LTTP: Nintendo Wii

#1 Posted by ThomasCro (80 posts) -

So I just bought a Wii for the first time, what are the essential Wii games that I NEED to own?

Obviously Galaxy 1 and 2, I have Skyward Sword and WarioWare, any others off the top of your heads?

#2 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -
Every time I see one of these LTTP threads...

You should check out The Metroid Triology, No More Heroes 1 &2 , Twilight Princess, RE4, Donkey Kong Returns, Fire Emblem, Madworld, Muramasa(unless you own a Vita), Punch Out, Rhythm Heaven: Fever(Highly underrated) and Xenoblade Chronicles. That should keep you entertained for a while.

#3 Posted by Marokai (2633 posts) -

The Trauma Center games are my favorite games on the Wii. I can't recommend them enough.

#4 Edited by csl316 (7345 posts) -

^ All those, with some Sin and Punishment thrown in.

#5 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2901 posts) -

Sin and Punishment 2 Star Successor

Muramasa the Demon Blade (also on Vita, not sure if that version is better)

Punch-Out!!

Xenoblade

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (on the Eshop)

New Super Mario Bros Wii

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

Wait, why is LTTP in the title? Anyway, here's what I'd recommend, in alphabetical order:

  • Disney Epic Mickey
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Elebits
  • Excite Truck
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Kirby’s Return to Dreamland
  • Klonoa
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Link’s Crossbow Training
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Mega Man 9
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
  • No More Heroes
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
  • Okami
  • Pandora’s Tower
  • Phantom Brave: We Meet Again
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Wii Sports
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure
#7 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1270 posts) -

Wait, why is LTTP in the title? Anyway, here's what I'd recommend, in alphabetical order:

Apparently it means "late to the party", but I had no idea before looking it up. Based on the thread title, I thought he was asking something about the Virtual Console version of a Link to the Past.

#8 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

@video_game_king: Fantastic list that I second the OP checks out. The only glaring omission that I can spot (seeing as you've included another port) is Resident Evil 4.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

@guesty_01:

That's largely because I haven't touched the Wii version.

#10 Edited by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -
#11 Posted by Enai (171 posts) -

Monster Hunter Tri. Pretty good intro to the series if you haven't played it. I much prefer the PSP versions though.

#12 Posted by aajf (213 posts) -
#13 Posted by Dalai (6877 posts) -

Yes to many of those mentioned plus de Blob as I'm looking at my Wii collection. And I'm really surprised nobody mentioned Boom Blox.

#14 Edited by SteadyingMeat (633 posts) -

Xenoblade.

#15 Posted by TopSteer (624 posts) -

I haven't seen The Last Story mentioned so I'd recommend that, I'm having a lot of fun with it.

#16 Posted by wemibelec90 (1277 posts) -

@video_game_king: Glad to see someone else has played Fragile Dreams and actually liked it enough to mention it. That game is beautiful and depressing, if not a bit rough mechanically; it's unlike anything else I've played in all my years of gaming. I hesitate to second VGK's nomination for playing it, as I don't think it's a game for everyone and may just end up frustrating you.

Otherwise, it looks like the rest of the selections here have covered everything I would suggest.

#17 Edited by ThomasCro (80 posts) -

Thanks a lot guys! WIll check out the games you listed.

One more question, I have a single remote with Motion Plus and a single nunchuk.

Am I correct in believing that I just need extra remotes to enjoy multiplayer games, and that the other players generally don't need the nunchuk?

EDIT: Also I think there are multiplayer games that use a single remote.

#18 Posted by crithon (2574 posts) -

you have to really look for Wii games and when you do they are actually something special. I personally found the Wii Virtual Console to be the best element out of the system, the component cables looked beautiful on a HDTV even if it's 480p, but the pixels really stood out as sharp.

#19 Posted by BisonHero (5661 posts) -

@thomascro said:

Thanks a lot guys! WIll check out the games you listed.

One more question, I have a single remote with Motion Plus and a single nunchuk.

Am I correct in believing that I just need extra remotes to enjoy multiplayer games, and that the other players generally don't need the nunchuk?

EDIT: Also I think there are multiplayer games that use a single remote.

Some multiplayer games have you pass around a single remote (WarioWare Smooth Moves, many modes of Wii Sports/Wii Sports Resort).

As for nunchuks, it depends on the game. Donkey Kong Country Returns, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and a few other games have multiple control schemes (just remote, or remote + nunchuk, or Gamecube controller). DKCR in particular I didn't like the remote+nunchuk controls for, so I played the whole game with just the remote (turned on its side so it's like an NES controller). However, I prefer playing Mario Kart Wii with remote + nunchuk.

On the other hand, something like Mario Strikers Charged (a really fun soccer game that plays more like 4v4 hockey because you can body check everyone constantly) always uses remote+nunchuk. New Super Mario Bros. Wii always uses just remote.

So it kinda depends on what you think you'll be playing. I actually don't think the system has a ton of great 4-player local multiplayer games (I would mostly name Mario Kart Wii, Smash Bros. Brawl, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii). Everything else is either taking turns with a single remote (Wii Sports, WarioWare, I believe Mario Party 9 supports this as well), or may as well be only 2 player (Mario Strikers Charged is really awkward with more than 2 players).

The Wii was definitely a system where I felt comfortable owning 2 remotes and 2 nunchuks (basically 2 complete controllers), and if there was ever a group gathering, I would try to get somebody else to bring more remotes and nunchuks to make a complete set. So many people own a Wii (whether they actively play it or not) that this was usually pretty easy.

#20 Edited by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

A boy and his blob.

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