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#1 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

So I got a Wii from my aunt and uncle the other day for my birthday and I am completely lost as to what games I should actually get. I have already dabbled with some Virtual Console downloads, but I still haven't purchased an actual game. I plan on getting Silent Hill: Shattered Memories later today, and eventually the obvious choices such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Galaxy, and the such. 
 
However I am a little torn between the following games: 

 
If anyone can recommend some titles as well as give opinions on the ones listed above I would appreciate it. 
#2 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -

I highly recommend Muramasa.
 
Dead Space Extraction is much better than the Resident Evil rail-shooter games, however, if you're a huge Resident Evil fan they're worth checking out. Also, Resident Evil 4 Wii is a must.

#3 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
"  However I am a little torn between the following games: 
Resident Evil 4 sounds like a must and apparantly is one of the best implementations of the wii in a shooter.  Plus such a great game. I STILL can't believe it ran on the gamecube.
Dead space Extraction is the best game no one played last year. Its awesome. You played dead space? Get it now! you didnt? get it anyway.
Wario Shake it is alright. My girlfriend has it she likes it alot. Lots of style and humor and a pretty good classic platformer.
#4 Posted by DrFidget (215 posts) -

There is no reason anyone should have to play Pokémon Battle Revolution, ever.
I’d hit up the virtual console and Wii Ware. Never hurts to have Mario 3 and Bit.Trip Void a button press away.    

#5 Edited by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Of course you need to check out the consummate Wii games list if you haven't already. 
 
In regards to your games: Umbrella Chronicles <<<<<< Darkside Chronicles < Dead Space: Extraction
 
Darkside Chronicles made Umbrella Chronicles obsolete. DC starts slow but gets progressively better and offers a great and lengthy arcade shooter experience with some real highlights. Dead Space: Extraction isn't an arcade shooter in the traditional sense, it is very much focused on story, characters, atmosphere, sound design and originality. It is clearly the better game, though shorter, and not necessarily what you're looking for when you want an Arcade Shooter. 
 
Is Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition worth going through again just for the controls? 
 
Yes. Definitely yes.  Especially if you haven't played through the extras yet. It is the definite version of that game. The downside is that you'll have a hard time playing RE5 after RE4's Wii controls.
 
Wario Land: Shake It is exactly what you'd expect. It will not let you down, but it won't surprise you either. There is nothing wrong with the game, however, if you're looking for 2D platforming, there are obviously better choices such as A Boy And His Blob and LostWinds.
 
You also need to play Wii Sports Resort.

#6 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
@DrFidget: Mario 3 is one of the games I already bought. I've heard very very mixed things about Pokemon Battle Revolution. What makes it so bad? 
#7 Edited by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
Only, ONLY get Pokemon Battle Revolution if you consider yourself someone in tune with the meta game, there is nothing to that game other than customizing your characters appearance and fighting online. For the online I've personally had a lot of fun with it, but I really love competitive online fighting. If you do not care about IVs, EVs, team synergy, natures, and so on you will get absolutely crushed if you attempt to fight online and will get no sort of enjoyment out of the game, seriously do not buy it unless you like competitive Pokemon battling.  
 
As for the other stuff, other posts tackle that stuff nicely.
#8 Posted by DrFidget (215 posts) -
@Br3adfan:  If you don’t have the any of the DS games you’re forced to use stock Pokémon, which doesn‘t work so well. If you do have the DS games then there is nothing in BR you can’t already do, save for some rule sets you can only use in the campaign. Basically, there is no content other than battles. Battles you can do just as easily on your DS.
#9 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@DrFidget said:
" @Br3adfan:  If you don’t have the any of the DS games you’re forced to use stock Pokémon, which doesn‘t work so well. If you do have the DS games then there is nothing in BR you can’t already do, save for some rule sets you can only use in the campaign. Basically, there is no content other than battles. Battles you can do just as easily on your DS. "
Actually the DS games do not offer the option to face random people online via match making, this thing alone (plus the surfing Pikachu I guess) is what makes PBR different than the DS games and the only reason worth buying. However, stuff I said before still applies.
#10 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
@Zenaxzd: @DrFidget: Guess I'll stay away from it then and just wait for Heart Gold to come out in a few weeks to get sucked back into Pokemon.
#11 Posted by DrFidget (215 posts) -
@Zenaxzd:  Has the online actually gotten competitive? I only played for about a week after it came out and I only ran in to 2 teams that weren’t stacked with Ubers. Ubers that couldn’t stand a hit from my Walrein.
#12 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

Sorry, but there are no good Wii games.

#13 Posted by Creamypies (4060 posts) -

Get the first two Phoenix Wright games on WiiWare if you haven't played them before.

#14 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@DrFidget said:
" @Zenaxzd:  Has the online actually gotten competitive? I only played for about a week after it came out and I only ran in to 2 teams that weren’t stacked with Ubers. Ubers that couldn’t stand a hit from my Walrein. "
I haven't touched it much in a month or so but last time I played I was pleasantly surprised, I sat there for about 4 hours one night and never went up against an uber team. More surprising was the fact I didn't fight a single Garchomp, my mind was blown. Seems to have gotten a lot better than when I started playing it ~year and a half ago or so back then for me it was basically an endless stream of typical OU/uber pokemon with predictable strategies and so I stopped playing for a while.
#15 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@creamypies said:
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Get the first two Phoenix Wright games on WiiWare if you haven't played them before.

"
Yes, for sure, the ace attorney games are absolutely great and despite how lazily they were ported they are still totally worth buying considering how expensive the first (and to a lesser extent the second game) is, seriously. Like $50-100 to buy it new online.
#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

Do NOT get Pokemon Battle Revolution.  It's basically a very stripped down Pokemon Stadium with like 3 modes or something like that.
 
Some Wii games I recommend are:
 

 
And of course get Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  Those are no brainers.
#17 Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -


See above. 

Also, don't worry about having other games to play. Nintendo's going almost all out this summer.

#18 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
@nanikore said:
 Sorry, but there are no good Wii games.

#19 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" So I got a Wii from my aunt and uncle the other day for my birthday and I am completely lost as to what games I should actually get. I have already dabbled with some Virtual Console downloads, but I still haven't purchased an actual game. I plan on getting Silent Hill: Shattered Memories later today, and eventually the obvious choices such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Galaxy, and the such. 
 
However I am a little torn between the following games: 
 If anyone can recommend some titles as well as give opinions on the ones listed above I would appreciate it. "
I have all those games except Darkside Chronicles.  My personal view would be that Darkside Chronicles reviewed better than Umbrella Chronicles, so it is probably better and I do intend to get it.  I enjoyed Umbrella Chronicles, but as an on-rails shooter, I enjoyed  House of Dead: Overkill more (it has much foul language and a shocking story, so beware).   Dead Space Extraction is also an excellent on-rails shooter.   
 
Don't get Pokemon unless you are an absolute fan or it is very cheap.  It is just a way of getting your characters on your television, but doesn't do anything but just play battles (I don't regret buying it, as we did get our fun out of it).   
 
I never got the GC version of RE4, so the Wii version was a revelation for me.  It controls brilliantly and I believe I would have enjoyed it a LOT less on the GC as it was the controls that made me love it. 
 
Wario Land: Shake It is a very good platformer that looks amazing.  However, you really have to enjoy this type of traditional platformer to get the most out of it.  I enjoyed it, but didn't love it. 
 
I will leave my comments to just what you asked as everyone has different tastes, but there have been plenty of good suggestions above, but maybe I would give one personal favourite not mentioned, Little King's Story.  If you enjoy a mix of sim, RTS and RPG with really adorable characters, but a dark story, then this is brilliant.  Have fun  ^-^
#20 Posted by Castro (951 posts) -

I haven't played it myself, but I always thought A Boy and His Blob looked really good. Perhaps you should check that one out? Zack and Wiki is an oldie but a goodie. I also enjoyed Super Paper Mario a great deal. I'm trying to think of stuff that hasn't been mentioned here already. Hmm... maybe you can still find copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy?

#21 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Just got home from buying Silent Hill and Darkside Chronicles. Figured I'd take a chance on DC since I'm a big fan of Resident Evil games. 
 
Thanks for the tips everyone.

#22 Edited by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

well it's the wii so it sucks
your welcome

#23 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -

If you already have and beaten RE4 on GC I would say Wii version isn't worth it, the graphics are the same and the Wiimote functionality is okay, but not groundbreaking (if you've played any PC fps, there you go). I've heard good things about Wario Land and DS:E, though I would recommend getting just Dead Space if you have any other system that can play it. 

#24 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
@trophyhunter: Oh hey it's you spouting more stupidity.
#25 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" @trophyhunter: Oh hey it's you spouting more stupidity. "
oooh hey it's you 
you changed your icon I actually thought you were someone else
#26 Posted by JohnRehill (220 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" Do NOT get Pokemon Battle Revolution.  It's basically a very stripped down Pokemon Stadium with like 3 modes or something like that.
 
Some Wii games I recommend are:
 
 And of course get Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  Those are no brainers. "
This.
#27 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

If you haven't already bought Silent Hill, I would recommend you rent it. It's shorty McShort yo...

#28 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" well it's the wii so it sucks your welcome "
Oh, you silly goose you  ^-^ 
 
@Br3adfan said:
" Just got home from buying Silent Hill and Darkside Chronicles. Figured I'd take a chance on DC since I'm a big fan of Resident Evil games.  Thanks for the tips everyone. "
Hope you have fun man, and if you don't like the games, it isn't the console it is just the game and your tastes  :-)
#29 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" Just got home from buying Silent Hill and Darkside Chronicles. Figured I'd take a chance on DC since I'm a big fan of Resident Evil games.  Thanks for the tips everyone. "
Very ncie. Remember that Darkside Chronicles starts out pretty lame. It gets progressively better.

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