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#36 Hurdyb1

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

View Postcusideabelincoln, on 23 May 2012 - 09:54 PM, said:

Wii Sports was such a refreshing burst of joy.

I agree wholeheartedly. Still the best motion control experience to this day in my opinion.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

View PostHurdyb1, on 23 May 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I could have easily did without the Wii this gen on my shelf as it collects dust on mine as well.

Yet you bought two of them.  It's definitely a console worth purchasing twice, I don't blame you for doing it.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:54 AM

I will miss the Wii and the massive profits I made off the two times I owned one.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

Great system, some of the best games this gen.

The games on it were a total extension of what made the PS2/GCN era so great (not including the technical similarities). It's a shame this gen was all about the bloated big budget titles, there's some real hidden gems on the Wii that most will ignore because it's not popular.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

View PostBjomesphat, on 24 May 2012 - 07:24 AM, said:

Great system, some of the best games this gen.

The games on it were a total extension of what made the PS2/GCN era so great (not including the technical similarities). It's a shame this gen was all about the bloated big budget titles, there's some real hidden gems on the Wii that most will ignore because it's not popular.

Eh, same for all other consoles. In fact, you can say the entire PSP and DS 3rd Party libraries are hidden gems :P

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostAlmostAutumn, on 24 May 2012 - 08:26 AM, said:

Eh, same for all other consoles. In fact, you can say the entire PSP and DS 3rd Party libraries are hidden gems :P

Yeah, this.  The Wii did have some hidden gems, unfortunately the 360, PS3 and PC each had about 10x more.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

They weren't as hidden on those systems.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

Dudebros who were too cool to play the wii is not evidence that it was a bad system.
it's graphics sucked but it had some amazing games, the one console that remembered that sometimes people like to play games with friends in the same room.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

I'll admit, the Wii is actually my favorite Nintendo console since the SNES. Even though i really enjoyed the Cube, i felt that the Wii had more and better games, and even though there were alot of "waggle" games, there were alot of really good ones, or ones that just really appealed to me.

So yeah, Wii, the over-rated under-rated console.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

View Postktownhero, on 24 May 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

Yeah, this.  The Wii did have some hidden gems, unfortunately the 360, PS3 and PC each had about 10x more.

They had games that were trying to be like the big sellers but didn't get hype or press, but I don't consider those hidden gems. The Wii had a lot of stuff that you just couldn't find on other systems. I think all the systems have their fair share of hidden gems, but the Wii's were the most unique (I'm not really including PC since it has the indie dev community).


Anyone remember that Blaster Master sequel/re-imagining on WiiWare. It's still crazy to me that that game even exists. Doesn't come close to the original, but it's still pretty fun.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

View PostBjomesphat, on 24 May 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:


They had games that were trying to be like the big sellers but didn't get hype or press, but I don't consider those hidden gems. The Wii had a lot of stuff that you just couldn't find on other systems. I think all the systems have their fair share of hidden gems, but the Wii's were the most unique (I'm not really including PC since it has the indie dev community).

That's nonsense and you know it.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

I think the Gamecube was every bit as good as Wii. Maybe because I got to play Resident Evil 4 which shocked me how good it was!
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

The problem I had is I have such a massive backlog of games and not enough time to play them. The biggest thing about the Wii for me was smash brothers still. Not a gathering of family or friends happens without smash brothers getting a good solid 10 matches in with 4 players.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

View Postohioguy24, on 24 May 2012 - 12:32 PM, said:

I think the Gamecube was every bit as good as Wii. Maybe because I got to play Resident Evil 4 which shocked me how good it was!

I would say RE4 is better than any game released on the Wii but overall the Wii's library is much more interesting to me than the GCN, which is easily Nintendo's worst console.  It does have Metroid Prime, Melee and RE4 on it though, which makes it a worthwhile gaming platform at the end of the day.

Oh yeah, and F-Zero GX....what a game.  Now that I think about it, the Cube wasn't so bad.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostOrbitalBeard, on 24 May 2012 - 01:42 PM, said:

I would say RE4 is better than any game released on the Wii but overall the Wii's library is much more interesting to me than the GCN, which is easily Nintendo's worst console.  It does have Metroid Prime, Melee and RE4 on it though, which makes it a worthwhile gaming platform at the end of the day.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

Yes, that game was amazing.  Heck, I take back what I said, the Gamecube was pretty great.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostOrbitalBeard, on 24 May 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

Yes, that game was amazing.  Heck, I take back what I said, the Gamecube was pretty great.

no, ur right. they did have more games, especially from the big N. But the Gamecube did have some good ones. It just took it too long too really take off, by the, the wii was already kicking ass.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

I recently picked up a Wii from a garage sale for $45.  I've been looking for a cheap one to play xenoblade and the last story.  I have my component cable on the way from monoprice.  I need to see what other accessories I need for it.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

You may want to look into a classic controller for Xenoblade
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostKyio, on 24 May 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

You may want to look into a classic controller for Xenoblade
Pretty awesome controller (the classic pro at least).
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

View PostBjomesphat, on 24 May 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:


They had games that were trying to be like the big sellers but didn't get hype or press, but I don't consider those hidden gems. The Wii had a lot of stuff that you just couldn't find on other systems. I think all the systems have their fair share of hidden gems, but the Wii's were the most unique (I'm not really including PC since it has the indie dev community).

Complete baloney right here folks.  There are MAD indie games for PS3 and 360 that totally kick ass, and way more than you can get on Wii.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

I can't find Xenoblade used anywhere, it's 59.99 wherever i go. :(
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostJCK1975, on 24 May 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

Dudebros who were too cool to play the wii is not evidence that it was a bad system.
it's graphics sucked but it had some amazing games, the one console that remembered that sometimes people like to play games with friends in the same room.

Mine ain't collecting dust because I'm a dude bro :|

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostOrbitalBeard, on 23 May 2012 - 11:10 PM, said:

Yet you bought two of them.  It's definitely a console worth purchasing twice, I don't blame you for doing it.


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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

View Postktownhero, on 24 May 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

Complete baloney right here folks.  There are MAD indie games for PS3 and 360 that totally kick ass, and way more than you can get on Wii.

I'm talking about retail.

And there are more hidden gems on WiiWare than PS3/360. Everyone knows the good games on PSN/XBLA, most don't know about WiiWare. I'm not saying WiiWare has better games than the others, I'm just saying there's more hidden gems. I think our definition of hidden gems are different.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

View Postktownhero, on 24 May 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

Complete baloney right here folks.  There are MAD indie games for PS3 and 360 that totally kick ass, and way more than you can get on Wii.

Most people know about them though.  Very few are hidden gems.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

Meh, Punchout was the only game I liked for it, but Sony & MS could learn a thing or two from the Vitual console.  I did like that..
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

I will eventually play Skyward Sword. Even in a few years when I have to buy a used Wii and such just to do so... but I will. That and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

View Posthiawa23, on 24 May 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Meh, Punchout was the only game I liked for it, but Sony & MS could learn a thing or two from the Vitual console.  I did like that..

Punch-Out!! is one of my favorite Wii games.  So much fun.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

View PostthoseAREmySHOES, on 24 May 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

I will eventually play Skyward Sword. Even in a few years when I have to buy a used Wii and such just to do so... but I will. That and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Skyward Sword is really, really good.  Donkey Kong Country Returns is my favorite game of this generation.  Not my favorite Wii game...my favorite game, period.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

Make sure you homebrew your Wii for DKCR classic controller support. So much better that way. Now if only they could add nunchuck support for Metroid Other M. I wish someone would figure it out.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostHurdyb1, on 23 May 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:

I agree wholeheartedly. Still the best motion control experience to this day in my opinion.

I'll never get it.  Wii sports for me was one of the most short lived novelties i've ever come across in the gaming world.  About 5 minutes of each game and i was done.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

The Wii kicked ass for me because of the Virtual Console. It's the first Nintendo to let you download the classics, and I'm all about the classics. SNES, Genesis, N64, NES games, give me a console to download the classics, and I'll be pretty damn happy.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:02 PM

View PostHurdyb1, on 23 May 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:

I agree wholeheartedly. Still the best motion control experience to this day in my opinion.

I have to say that Wii SPorts Resort and Skyward Sword are much better experiences IMO. So was Boom Blox

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

It's going to be remembered as a very underrated console. Years from now, when we get away from how "the graphics suck" for the current gen, and we can go back and play it just for the games, it's going to be remembered favorably. Some of the best games I've ever played are on the Wii.
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