Fairly respectable lists with some really good games, but I still feel like the rest of the major gaming platforms (360, PS3, and PC) have all of the truly important must-play titles. Wii games simply cannot compare to the likes of Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2 etc... Some Wii titles are a lot of fun (typically the first-party games) but other systems are leagues and bounds ahead of them in depth and particularly online gameplay. Also it always makes me sad to see PS2 and Gamecube games included on "must have Wii games" lists.
The Consummate Wii Games List
Can someone help me out? I'm starting to like my Wii, and I want a game that will make me like it more. I have played Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart Wii, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl... and I think that's it. Oh, and I have Mega Man 9 and a bunch of VC games.
I would get the Metroid Trilogy game, but I've never played a Metroid Prime and I don't know if it's for me. And, didn't they stop making it?
I'm open to anything, even WiiWare stuff.
@TheJollyRajah: The one thing you need to know about Metroid Prime is that it is not an FPS game, but a First-Person action adventure. It is like the other Metroid games, only in first-person. Have you played Castlevania? Shadow Complex? It is like that. You have to tolerate respawning enemies in areas you have already visited. This is what kills these games for me, but for many people it doesn't.
What are your preferences? The only game you can recommend without thinking twice and without knowing the other one's game preferences is Wii Sports Resort.
Wiiware has a couple of demos, by the way.
@ScrappyDoo: Every once in a while, a game comes along that does videogame storytelling right - That doesn't rely on movies and bad script but instead chooses to involve the player in the telling of the story, world and characters. There was Silent Hill 2, then there was Shadow of the Colossus, then there were HL2 and Portal, and now there is Shattered Memories.
As I said before in this thread, in my book it is one of the best games of the last 10 years - that alone would not justify this position, but since it got "best Wii game" and "best ending" on Giantbomb, I feel comfortable leaving it there.
" Can someone help me out? I'm starting to like my Wii, and I want a game that will make me like it more. I have played Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart Wii, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl... and I think that's it. Oh, and I have Mega Man 9 and a bunch of VC games. I would get the Metroid Trilogy game, but I've never played a Metroid Prime and I don't know if it's for me. And, didn't they stop making it? I'm open to anything, even WiiWare stuff. "The Metroid Prime games are great fun, but they're not your standard FPS games. They're Metroid games in first-person, putting an emphasis on exploration and item collection over "Dur-hur bang bang" combat (though there's plenty of shooting in there). The original Metroid Prime more than the others has the feeling of a traditional Metroid title, while Metroid Prime 2 amps up the challenge of combat to a significant degree. Metroid Prime 3 is the best looking of the trilogy, obviously, and introduces some new twists like Hyper Mode and other very Wii-specific features. However, it is true that Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being produced and Nintendo is no longer shipping copies. Barring that, Metroid Prime 3 is a good choice by itself, and you don't need to have played the first two games to jump in, though it does help to be at least a little familiar with the important elements of the story arc, which thankfully doesn't require an encyclopedia.
As far as other games are concerned, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a must if you like fighting games at all. The crazy nature of the Vs. games might appeal to you if you're into Smash Bros. Punch-Out!! is great old-school fun and well worth playing, and the Trauma Center series is always good for for very intense puzzle solving.
I would to nominate MLB Power Pros. to the Fan Favorites list. It's a much deeper baseball game than the cover suggests. It's gameplay is reminiscent to the old RBI baseball games, which is quite good, and they have plenty of modes to keep you busy. It has a RPGish mode where you become a college kid trying to make the majors and you can control your character in the baseball games when he plays. There is also an MLB season mode that is done like the franchise modes in MLB 2K and The Show. Overall, the game was very well done and I'm disappointed that 2K didn't publish it for 2010. It seems that the game was too niche to sustain itself for long. I recommend this game to baseball fans though. It's on par with The Show.
I would recommend swapping Dead Space Extraction and Resident Evil 4. I'd never touched RE4 before playing through it on the Wii, and I had such a good time with it that I'm probably going to buy the Gold Edition of RE5 when it comes out on the 360. The only real knock against it is that it's been out on other platforms, but that seems highly irrelevant to me when we're talking about game recommendations.
This thread has now been updated.
Moved from upcoming to must-have:
- Red Steel 2
- Sin & Punishment 2
- Monster Hunter Tri
Moved from upcoming to second tier:
- Trauma Team
Moved from upcoming to fan favorites:
- Fragile Dreams
- Prince of Persia
Moved from upcoming to Wiiware must-have:
- Mega Man 10
- Cave Story
Added to Wiiware must-have:
- Rage of the Gladiator
- Bit.Trip Runner
- Art of Balance
Added to Upcoming:
- Donkey Kong Country Reloaded
- Kirby: Epic Yarn
- Wii Party
- Mario Sports Mix
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Shaun White Skateboarding
- Pikmin 3
- Goldeneye 007
- Raving Rabbids Travel in Time
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
- Michael Jackson
- Conduit 2
- The Sims 3
- Flip's Twisted World
- Sonic Colors
- Driver: San Francisco
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
None of the "upcoming" games released so far have been major flops, and the new "upcoming" list looks even better than before. Have fun!
Edit: Also added NBA Jam. How could I have missed it?
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