Well, a comment I got a few days back saying “more Wii please” got me thinking. I really have been neglecting the system in my Squidoo roundups, so I figure it’s time to make amends.
Lets dive right in with Wii Fit. Despite the fact that Nintendo continues it’s somewhat shady practice of not supplying enough of a product to create a larger demand, it can be found be some of the more intrepid shoppers. The game is receiving rave reviews from the gaming public at large, with it’s groundbreaking (literally?) “Wii-Board” or whatever they are calling it. Most of my friends that have it love it though. Word on the street is that it isn’t the best workout you will ever get, but it certainly is more of a workout than sitting on your couch and playing Paper Mario, which has been my favorite game for the system so far. But, I must say, the fact that Nintendo can convince people to put a controller in their pocket and run in place and call that a mini game and people enjoy it…. well, the world exploding in 2012 doesn’t seem all that unrealistic.
Another huge title right now for the Wii is Super Smash Bros Brawl. The game is a continuation of a series born on the Nintendo 64. Basically it takes your favorite Nintendo characters, mixes them in with crappier Nintendo characters and lets you duke it out. The action is fast and frantic, almost so much so that it loses a bit of strategy in the face of wild button mashing. The game delivers a ton of fan service to long time Nintendo fans though, and people are eating this game up like hot cakes. Which an episode of Ed recently taught me are both hot and cakes.
Mario Kart for the Wii is also another great use of your gaming dollar. Coming with a rather cheap but effective wheel for you to put your Wii Remote into to simulate a steering wheel, it adds a new wrinkle to this tried and true franchise. Other than that, not much has changed, it’s still the same Mario Kart we have been playing since the early 90s, good or bad. For most it’s a good thing though, so I don’t blame Nintendo all that much for not reinventing the wheel. Wait, they actually did do that, kinda.
And of course there is thefluffanutta’s insanely popular Top Games for the Wii lens, which is always sitting either at #1 or #2 in the top 100 lenses in the games category.
The final WoW vs AoC post is coming, I promise.