Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by XPav, Feb 3, 2013.
Just wondering what I should make the next joke thread about.
The only real answer.
You can make a Late to the Vita thread and someone can list all five games or whatever and then the thread will be over.
Although Afti's thread was an unoriginal 'me too', it convinced me not to pick up a 360 again because I knew it would gather dust, just like the original I had (and sold) a couple years back. So it was useful that way.
Also I think of the olde consoles I had (Atari 2600/5200, Intellivision, ColecoVision) the one I look back on the most fondly is probably the 2600 mostly because I could rack up a jillion points in Video Pinball and at the time it seemed important. Plus George Plimpton seemed awfully snooty in those Intellivision ads.
Wii's are dirt cheap now.
Apart from Xenoblade Chronicles and flailing about like an idiot, are there enough unique experiences to justify getting hold of one?
You're very welcome!
And that thread was only slightly taking the piss. I really did get an Xbox 360 with a "broken" disc drive super cheap, and that problem really did turn out to be as simple as removing a large chunk of what looks like Dorito from the drive. So - while I chose to be silly with how I asked that, there's a real question there. Just clearing that up.
Also, yes, buy a Wii.
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Metroid Prime Trilogy if you skipped the Gamecube (Prime 3 is still worthwhile, but it's hardly a must-have in the way that the first two are.)
Super Mario Galaxy
Son Of Super Mario Galaxy
Little King's Story
Those are the must-haves, in my opinion. There are lots of other things that aren't quite as certain.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has fabulous dungeons and really good swordplay that actually uses motion controls well. It's also rather linear, features a mind-numbing amount of handholding, and the Not Swords all have uniformly terrible motion controls. (Because they decided to ignore the pointer for bow/slingshot/etc. despite it being the perfect way to do aiming on a console!) Oh, and you fight the same boss three times. I can't make my mind up on whether to love it or hate it, because the good parts are just that good and the shitty parts are just that shitty.
Sonic Colors is like Generations in that it's a 3D Sonic Game What Doesn't Suck Incredible Amounts Of Ass; not a bad platformer at all. Controls are a little slippery at first, though.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a really shitty game with a great modding scene, and is worth buying only if you're not averse to using homebrew.
If you skipped the Gamecube, pick up F-Zero GX and Melee. Particularly the former. Shit, it doesn't matter if you have to kill someone for it. Oh, and the Pikmin games. Probably the Wii versions, because Gamecube Pikmin 2 costs special amounts of money. Pointer controls work great, regardless. (And Paper Mario 2, while we're at it.)
You also have a ton of decent to otherwise great 2D platformers that are unfortunately played with the hand-cramp-inducing Wiimote on its side.
In general: the IR pointer works great. The gyroscopes, etc. less so; there are a few games that use them really well (the aforementioned Skyward Sword swordplay) but most of the time they're just gimmicks shoehorned in. (the aforementioned Skyward Sword everything else)
Snail maze was some badass shit.
This had one of the best versions of Ultima IV going.
And in fact, if you have a really powerful gaming computer, XC is probably just worth playing in Dolphin. Though the 60fps experience on the Wii is radically different.
Honestly, XC is so good I could see an argument for picking up a cheap used Wii just for it.
mmm, the family has a Wii and I have never heard of this, I shall have to investigate. I might struggle to push the skylanders out of the way though.
One thing that is annoying about consoles is getting "back catalogue" games. Cheapest I can see it on ebay for is ~ $60.
On PC, you can just hit up Steam or GoG and you are good to go.
XC isn't back catalog, it was just a very small release that you could only get from gamestop.
Or directly from Nintendo. That's how I got it.
Yeah, I forgot about that, mostly because the idea of giving money directly to Nintendo is somehow even more offensive than giving it to Game Specialist Bob at Gamestop.
I of course am a member of the European Import Master Race.
I imported my copy from Ozgameshop. :D
But totally agreed about the back catalogue. At least some older PSP/PS3 games are available for DD, but otherwise it's a real pain.
As for other Wii games that aren't gesture-focused, there's a Wii Fire Emblem that isn't unique but is worthwhile for folks who like the series. (Unfortunately, it's one of those out of print rarities.)
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