Well, while I know CAG member RchrdJ (a friend of mine) started a blog about the resurgence of Wii in his household, that actually seems to be the same case for me (although slightly different). There's no denying over the years, my Wii has mostly been ignored since I'm sucked into HD graphics, fancy online stuff PS3/360 has (such as seeing what all my friends are playing), and I haven't been a huge fan of motion controls. However, that's all starting to change based on what I've gone back to pick up, what I'm currently playing, and what I look to buy in the near future.
Right now I've been picking up some older Wii games I've found for cheap. For an example, House of the Dead Overkill be $13 on Amazon made me buy it. Also picked up Castle Shikigami 3 for $10 at GameStop a few months ago. Muramasa was picked up in late October (although I'll admit I haven't invested a lot of time into it yet). I'm quite interesting in picking up Rune Factory, a few DDR games (already own Hottest Party), and plan to look into many games. Its like many Wii games I want outside of some Nintendo first party games are quite cheap right now (where I'm willing to buy them and take a chance). I'm even tempted to try out Dead Space Extraction due to seeing the deal on Amazon. Oh yeah, I forget, kind of tempted to try RE: Darkside Chronicles (whatever the name is) and Phantom Brave: We Meet Again.
My Wii play time has increased exponentially, and its really because of one game....New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect after hearing some people dislike the game, along with me really not liking New Super Mario Bros. on DS. My older sister got the game and complained how hard it was. As a kid I was a HUGE Mario fan, especially Super Mario Bros. 3 and World. After that, I never got as big into Mario again outside of a few Kart games, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario Galaxy. New Super Mario Bros. Wii has brought the Mario love back in me. It really feels like I'm playing a new version of Super Mario World/Bros. 3 with all the cool costumes/items. Levels are tons of fun to play. I love seeing the Koopa kids again. If there's any game that brought the love in me again I use to have for Nintendo, its the game. I even feel like buying more Mario stuff all because of the game. While I have yet to play multi-player (I live alone), I just really enjoy the game. New Super Mario Bros. on DS felt too much like the original Super Mario (while the original Super Mario Bros. was good, no where near as great as the 3rd and World IMO). Also, my sister got me Wii Sports Resort for Christmas. And while I did play Wii Sports more than most (although not a ton), I am glad she got my Resort anyway. Bowling is still fun to play and I am enjoying basketball (that's because I play basketball). Previously, my Wii just had its best times when I was playing NiGHTs/Super Mario Galaxy early on, then Mario Kart Wii, then kind of went forgotten. I also plan to work on Tales of Symphonia: Dawn New World more.
But the main reason my Wii love is really increasing has to do with recent/future releases. My copy of Sky Crawlers should arrive soon, which I'm really excited to play since I love anime/Ace Combat. There's also Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars coming out this month, which I have slight interests in (only thing that holds me back is maybe it being too much like Marvel vs. Capcom, which I don't like all that much compared to all of Capcom's other fighters, but then again I've never really been a Marvel fan either). No More Heroes: DS coming out seems great too (I have yet to play NMH, but I'm keeping an eye out on it). Fragile, Sakura Wars: My Love (beyond huge game for me), Arc Rise Fantasia (beyond huge for me), Monster Hunter Trii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and others make me very glad to own a Wii right now. Also glad about demos appearing on Wii Ware. Speaking of Wii Ware, lots I still need to pick up like all the Konami remakes, FFIV The After, World of Goo, etc.
While my love may not be as high as the PS3 this year, I do see it being my number 2 most played platform this year. I might even own more Wii games than 360 games by the end of the year.
As long as the games I buy do well, I'll start exploring more Wii games to pick up. I really wish more of the cool Japanese games came stateside, such as Fatal Frame IV.
Anyone else seeing more Wii games they want coming out in the near future (along with recent releases)?
I mostly wrote this because rarely do I post a gaming related blog, and most of my blogs tend to be heavily PlayStation related when I post something gaming related. Who knows, I might buy a DSi sometime and get back into the DS (because I do want Kingdom Hearts badly, but I hate to add more platforms to buy games on).