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Wii's Software Lineup Lacks Depth in 2008?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by CantGetAWii, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    I personally don't feel the Wii has a shallow software lineup for 2008. It may end up being one of the stronger years in terms of good games for its whole life cycle.

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  2. AoWFraggit

    AoWFraggit WiiChat Member

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    it looks like the vast majority of praisable wii titles will be coming from nintendo. if more third-party developers would put forth more effort into producing wii titles, we might get some more "depth" in our game selection.
     
  3. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Just two titles isnt enough. No More Heroes is cool, but its not for everyone.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii are really the only two im looking foward too. But Mario Kart Wii > SSBB for me though.
     
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    I don't know what they're talking bout. There looks like a $h!t load of games comin out this year.
     
  5. AoWFraggit

    AoWFraggit WiiChat Member

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    for me, all i have to look forward to at the moment are brawl, mario kart, house of the dead, and a new zelda.
     
  6. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    no more heroes not for everyone same as brawl to me..even though im going to try melee of a mate.

    but ever if it's ign i think there being biast.

    i cant see over 2-4 million ps3 getting sold for those titles as most people would of bought ps3 already
     
  7. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    Im looking at SSBB, Mario Kart, Red Steel 2, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Crystal Bearers, and Dragon Quest Swords: (long name that I cant remember.)
     
  8. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Brawl and Mario Kart.

    What more could we need?

    I'd be satisfied if these were the ONLY games released in 2008 :lol:
     
  9. LeWaffles

    LeWaffles CUSTOM

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    i'm looking foward to monster hunter 3 and possibly pro evo soccer
     
  10. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Mario Kart is going to be awesome. I just know. But you know what else I'm excited about? GHOSTBUSTERS! Serious, who can't get excited about that? :D

    I've heard nothing of a new Zelda in 2008. Probably won't be one until 2009. If 2008 produces a new Zelda, I'll piss my pants. Although it better not suck. I like the style of TP.
     
  11. romj

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    I wish these people would complain to the ones MAKING the games, cuz it's only THEM that's gonna make the wii game line up any deeper. Nintendo can't, and shouldn't have to do it alone. As it stand right now, they really don't give a **** and we are experiencing the results!



    Exactly!
     
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  12. T3kNi9e

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    Problem is 3rd party games tend to not sell at all on the Wii. Like I think EA said that 50% of their 3rd party sales came from 360. While publishers dont want to publish 3rd party games for Wii unless its something cheap like a mini-game bundle because they're afraid it wont sell.

    Sadness is having trouble getting a publisher because of this.
     
  13. romj

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    Interesting point you make there. What do you think may solve the problem?
     
  14. CantGetAWii

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    Well most of the EA games on Wii do alright, many like the motion controls in Madden 08 etc. I think its more of people not wanting to play the sports games in general, each year can be the same for the most part some may feel, so they focus their attention and money elsewhere.

    As for Sadness this is the latest news:
    Personally, I feel this game will be developed. I don't see why it won't, compared to most games we get on the Wii. It will most likely come out in 2009, I guess thats a safe bet.

    Here's some of the story for Sadness:
    As for third party developers I will say what I have several times. Middle of 2007 there was an article about developers misjudging the Wii, and making several rushed mini-games for quick cash. However, they later saw the potential with the Wii, mainly with the controls and have promised better efforts. This better efforts will most likely come out near the end of 2008 as they take some time to develop of course.

    What needs to be done first is have Nintendo shift their focus on the casual gamer to the hardcore, or at least turn it down a notch. This will attract more people who avoided the Wii or sold their consoles to come back and buy one. That will only happen if good games come out though, and if Nintendo turns the casual down a bit, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. So what we need to do is play the third party games we do get, as most of them are looking pretty good.

    Overall though, I feel the lineup for the Wii for 2008 to be very good. Many games are coming out that I see myself playing.
     
  15. romj

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    Are you speaking of the same "hardcore" that left Nintendo during the N64 and Gamecube eras?

    This whole situation sound like a Paradox. Nintendo turned to the "casual" market cuz it was losing the "hardcore" fast. It was a sinking ship, and now that they have that market, the "hardcore" are mad at it and it is being vilified all across the indudtry for not catering to the same market that turned on it in the first place!
     
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    Wii has a pretty solid line-up and now no one can accuse me of being biased
     
  17. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Well, high web-traffic doesn't exactly give definite predictions for console and game sales, that and I'm sure a lot of people don't exactly want to buy PS3 for a few games since it's high price tag is slightly intimidating.

    Good article but I think Nintendo will still find a way to pull out on top, I think this will be Xbox 360's year to fail while PS3 may jump ahead into second. I just see Nintendo's titles as a larger success due to their popularity in the 90's (ie. Mario Kart, SmashBros, etc).
     
  18. T3kNi9e

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    Nintendo needs to help advertise 3rd party games for sure. Some people blame 3rd party devs, I personally blame Nintendo. Not all publishers can advertise their own games. So far I only really see EA and Ubisoft advertise their own games. But those are big companies with alot of money.
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Yes, I'll agree. I never see non-Nintendo ads, and if I do the game isn't exclusive. They need to help developers publish their works. It would help the Wii gain market share as well.
     
  20. FR.

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    Yeah, but Nintendo isn't going to come to the smaller 3rd Party producers and tell them they are going to advertise their game, the 3rd Party producers need to go to Nintendo (which is what they are not doing). It's not Nintendo to blame.
     

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