What made you fall out of love with the Wii?

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#1 Edited by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

Have you ever liked the Wii? I remember when my Mam and Dad first hinted we were going to get a Wii and I was really excited by it :/ It was fun at first like the whole Wii Sports thing but then it got too samey within the other games. 
I will admit however I still go back on it every now and then to play on Resident Evil and The House of the Dead 2&3. 
I think its because I got my Xbox 360 shortly after and the online and stuff sort of dragged me away. It may be because the online communities of other sources are more entertaining. 
 
The main question I want to ask is. Will the Wii ever be cool again? Was it ever cool?  
Not to mention  
 I R LAZY :P
  
 
I realise I should have attached this to the Wii page but forgot :/ Apologies.
#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

The only thing that currently keeps me from playing my Wii at times is the fact that it's in another room. 
 
Oh man, thinking about my Wii is making me want to play Bit Trip Runner.

#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Nintendo isnt very big here in Israel, just  PCs and Playstation.. so i never really tried any other platform 
 
i bet i'd love the Wii if i tried it

#4 Posted by Icemael (6316 posts) -

The Wii is like a really expensive restaurant. I don't eat there very often, but when I do, I get a meal unlike any other.

#5 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@Icemael:
Your metaphors,similies and descrpitions should be placed in a small pocket sized novel. Theyre epic :D
#6 Edited by lilman1101 (1063 posts) -

They sold me a faulty Wii and a faulty Xbox.
 
Fuck EB games.
 
So yeah, i'm reluctant to buy consoles and i lost interest in the Wii.

#7 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I didn't fall out of love with the Wii yet.
I play a lot of No More Heroes and Monster Hunter Tri, and Smash Bros Brawl, Mariokart or New Super Mario Bros with the housemates, it's still a blast for multiplayer, since the other consoles don't offer much besides shooters which we aren't that big of a fan of.
 
Wii ftw!

#8 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

There aren't enough games that carry my interest.

#9 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong:
That might be why :/ Its really weird I dont have a single mario game apart from Mario Kart. 
I forgot about that game :D I love mario kart at times :P Unless I loose..
#10 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I love Nintendo because they're the easiest  console to hack.

#11 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
@FlamingHobo said:
" There aren't enough games that carry my interest. "
This!
 
The last game I got was Pikmin, the remake, well updated controls.
#12 Posted by Bluethunder35 (337 posts) -

I have fallen in and out of love with the Wii. When there are plenty of games to play, I play my Wii like crazy. When their long periods of zero good games occur, I sell the thing to somebody and wait. 
 
After finishing games like New Super Mario Brothers Wii, No More Heroes 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and several others, I sold it. I'll probably buy another in the Spring of 2011 for their next bunch of AAA games.

#13 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@WoodenPlatypus said:
" Have you ever liked the Wii? "
No.
#14 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

I don't hate the Wii, it's just I never play it.  I have my PS3 and computer and playing Wii games means dancing around and flailing my arms when could just sit and relax )relatively speaking) with the other 2 systems they're going to win every time.  Now motion controls coming to PS3 THAT has me seeing red.  Don't get me started on this 3d horseshit either.  

#15 Posted by Lawrens (688 posts) -

I never gotten a Wii, I might grab one eventually, if Nintendo were to announce xenoblade and last story for the US. 

As far as falling out of love, I've never loved any consoles this gen, they're all pieces of shit, except some are less shitty than the others, so I can prioritize my purchase. 

#16 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

I've never been in love with it. But the reasons for that are bad online capabilities and a severe lack of interesting games.

#17 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -

the wii has some good games but not as many as the PS3 or xbox360
#18 Posted by Roomrunner (815 posts) -

Nope.  I still play it more than the other two consoles.  I play a couple stars of Super Mario Galaxy 2 every day, and when that dries up, I think I'll download a couple SNES classics that I never got around to.

#19 Posted by TheDoorman (534 posts) -

My Wii's ability to gain dust made me fall out of love with the Wii.

#20 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

I never really loved my Wii. It was just something to play when my brother had it at launch. That, and Madden 2007. I dunno why, but I kept playing that until like 2009.

#21 Edited by Famov (768 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:

"...playing Wii games means dancing around and flailing my arms... "


Well, I imagine that if you insist on playing the wrong way, you're not going to have a very enjoyable experience. 
 
I play the Wii more than any other (non-handheld) platform by a factor of ten. There are legitimate criticisms of the system, but I still enjoy it a lot.
#22 Posted by LordRupertEverton (94 posts) -

the fact that about after a year they had no games worth playing ever in a lifetime.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Nothing, really, as I still like the console quite a bit. The closest thing is the moment when I stopped being a Nintendo fanboy. I was browsing the Internet one day when a sudden realization came over me: "Holy shit, when's the last time I played my Wii?" After that, my fanboyism died.

#24 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

The Wii always seemed like a gimmick to me.  All that moving never interested me.  I like to lay back and enjoy my games, like when I watch a movie.  I don't like that they had to try so hard to be different.  They are really out of touch with today's gaming culture.
 
Then as their games came out, I remembered how shitty the NES, 64 and  Gamecube were.  Nintendo has basically been riding the success of the SNES, its only worth while console.  The whole time.  Wii is  just dead in the water.  
 
That company is what it is, because it had no competition in the 80s, while they flooded the market.  Over 2000 games and only 20ish worth playing.  Now America, their original market, owns the industry and all they can do is flood the market with crap.  While pandering/begging to their old fans/victims.  Their games have no heart.  They  never really did.  They just made games to sell to the west. Games they thought dumb american kids would like.  Which Nintendo is still doing and failing because American companies are making games with all the passion of a fan.   
 
The US, Canada and Europe got tired of Nintendo's shitty concepts.  So they started making the games, they wanted to play.  Which is why, IMO, the east only gets our scraps now.   Now that there is real competition, their true self is shown.  Nothing more then a company.

#25 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -
@LordRupertEverton said:
" the fact that about after a year they had no games worth playing ever in a lifetime. "
I'm not a SMG fan so this applies to me
#26 Posted by fini_fly (767 posts) -

I had a Wii and a decent library, but besides RE4, I didn't have any real desire to play through any of the games again. That, and the lack on online gaming just didn't do it for me anymore. So I sold it and bought a PS3. Worth it.

#27 Posted by masterpaperlink (1837 posts) -

when i realized i had more fun on the gamecube, now that ive lost my nunchuk my wii is completely dormant.  

#28 Edited by Famov (768 posts) -
@SoothsayerGB said:

"That company is what it is, because it had no competition in the 80s, while they flooded the market.  Over 2000 games and only 20ish worth playing.  Now America, their original market, owns the industry and all they can do is flood the market with crap.  While pandering/begging to their old fans/victims.  Their games have no heart.  They  never really did.  They just made games to sell to the west. Games they thought dumb american kids would like.  Which Nintendo is still doing and failing because American companies are making games with all the passion of a fan.     The US, Canada and Europe got tired of Nintendo's shitty concepts.  So they started making the games, they wanted to play.  Which is why, IMO, the east only gets our scraps now.   Now that there is real competition, their true self is shown.  Nothing more then a company. "


Oh, boy. This is going to be good. 
 
Nintendo games have no "heart". Okay. Then you go on to say that western games are made "with all the passion of a fan". 
 
Please, do give me the differerence between Nintendo as a developer and other Western developers that you group together as 'passionate', and describe how those differences prove that Nintendo games are heartless corporate drivel while western developers make games by (and presumably for) passionate fans. 
 
Because, like, I feel like you're just making stuff up with a healthy dose of revisionist history. Like the part where Nintendo was alone in the 80s, and how Nintendo as a developer/publisher is "flooding the market with crap" when the games they release are so few and far inbetween, and how you're using the name "Nintendo" to represent all game development from the east. 
 
EDIT: While we're at it, let's look at these passionate western games. Maybe you're talking about the 54654 cover based third person shooters, or the 798654 DnD ripoff role playing games, or, perhaps, the 9879879845641321 first person shooters. They're so passionate about their work that they keep making the same games over and over again.
#29 Edited by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Wasn't impressed at all by the motion controls and very little on there interests me. Fell out of love as soon as I finished No More Heroes and put it back in its box. 
 
EDIT: Why do Nintendrones get so riled up?

#30 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

There are barely any games on it that interest me. I'm going to get The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword though.

#31 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -
@HandsomeDead:
I'm allergic to bad arguments, is all. You don't have to be a Nintendo fan to realize how stupid some of these replies are.
#32 Posted by fatalmephisto (9 posts) -

I have never ever fallen out of love with my Nintendo Wii, in fact it's my preferred system at the moment. I do own an Xbox 360 but that system has become such a huge bore to me, and i haven't touched my 360 in over a month now and prob never will again. I do want a PS3 though.

#33 Posted by EpicSteve (6483 posts) -

When I got tired of Wii Sports and realized that's it.

#34 Posted by Okari (167 posts) -

I wouldn't say I've fallen out of love with it, but unless there's a really great game, I don't bother playing it. I play games laying down, doing that with most Wii games is near impossible so I rarely play any of them.

#35 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

I liked the Wii, heck, I still like the Wii but if there's one thing that made me play it less it's because I wasn't seeing games on the console up to the standard of the major titles on the other consoles.

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#36 Posted by Hailinel (24417 posts) -

Nothing.  I still play it frequently.

#37 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I got a Wii at launch along with Zelda and Red Steel. Had it for about 8 months, during that time I bought no more games for the system so in the end traded it in towards a PS3. On some level I regret my decision to do so, ultimately MGS4 was worth it though. Ironically I don't play on my PS3 now either.

#38 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Famov: So allergic that you have to write paragraph responses to argument you already deem flawed. I suppose you've got to keep yourself feeling better than the rest of 'em somehow.
#39 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

I was never in love with the Wii, sure I bought it but I sold it within a month because I thought it was a piece of crap with terrible graphics and broken controls
 
Though I will admit that I want to try SMG2 and NMH2 aswell as Mad World but I'll manage without them

#40 Posted by Mikemcn (6982 posts) -

Twilight princess. I had zero fun, the motion controls pissed me off while being completely unnecessary and the story was complete garbage.

#41 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

I still like my wii.  I need to play more Galaxy 2 though.  Maybe I'll do that tonight.

#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19329 posts) -

I wish I had a Wii again.  I realize that there are some awesome games I won't get to experience because I sold it, but I do appreciate the games that my 360 offers more than what I would get with the Wii.  I had a great time with SSBB, Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario (not like the other Paper Mario games, but still good) and even with Twilight Princess, but I realized that not much was coming for it that I would enjoy as much as one of the HD consoles so I sold it.

#43 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

I still like my Wii actually. I'm just finishing up Trauma Team and then I'm going to move over to Super Mario Galaxy 2 (even if I never finished the first one). I may enjoy my PS3 more but I still think the Wii is great.

#44 Posted by RVonE (4633 posts) -

I was never in love with the Wii. I like some of the games on that platform, but mostly I don't really care for it.
#45 Edited by Jeust (10552 posts) -

This xD 
 
Props to Shymphony for the gif. 
#46 Posted by Hailinel (24417 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" Twilight princess. I had zero fun, the motion controls pissed me off while being completely unnecessary and the story was complete garbage. "
A port of a GameCube game?  That's your reason?
#47 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

Lack of quality games.

#48 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @Mikemcn said:
" Twilight princess. I had zero fun, the motion controls pissed me off while being completely unnecessary and the story was complete garbage. "
A port of a GameCube game?  That's your reason? "
If he'd started enjoying the Wii for liking a GameCube port, would you still question his reasoning?
#49 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

I liked the Wii when I first got it for MK and Zelda. It got boring pretty quickly though as a console in general and so I started to use it just to play older games that I bought off the Wii market or whatever it was. I've loaned it to my brother since!

#50 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -

@HandsomeDead said:

" @Famov: So allergic that you have to write paragraph responses to argument you already deem flawed. I suppose you've got to keep yourself feeling better than the rest of 'em somehow. "

 
They're small paragraphs.

 

 But that really doesn't make much sense. If I were really compensating for an inferiority complex, I might instead enter threads about a gaming platform I don't care about and constantly insult it knowing that I will get a response from the people who like it. Tell me, why else would you post in every single Wii thread talking about a Wii game people like and where your opinion on how much it's derivative slop really isn't welcome at all?

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