August 22nd, 2007, 02:02 AM #11
This was back probably 2 maybe 3 weeks after they came out when they were a lot harder to find.
Originally Posted by MadMax
Anyhow, back to the Wii, we're having a family party for my sister this weekend and we're supposed to have like 20 people, and I'd imagine most of them will end up playing the Wii at some point during the day.
August 22nd, 2007, 08:12 PM #12
I second the motion. Best game evar!!!!!!1
Originally Posted by MadMax
August 23rd, 2007, 01:33 PM #13
None of these are party games, but:
Wii RE4 made an awesome game even better with the aiming change, true widescreen, added PS2 content (Ada) and the low price makes this a must buy.
Metroid Prime 3 comes out next week and it will be great too. The first two MP's for GC should be able to be found quite cheaply now.
Mario Strikers is a Nintendo-character styled rule-breaking soccer game, and I've enjoyed it a lot since getting it. It's way over the top with tackling, power-ups, scoring 6 goals with one shot, and has regional online play too.
The Virtual Console games have been a great blast from the past for $5/$6/$8/$10 when there were dry-spells. I've got around 8 now and the spread between Sega/TG-16/Nintendo is quite good. Super Metroid just came out on Monday (a lot of people consider it one of the best games of all time) and I've been playing it every night this week.
August 24th, 2007, 05:16 PM #14
There isn't any software out for the Wii right now unless you're into classic games on the Virtual Console or you want to play Twilight Princess. I bought mine on launch day and it sat unused for about 4 months.
I think the reason the Wii is so popular is because it's something that non-gamers can understand; Non-gamers understand the idea of swinging the Wii Remote to make your character swing a racket, but they don't understand the concept that pressing a button makes your character jump or perform an action.
If it weren't for the horrendous fail rates of the hardware, I'd say the 360 is the best console out there, lots of great software, great support, lots of features.
The PS3, while it doesn't have much software right now(at all and don't you dare try to argue that Resistance is a good game), I think it has a bright future, but I'd wait until that future gets here.
The Wii is something that non-gamers can understand and quickly understand, that's why people are bat**** crazy for it. As for the hardware, software and features, I'm not a fan. Twilight Princess is the only game I really dedicated time to, I occasionally pick up Super Paper Mario or Elebits, but I'm not compelled to play them. Prime 3 is coming out very soon and it's the first real AAA title for the Wii, so maybe I'll finally start playing it again.
August 24th, 2007, 05:50 PM #15
I would have sold mine if it weren't such a great thing to have for family, girlfriends, and groups of friends. It is by far the best console for non-online multiplayer... Wii Sports, Monkey Ball, Mario Strikers, and the future new Smash Bros. are all hits or soon-to-become hits.
I also own a 360 because it is the opposite of the Wii, it is the best online console I can play by myself. From arcade games I can casually play with people to hardcore gaming, it offers by far the best online multiplayer experience. That was the main reason I bought it over the PS3, but also because the 360 has been around longer, it is easier now for developers to make games for it over the PS3, games come out sooner for the 360, and they have alot more exclusives that also come out like this year to soon next year while the PS3's only real jawdropping exclusive is MGS4 which comes out first half next year and then you are waiting another year or two for anything else.
The Blu-ray format is going to probably be the winner in the format wars, but has little bearing on consoles. I would rather buy a $300 or cheaper Blu-Ray drive or player than pay $600 for a PS3 and only play one game on it over what I can on a 360 for the next two years.
August 24th, 2007, 06:50 PM #16
I hear ya. I love it when your girlfriend plays with my Wii too.
Originally Posted by job
August 24th, 2007, 07:33 PM #17
Do you put it in her Xbox?
Originally Posted by Hatter
August 27th, 2007, 04:38 PM #18
You mean SEXBox, the Special Edition XBox
Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31
August 27th, 2007, 10:50 PM #19
If it's just for you, I'd pass. I don't think it can stand on it's own for single player fun.
If you plan to play with friends/family quite a bit, then go for it.
August 29th, 2007, 09:32 PM #20
Whatever you do with it, don't try to play Transformers on it!!!!
Oi, that game is a disaster with the wiimote. My son played it at Best Buy on an XBOX demo and he wanted to get the wii version. It was kind of fun in the store, if a little repeptive on the XBOX. Having made the mistake fo buying license tie-in games int he past we rented it instead.
It's hideous on the wii. The problem is the way they laid out the controls. Nothing is intuitive and you can't edit the controls at all. The worst part though is the damned camera is associated with the pointing of the wiimote. So while you are juggling 10 other buttons and using the thumb stick to steer and run you have to always remember to keep that wiimote pointed just where you need. Oh man, it's abysmal.
Probably we'll just get the PC version and a USB adapter for a gamecube controller. The PC version is $30 cheaper than the wii version.
Anyway, I think Nintendo is going to have to come out with a second wii controller that is more traditional for these kind of games. That or developers will have to put an option in the game of using a GC controller as an alternative to the wiimote.
This is the first game I've played on here so far where the wiimote pissed me off and was far inferior to traditional controllers.