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Old December 16 2009, 06:51 PM   #16
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Re: Who's got a Wii?

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It's much more fun when it's hacked. Then you can play old NES games and backup games.
Yeah, pretty much. If it wasn't for the Homebrew Channel I doubt I would have played the Wii much at all this year.

Anyway, here's some suggestions for games that fell under the radar. Best part about these games is you'll probably be able to get most of them for under $20.

House of the Dead 2 & 3 - Fantastic port of two light gun classics from SEGA.
Ghost Squad - An original (and deeper) light gun game.
Zack & Wiki - Monkey Island type Point 'n Click adventure game.
Dewy's Adventure - 3D Platformer
Kororinpa - Similar to Marble Madness (NES) or the Super Monkey Ball series.
Elebits - Exploration/Puzzle game
Klonoa - An enhanced port of the fantastic 2D platformer on the PSX. Pretty easy game.
Okami - Enhanced (kinda) port of this excellent PS2 Zelda clone.
Heavenly Guardian - Excellent co-op multiplayer game that plays like Pocky & Rocky (SNES). Or if you're not familiar with that game a top down Contra. I warn you though it's not an easy game despite its colourful graphics.
Castle of Shikigami III - 2D vertical shooter. Although again this game isn't easy.
Rune Factory Frontier - It's Harvest Moon with an RPG slant.
Blast Works - I know nothing about it, but it's supposed to be a pretty good semi-casual game.

Also the Phoenix Wright series will be getting released on Wii Ware each month starting in January (so the fourth game will be released in April) for about $8 - $10 per game. Quite possibly the best franchise to come out in the past decade.
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Old December 16 2009, 09:29 PM   #17
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Re: Who's got a Wii?

Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It's easy enough for anyone to get into and it's very fun. The only thing is that it's very Japanese - it's steeped in Buddhism and Shitoism and it's subtitled, so that might put people off.

There's also The Lost Winds and the sequel on the Wiishop channel.

I think both are games are definitely the prettier looking games on the Wii:
Muramasa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFXuBwjAv7s
The Lost Winds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHXWWNPj2A
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Old December 17 2009, 10:12 PM   #18
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Re: Who's got a Wii?

I have just bought myself a WII with the balance board. It came with 2 games, Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus. As I am so new to WII I have a few questions which hopefully will be answered here.

1) Can anyone recommend a good tennis game to me?

2) Should I buy the WII motion plus?

3) What other accessories would you recommend?

4) I have decided to buy Sports Resort and Mario Karts and maybe Raving Rabbids. Does anyone have any other suggestions given that I am a 50+ woman who doesn't like RPG, shooter or fighting games?
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Old December 18 2009, 12:51 AM   #19
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Re: Who's got a Wii?

If you buy Wii Sports Resort, you get a Motion Plus with it.

EA released a Tennis game that used the Motion Plus in the summer, Grand Slam Tennis.
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Old December 18 2009, 08:26 PM   #20
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I've had one for a while now. It hasn't been turned on in months, however.
Well I'm the idiot, who buys one, sells it, then 6 months later decides and I can live without it, and then it sets for months collecting dust. Then I end up repeating the process all over again.

Would you believe I'm on my 3rd Wii? And aside from playing a little Mario Brothers Wii, it hasn't been turned on much in several weeks.

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Old December 18 2009, 08:31 PM   #21
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Even with lower graphics and limited selections of mature games, I have enjoyed the few FPS games I've played because of the controls. I'm a mouse type of guy and I never was able to learn to use mini-sticks in these games but the IR pointer of the Wiimote is just as natural.

I've played Red Steel (yes, the sword-fighting sucked but the game overall wasn't so bad as an FPS), Farcry, Call of Duty, Metroid... I also really like Force Unleashed (even if, again, sword control sucked). I'm expecting a lot from Red Steel 2 with Wii Montion+ (and I hope Force Unleashed 2 will do that as well).

Other than that, it's nice to have mini-play type games for party like Mario&Sonic @ the olympics, Raving Rabbits, Mario Party 8... Hours of fun watching each other making fouls of one-self, especially as you get drunk! I recommend the soda shaking game of Mario Party 8...

For accessories, at least 2 Wiimotes with Wii Motion+ and nunchuck, 1 classic controler add-on if you download the old games and 1 Wii balance board. That should be enough to start with. You can get Wii Play when you buy your second Wiimote, it's fun for young kids (and even the less young, sometimes ).
Thanks to the BIG BANG THEORY, I now will have to get some steering wheels for the mario-kart game we are getting...

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Old December 18 2009, 08:40 PM   #22
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I have just bought myself a WII with the balance board. It came with 2 games, Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus.
Wii Fit is why I bought my second Wii. So I brought it home and fired it up and I was pretty into it, faithful about using it regularily and so on. But after a couple of weeks, my body began to ache in places and ways that I'd never felt before. It was WAY harder on my body than when I work out at the local health club.

Shortly thereafter I got rid of my Wii Plus followed by the second Wii.
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Old December 18 2009, 11:20 PM   #23
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I have just bought myself a WII with the balance board. It came with 2 games, Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus.
Wii Fit is why I bought my second Wii. So I brought it home and fired it up and I was pretty into it, faithful about using it regularily and so on. But after a couple of weeks, my body began to ache in places and ways that I'd never felt before. It was WAY harder on my body than when I work out at the local health club.

Shortly thereafter I got rid of my Wii Plus followed by the second Wii.
I should have got you to sell me your Wii. Then got you to buy a couple more for my friends...
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Old December 19 2009, 05:55 PM   #24
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Old December 19 2009, 05:57 PM   #25
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All this talk about Wii Fit, but has anybody had any experience (good or bad) with EA Active?
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Old December 19 2009, 11:55 PM   #26
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If you are looking for kid-friendly or family-oriented games, there are a huge selection of games to pick from in the Wii catalog.

I don't really fall into either of those categories, and I have found that there is a only a limited selection available for hardcore, mature gamers. But I still have enough games to keep me busy, so I'm happy with the purchase.

I own-

Super Mario Galaxy
The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Resident Evil 4 (Wii edition)
Okami (Wii edition)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort

But I'd also recommend-

Guitar Hero 5
The Beatles: Rock Band
DJ Hero
Zack & Wiki
Little King's Story
Boom Blox Bash Party
Punch-Out!!
Super Paper Mario
No More Heroes
Dead Space Extraction
Mario Kart Wii
de Blob
MadWorld
EA Sports Active
Wii Fit Plus
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
A Boy And His Blob (remake)

And you can get some great downloadable WiiWare games-

World Of Goo
LostWinds
LostWinds: Winter Of The Melodias
Bomberman Blast
Swords & Soldiers
Mega Man 9
Contra ReBirth
NyxQuest
Bit.Trip games
Art Style games

On top of that you can get old NES, SNES, Genesis, TG-16, Sega Master System games on the Virtual Console.

And there is some cool stuff coming up-

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Sin & Punishment 2
Red Steel 2
the new Zelda
the new Metroid

So, yeah, definitely some good games out there.
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Old December 20 2009, 07:35 AM   #27
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/\ Don't forget Super Mario Galaxy 2, and No More Heroes 2, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II!
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Old December 20 2009, 10:00 AM   #28
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Re: Who's got a Wii?

Well, after months of sitting in my basement, my lovely Wii has been been brought into our living room. It feels a little strange to be playing it again, but I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of it pretty soon.

Sadly, I only have three games for it. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Sports and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn. Wii Sports is great for the entire family, Super Smash Bros. is a hit with kids and teenagers and Fire Emblem is geared more toward the hardcore RPG gamer. All of them are fun in their own way.

Like others have said, there is a solid library of games out there, so it won't be hard to find something that will satisfy everybody's tastes.
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Old December 21 2009, 07:20 PM   #29
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We just got FAMILY FEUD for the W i i...and had a ball playing it..totally recommended for family fun!!!

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Old December 22 2009, 05:28 PM   #30
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how do i get the homebrew channel
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