GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Results revealed, p3)

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:26 pm

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Ironhide wrote:The limited print run didn't help matters either.

I just find it baffling that a good game can get such a pathetic launch yet throwaway tosh like Wii Fit got a huge marketing campaign and almost universal praise, especially given Nintendo's sluggish release schedule for first party games.

Honestly I can't believe Nintendo remain in business when they treat 'core' gamers like gooseberry fool.

I think the fact Wii Fit sold over 20 million copies probably suggests Nintendo picked the right horse to stick their advertising budget on.


Since a copy of Wii Sports came bundled with every Wii sold outside of Japan aren't its sales figures are a bit skewed surely?

That's as maybe, but I can safely say that even if Nintendo had chucked enormous amounts of cash at Fire Emblem, it still wouldn't have sold anywhere near Wii Fit's numbers.


Yeah but if they bundled it with every Wii it would.

EDIT: Ignore me, I misread your original post and thought you were talking about Wii Sports :fp:
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by jawafour » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:17 pm

Such a good console! My personal top games are:

1) Wii Sports Resort
2) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
3) Wii Party
4) Kirby's Adventure Wii
5) Rayman Origins
6) Geometry Wars: Galaxies
7) No More Heroes
8) The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
9) Boom Blox
10) Tomena Sanner

I've not played enough of any other title for it to make my favourites; even stuff like Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Little King's Story, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles :-(. I have a hell of a backlog to enjoy, though :toot: .
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by Pedz » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:54 pm

Ironhide wrote:No love for Fire Emblem then?

Nintendo clearly failed with their marketing of it as it's such a great game yet hardly anyone played it.


I'm gutted I didn't grab it when it came out and now it's ridiculously priced.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by HSH28 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:11 pm

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Ironhide wrote:No love for Fire Emblem then?

Nintendo clearly failed with their marketing of it as it's such a great game yet hardly anyone played it.


I'm gutted I didn't grab it when it came out and now it's ridiculously priced.


I love Fire Emblem, but I couldn't get on with it on either GC or Wii. I'm not sure if they are just subpar examples of the franchise or it just doesn't suit how I play the game, but I think both those versions of the game are substantially worse than even the worst handheld version of Fire Emblem.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by Pedz » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:16 pm

I enjoyed what I played of the GameCube games, though never did finish it. Tbh I've finished one at that was Awakening, which is probably my favourite.

I have the problem with the game where I don't want anyone to die, so if someone does I restart the battle. I should do a run with people dying being left dead.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by still » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:40 pm

jawafour wrote:Such a good console! My personal top games are:

1) Wii Sports Resort
2) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
3) Wii Party
4) Kirby's Adventure Wii
5) Rayman Origins
6) Geometry Wars: Galaxies
7) No More Heroes
8) The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
9) Boom Blox
10) Tomena Sanner

I've not played enough of any other title for it to make my favourites; even stuff like Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Little King's Story, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles :-(. I have a hell of a backlog to enjoy, though :toot: .


Tomena Sanner! Whoa, take a star for obscurity! Impressive Jawa!
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by jawafour » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 pm

still wrote:Tomena Sanner! Whoa, take a star for obscurity! Impressive Jawa!

Cheers, still :) . It's brilliant for family-and-friends play... "one-button-wai-wai" action! :lol: :toot: .

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:46 pm

I own Fire Emblem but it's not in my top 10 because I preferred other games more. Still a great game!

suzzopher wrote:I wish I could fit Klonoa in there :(


Hurray for more Klonoa love :D
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by Dig Dug » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:08 am

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn didn't even review as well as over fire emblem games at the time. It was panned for its story which is a fair criticism for a RPG. It also butchered the support system that was one of the best things about Path of Radiance of Gamecube.
The reason some people like Radiant Dawn a lot normally comes down to the gameplay (3 character classes means more chances to make broken builds). I also see people say they like the story because it's an epic in terms of genre but lets be honest it's another strawberry floating man vs god story that isn't even told that well. As a follow up to one of the best Fire Emblem games it is a bit disappointing to say the least when Path of Radiance planted the seeds so well.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by SerialCeler » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 am

hamm sandwich wrote:I think I agree with H on this. The Wii U's library is small but strong. If I had to pick 20 from each i'd be leaning towards the U.


I came into this process thinking the same, but coming up with a top 10 for the Wii has changed my mind. I tend to judge a console's line up on has it got good titles to choose from in a variety of genres. Looking at the games people have nominated, that seems definitely to be true for the Wii, but perhaps not so much for the Wii U. I guess we will be able to see when we do GRecommends for the Wii U.

Ironhide wrote:No love for Fire Emblem then?

Nintendo clearly failed with their marketing of it as it's such a great game yet hardly anyone played it.


The fact Radiant Dawn was positioned as a sequel to a game that many people didn't buy a copy of probably didn't do it any favours. It was my most played game on Wii (in terms of play time), but I couldn't tell you a thing about the characters or story now.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by SerialCeler » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:13 am

There are still two weeks to get your votes in for the top 10 Wii games if you haven't voted so far.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Nominate now, deadline 25 November)
by SerialCeler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:55 am

I present to you, the top 10 Nintendo Wii games, as voted for by GRcade members :toot:

Titles in red are exclusive to Nintendo Wii. All Wii games are backwards compatible with Wii U.

Quick results

1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
4= Metroid Prime Trilogy
4= Super Smash Bros. Brawl
4= The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
7= Donkey Kong Country Returns
7= Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
7= Xenoblade Chronicles
10= No More Heroes
10= Wii Sports


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Super Mario Galaxy
Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Publisher: Nintendo
2007

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Available on Wii U virtual console

2.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Nintendo
2010

Available on Wii U virtual console

3.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
2011

Available on Wii U virtual console

4=
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Retro Studios, Nintendo
2009

Available on Wii U virtual console

4=
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Nintendo/Game Arts/Sora, Nintendo
2008


4=
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
2006

Remade as The Legend of Zelda : Twilight Princess HD on Wii U

7=
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Retro Studios, Nintendo
2010

Available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U virtual console

7=
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Capcom Production, Capcom
2007

Available on Wii U virtual console, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

7=
Xenoblade Chronicles
Monolith Soft, Nintendo
2011

Available on Wii U virtual console

10=
No More Heroes
Grasshopper Manufacture, Rising Star Games
2008


10=
Wii Sports
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
2006

Available on Wii U (as Wii Sports Club)

Bubbling under: Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo EAD, 2008), Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2, 2009)

Total games nominated: 68, Total voters: 23, Total votes: 230
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Results revealed, p3)
by jawafour » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:20 am

This is great, Celer - I always enjoy looking over a new GRecommends :toot: .

Thinking about the Wii, I do feel that it has become one of my favourite consoles. Personally I would have liked to have seen Wii Sports Resort in the chart but, hey, looking at those excellent games it is hard to complain :) .
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Results revealed, p3)
by SerialCeler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:30 am

I'm a bit disappointed one of the more niche titles, like Little King's Story, didn't sneak into the top 10. But it is to be expected, because not many people played those compared to Nintendo's big hitters.

The only one's I don't really rate are No More Heroes (a bit too much style over substance, in my view), and Wii Sports (but I can understand why many people like it).
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Wii games (Results revealed, p3)
by Dig Dug » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:35 pm

I played little kings story (owned it twice), I was just never into it enough to finish it.
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by Jamo3103 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:58 pm

Played, own and love all the ones that made the top 10 with the exception of No More Heroes which I've never tried, may have to pick up a copy!
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by chalkitdown » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:20 pm

How the strawberry float did SSBB get so high? :dread:
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by Dig Dug » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:30 pm

chalkitdown wrote:How the strawberry float did SSBB get so high? :dread:

Because if you mod your wii you can play the Project M mod for brawl.
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by Rex Kramer » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:07 pm

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