Mature Wii Games

 I don't know about anybody else but I'm a little sick of hearing people complain about the lack of mature games on the Wii. But do people really want these games? There has been a slight growth in the number of mature Wii games as of late with the likes of Madworld, The Conduit, House of the Dead: Overkill, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, and Dead Space: Extraction. Yet the sales of these titles are generally not indicative of this desire. I look at a lot of these games and feel that they don't really need to exist. Most of those games really are not held to the same standard that mature games on other systems are held. If Madworld was released on the 360 or PS3 it would have just been some offbeat mediocre game that nobody gave a second glance at. The reason that game got so much press was that it was a more mature title coming to the Wii. Just because a mature game is coming to Nintendo's console does not mean that it will be quality. What I think Wii owners should be clamoring for, instead of having mature titles for the sake of having mature titles, are games that they'll enjoy. Does it really matter if it's rated E or M? Nintendo isn't really known for making those types of games or even having a system that is conducive to playing them but Super Mario Galaxy or Twilight Princess and Metroid Prime, are all games that are of the highest caliber and they have no blood, or sexual content or swearing. It's not that those things might not have a place in a different game but if that's the type of thing you want in your video game then you should get a 360 or PS3 where gritty, realistic, mature games can be more accurately portrayed. Nintendo should just stick to it's guns with the childhood nostalgia and fantastical space-faring silent protagonists.



So with the 80gb PS3 going down in price and some great games rolling out, retail and psn, i figure it's about time i pick up the system. If all things go according to plan I should be getting the PS3 in september or maybe october along with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. In other game purchasing news, next month will see the release of Braid and Castle Crashers on XBLA which i'm absolutely stoked for. Now i just need release dates for Portal: Still Alive and Banjo Kazooie. This may be the best year in gaming at least for me that is.