a few hours and turn the volume up.. You'll have a Ben Stiller - meet the fockers kind of moment.. :lol:
     
  12. RPGMasterTurk91

    RPGMasterTurk91 Turkish RPG Master

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    I agree.

    It is true that most games on the Wii are aimed to please the younger audience. But it is also true that not all games will be aimed to the younger audience. Plus, some of the "younger-looking" games don't literally take a five year old approach, and the age limit can extend to anything. Althuogh certain cgames entertain kids more, they are also capable of entertaining others. For example, the Mario series WAS aimed to a younger audiecne (or at least that's who gave the most attention). But that didn't stop "older" people from playing it, it still proved fun. And again, it doesn't take a baby-like approach that treats it's players like a little kid. The same goes for "older-looking" games, those that are considered "fit" for an older audience. Younger kids can get a high off of them too.
     
  13. BigORhyme

    BigORhyme "And the food? Good?!"

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    Just because a game is "cartoony" doesn't mean it's for children.
    Granted, Dewy's Adventure for example, clearly has a target audience. This doesn't mean that an older player won't be able to appreciate the puzzles, however. Stepping out of the realm of Wii games, a certain one comes to mind which is a perfect example of this: Final Fantasy Tactics. Displayed entirely by "cartoons", this game is certainly over the head of the "kiddies", ending up one of the most respectable adult games ever released.
    On the gamecube, Killer 7 was displayed in cel-chading style, but it's certainly no "kiddie" game.
    Just wait until the new Manhunt drops. Then tell me Wii is for kids.
    Also, I think the Wii is the only console that allows you to surf for porn! Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  14. CantGetAWii

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    No.
    Sure the Wii has its kids games, but it also has a lot of games that appeal to older gamers, something the ol' Gcube did not do very well.

    We are seeing more and more mature titles.

    Also, although they can be rather easy, the controls for some games are made for older gamers.
    Funner, perhaps more advanced controls, that many young users can not grasp, but the older ones find great enjoyment with using them.
     
  15. PokeWii

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    Wii isn't for just kids but it is Kid friendly unlike 360 and PS3 which have very little kid games.
     
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    Its for everyone,rayman for kiddies, zelda for everyone and red steel for adults.Its based for gamers and even non gamers.
     
  17. Staggly

    Staggly WiiChat Member

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    Before I start my usual rant at people that say the Wii (and indeed Nintendo) are for kids, could someone suggest an age range that fits the 'kids only' monicker? I have been playing games since 4 (now 28) and just ondered when i supposedly stopped being a kid cos the games i play have barely changed...
     
  18. Renz

    Renz Top 5 in MOH: H2

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    Wii is for kids, girlfriends who is a first time gamer, and casual gamer. By no means is it a hardcore gamer.

    Its a kids game because of all the cartoons. Mario galaxy, mario party 8, Mario's freakin everywhere even the vc. I'm hardcore and I play the wii only when my little bro wants to play it. You think that I would waste my game time that is 12+ hours per day on mario party 8?
     
  19. Staggly

    Staggly WiiChat Member

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    The Wii is not aimed at children. I would say that very few games on the wii are speficially for kids, and the majority that are are multi format anyway so this does not help your arguement. The whole if a game isn't for hardcore gamers it is for kids is also crazy. I admit that there are less games on the wii just now that really suck you in for days on end, but that doesn't mean that sports, mazza party, monkey ball etc etc are for kids. The cartoony visuals are nintendo's trademark almost and just becasuse something looks like it is for children doesn't meant it is. Is the simpons aimed at children? Family Guy? Manga? These are all cartoons are they not? I hav been playing mario bros games for over 20 years and cannot wait for galaxy, hopefully the best platformer ever (a dying genre in this hyper realistic HD FPS age we live in) and come on how can it be for children? Looks are very often deceptive and it is time the current playstation generation of gamers realised that just becauase something looks pretty and yyou get to shoot people, doesn't make it adult.
    Besides Red teel, Zelda, Scarface, Bully (when it comes out), Day of crisis, Manhunt 2 (not tha i#ll get to play it here in the UK) and undoubtedly many more, are all mature games not suitable for children. If young people these days (and by all accounts most of you are averging 16years old in here) think playing mario party is childish then i gotta say, u am glad i grew up in a world where mario and sonic ruled as these are the games i played as a boy, and these are the games that do it for me now too, i love Halo, Gears of War and the like but no one really makes games anymore that really do make you glad to be playing them, only Nintendo can really do this, adn maybe it is becasue i gre up with them, or maybe i am a big kid, but as long as i keep getting these great 'kids' games to play then i really don't care.
     
  20. [DT]

    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    "Hardcore Gamer"

    Hahaha, sorry this label has been cracking me up :D

    Isn't that an oxymoron? :lol:
     

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