I haven't bought one since Metroid: Other M last fall. I just picked up the Wii remote and nunchuk to play Zelda, and for a moment I asked myself, "Nintendo, what were you thinking?"
Is Skyward the first Wii game you've bought this year?
uhhh...did mario galaxy 2 come out this year? oh wait, that was 2010. yeah i guess it is. at least that I bought. my sister bought one of the just dance games this year i think but other than that, yeah pretty much the only wii game i'll be getting this year.
Epic Yarn was a 2011 release here in the UK, so that was the first. Then I got Xenoblade Chronicles which makes Skyward Sword my third Wii purchase this year. I had planned to finish SS then give the Wii a decent burial but The Last Story looks like it might be okay.
This must be what it's like to have an elderly relative on life support - one that twitches or shows a spike in brain activity just when you're about to pull the plug.
Yeah, Skyward Sword is the first Wii game I'm going to buy in nearly 12 months.
And as someone who actually pays attention to the Wii releases and tries to play the games that look interesting (No More Heroes, Little King's Story, the Okami port, etc.), I feel confident in saying this has been the worst year for the Wii, at least in North America. Kirby's Epic Yarn, Metroid: Other M, and Donkey Kong Country Returns came out in late 2010 and since then, the only other game besides Skyward Sword and Wii Kirby that seems at all relevant was Wii Play Motion in the middle of this year, but as much as I wouldn't mind using the Wii Motion+ a bit more, I didn't feel it was worth it.
I bought Epic Yarn earlier this year so I could play that with my niece and nephew. And I might've bought No More Heroes 2 for like 15 bucks at some point this year. Although that might've been last year. I can't remember. Either way I haven't touched it yet.
But I do get consistent use from the Wii. Earlier this year my nephew and I played through Zack and Wiki, New Super Mario Bros., Super Paper Mario, as well as the aforementioned Epic Yarn, as I would have to watch him after he got out of school because I was the only one who could. Also during a 2 week vacation my family enjoyed playing Wii Sports Resort on downtime at night or when the weather was shitty. On my own time I've replayed large amounts of Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, and lately I'd been playing the gamecube Fire Emblem Path of Radiance on my Wii, and I finally got around to playing Metroid Prime 3 this summer. And I guess Wii sports and Wii sports resort have become the games I play when I'm not "playing a game" so I have played them off and on since I got a Wii. All told, I've been rather satisfied with the console.
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