Is Skyward the first Wii game you've bought this year?

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#1 Posted by moelarrycurly (731 posts) -

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?"

#2 Posted by ColinWright (753 posts) -

I haven't bought a Wii game since Brawl.

#3 Posted by IBurningStar (2205 posts) -

Until today the last Wii I had purchased was Kirby's Epic Yarn, and I got that for my sister last Christmas. Before that I bought Silent Hill: Shattered Memories on the day it came out. So I guess Zelda fulfills my one Wii game per year quota.

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13342 posts) -

No, I totally bought...


Well, my step-brothers bought Donkey Kong Country Returns and I played a little of that...

...that was last year, wasn't it.

#5 Posted by SpaceKangaroo (167 posts) -

Kirby: Epic Yarn & Xenoblade Chronicles this year for me, most of its use comes from playing GC games :p

#6 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

I bought Kirby: Return to Dreamland

#7 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

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.

#8 Posted by buttle826 (144 posts) -

I bought Donkey Kong Country Returns, but I think that came out last year...

I own like 5 Wii games

#9 Posted by Sauson (568 posts) -

Yup. Also the first time since Kirby's Epic Yarn that I even bothered plugging in my Wii.

#10 Posted by Claude (16630 posts) -

I bought one Wii game this year. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. I hurt my shoulder and quit playing it and bought the Xbox 360 version, both pretty great games. I won't get Zelda until the holidays and I'll get it with gift card money.

#11 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7597 posts) -

Yes, although I've been meaning to go back and get Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong.

#12 Posted by DonutFever (3869 posts) -


#13 Posted by jacksmedulla (297 posts) -

I have finally decided to buy a Wii, so Skyward Sword will be my first Wii purchase ever.

#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I bought WarioWare for my sister and Donkey Kong Country Returns for myself earlier this year, but that's about it...
I guess.

#15 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I would buy it but I can't find any of my wiimotes.

That's how long it has been.

#16 Posted by AgentofChaos (1575 posts) -

@ColinWright said:

I haven't bought a Wii game since Brawl.

Yep... and I played Brawl maybe two or three times and now it just collects dust.

#17 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

Donkey Kong was last year... I can't think of anything come to think of it.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -


#19 Posted by Bribo (663 posts) -

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.

#20 Posted by BBQBram (2402 posts) -

Nah, I bought Okami earlier this fall. There's still a lot of games for Wii I keep putting of buying because the 360 keeps getting all the love. Oh well.

#21 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

I haven't bought a Wii game since No More Heroes 2. I was thinking about Skyward Sword but changing my current entertainment setup and having to buy a Motion Plus for one game isn't worth it for me.

#22 Posted by Irvandus (3103 posts) -

My first in two years.

#23 Posted by Nux (2558 posts) -


#24 Posted by GlenTennis (3266 posts) -

Last game I bought was Donkey Kong, which was in March, but this will be the first full-price Wii game I'll have bought since 2009.

#25 Posted by amir90 (2243 posts) -

The first one I bought was twilight princess, I would have had it from launch, but it got sold out (wii).

When I bought a 360, and upgraded my machine, I didn't use that much. Except for certain releases :D

#26 Posted by project343 (2880 posts) -

SMG2 and Epic Yarn. Which ever was most recent.

#27 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (544 posts) -

ya but im asking for it for christmas, looking forward to it, and yes i wish nintendo would make their next console better

#28 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (951 posts) -

*thinks...Galaxy 2 came out last year...*

#29 Posted by Contrarian (1206 posts) -

No, in fact, Zelda will be my 20th Wii game this year. Mind you, most of those are games cheap from previous years. I don't buy a lot of games on release as I am happy to wait for a cheaper price and play what I still have.

#30 Posted by ApolloBob (577 posts) -

Epic Yarn, and then Fling Smash, which shouldn't count, because my Wiimote broke and I got it for the motion plus wiimote pack-in. But it has not been turned on in forever - about to go buy Zelda and also break in the component cables I recently bought.

#31 Posted by DJ_Lae (671 posts) -

Almost. I bought Kirby's Epic Yarn and Return to Dreamland when the latter launched, as there was a deal to get Epic Yarn for ten bucks. Hard to pass up, especially as an excuse to dust off and turn on my Wii in the first time in ages.

#32 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1695 posts) -

It's almost the first game I've bought in two years.

#33 Edited by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

It's the only new Wii game game I got this year. I bought Metroid Prime Trilogy used.

#34 Posted by rufo (71 posts) -

Yep. Hadn't turned it on in so long I had to run two updates off the disc…

#35 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -

I could see this happening...if you only owned a Wii.


#36 Edited by awadnin (293 posts) -
#37 Edited by BisonHero (8564 posts) -

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.

#38 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Wii Play Motion was mine, came out in like the summer?
I wrote a review, worth playing for that awesome ghost game, 3 stars.

#39 Posted by Pickingwings (185 posts) -

I can't even recall how long ago it was since I bought a Wii game. Think the last game I bought was the Super Mario All-Stars bundle last year. Still haven't touched it...

#40 Edited by Zippedbinders (1083 posts) -

I bought Okami and Other M earlier this year, my sister bought the new Kirby. Even as a staunch fan of the Wii, its been a relatively dry year for it. That just happens when Nintendo has to focus on two new platforms though.

#41 Posted by Village_Guy (2792 posts) -

Uhm... uhh... well... they only game I ever bought for my Wii was Super Mario Galaxy 2...

And I barely played because I can't stand using that god-damn Wii-mote D:

#42 Posted by BruceLeeSoapdish (43 posts) -

New game, yes.

As far as older games are considered i've also picked up Red Steel 2 with WM+ (actually got this game for Zelda). It was like buying WM+ and getting a decent game for 5 bucks.

#43 Posted by Krummey (223 posts) -

I haven't turned my Wii on all year. Which doesn't necessarily mean I haven't bought any games for it, since I have a tendency to buy and never play games.

But, Epic Yarn was the last game I bought and that was for my son for Christmas last year.

#44 Posted by smokeyd123 (360 posts) -

I bought Monster Hunter Tri a couple of weeks ago.

It's alright.

But yeah, that and Skyward Sword (if I even get it this year) will be the only games i've bought for the Wii since... brawl.

#45 Posted by Dalai (7791 posts) -

No. Even with the weak lineup, I still managed to buy 4 retail games and a few downloadables.

#46 Posted by vidiot (2891 posts) -

Pretty much, although I've been sorta playing Skyward Sword the last week or-so.  
It's nice to now have a physical copy. 
(*Goes back mopping up quests in XenoBlade*)

#47 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

Yep. I would of bought Xenoblade but you know.

#49 Posted by Bocam (4041 posts) -

The last game I bought for the Wii was The Last Story.

#50 Posted by ClairvoyantVibrations (1018 posts) -

@ColinWright said:

I haven't bought a Wii game since Brawl.

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