I have made the plunge into the video game world again. I say again because I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to video games. My last game system was a GameCube and I played that very rarely. Even at that time, it seemed the game(s) complexity had passed my PacMan a$$.
Yesterday at Best Buy I made an impulse buy of a Wii, a 2nd controller, and Mario Kart. I spent the day yesterday playing some of the Wii Sports games (novelty fun) and the games that came with the 2nd controller (Wii Play?). I also played a little Mario Kart which was fun.
So I need recommendations for the next 3 “must buy” games on the Wii. Keep in mind, I’m multi-button/controller challenged.
Okay, you’re on the opposite end of the complexity spectrum from me but there are two Trauma Center games for the Wii that I thought were pretty good. You do surgery with the Wiimote and each section only takes a few minutes to play.
It is. The Wii controls were bolted on, plus the maps got flipped in the port. I’ve played both, and appreciated the GC controls much more, mainly because the tutorials were MUCH better. I didn’t get much of any help in the Wii version on how to do the ‘special moves’.
But for the OP, I **do not ** recommend Zelda games because they are not for 5-10 breaks of playing. They’re more intensive and engrossing treks, and also require some time to learn the controls.
Super Mario Galaxy – it could break either way, but I would be inclined to suggest that OP borrow it first before buying due to the length of each world. Controls can be slightly tricky as well since I keep getting my ass killed on certain worlds, and I’m not a hardcore gamer.
I’ve heard about Endless Ocean, but I still don’t see where it’s so awesome. Describe?
Brawl is a button-masher. No.
Possibly Super Paper Mario, since the controls for those are pretty easy and it’s pretty straightforward as well.
You can also buy old school games for Wiiware/Virtual Console if you swing that way as well – I’ve snagged a few games that way, such as Kirby 64 (but I’m still stuck on the final boss :mad: ).
And the rest: Super Paper Mario and Mario Galaxy are fun. Cooking Mama is almost more fun to watch someone play than to play, but it’s worth a rent. My big favorite for any system really is Resident Evil 4. The Wii port is basically the PS2 version with better graphics and the Wiimote, but it’s still a great game.
It’s a cute scuba exploration game. You just drift around underwater and check things out. I like the concept but I found that the weak implementation of a game structure made me bored. I needed a more direct set of challenges. Still, the OP might enjoy it since he’s not looking for the same thing I am and it is a somewhat unique title (there have been other scuba games in the past but none recently).
Since the Gamecube version is the original version of Resident Evil 4 wouldn’t the Wii port be a version of that?