Thinking about picking this up.

#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

So I bought a Wii U. It is my first Nintendo console since the NES so you might say I don't have that Nintendo license fatigue like some. Bring on the metroids and Zelda's and 3d Mario's! But unfortunately as it is a new console, I'm very limited on games. I've been playing Mario with my girlfriend so I don't wanna progress too far without her and I have almost finished zombiu. So I decided to maybe dip into some old wii games. Now I know the 2 big ones are the 2 Mario galaxy games, and I already played the 2nd one (parents won a Wii a few years ago) so I was curious as to if I should try this game? I already have the controllers needed to play it and haven't played a Zelda game since the N64 days.

Also if there are any other wii games worth buying, I'd love some suggestions. I might be crazy but is there a collection of the old metroid games on GameCube? I always wanted to play those.

I'm on my phone so any horrible spelling errors I truly apologize for!

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (35985 posts) -

Yea, it's a pretty cool game. Imagine typical Zelda fare combined with an epic tone and Disney aesthetics just dominating.

#3 Posted by Tan (425 posts) -

There's a lot of small, annoying, bad things about Skyward Sword, but I thought it was great overall. Patrick's review is really good, read that if you're really unsure.

And yes, http://www.giantbomb.com/metroid-prime-trilogy/61-26559/ .

As for game suggestions, I thought Donkey Kong Country Returns was a fantastic game.

#4 Edited by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I didn't care for Skyward Sword, but people liked it. Not including first party stuff like Xenoblade and Super Mario Galaxy, I liked Trauma Team, No More Heroes, and Sakura Wars, but I don't know if that's up your alley.

Edit: Oh! And Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Metroid Prime collection for the wii does exist. Super Mario Galaxy is a must play.

#6 Edited by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

I think it's the worst of the series. Might just be Zelda Cycle talkin' and I'll end up calling it a good Zelda game whenever the newer one comes out just like I did with Twilight Princess but it just felt like it was missing that Zelda charm. Try Twilight Princess if you're lookin' for a good time. Other Wii games I'd recommend getting are games like Xenoblade, Last Story and No More Heroes just to name a few.

#7 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@Apathylad

I didn't care for Skyward Sword, but people liked it. Not including first party stuff like Xenoblade and Super Mario Galaxy, I liked Trauma Team, No More Heroes, and Sakura Wars, but I don't know if that's up your alley.

Edit: Oh! And Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

Ooooo forgot about silent hill. Unfortunately I already read the big twist but it seems like a really tense game like amnesia. Thanks for that suggestion!
#8 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan I've played the 2nd one but is it still worth going to the original?

@Tan Never thought of Donkey Kong. Thanks for the suggestion. Also thanks for pointing out the Metroid Trilogy. It sounds like that is the one to pick up compared to other M
#9 Edited by xyzygy (9891 posts) -

It's my favorite Zelda hands down. Go and play it and love it endlessly.

Metroid Trilogy - get it. Muramasa - get it. Other M is even really good if you're hankering for more Metroid after the Trilogy.

Also, The Last Story and Xenoblade are utterly phenomenal.

Also Also, Prime 2 is probably considered the worst of the three Prime games, but that's not saying much. They're all realllly good.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (8523 posts) -

@Sackmanjones: I liked Skyward Sword quite a bit. It's my favorite Zelda next to Link to the Past. It just has a great style to it, and I enjoy the world. The game is also pretty accessible, and I got a lot of time out of it. Next to Wii Sports, it's my favorite Wii game.

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#11 Posted by Vinny_Says (5685 posts) -

Apparently it's the origin story of this whole zelda thing. If you've played the other games you'll find out how all this hyrule, royal family, master sword nonsense came to be. I have a copy right here in my hand but I just can't force myself to play it, despite the awesome story that it seems to have....maybe one day....

#12 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@ImmortalSaiyan I've played the 2nd one but is it still worth going to the original?

@Tan Never thought of Donkey Kong. Thanks for the suggestion. Also thanks for pointing out the Metroid Trilogy. It sounds like that is the one to pick up compared to other M

I'd say so. Having played 2 first that would probably be your preferred one. 2 has more variety and is more difficult. Have you ever played a Smash Brothers game because I would say to give Brawl a shot. Especially if you have people to play it with. Even if not there is a lot of do solo.

#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (15842 posts) -

I love it and think it's one of the most gorgeous Zelda games ever created. Waggle on the Wii is still tiring though.

#14 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@xyzygy

It's my favorite Zelda hands down. Go and play it and love it endlessly.

Metroid Trilogy - get it. Muramasa - get it. Other M is even really good if you're hankering for more Metroid after the Trilogy.

Also, The Last Story and Xenoblade are utterly phenomenal.

Also Also, Prime 2 is probably considered the worst of the three Prime games, but that's not saying much. They're all realllly good.

I actually found other M on amazon for 7 bucks so that's a possibility. Unfortunately it seems like the metroid prime trilogy is quite hard to find these days and the lowest price on an amazon copy 77 bucks. Would it be worth it just to get the 3rd one? How much story am I really missing?
#15 Posted by Nightriff (4911 posts) -

Don't. Fucking terrible and frustrating

#16 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan I have played the original smash bros on the N64. But ill definitely check that one out
#17 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

It's good, and it's a fuckton better than twilight princess IMO. I still recommend you pick up a used gamecube and play windwaker though.

#18 Edited by Levio (1783 posts) -

There's a thread for the best games for each console. Here's the Wii's.

You're welcome

#19 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Skyward Sword has some of my favorite dungeons in the Zelda series.

out of all the Zelda games I've played, it's the only one in which I remember having to use all the dungeon items extensively throughout the whole quest. The level design is very creative, if not particularly challenging.

#20 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

If you like games that hold your hand and will never let go, then go for it.

#21 Posted by xyzygy (9891 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@xyzygy

It's my favorite Zelda hands down. Go and play it and love it endlessly.

Metroid Trilogy - get it. Muramasa - get it. Other M is even really good if you're hankering for more Metroid after the Trilogy.

Also, The Last Story and Xenoblade are utterly phenomenal.

Also Also, Prime 2 is probably considered the worst of the three Prime games, but that's not saying much. They're all realllly good.

I actually found other M on amazon for 7 bucks so that's a possibility. Unfortunately it seems like the metroid prime trilogy is quite hard to find these days and the lowest price on an amazon copy 77 bucks. Would it be worth it just to get the 3rd one? How much story am I really missing?

If you can get Other M for 7 bucks totally go for it. You will really have no idea what is going on in Prime 3, BUT, it's not like the stories are anything like Metal Gear or anything. They're all about the crazy fun shooting and metroidvania exploration. I personally like Prime 1 and 2 in the Trilogy best because the wii controls are my favorite FPS controls of all time. Very intuitive and fluid and it's not clunky or gimmicky. But even at 77 bucks I could totally recommend it. There is so much game in that trilogy.

#22 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

Hmm I will think about it. Thanks for the help. I got skyward ordered on amazon for 43 bucks which is surprisingly the cheapest I could find it. I imagine that Zelda and Mario games hold their price point far longer than most games.

#23 Posted by DASH (60 posts) -

I know you got a lot of mixed opinions about Skyward Sword, for what it's worth, I thinks it's better than twilight princess, and has some of the best dungeon design in the series. It does have a few problem, it can be a very long game which is great depending on your perspective, but you visit a few areas multiple times. That didn't bother me so much be I could understand why some one would have an issue with that. The sword controls also take some getting used to. I think they are fun, and totally integral to the kind of game they made, but they can be finicky at times. The prime games are excellent if you can find them. Xenoblade is also quite good, but also very long. But it's smartly designed, and very casual in some ways, so it's not something you can't pick up again after a while. Also Sin and Punishment isn't bad, fun and arcadey, does not require a huge mental investment to have fun. Can't say anything else is calling out to me.

#24 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I thought Skyward was great. The controls work surprisingly well, it looks great, and brings in some story details that haven't really been touched on too much in previous entries. Biggest complaint I've heard is the lack of a proper overworld, but that didn't bother me too much. Overall, it's Zelda. Doesn't distinguish itself too much in the series, but is very well made, as you'd expect.

#25 Posted by Dogma (943 posts) -

To give a really short and simple answer - yeah, I think you should get it. It's a really good game and it really uses the controller in interesting ways. The beginning can be a bit slow but it also helps building the world and the place you live in so just go with it. It's worth it in the long run.

#26 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I am going to say from what I played, Twilight princess is on par with Skyward Sword.

#27 Posted by Sauson (560 posts) -

It's one of my least favorite Zelda games. I'm happy to have beat it but I will probably never play it again.

#28 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

It's the first Zelda game I played but didn't beat, but I don't think it was Zelda fatigue -- more like Wii controls fatigue. It just stopped me from shutting my brain off and getting through some repetitive things, because I was always motioning/calibrating, so all of the most simple mistakes that I would usually forgive with a standard controller, felt soul-crushingly mechanical.

But that is kind of my experience with every motion heavy game.

#29 Posted by JasonR86 (9605 posts) -

@Sackmanjones:

I personally didn't like Skyward Sword because it was too slow, the gameplay was boring, and the swordplay wasn't as accurate as one might think considering the inclusion of Wii motion-plus. I think part of what makes that game good to some people is the fact that the game plays off of old conventions. Zelda love might be a requirement but I'm not certain. I do know that I was bored to tears by it. I personally prefer Twilight Princess more due to the nature of the world design and the more challenging gameplay.

I would suggest the Metroid Prime Collection as I feel that, next to the Galaxy games, these games are some of the best on the console. Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a pseudo-2D-Metroid game. I say pseudo because the game isn't that complex and the exploration aspects are a little gimped. But I still really enjoyed it and thought the stories were pretty cool. Donkey Kong Country Returns is a really, really good 2D platformer. I enjoyed DeBlob but it is pretty mindless and the motion controls could be frustrating. The same could be said of the two No More Heroes games.

On the Wii shop I really liked the two Lost Winds games and NyxQuest. I think Final Fantasy My Life as a King is really cool but amazingly mindless. I really like Bit.Trip Runner and Bit.Trip Beat as well but Runner is really hard and unforgiving and Beat is pretty short considering the price.

#30 Posted by Chaser324 (6322 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Hmm I will think about it. Thanks for the help. I got skyward ordered on amazon for 43 bucks which is surprisingly the cheapest I could find it. I imagine that Zelda and Mario games hold their price point far longer than most games.

Nintendo rarely drops the price on their first party games, primarily because the sales numbers for those games can stay strong years after release.

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#31 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

I really enjoyed Skyward Sword and would definitely recommend it. It has its problems but overall I thought it was a really good game. Also if you can't tell from my avatar I really enjoy Zelda games so take this as you will.

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