Finally got a Wii!

After much thought I decided to get a Wii,  of course it helped that I got enough money from my birthday to cover most of the costs.
 
I managed to snag a Wii bundle from Target that comes with Wii Sports Resort for free, which means I got my Wii Motion Plus on as well.
 
Those in the US, this deal lasts till the 13th so it's a good time to buy a Wii. If they don't have it in the display they might have it in storage, I asked one of the workers when I didn't see any in the display.
 
Anyways, short comments on the games I got (Besides the original Wii Sport anyways).

Wii Sports Resort is pretty entertaining, though a bit shallow in the content. Not surprising since it's pretty much the demo for the Wii Motion Plus, something even Nintendo seems to be ignoring after it's launch. Again, not surprising at the very least.
 

Then I popped in my demo copy of Monster Hunter Tri, boy was I in for a doozy. Thanks to the limited number of buttons on the Nunchuck all of the left hand's work moved over to the right hand. B is to dodge, A is to attack,  (-) is the alternate attack and 1 is item usage, and the D-pad is for camera controls. WHAT THE FUCK! My right hand has to constantly move up and down the Wiimote. Well, I did beat the two bosses easily with the hammer since it only uses the Z for charge attack, A for triple pound attack, and B for dodge. And since I mostly use the Z button 80% of the time, my right hand could just work the camera and the dodge button. The game is still great, I wish I had a CC at least to tryout the other weapons properly.  This game should only come in a bundle like Wii Sports Resort, using the CCP is the only proper way to play the game.
 

Last but not least, got a used copy of Muramasa for $27 bucks at Gamestop. Pretty sweet deal, and the CD was in mint condition without a single scratch. I'm liking the style of the game a lot. The game is pretty hectic, and fast (to be fair I put it on the harder difficulty in the beginning).
 
Anyways so far I'm enjoying my Wii and I know I'm going to use it quite a bit thanks to the pretty big back catalog. Older game suggestions anyone?

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Posted by animateria

After much thought I decided to get a Wii,  of course it helped that I got enough money from my birthday to cover most of the costs.
 
I managed to snag a Wii bundle from Target that comes with Wii Sports Resort for free, which means I got my Wii Motion Plus on as well.
 
Those in the US, this deal lasts till the 13th so it's a good time to buy a Wii. If they don't have it in the display they might have it in storage, I asked one of the workers when I didn't see any in the display.
 
Anyways, short comments on the games I got (Besides the original Wii Sport anyways).

Wii Sports Resort is pretty entertaining, though a bit shallow in the content. Not surprising since it's pretty much the demo for the Wii Motion Plus, something even Nintendo seems to be ignoring after it's launch. Again, not surprising at the very least.
 

Then I popped in my demo copy of Monster Hunter Tri, boy was I in for a doozy. Thanks to the limited number of buttons on the Nunchuck all of the left hand's work moved over to the right hand. B is to dodge, A is to attack,  (-) is the alternate attack and 1 is item usage, and the D-pad is for camera controls. WHAT THE FUCK! My right hand has to constantly move up and down the Wiimote. Well, I did beat the two bosses easily with the hammer since it only uses the Z for charge attack, A for triple pound attack, and B for dodge. And since I mostly use the Z button 80% of the time, my right hand could just work the camera and the dodge button. The game is still great, I wish I had a CC at least to tryout the other weapons properly.  This game should only come in a bundle like Wii Sports Resort, using the CCP is the only proper way to play the game.
 

Last but not least, got a used copy of Muramasa for $27 bucks at Gamestop. Pretty sweet deal, and the CD was in mint condition without a single scratch. I'm liking the style of the game a lot. The game is pretty hectic, and fast (to be fair I put it on the harder difficulty in the beginning).
 
Anyways so far I'm enjoying my Wii and I know I'm going to use it quite a bit thanks to the pretty big back catalog. Older game suggestions anyone?

Posted by ApolloJ85

For the love of all that's holy, why a wii when every other console will soon have motion control? 
 
Hope you enjoy it though, sounds like you saved up for a while to get it, which is no bad thing. I would recommend Super Mario Galaxy as an excellent game purchase.

Posted by ryanwho
@ApolloJ85 said:
" For the love of all that's holy, why a wii when every other console will soon have motion control?  "
That makes zero sense.
Posted by animateria
@ApolloJ85: 
 
 Well, it was Monster Hunter Tri to be brutally honest. Sold me on the console, doesn't hurt that the back catalog for the Wii is very cheap either though.
 
And besides, most of the games I'm planning on buying don't use the motion controls or use it in a very limited fashion.
 
But yeah Super Mario Galaxy would be a pretty sweet, I remember wanting to play that game really bad. I hope some places do a SMG + SMG2 bundle, that would be sweet.
 
@emkeighcameron:
Haha, I've played Golden Axe a lot at my friends house. I'm more of a D&D:Shadows of Mystara kinda guy though, hopefully Capcom will release that gem some day.
 
I have Gunstar on my PS3.
 
But wow... Ice Hockey, I remember that game from when I was a kid... I feel old.
Posted by Marz

get Super Mario Galaxy, will last you till Super Mario Galaxy 2 that comes out later this year.

Posted by animateria
@TinaWood said:
" Muramasa is cool, but I prefer my Princess Crown and Odin Sphere :P "
Odin Sphere is why I picked up Muramasa in the first place.
 
And the fact that I would never get to play a English version of Princess Crown made me pick up Odin Sphere.
 
:P
Posted by Edin899

Wow................................
Edited by Al3xand3r

Congrats, contrary to popular belief around here, you'll have fun with it.

As for games, you'll have to tell us what your gaming tastes are.

Lol @ the trolls that seem butthurt over your choices xD

You'll get used to the Tri nunchuck/remote controls and actually prefer them for some weapons. The alternate attack on - is no longer used for the actions it was used in the PSP games, it's a different extra you'll barely ever use. The various special attacks are done with twisting the remote before pressing that one main attack button. Ie, with the longsword, twisting the remote left and then pressing attack will do a slash and left dodge move, doing the same to the right will do a slash and right dodge move. Holding it up and pressing A with a great sword will do the charge attack. Etc. It works well and intuitively.

Posted by animateria
@Al3xand3r: 
I literally play everything, well, aside from horror games anyways (I prefer to watch horror games.... on youtube).
 
Fighting, FPS, action, adventure, rpg, and even stuff like Cooking Mama. I'm open to any game as long as they seem interesting to me.
Posted by ApolloJ85
@animateria:  
Fair enough. I guess the Wii catalogue doesn't appeal that much to me anymore, so I regret my initial purchase based on the novelty of motion control, and it gathers dust in the corner.
Edited by Al3xand3r

Ok in that case check out Meowayne's thread. Somewhat outdated but comprehensive. Example of the Tri controls I meant:

It takes getting used to but feels quite intuitive after a while, I often prefer it over the classic controller. The new moves rock!

Longsword. Greatsword. Slash Axe. Lance. Hammer. Bowgun (Heavy). Basics (:P). You just need to get used to the setup since you only just got the Wii.
Posted by EvilDingo

I got a Wii early, so I actually used it to play some gamecube games, since I never had gamecube to start with. 
Something that's worth considering, if you missed out first time around.
 
Suggestions: 

Metroid Prime Trilogy
Actually I don't even have this, but I loved Metroid Prime 3 - and me playing the gamecube version of Metroid Prime was what got me hyped about the third in the series. 
Metroid Prime 2 didn't do it for me though.
  
Boom Blox
... and I specifically suggest this first one. 
Boom Blox Bash Party have better tools for building your own levels and the ability to share them... BUT the game itself just adds a lot of new level-types that are just broken, unlike that of the predecessor. 
Ultimately playing the second game with other people is less fun, since the object of each level-type is less obvious... and sometimes downright counter intuitive. 
 
Geometry Wars Galaxies 
I've seen this very cheap and it's pretty fun. I don't have a problem playing the game with the wii-remote and nunchuck, so you don't need a classic controller like some people claim.

Posted by animateria
@Al3xand3r said:
" Ok in that case check out Meowayne's thread. Somewhat outdated but comprehensive. "
Thanks for the list. There's a ton of games I'd love to play.
 
Aside from the obvious first party Nintendo stuff like Mario and Zelda, I think I'm interested in stuff like,
 
Little King's Story.
Rune Factory
Punch out (Well, it's first party but damn I was hyped for this game)
No More Heroes (1-2)
Klonoa 
Madworld
Sin and Punishment
 
Not to mention the upcoming titles... Wow...
Posted by Al3xand3r

I personally can't recommend MadWorld unless you find it CHEAP but that's just me.

Posted by haggis

Good luck with your Wii. The console's catalog is lacking, though. I've had mine for over two years now, and save for a few first party titles (you know, the obvious ones), there's nothing but junk on the console. Boom Blox will give you an hour or so of enjoyment, but it's got virtually no replay value. It says quite a bit that the best games available on the Wii come from the back catalog of games available on Virtual Console and a few cheap WiiWare titles. My Wii goes for months without being turned on. Quite a disappointment. I hope your experience is better.

Posted by EvilDingo
@Al3xand3r said:
" I personally can't recommend MadWorld unless you find it CHEAP but that's just me. "
I agree. 
It's a cool visual-style - but that's about it. It's not the least fun.
Posted by Asurastrike
@ApolloJ85 said:
" For the love of all that's holy, why a wii when every other console will soon have motion control?  Hope you enjoy it though, sounds like you saved up for a while to get it, which is no bad thing. I would recommend Super Mario Galaxy as an excellent game purchase. "
Nintendo games
Posted by animateria
@EvilDingo:  Yeah, I noticed the menu screen with the Gamecube CD... My list just gets longer and longer.
 
I remember wanting to play Boom Blox as well. Looks like a game that did the motion controls some justice.
 
@Al3xand3r: 
Yeah, maybe newbies will get the hang of the Wii stuff faster, especially if they had a Wii for a while.
 
I'm not sold on the d-pad camera though. It's too much work for the right hand.
 
Of course I find my left hand trying to claw something that's not there anymore... Old habits die hard. :P
Posted by animateria
@EvilDingo said:
" @Al3xand3r said:
" I personally can't recommend MadWorld unless you find it CHEAP but that's just me. "
I agree. It's a cool visual-style - but that's about it. It's not the least fun. "
Heh, I actually saw copies of it going for $19.99...
 
But I looked for a more 'attractive' game that one (I have the same feeling for Madworld and the No More Heroes stuff, get em when they're cheap).
Edited by Al3xand3r

Yeah but NMH is actually fun.

D-pad camera works okay in Tri, you get used to it (way better than PSP claw), and you didn't tend to move the camera around and attack at the same time anyway so it's okay you use the thumb for both functions. But I guess you'll really like the classic controller setup with the camera on the right stick (what do ya know, you take your thumb off the attack button in this setup too, lol, most games that aren't shooters work like that I guess). But do give a shot to the remote controls, they do work, and I'm not (too much of) a newbie in MH, I did play MHFU before getting the tri demo (I've written a few threads about that too here).

Posted by animateria
@Al3xand3r: 
 
It might be because it's bundled with the original Red Steel... that I'm getting that vibe.
 
The QL for the second NMH is amazing though.
Edited by Al3xand3r

That was Ubisoft trying to increase their sales... Man they killed both NMH and especially NMH2 imo, both could have done a lot better. Oh well, they're Suda's finest sellers (including his past PS2 games) still, and likely his last punk games for sometime, I think his next will be more mainstream. Now you mention it, one of the games Meo's outdated thread doesn't have is Red Steel 2, great fun combat in that, get it instead of MadWorld. And Wii Sports Resort is worth it too.

Posted by EvilDingo
@animateria said:
" @EvilDingo:  Yeah, I noticed the menu screen with the Gamecube CD... My list just gets longer and longer.
 
I remember wanting to play Boom Blox as well. Looks like a game that did the motion controls some justice."
You'll need a gamecube controller though. They didn't make those games playable with the wii-remote and nunchuck unfortunately. 
As for which gamecube games to pick up, you can probably go for the usual suspects. Be aware that some titles have been re-released for Wii with retrofitted controls - these are probably the better choice. 

I've heard some like the gamecube version of Mario Kart better, because it is less broken in regards to powerups that attack the race-leader. I haven't got either personally, so I couldn't say.
 
As for Boom Blox... 
I just realized that I may have judged the two Boom Blox games from another standard than other people would. 
I was specifically favoring the first game according to, how it plays as a party-game. Since it is more apparent what you've supposed to do, casual friend won't feel alienated by it. 
 
Boom Blox Bash Party may very well be the better choice if you plan to play it by yourself. Specifically if you plan to make your own levels and explore what other people have made.