Get a Wii just for Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword? Could happen.

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Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

Out of all the Nintendo franchises out there, The Legend of Zelda series was the only one I was really fascinated with. It just has that unique flavor that Metroid or Mario just couldn't give me (Though both franchises are still GOOD). I remember beating the Minish Cap for the first time, and just WOW.. JUST WOW. It was AWESOME.

After playing that game, I desperately searched for all available Zelda games available out there.  So far the only Zelda games I have not owned yet are the ones available back in the Game Boy Color Era, also excluding the "other" Zelda games. So now I'm currently playing the Wind Waker (Yeah I know, late) and it still gets me hooked.

So with the arrival of Skyward Sword fast approaching, and me not having a Wii yet. Maybe its time to get a Wii. I mean I bought a used GameCube with The Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks. Could Happen. ;) 

#1 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

Out of all the Nintendo franchises out there, The Legend of Zelda series was the only one I was really fascinated with. It just has that unique flavor that Metroid or Mario just couldn't give me (Though both franchises are still GOOD). I remember beating the Minish Cap for the first time, and just WOW.. JUST WOW. It was AWESOME.

After playing that game, I desperately searched for all available Zelda games available out there.  So far the only Zelda games I have not owned yet are the ones available back in the Game Boy Color Era, also excluding the "other" Zelda games. So now I'm currently playing the Wind Waker (Yeah I know, late) and it still gets me hooked.

So with the arrival of Skyward Sword fast approaching, and me not having a Wii yet. Maybe its time to get a Wii. I mean I bought a used GameCube with The Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks. Could Happen. ;) 

#2 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

I always found the idea of one console for one game a little odd, but why not, it's pretty cheap now.
You can download the older Zeldas and play the GC Zeldas on it too.

#3 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Considering that I bought a fight-stick and Mortal Kombat vs DCU just to prepare for MK9, what you are proposing isn't crazy.  And the Wii does have other games that don't suck. 
#4 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

@Kjellm87: Yeah thats what I also thought, I couldnt find a Cube that supports the component cable, let alone find the component cable itself! And your right the Wii is getting cheap (a sign of?!). Sadly though, I'll have to get a 3DS to enjoy the GBC Zelda games. :(

@YoungFrey - Ah I remembered Mortal Kombat, played it on the PC (DOS) when I was kid. FATALITY! :D 

#5 Posted by BeachThunder (11633 posts) -

:o You really should get Oracle of Ages/Seasons. If you liked Minish Cap, you'd probably like the Oracle games.
 
Anyway, maybe wait for SS to come out before you decide to buy a Wii just for that game.

#6 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

@BeachThunder - Yeah I should, IF I can find a copy of those games here plus Links Awakening, DX or not. Buying online is not an option for me either. (No. COUGH! Credit. COUGH!. Card. COUGH!) :p and yeah I really liked Minish Cap. :)

#7 Posted by Skytylz (4023 posts) -

I bought a wii when Galaxy 2 came out and that's the only game I've played through on the wii.  I'm very disappointed.  

#8 Posted by SquirrelGOD (485 posts) -

I have a 3DS pre-ordered just so I can play the Ocarina of Time remake when it comes out, so I can't blame anyone for getting a Wii just for Skyward Sword (though, my fury still froths over right-handed Link).

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#9 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Skytylz: How about Galaxy 1?
#10 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

I really feel Nintendo will release a "DS Lite" version of the 3DS, so I'm just gonna wait for that. According to Jeff's article on the 3DS, battery life is an issue...

#11 Posted by Skytylz (4023 posts) -
@Kjellm87: I've played through it on my friends wii.
#12 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Skytylz: 
I see,
 well I don't know what games you like, but if you're into platformers Donkey Kong returns is also a pretty safe bet.
#13 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

If you get a Wii now, you can get alot of quality games really cheap, the list is very big

#14 Posted by Skytylz (4023 posts) -
@Kjellm87: It's not that I don't want games for wii, it's that there are other games on other platforms I want more.  Also, it pisses me off that first party games never go down in price and if say the newest Smash Bros game was $30 I'd pick it up in a heart beat but I'm not going to pay $50 for a 5 year old game or however old it is.  Activision is better than that.
#15 Posted by MikkaQ (10261 posts) -

Well the Wii is pretty cheap, so buying it for one game isn't as insane as other consoles, but at the same time... I'm literally hesitating to even dust off and plug in my wii for the new zelda game. 

#16 Posted by sfighter21 (794 posts) -
@waterbender19:   Ah, I remember when I went through my Zelda phase.  That was back in....oh.....2006??  But yeah, Minish Cap really captivated me as well.  It wasn't the first zelda game I played, but it was really good.  Link to the Past and Ocarina are still my absolute favorite Zelda games.  I haven't played the Oracle games yet either.
#18 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (437 posts) -
@waterbender19: I'll sell you mine. 
#19 Posted by Roundtree_X (59 posts) -

Still keeping my Wii just for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword....Happening. 

#20 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Skytylz: Yeah, the odd prices can be annoying, I assume it is because it still sells.      
                New Zelda looks sweet though, it was a quick trailer from it shown at GDC and it showed some clever use of the motions controls, hopefully it will work well.
#21 Posted by Skytylz (4023 posts) -
@Kjellm87: Yeah it looks cool, but I still haven't got through Twilight princess.  I'm only like 2 or 3 hours in and it really hasn't grabbed me.
#22 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Skytylz: It picks up a little, but that game try to be little too much like Ocarina sadly, unlike Windwaker were you suddenly had to sail.
As I understand it the theme in the new one is living in the Sky or something, maybe using airships. :)
#23 Posted by Galiant (2175 posts) -

Maybe you don't have to get a Wii. Have you tried Darksiders? That game gave me everything I wanted out of a Zelda game and effectively got rid of any need I had to keep up with the Zelda franchise.

#24 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -

Well I bought the Wii for 500$ at launch just too play TP three weeks earlier than the GCN TP. So you would'nt be that crazy.
 
Looking back I was INSANE, but I would of done it again in a heartbeat....Sad, I know.

#25 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

@sfighter21: And a great phase I am experiencing. :)

@OneAndOnlyBigE: Why sell it? :(

#26 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (437 posts) -
@waterbender19:  There just aren't any games for it.
#27 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@drag said:
" I can't really muster any interest for SS ... and that just makes me feel sad. "
How can't you be excited for getting the boomerang in the inevitably first tree themed dungeon? I guess Nintendo are just too innovative for you. Stick to Call of Duty, chump.
#28 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -
@OneAndOnlyBigE: No games for it? Hmmm.. Well to each his own then. Shame cant buy overseas. :( but since the Wii is cheap now, might be able to get it on my next pay day, If I dont have any critical expenses necessary.. ;( 
#29 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3719 posts) -

I got a Wii just to play Twilight Princess on Day One. 
 
...I'm only mildly disappointed.

#30 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

@Wrighteous86: midly disappointed? how so?  
  
and aside from the motion gameplay we saw in the trailers. What else do you expect Skyward Sword to deliver? :)

#31 Edited by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

Was thinking of getting myself a Wii just for the new Zelda game but tbh the more I see of it the less impressed I get by the minute. Feels like Nintendo aint giving it their 110% and I never really was into the whole motion controller.

#32 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

I'm tempted to buy a Wii at this point. Given that its life-cycle is well more than half done, it is cheap as chips and has a pretty decent library now. 
 
Nothing about Skyward Sword has done anything for me yet, but considering I'm a Zelda maniac, I'll probably buy it and love it all the same. 
 
Want Metroid Prime Trilogy so much more, though.

#33 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -
@Wrighteous86: Hmm, I havent really played any motion type gampeplay before well, other than trying out Wii Sports. :p So I cant really comment on Nintendo not giving its 110% on Zelda. Though coming from reviews, Galaxy 1 and 2 did really well. 
 
@GetEveryone: I've been reading a lot Wii reviews, and yeah the console does have a pretty decent game library. Galaxy 1 and 2, Metroid Trilogy, and some other games (No More Heroes, Mario Kart, Smooth Moves etc). I dont really like putting ports in the game library of the Wii, but I'll make an exception for Okami :). Played it on the PS2, didnt finish it cause my brother's PS2 got busted and never got on to repair it. Zelda type adventure with a pleasing art style, Skyward Sword? hehe. :D
#34 Posted by JasonR86 (9578 posts) -
@waterbender19: 
 
I don't want to sound like a pessimist but I'm not sure Skyward Sword will be worth it.  But there are quite a few good games on the system besides this game.
#35 Posted by Teleri (123 posts) -
@Kjellm87 said:
" I always found the idea of one console for one game a little odd, but why not, it's pretty cheap now. You can download the older Zeldas and play the GC Zeldas on it too. "
There have been rumors of a Wii price drop, but I'm unsure if any of that is confirmed.  Anyway I'd wait until the end of May to see how low the price goes.  It's worth checking into some of the stuff surrounding Project Cafe as well, as it's expected that SS will be able to play on Nintendo's next console via reverse compatibility.  

In any case there are a few classic Zelda games out, and at this point using a Wii to play them may be the only realistic/legitimate way to play them.  The only problem is until E3 give some details on the Cafe we won't know.
#36 Posted by WickedFather (1730 posts) -

I bought a copy of Red Steel 2 with the motionplus and put the game straight on Ebay sealed.  I did this for Skyward Sword.  It's worth getting a Wii.

#37 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -
@waterbender19: do you have debit cause that will work for online purchases
#38 Edited by waterbender19 (24 posts) -
@BUCK3TM4N:  Nah, dont have a debit card..

@Teleri: $149.99 for the new bundle as far as what I read, but Im not really that leaning to the Mario Kart and Wheel accessory bundle.. The old bundle with the Wii Sports Resort was cut to $170 I believe, better choice IMO.

If Project Cafe somehow IS backwards compatible with Gamecube games. Then, I may not buy a Wii.. 
   

#39 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Skyward Sword will play on the new console, wait and see at E3. It may be better to play on the new console, it could upscale current first party Wii games...

#40 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

If Skyward Sword will be a Project Cafe Launch Title, then we're looking at a trend that every last Zelda game on a home console will be have a different but similar version on to the next console, a la Twilight Princess,

#41 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@waterbender19 said:
" If Skyward Sword will be a Project Cafe Launch Title, then we're looking at a trend that every last Zelda game on a home console will be have a different but similar version on to the next console, a la Twilight Princess, "
Nah, I don't think it will be the case this time. Just guessing here, but considering the development time on Zelda by now it should be good to go not too long after E3, the next console won't be before 2012.
That is unless Nintendo has managed to be so quiet that the next console is almost done too.
#42 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

This game, if any, could make me buy a Wii but I'll wait until "Wii 2" is shown at E3. If it's backward compatible, I'll wait with Zelda: SS.

#43 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

June is fast approaching and I'm still short on buying a Wii. Hopefully by July. Hopefully, it would be such a great present for myself :D anyway, until then I just played some Zelda games. Already beat the Wind Waker, 2nd was Link to the Past. Currently, Im juggling playing, Link's Awakening (bought it used!) on my GBA, Phantom Hourglass on my DS and Twilight Princess for the good ol Cube. I'm still inclined to toon Link than older Link in TP though.  

#44 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Project Cafe will be BC.

#45 Posted by geirr (2468 posts) -

I got the "slim" 360 for Limbo so why the hell not?
However I wouldn't be surprised if they pulled a Twilight Princess on us and had Skyward Sword
available both for Wii and the elusive Project Café.

#46 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -

I brought a Wii only for Super Mario Galaxy, so I'd say go for it!

Also, get Super Mario Galaxy. And Super Mario Galaxy 2.

#47 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -
@pepsimaxofborg: Yeah if they pull a TP, I would really be sad.. :(
#48 Posted by waterbender19 (24 posts) -

Skyward Sword to be released this holiday, and I still DONT have a Wii.... :( now with the Wii U coming out next year, Im starting to doubt if purchasing the Wii will be worthwhile. Though in a Gamecube standpoint.. 480P easy access :D

#49 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

Pretty much the only reason why I am keeping my Wii.

#50 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

My body is ready (for this game)

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