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What games should I buy for the Nintendo Wii?

Asked by noodle_poodle (1614points) January 8th, 2012

I am a relatively new gamer. I am going to be spending a few months in a rural location with nothing to do in the evenings. I thought the wii might be a good compromise between keeping me occupied and being something energetic I could do in the house.

Which games would you recommend that will get me off my butt and moving around but are also more interesting than your normal wii fit style game. I especially like the idea of a game where you swing the controller around like a sword but reviews for these sorts of games seem to suggest that its not something many games do well.

Any advice gratefully received and thanks for reading.

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King_Pariah's avatar

Wii Sports is a good start. I always break a sweat in the boxing event. Konami Deca Sports 2(?) I think is also a good one.

And then how can you go Wii and not have Super Smash Bros. melee? Or new good old fashion Mario Kart?

flutherother's avatar

Skyward Sword is very good.

Blueroses's avatar

Yep, MarioKart (and at least 2 wheels) is a must-have.

WarioWare “Smooth Moves” is a lot of fun too.

Mariah's avatar

Wii Sports Resort is active, pretty fun, and has a “swordplay” minigame.

Skyward Sword is very good.

RocketSquid's avatar

Although it’s not an active game, Monster Hunter Tri is a game to get lost in if you have a lot of time, and even better if you have an internet connection.

gambitking's avatar

Well that’s kind of a big question, and since I don’t know the types of games you’re really into, I can just kind of suggest several of the best across the genres.

For action adventure, it doesn’t get any better than the two Wii Zelda titles, both fantastic. Twilight Princess and the recently released Skyward Sword. Keep in mind, Skyward Sword requires Wii Motion Plus. Another sleeper title that didn’t get a lot of hype was “Okami”, and it’s definitely a must-play in the adventure genre, such a great game. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is great fun with Wii controls too.

Of course for platformers, you can’t go wrong with New Super Mario Bros. A couple of other great ones include Kirby’s Epic Yarn and the just-released Rayman Origins.

If you like strategy games, (with a hint of RPG), you might enjoy Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (or the very good previous gamecube title Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, but a GC controller and memory card are needed)

There’s not much in the way of Shooter titles, but Metroid Prime 3 Corruption is a solid game, especially for a metroid fan. (Avoid ‘Metroid: other M’) You might enjoy the hyped-up “Conduit”, but I would go for the new 007 Goldeneye instead, or the really fun rail shooter House of the Dead, Overkill for that matter.

As far as arcade style games, you could try Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, one of the best star wars games and lego games out there. Lego Harry Potter is pretty good too.

I wouldn’t really recommend any sports, fighting or racing titles since you’re probably playing by yourself, but of course Mario Kart Wii and Smash Bros. Brawl are among the greats in those categories.

If you wanted to elaborate on the types of games you like to play I could probably narrow it down a bit more, but that’s a good list to get you started no matter what.

Qingu's avatar

Skyward Sword is one of the best games I’ve evar played (much better than Twilight Princess imo). You get to have real swordfights! And you get to hold up the controller to charge your sword with energy like in He-Man! (On top of that, you get to control your own little predator drone with the remote control, my favorite Zelda item ever.)

It takes some getting used to but it does actually work very well—I think some of the negative reviews were by people who never actually learned how to play the game, based on the details of their reviews. The game tracks how you swing the remote pretty precisely—and enemies will not only block your swings, but will look at how you’re holding your sword, like your stance, and adjust their blocks accordingly.

The worst thing about Skyward Sword is that the game is obnoxious in how it presents information to you, like it hits you over the head with obvious hints and forces you to wade through slow-moving text. The game itself is revolutionary.

FYI it took me about 50 hours to finish it. Also I’d recommend not picking up heart containers that bosses drop. It’s not a really easy game, but I think handicapping yourself a little bit this way makes it just the right level of difficulty for the fights to get really intense. :)

Mariah's avatar

Has no one mentioned the Galaxy games? Super Mario Galaxy (1&2) for sure are good choices.

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