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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Woodbine » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 pm

Can anyone recommend some good games for the Wii? I've had mine for nearly 5 months and I should really branch out from the Sports and Wii Fit ones which came with it, fun though they are. Any ideas? I don't really like shoot 'em ups or role playing games much (although I'm not sure they're what the Wii's intended for anyway) but I'll give pretty much everything else a try.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Concrete » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:01 pm

Woodbine wrote:Can anyone recommend some good games for the Wii? I've had mine for nearly 5 months and I should really branch out from the Sports and Wii Fit ones which came with it, fun though they are. Any ideas? I don't really like shoot 'em ups or role playing games much (although I'm not sure they're what the Wii's intended for anyway) but I'll give pretty much everything else a try.
I got Sports Resort for Christmas, with the Wii MotionPlus thing. It's a bit like Wii Sports really but more sensitive and endless levels (well, seemingly endless if you're like me and only play once a month). The Super Mario thing they've advertised on the telly recently (not the Galaxy one, but the one that looks like the Game Boy game) looks fun to me, but I've not played it.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:32 pm

I'm always so tempted by Sports Resort but it seems pricey with having to buy an extra motion thing if I don't want to play alone. I keeping looking for a better deal on it, but nothing so far.

I downloaded a trial version of World of Goo of the Wii Channel, and it's really fun. I'm probably going to get the real version once I finish two major summer projects and then have 6 weeks of screwing around with no work.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Woodbine » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:37 pm

I got Sports Resort with the Wii actually and I don't really like it. I wouldn't bother forking out for it - unless the version that you buy seperately is more extensive than the one you get in a bundle with the console. The Sports games that come with Wii Fit are actually much better! I'm completely addicted to the tennis on Wii Sports, mind.

I never realised how terrible my balance was until I got a balance board, it's terrifying.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by PopSocks » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:01 am

Woodbine wrote:Can anyone recommend some good games for the Wii? I've had mine for nearly 5 months and I should really branch out from the Sports and Wii Fit ones which came with it, fun though they are. Any ideas? I don't really like shoot 'em ups or role playing games much (although I'm not sure they're what the Wii's intended for anyway) but I'll give pretty much everything else a try.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Woodbine » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:33 am

It would be good if there was a Wii game where you could upload pictures of people you hate and use the Nunchuck to punch them in the face. I'd buy it.

The football heading challenge on Wii Fit is good for the laugh factor, as it intersperses lobbing footballs at you with shoes and the like, which you're supposed to dodge, until you fall off the balance board, crack your head on the windowledge and spend the night in A&E.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by jamboshoeshine » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:56 am

I mainly use my Wii for bomberman and Mario Kart. Mario Galaxy is awesome, the new Mario game has a slightly annoying delay before you jump but looks very pretty.

Or you could plump for the most emo game ever made - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/ga ... ntendo-wii

The main character is basically voiced by Michael Jackson, despite him being dead

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Woodbine » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:49 pm

I was thinking that sounded quite good until your damning penultimate paragraph - boo. Didn't know you were reviewing games for the Grauniad, that sounds like a good gig.

The massive gas and leccy bill I got yesterday has now eaten up any budget that could previously have been spent on Wii games, so any jaunts around a Japanese dystopia will have to be put on hold at any rate. Boo. Everyone seems to go on about the Mario games on Wii though, so maybe I'll try one of them.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by RITH » Mon May 31, 2010 11:05 am

Sissi's parents got us a Wii yesterday. I'm quite excited after I beat everyone at bowling on my first try. Didn't have time yet to try anything else. I think we've got Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. I have no idea how anything works.

It's going to be so hard not to run to the store and buy Mario Kart.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by jamboshoeshine » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:15 pm

I reviewed another game. GIVE IT THREE STARS THEN NO-ONE WILL COMPLAIN

EVERYTHING IS WORTH THREE STARS

EVERYTHING

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by jayen_aitch » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:51 pm

Did you get grief from the makers of Endless Ocean 2 or the delightfully named Spyborgs?

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by RITH » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:36 pm

Twenty years after it's gone out of fashion again, I bought Mario Kart today and it's still as addictive as I remember from the anqique Nintendo we had in our students flat back in the day.

Overall I suck at Wii though, so far.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:14 pm

I rented Super Mario Brothers.Wii last weekend, and it was really good fun. Like Dennis said about Mariokart, Super Mario Brothers was just as addictive as I remember it. It's even more fun though because it can be played multi-player and there's lots of cool moves.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 pm

Has anyone else whacked homebrew on there wii?

I liked the sound of this:

http://lifehacker.com/5518518/how-to-ba ... hard-drive

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