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Wii worth the buy?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by born2game, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. born2game

    born2game WiiChat Member

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    I have a xbox 360 and im not planning to pay $600 for a PS3. I want to buy a Wii but not sure how I will like it and I like the type of games Nintendo offers. At first I thought the Wii remote was the gayest thing ever and now im second guessing myself. Is the Wii worth the buy and if so what is a good game to start with?
     
  2. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    well, i wud personally say no, because i think 360 is good enough, but the majority of people on this forum will say "yes" just because u posted the question on a "wii" forum....
     
  3. born2game

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    Thats true about pretty much any forum isnt it?
     
  4. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    lol, yeah, it pretty much is....have u ever played a wii at a friends house or anything? that would help ur desicion as wether to buy one or not..
     
  5. born2game

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    Naw, I wish I could say that I have.
     
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    i would say buy it because it is fun as hell and there is alot of tittles comming out very soon that are AMAZING with wifi... and on a second note my firned bought a ps3 for 1000$ with warranty and stuff so ud prolly pay about 800 or more... since he got it a while ago... in my opinion get it because the gameplay is rlly something new like try getting resident evil 4 it is VRY fun and it is fun to controll it also i would say get it because even if it isnt as fun as a ps3 for the price it is very worth it and allthough ppl say the ps3 is better the wii sold ALOT more and in china they outnumberd the ps3 sales 4:1
     
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    I'd agree with the above. Try and find someone who has one. Specifically someone who has another game other than Wii sports like MarionStrikers Charged or resident evil 4 and have a go. The Xbox is a great console but me personally the innnovative design of the Wii beats both PS3 and Xbox hands down. If all you are after is online gaming I'd say give it a while as not much yet but will soon be changing.
     
  8. paintba||er

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    I would say no since there really aren't many games that interest me for it. Most of the games are casual and are meant to attract people that don't normally play games. So unless you like mini games and other casual/non-gamer games then I would pass on the Wii. And the PS3 is $500 now, not $600.

    Can I ask why the Hell he would have payed $1000 and why someone who bought one now would have to pay $800? The console only costs $500 US or $550 CND so how does that reach $800?
     
  9. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Personally, I'm glad I bought my Wii. The game that will be best for a starter is the game you get with it: Wiisports.

    I'd say try it. Most people will like at least one of the Wiisports games, like Bowling, Boxing or Tennis.

    Often people see the Wii as a perfect companion to the 360: having all the HD graphics and power of 360, while having the fun of the Wii.

    In essence, people pick up the Wii because it's fresh and fun. Sometimes people get bored with it, but then admitedly, most of the really good games aren't out yet. The big three that are out (in the US at least) before the end of 2007, and then there's a couple of non-massive hitters due out as well. Then there's Mario Kart in 2008, plus a couple of others.

    People say that the Wii is just for kids. People mistake "everybody" for "lowest common denominator". This simply isn't the case. The Wii is literally for everyone and is also refreshing because of it. I think the figures are like 33% are female wii owners to 20% female PS3/360 owners.

    In essence, I think it's worth it for everyone to at least try it.
     
  10. Barnzy02

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    I couldn't be happier having a wii. I used to be really into games had a ps2, xbox, and gamecube. i sold my xbox, my ps2 has all but bit the dust (first gen model), and i sold my gamecube. I now have a wii, and its the only system i plan on owning. As much as i love the hardcore games,(i.e. single player games) like god of war and what have you. At this point, i don't have the time to spend on games like that. And honestly, some sports game work sooooo perfectly with the wii its not even funny, im thinking boxing, bowling, baseball. I'm not even so much into the hardcore online gaming aspect, although i am aware it is the future of gaming. Nothing really beats sitting around and drinking a few beers with actual friends and playing. I am not all that interested in playing smash bros with some random kid. Plus, 3rd party games aside ... I bought the wii solely wanting to play nintendo's games. ... the 3rd party games which are gonna get excellent are a bonus.

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    Yes paintballer, we all know that these games don't appeal to you. We have heard it a million times. But if you wanted to give a good fair answer, then you could list some games coming out for the Wii at least, see if he would like them, not just yourself. And sadly the Wii isn't all mini-games, and just because it doesn't appeal to you doesn't mean that the Wii doesn't appeal to "Hardcore Gamers".

    Personally right now the Wii is a good buy, mainly because there are good games coming out :

    Metroid Prime 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Smah Bros Brawl.
    Quite a few sports games like NFL 08.
    And even Guitar Hero 3.

    A good game to start off with is Zelda Twilight Princess, and depending on when you get a Wii any of the games I listed would be good to start off with as well.

    Also Squall said it best.
     
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    The Wii has been nice to have for me. It is a good break from the more "hardcore" games... My wife will actually play Wii Sports and Golf games with me. Which is nice. But there are some very good games such as RE4 which are a must play.
    Over all I feel that the Wii is a nice addition and most all will have fun playing it.
     
  13. mushroomedmario

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    hmmm 2 games i would start off with is zelda, and mario strikers charged

    it is definetly worth the buy, paintba||er just secretly hates the wii,

    loz and msc are th ebest games out right now, however in 14 days we have madden(wit online), metroid prime 3:curruption 2 weeks after that, and in september we get ddr, and in october more good titles like batallion wars 2, (and a bunch of non-exclusives)

    hope you buy the wii and have fun
     
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    I said if he likes casual/non-gamer games, then get a Wii. I didn't say that I don't like those games so he shouldn't get them, I just mentioned that I wouldn't get it because they don't interest me.

    Yes, I can acknowledge that the Wii mainly has casual/non-gamer games, so that makes me hate the Wii. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Chase&Fred

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    Buy it. Just for the record, it is a lot more fun if you have an online wireless connection, but its not exactly needed.

    Games that you must get:

    Twilight Princess(a big fat DUH on that one)
    Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition
    Warioware Smooth Moves(Short, but sweet)
    Boogie(when it comes out)
    Wii Play(not that great but hey, free remote!)
     
  16. chelsea442

    chelsea442 wiigamer

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    the wii makes you feel you are actually in the game it is great fun !

    buy the game scarface it is really good !
     
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    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    I'd say wait.

    The wii has potential to be good.


    But as of now, there aren't enough good games out to justify a buy.

    But the good games will come in. The big one on the spotlight, is Brawl. Set for Dec 3rd.


    But if you're set for a console with a new swing on things, go for a DS.
    It has a plethera of good games.

    I've spent over 10 hours on a DBZ fighting game alone.
     
  18. tababywii

    tababywii girl+gamer=good combo

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    The good news is: you are in a win-win situation. You can buy the Wii and try it out...get some good games like Zelda and Trauma Center...then play it for a few weeks. Have some friends over to play before you make any decisions,though...that's where the Wii shines! Then, if you don't like it...just sell it. We are over 6 months after launch and STILL Wii's are hard to find in the stores! There are plenty of parents clamoring online to get one for their kids...especially with Christmas creeping up on us.

    Not to mention the virtual console...where for just a few bucks you can download and play a lot of the old NES, SNES, N64, turbographics, and sega games...to me, that's almost worth getting a Wii for right there!

    So, if you're a Nintendo fan at all...there's really no question!


    I can't imagine that you will want to sell it...but you never know!
     
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    Worth Buying


    Well (Some people, alot of them) with the whole fanboy comments ect. Are blind for whatever reason. Everyone has differnt opinions. Me personaly I dont care about brand name. I buy something because its fun, Not because of who makes it. Every console has good games.

    The Wii has some games that are unique to it because of the controls and the mario series ect. It also have the Virtual console games, Genesis, TG16, NES, Snes N64 it also is 100% compatible with gamecube games.
    They are also adding Neo Geo Games (From what everyone is saying)
    And there is talk about Commodore 64 games comming out as well.

    For these reasons its like getting many consoles in 1.

    To me The Wii is very worth the money it has some very fun games (pick out games based on what YOU like) The Wii does have a game type for most people. At anyrate its worth the 249 dollars and it comes with Wii sports for that price. Unlike other systems where you get nothing for your money and have to buy extra.

    Another neat thing about the Wii is you can use the Wiimotes to store up to 10 of the Miis (the little people you create) Even if your friends have enough controllers you can bring your Wiimote to their house and copy their Mii into your control get home and transfer it to your system. Thats another way of trading. Its just a neat fun little system. Im 36 years old and its fun for me. Everyone in our house plays it and likes something differnt about it so it does appeal to a broad range of people my dad is 60 and he hasnt seen it yet only the commercials and hes bugging me about bringing it to his house when I visit, and we're talking about a guy whos only played pinball games and doesnt own a computer, cant even set the clock on a vcr. LOL

    I Have Mario party 8, Rayman, The Bigs, Mario Strikers, Zelda, Excite truck, Resident Evil, Super Paper Mario and rented Transformers.

    I spend alot of time surfing around on it, I HATE typing with the wiimote but im sure they will add keyboard support for the internet browser.

    If you have anyone you know with Wii go try it 1st, its up to you if you want to risk buying it without trying it 1st.

    I had a 360 I traded it in for the Wii, The 360 Had some nice games and I was looking forward to HL2 on it, and Halo 3. But My 360 was plagued with problems and I was sick of that. When I turn on a console I want to play I dont want to worry about bugs or heat or the ring of death.
    When I sent my 360 in for repair because I couldnt even watch a dvd on it without it locking up. Microsoft told me if they replace my console everything I paid for on the market place was lost I couldnt get it back and they wouldnt refund me so i could download it again. I sucked it up and accepted that. Then when they sent it back after 3 weeks of being repaired only to find out it does the exact same thing it did before I sent it in. I got mad. Then I find out MS extended the warranty to 3 years. Not because its a great system but because alot of people have problems and its cheaper to give everyone a warranty then to do a recall. That way you only need to fix the people who complain. Even if the 360 worked like its supposed to. And it does for some people. I am still happier with my Wii than I am with my 360. The only game on the 360 that sucked me in was Gears of War.
    Ive been sucked into many games on the Wii and lose track of time playing it very often. The one downside in my opinion is the Wiimotes eat batteries if your hard core playing on it the batteries will need to be replaced every few days. But you can just get a rechargeable Wiimote kit from someone like nyko or something to fix that. For the money its the best thing out there in my personal opinion.

    Nothing beats everything hands down, but for the money its the winner. And games are $10+ cheaper than for the other consoles. Everyone is saying the graphics are bad on Wii. But Resident evil 4 on wii looks great to me, Not everyone has a 1080p HD huge screen tv wish I did :) The Wii cant even output that resolution anyway. Either way Im happy and would buy it over and over again if I had to I love it. Also Not sure of your age or not but if you happen to pay rent or utilities. The other consoles draw near 300 or more watts of power and the wii is 16-20 watts of power while playing. So it is also cheaper to own than the other systems. Someone on here posted a Review on the power consumption. Also there is a car adapter I saw for the Wii Ill probaly get that and take my wii around with me sometimes when Im gonna be away from home for awhile.

    Hope my comments helped. I say Buy whatever you want if its fun and you enjoy it thats what matters. Bye for now
     
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    Well if you thought the Wii remote was the gayest thing ever then you shouldn't get it. I know you said you are second guessing yourself now, but that's just saying you are like a leaf, you just go where the wind takes you. Have a spine for once and don't judge something based on your friends opinion. I am not a fanboy, I just don't judge things base on what everyone else think. In fact, I didn't look down on any console when they first came out, instead I tested them all out at kiosks and decided I prefered the Wii because of the controller.
     

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