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Kurt Zisa

We bought a wii

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And i'm not too sure what to do with it. A new EB Games opened up in a shopping center about 40 minutes away from where I lived, so my girlfriend and I went to check it out because why not.

Anyway they had this storewide sale and one of the things they were selling was a pre-owned wii for NZ$84 and then things went like this:

GF: It's so cheap!
Me: yeah i guess it is
GF: we need this!
Me:... really?
GF: We've always wanted one
Me: I only know like 5 games on this thing
GF: we need​ a wii, we can go halves on it
Me: lol why not

I then had to explain that you don't need to grab (and cling to) the display box as it's just that: for display. So now we have a wii, and wii Sports, and Kirby's Epic Yarn but I have no idea what else I can get on this thing.

If anyone knows any good wii games that aren't multiplayer Mario ones (because those are a given with any nintendo console) i'd be happy to have any suggestions. Oh it can also play Gamecube games too so if you have any suggestions for that I'd be more than happy to listen.

Other than that not much is new. Still at uni. Still far too into Transformers and gaming for my own good. I still can't get past the torture part in Peace Walker no matter how many times I try. I'm attempting to break into the lab where Sokolov is being held in Snake Eater, except I keep killing the guards while trying to get info from them about how to get inside. Not my fault there's a million different things you can do when you've got them in a chokehold.

That's all for now, thanks for reading and i'll see you guys around the forums.

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  1. loaf's Avatar
    Boom Blox
  2. LocoColt04's Avatar
    ^ that.

    Also, Fire Emblem if you can successfully hunt one down.

    Skyward Sword was great - but beware, it contains twists on the traditional Zelda style.

    They did a Kirby 20th Anniversary collection. Super-recommend.
  3. LocoColt04's Avatar
    Outside of first-party titles:

    The Conduit (& 2) is/are the best FPS games on the system. All others have incredibly wonky controls and should be avoided.

    The Raving Rabbids series is a lot of fun - Rabbids Go Home is probably the best of the bunch. Not a huge need to buy all of them, but it's a good collection of minigames. Snagging just one, I'd say that one.

    No More Heroes 1 & 2 should be in everybody's collection. You get to charge the batteries in your beam sword by practically rubbing one out. Oh, and you save by taking a dump at home. Think of it as a totally wacky sandbox game where you get paid for doing random chores for people and then you kill bad guys who have ridiculous powers.

    de Blob has an addictive play style and fantastic music, but you can avoid its sequel. You hop around and restore color to a world where the overly controlling greyscales have attempted to remove it all.

    Disney Epic Mickey is also fantastic; but again, you can avoid its sequel.

    Muramasa is a phenomenal side-scroller hack'n'slash. Buy it or I will disown you.

    They remade Okami for the Wii and it felt COMPETELY natural. Complete brushstrokes to simulate brushstrokes? Yes, please!
  4. Kurt Zisa's Avatar
    Thanks guys i'll have to keep a look out for those.

    I saw Boom Blox and Skyward Sword in the store and they both looked pretty good. I'm pretty new to Zelda so the changes made shouldn't be too much of a shocker lol
  5. Andromeda's Avatar
    Yeah, I waited until the Wii was used and dirt cheap, only paid 55 for it because I didn't feel it was worth more. I actually feel it is worth even less than that, but came with a couple extra controllers so I didn't haggle with them. But it definitely has only a few worthwhile games.

    Muramasa get the Vita version if you can, it is far superior to the Wii version. If not, Muramasa is definitely a great game and very addicting to play.

    You forgot Xenoblade and Pandora's Tower, Loco. And learn from me, don't bother with The Last Story. It's a pointless game that plays itself, it's not fun, and I don't that say pretty much ever. I finished Time and Eternity, which is better than it. >.>
  6. loaf's Avatar
    Boom Blox will make you stay up all night. Beware.
  7. LocoColt04's Avatar

    I wasn't even thinking of RPGs at the time.
  8. Andromeda's Avatar
    Probably because the Wii has almost no RPGs. ^^; It's easy to forget, I already own most of them and I have 4 Wii games.
  9. loaf's Avatar
    I hear The Last Story is a pretty decent RPG for the Wii.
  10. Andromeda's Avatar
    It failed on the one thing that should have been easy. It made player interaction in combat nearly pointless. It's all auto-attack, you don't push a button to attack the game does it for you. All you're doing is navigating the environment. The game would have been better as a visual novel if they didn't want you fighting.
  11. loaf's Avatar
    lol what?
  12. Andromeda's Avatar
    You can issue commands to your party members to target environmental things or strategies, but you don't actually get to attack. It's supposed to be an action RPG, but what's an action RPG if you can't actually press the attack button. So the pointless combat soured me on the game so fast I haven't the motivation right now to complete it, even if I play RPGs for the story, you need combat to be fun or at least interactive. Otherwise what's the point of it at all. I haven't played Sakaguchi's games from Mistwalker, but they're better than the Last Story just on a functional level.
  13. Zargabaath's Avatar
    You can change the attack option to manual. Makes it so you must press the "A" button to attack. The dive command changes to pressing the joystick and down arrow, while hiding is just the down arrow. So it does offer more interaction. I played on auto and it can be tough getting around enemies when your character is close to the hit box and continues to attack.
  14. Andromeda's Avatar
    It specifically says you deal less damage when you switch out to manual. Which is a stupid condition for playing normally.
  15. Zargabaath's Avatar
    I did not even see that. I'll have to check that out.
  16. Rowan's Avatar
    hows Pandoras tower?