What made you fall out of love with the Wii?

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#51 Posted by Hailinel (24392 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @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? "
There's a difference between a port and a game designed specifically for the intended hardware.  Twilight Princess wasn't even the reason I bought the Wii at launch.  If I really wanted to play it and had no interest in other Wii titles, I'd have bought the GC version instead.
#52 Posted by Organicalistic_ (2954 posts) -

the motion controls

#53 Posted by Icemael (6316 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @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? "
If Twilight Princess was his one reason for loving the Wii, yes. If you start hating or loving a console because of one game, you're doing it wrong. 
 
Unless said game either jumped out of the box and raped you, or was mind-shatteringly stupendous and lasted for 100+ hours.
#54 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

If I wanted to waggle a stick around and get a sense of joy out of it, I'd masturbate.

#55 Posted by LiquidPrince (15909 posts) -

I was never quite in love with my Wii to begin with...

#56 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3066 posts) -

Still loving the Wii.  Super Paper Mario and Red Steel 2 justify that.

#57 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" 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 "
Trust me, you wouldn't. 
 
 
I've played the Wii a lot, and it fucking sucks. I mean, I played Wii sports resort and my friends out and it's boring. "WIGGLE YOUR ARMS KIDDIES AND WATCH THE BIKE GO UP THE MOUNTAIN!" It's not like I even did anything besides flail around like an idiot! I don't own a Wii, nor do I want to. It's stupid. I hate motion controls.
#58 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" 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 "
Trust me, you wouldn't. 
 
 
I've played the Wii a lot, and it fucking sucks. I mean, I played Wii sports resort and my friends out and it's boring. "WIGGLE YOUR ARMS KIDDIES AND WATCH THE BIKE GO UP THE MOUNTAIN!" It's not like I even did anything besides flail around like an idiot! I don't own a Wii, nor do I want to. It's stupid. I hate motion controls. "
#59 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I've mostly played the Wii for three games. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (which I've logged hundreds of hours into), Super Mario Galaxy, and MLB Power Pros.
 
I do realize I'm missing a lot of quality games the Wii has to offer, but I've been playing the 360 and DS so much that I barely have time for it. It is a decent system if you can dig through all the shovelware to find the real gems. I don't understand the Wii bashers mentality, yes it has a lot of flaws, but it's nowhere near as bad as the Sega Saturn when it comes to the quality of their games. Now THAT system sucked.

#60 Posted by AndrewB (7575 posts) -

It's simply a consistent lack of games which appeal to me. In the entire console's lifetime, I can think of probably 10 games which I either own or wanted to own. For the $250 I paid for it, that isn't nearly enough to justify it for me, personally.
 
Actually, I think I'm going to go make a GB list on the matter right now...

#61 Edited by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -

The Wii sucks you flail your arms around like a retard, that isn't fun, I'd rather play the brownest shooters with the goal of shooting the brownest people. 
 
The Wii is awesome, but instead of explaining why I'm just going to write a bunch of bullshit nobody is going to read. 
 
Giant Bomb is literally the worst collective of video game opinions on the internet. 
 
Also, hardware is very important to me, let me list a bunch of reasons why hardware is important for video games despite the fact that I am 10 years old and don't understand hardware or video game development or anything because I am 10 years old and my favorite game is Halo 3.

#62 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @WoodenPlatypus said:
" Have you ever liked the Wii? "
No. "
#63 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@Death_Unicorn:
Win. I never felt safe playing the Wii after all the jokes with what women use the controllers for. Uncomfortable. 
#64 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1639 posts) -

I realized that I didn't like Nintendo games as much as I used to think I did. Then that didn't leave much else for me because Nintendo is the best developer overall on the system.

#65 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

I quite liked the Wii, and I still do. However the amount of games that appealed to me began to dwindle. It made more sense for me to get a PS3 which housed many games I could enjoy. I still play some Wii from time to time, but I have very little motivation to go out and purchase more games for it. 

#66 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -

THIS is some FLAME BAIT ASS shit. When a WII games is good THE GAME is good SAME AS with all THE OTHER shit.

#67 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

I never really loved it. When we first got ours i thought it was cool for a few weeks but i never really played it much compared to my 360/ps3. I haven't touched it in over a year now, mainly because i have no interest in any of it's games.

#68 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

the one thing keeping me is its lack of quality games. with kirby and zelda and donkey kong coming tho im sure ill be using it quite a bit 

#69 Posted by Sadisticham (278 posts) -

I was playing galaxy 2 the other week. And it is the controller i think.
 
I just..cannot stand the remote control style controller.

#70 Posted by Iceman2913 (508 posts) -

ps3

#71 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3070 posts) -

Lack of games.
 
The Wii is more useful as an exercise trainer thing. You know what I mean, I can't find the words at this moment. But with games like Dance Central for the Kinect, all my attention in terms of those things will be drawn to the XBOX 360 and away from the Wii.

#72 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

some of the games are good but i only played it a couple of times at my friend's house. it only fun when you have friends over to play it with.

#73 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

I really like the wii and I still play it a lot. Sure the other two systems have more games that appeal to me but I'm not apart of Nintendo's target audience.

#74 Posted by Toxin066 (3277 posts) -

Lack of enticing exclusives and I'm not big on the controllers. Even when I was playing through SMG2, I couldn't help but feel I'd be enjoying it a bit more on a standard controller. My ps3 and 360 get far more of a gaming workout than my atrophied wii.
 
Another key factor is what JJ mentioned on page 1: It's in the other room.

#75 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

I don't play it quite as much as my 360, but I own more games for it and have really enjoyed the time I've spent with it. @Karmum said:

" 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. "
I know right? Madden 07 was GREAT on the Wii!
#76 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

I like playing my Wii so much I'm thinking of selling my Xbox 360. I can't stand a dual analog controller anymore, just doesn't feel right.

#77 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I've used my Wii a fair amount this year, with Super Mario Galaxy 2, Trauma Team, No More Heroes 2, and currently playing Sin and Punishment 2.

#78 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

tendonitus

#79 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -

A lot of the design decisions, though interesting, serve to distance me from the Wii in comparison to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The controller is a major factor, it feels less comfortable to use compared to a Gamepad (or Keyboard and Mouse) but primarily because of the nature I find it harder to rest into myself and be truly 'immersed', by which I mean forget I am controlling a game, in the experience. When I am playing a Wii I always remember that I am playing a Wii, when I play using a Gamepad (or Keyboard and Mouse) I simply play the game.

This does not mean I cannot enjoy playing the Wii and often do enjoy playing it but the number of games which have 'hooked' me is very slim in comparison to other systems.

#80 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Poor implementation of motion control and a lack of truly great/interesting games. For a platform about innovation, I guess the lack of said innovation by developers is counterproductive.
 
Honestly, until Motion+, the whole thing felt really gimmicky and inaccurate; far from Nintendo's original depictions. The only games I could stand to play were SSBB, Mario Kart Wii (my two favorite games for it) and VC games, which I played with the GCN controller. As I didn't want to shell out for M+, I was pleasantly amazed when I tried it as a friend's house. If only it had M+ from launch, I might not have bought an Xbox.

#81 Edited by AuthenticM (3710 posts) -

Just for the record, the Wii was cool for about a month. It became cool again for a very brief time when New Super Mario Bros. Wii came out last year, but that's it.
 
edit: I misunderstood the thread. Modified my post accordingly.

#82 Posted by MormonWarrior (2569 posts) -

I was super hyped for it, back when it was called the Revolution. I've always been a big Nintendo fan, so I was way stoked. When it finally came out, and there was literally nothing good to play on it...I realized it was kinda garbage. Even now, the only games I like on it are the Super Mario Galaxy games. Tons of things really annoy me about the Wii, and many other things make it so I actually cannot own it because of my personal circumstances.
 
Really, this has turned into me not liking any of the consoles this generation very much. There's a handful of games on all of them that I wish I could play. But the only one I have is a 360. Yep.

#83 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -

I remember getting on one knee asking the Wii to marry me, but it said no :( and that's when I lost interest in the Wii I once loved

#84 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

People bitching about something they never owned or don't own anymore. Oh internet. 
How can an SDTV owner fall out of love with the thing giving him Netflix watch instantly on the teli. Impossible.

#85 Posted by MaltaGamer1980 (3 posts) -

Wii was the last console I got cause i do prefare the other 2... however it has some great 'fun' titles... lately with the exception of SMG2 there was nothing more i wanted, however this will change when games such as Metroid, Donkey Kong & Kirby get released :)

#86 Posted by InfiniteStateMachine (215 posts) -

punchout and mario gal2 got be me bacfk

#87 Posted by one_2nd (2359 posts) -

I dont have one, but at first i thought it was awesome. The controller kinda blows. 

#88 Posted by iSylence (345 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" 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. "
Now I want to play bit trip runner! For me that would mean having to go to my mates place though so I guess it's not happening. I hold you personally responsible :)
#89 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

I love my Wii when I'm playing it, but I so rarely find Wii games I want to play. Definitely gets a workout around the holidays though.

#90 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I wonder what the people who hate the Wii controls are going to do when their favorite console's knockoff peripheral comes out. Would it be too much to ask for them to stick to their guns? Probably.

#91 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

no games I want and there are shockingly few games that actually use the wii for what it is.
90% of the games are just ps2 games

#92 Posted by loopy_101 (287 posts) -

The lack of units on sale because of Nintendo's disgusting supply and demand techniques. The Wii has some amazing games and exclusives but I shouldn't have to wait in line to pick up a console based around last generation hardware (wi-fi and motion controls aside).

#93 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" I wonder what the people who hate the Wii controls are going to do when their favorite console's knockoff peripheral comes out. Would it be too much to ask for them to stick to their guns? Probably. "
As someone with no interest in either Kinect or Move, I don't really know, but is it really fair to compare all three? Kinect looks to be even worse than the Wiimote in terms of control but Move seems to be precise, have more than the two or three usable buttons on the Wiimote and appears compatible with upcoming games in already existing franchises and genres without sacrificing anything.
#94 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @ryanwho said:
" I wonder what the people who hate the Wii controls are going to do when their favorite console's knockoff peripheral comes out. Would it be too much to ask for them to stick to their guns? Probably. "
As someone with no interest in either Kinect or Move, I don't really know, but is it really fair to compare all three? Kinect looks to be even worse than the Wiimote in terms of control but Move seems to be precise, have more than the two or three usable buttons on the Wiimote and appears compatible with upcoming games in already existing franchises and genres without sacrificing anything. "
QFT. I don't care at all about the knockoff peripherals, and I'm not wasting money to buy them. If they move to using them completely, I'll go back to my good old buddy, PC.
#95 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Nothing. Its a great system.

#96 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -

I fell beck in love again with the release of Mario Galaxy 2.

#97 Posted by bhhawks78 (1203 posts) -

Waggle always being a detraction except in sports and boom blox.
 
Looking like complete ass on my LCD.
 
Every 3rd party exclusive being overhyped to hell then being complete garbage - conduit/madworld/ etc

#98 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

Nintendo took a break.
Now they're back, and I'm right there with them.

#99 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Xtrememuffinman said:
" Nintendo took a break. Now they're back, and I'm right there with them. "
Was the Gamecube the break?
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