What made you fall out of love with the Wii?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"...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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
" @Mikemcn said:If he'd started enjoying the Wii for liking a GameCube port, would you still question his reasoning?" 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? "
" @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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