Originally Posted by Piobaire
Anyone with the Wii...how bad are the graphics? I hear only 480p? What are the best games to get for it?
I was going to make a quick reply but I might as well just open the flood gates for my Wii-love: It's a pretty big jump down in resolution if you're used to playing the HD-output systems and then going to the Wii, but that said the games on it are really fun and considering the low price-tag it's pretty much a must-own, if for nothing else than to be able to play Nintendo's games which are by and large excellent (besides, where else can you make a little 3d Freddy Mercury
?). Just don't buy it thinking it's going to show off your 55" hi-def TV, because chances are it's going to make it look worse. Anyway, here is my Wii library: Zelda: Twilight Princess - pretty standard stuff as far as Zelda goes in terms of gameplay, that said the game is awesome from start to finish and despite being a little easy at times it's damn near perfect. Wario Ware - quirky mini-games, some of them lasting less than 3 or 4 seconds. It's a very Japanese game and it is without surprise that Japanese friends seem to love it. I like the game a lot and it's nice to pull out from time to time, especially since there are modes up to 12 players so if you have a lot of friends over, have a few drinks in you and want some good laughs it's fun. Wii Sports - comes with the system. This is what everyone buys the system for, it's decent but not amazing. Pretty shallow sports game with good use of the Wii Remote Trauma Center: Second Opinion - fun little game, you play as a surgeon and use the Wii Remote to perform surgery on patients, including suturing, removing broken glass from internal organs, re-assembling broken bones, etc. It's cartoon-gory and fun, but the story is nothing short of annoying and at high levels it gets way out of control with these crazy viruses, and on the higher difficulties it's *REALLY* hard. The sequel is coming out soon. All in all this game is pretty fun, good one to trade off with friends on. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - this has to be one of my favorite games. I loved the original Metroid Prime, but the way this game uses the Wii remote is fucking awesome. Some people tend to enjoy this more than others - it's very exploration based with a fair bit of puzzles and a lot of collecting if you're down for it. The boss fights are very cool and combat in general is a ton of fun. This is my favorite game out on the Wii as of yet. Super Paper Mario - a retro-fest Mario game with many traditional side-scrolling platform elements, but with a chunk of dialogue / story-line RPG elements as well as leveling up and item use. Good game, quirky and enjoyable but a lot of people don't dig its cutesy style. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition - this is a must-have for Wii owners who haven't played through RE4 already. The controls make it really fun, and the game itself (originally released on Gamecube) is one of the best games of all time, IMO. The fact that it's only $30 makes it an even better deal. Zack & Wiki - this is quickly becoming one of my favorite games. It's a point-and-click adventure in the same vein as the old computer PnC games like Monkey Island. It's already been discussed in this thread. I would say not to let the cute style of this game turn you off because at its core its definitely an adult game and quite difficult. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - the new Fire Emblem game, more of the same, which is to say that it's at the top of its class for strategy games. Reviews are pretty good, with a few stellar mentions. Doesn't use the Wii Remote for motion sensitivity or pointing, which is kind of a bummer, but it's only out on Wii so no other option for it, really. Future Wii Releases: Super Mario Galaxy - *spooge* Super Smash Bros Brawl - *spooge* Nights 2 - tons of press coming out on this one. A very
long-awaited sequel to a cult-classic surrealist game, originally out on Saturn. Smarty Pants - Planet Moon-developed family-oriented trivia game which despite it's run-of-the-mill looks, is sounding like it's going to actually be really awesome. No More Heroes - Suda51-developed cell-shaded hack & slasher, so far I'm stoked but there's a long way ahead as this one keeps getting pushed back Day of Crisis - developed by the Baten Kaitos team (an amazing and highly underrated RPG series on the GameCube), about escaping from natural disasters. Could be very very cool Okami - port of a highly-rated but poorly sold PS2 game. Similar to Zelda, great game, beautiful graphics and it should be even better on the Wii since the drawing part of it will use the remote instead of an analog stick.