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The "Recommend me games." thread. Let's get this to one star, people! We can do it!


#121 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:45 PM

Daminion, as much as I enjoyed Super Paper Mario (and I did, very much!), I don't think it qualifies in what the OP was looking for. I don't think it was a very long game.. Very good game, but not that long. That's just all IMO of course :)

#122 KKS Gaming   Check out my Gaming Channel CAGiversary!   306 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:29 PM

Sir_Fragalot has an awesome list.

I will also add a few older titles:

Zelda Twilight Princess -- most folks probably forgot about it since it was the first game they played, and beat. But it's a lengthy rpg and it's a lot of fun.

Super Paper Mario -- RPG plus old school platform elements, plus a hilarious story line.

Metroid Prime Corruption -- Fun 1st person puzzle / shooter (more puzzle though)

Super Mario Galaxy -- In my mind it's the best mario to date. Be prepared to be playing for a long, long time if you're going for 100% completion.


It would be easier to narrow down the choices if you posted the types of games you like to play, or past titles you've enjoyed.


Well, I'm not a big fan of the RE series since I played RE2. I might get back into it. I like shooter games, so Ghost Squad sound appealing. Yet, I know Ghost Squad is short. So I will wait on that for a while. Anything with Mario and Zelda will be great. I also already have Wii Play.

#123 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:02 PM

In order:

Mario Galaxy
Zelda-Twilight Princess
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
Resident Evil 4 (if you haven't played it on GC or PS2)

Those are all fairly long games, and very good games so well worth the money.

Smash Bros next month will clearly be the best bang for your buck game if you're into the series though. Lots of single player modes, local multiplayer, and most importantly in terms of extending playablity (and adding bang for your buck)--online play.

#124 pittpizza   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2644 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

You might as well knock out a "Must Own" game with a game that is very very long (hours-wise). With this in mind I'd suggest:

Zelda: Twilight Princess (one playthrough took me 45 hrs).
Mario Galaxy (owned for months and still don't have every star).
Metroid Prime 3 (best shooter on teh Wii Hands down). Also a fairly long game.
RE4: Wii, (just a sick, sick, sick survival horror game). My first RE game btw.

I lol'd when someone said: "Get Z&W, you'll spend hours wondering 'WTF do I do now?'" <--not exactly my idea of a fun time.

#125 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:09 PM

Chicken Little game is 5$ @ Shopko.

Solid game, good price.

#126 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:24 PM

I lol'd when someone said: "Get Z&W, you'll spend hours wondering 'WTF do I do now?'" <--not exactly my idea of a fun time.


Mine either. Those kind of games just drive me straight to gamefaqs so I can move on rather than wandering aimlessly. So I just skip them.

Moot point in this case as I just don't like point and click adventure games, nor any game where you don't have full control of your character, attacks etc. at all times.

But Z&W is well reviewed, and a decent length game per these reviews, so definitely one for the OP to check out if he's into the genre.

#127 StinkyCheese   What? CAGiversary!   1087 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

OP, you might also be interested in spending $20 in a Wii Points card. There are some solid titles on the Virtual Console, some are VERY much worth their price. Paper Mario @ $10 is a great price.


agreed. Whenever there are recommending threads, wii points cards usually pop up. A lot of VC games are cheap, long and great fun.

Zelda ocarina of time, paper mario, and super mario 64 are worth the 10 bucks, as they are seemingly endless.

I really liked super metroid and pokmon snap, snap has its replay value and metroid has its 15+ adventure mode, with an extra '5+ hours of hunting down every pickup.

on wii side, I recommend the big three: metroid, mario, zelda. I havent played zack and wiki, but I hear great things about it

#128 gamegirl79   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

The Zapper w/Link's Crossbow Training is well worth the $20 price tag.

#129 CombatCraig   Now a Wii-60 Owner CAGiversary!   1040 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

Sounding like a broken record but I agree:
RE4
Godfather
Zack and Wiki
Galaxy

#130 AHEADAMUS   dizzle CAGiversary!   310 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

The Zapper w/Link's Crossbow Training is well worth the $20 price tag.


Yep, some surprising depth to that title. I think you will get a lot more value out of it if you have a friend to compete against. That's how my friend and I turned it into dozens of hours ... no, really.

#131 ma   Rattled By The Rush CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

Hey folks,
I've had a Wii for a month now and am loving it. I am feeling the serious need for some motion-controlled NFL football. It looks like I can get Madden 07 for $25, or Madden 08 for $40. So the question: is 08 worth the extra $15 over 07? I don't care too much about roster updates, and I don't think I'd play the online in 08 much. I really only care from a control and feature standpoint.

TIA,
matt

#132 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:02 PM

If you aren't going to use the online (if it's even worthwhile after the rampant issues at launch), stick with 07. I only played a few games worth of 08, but I thought the controls were better in 07. I'm not sure if 08 added any minigames, but the ones available in 07 are good.

It's a shame 07 isn't cheaper yet, wouldn't mind rebuying it unless 09 turns out to be a return to 07 quality with online added. EA Canada needs to get control of that one again.

#133 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4571 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:18 PM

Chicken Little game is 5$ @ Shopko.

Solid game, good price.


Ditto. I paid $17 for and felt it was worth it. If it hadn't been named "Chicken Little", I think it would have been more well regarded.

#134 snipegod   Level 5 mustache detected CAGiversary!   676 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:34 PM

From everything I've heard, 08 is an actual step down from 07.

#135 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4968 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:47 PM

adventure island
castlevania
castlevania 2
kid icarus***
legend of zelda
milons secret castle***
ninja gaiden
teenage mutant ninja turtles
zelda 2

actraiser***
donkey kong country 123
super metroid

zelda OOT

toe jam and earl 1 and 2
golden axe
gunstar heroes***
shinobi 3

air zonk***
bonk 123
gate of thunder
neutopia 1&2***
new adventure island
r type***
splatterhouse***
super air zonk***

baseball stars 2

You cant go wrong with anything i mentioned here- i am really impressed with the selection of turbo grafx games that they put up, that is very solid. Very very solid. I put asterisks by the great games that almost no one plays or talks about.

if you love RPGs you might want
breath of fire 2
shining force
star tropics
paper mario
Phantasy star 2

if you love shooters then get
blazing lazers
super c
galaga or galaga 90

i THINK alien soldier and alien storm were good shooters if they are the games i am thinking of.

If square enix ever puts secret of mana, chrono trigger etc on there, then get those too. And yeah, if mother 3, earthbound, or mother ever show up, then get those.

And if dungeon explorer 2, beypnd shadowgate, or some of the good import turbo shooters show up, then get those too.

I am not sure why sin and punishment is the most expensive game on the list, other than because it is an import.

edit added phantasy star 2

#136 ma   Rattled By The Rush CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

No way, 08 blows 07 out of the water.


MJ, can you explain what you like better about 08?

#137 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4968 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:53 PM

So, do they old sports games hold up at all?
- Punch Out
- Blades of Steel
- Ice Hockey
- Tecmo Bowl (no names apparently)
- Baseball Stars 2
- NES Playaction Football

Not sure what else is there....I still have to buy some VC games.


i liked mike tysons punch out- never played the other version(the version that is up on the VC),

blades of steel is a solid hockey game, tho there are far far better hockey games on the genesis(somebody make gretzky's head bleed for super fan number 99 over there).

Tecmo super bowl is better than tecmo bowl. Ice hockey is nothing special, ditto for play action football.

Baseball stars 1 is fantastic for the create a character formula, I *think* they brought that back for part 2 but i never played part 2.

This thread made me realize something: i must go out and buy a nintendo Wii. I am too old to be playing video games but Fuck it, this is too good, i may not get all of these, i have played many of them already but some are worth replaying

#138 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:58 PM

Bonk 3
Wonder Boy in Monster World

my 2 favs. Bonk 3 is awesome with 2 people and WBiMW is awesome all around.

#139 rjung   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   453 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:39 AM

No recommendations for Endless Ocean? It's only $30, and trying to find all the secrets in the game will take quite a while. And it's still perfectly enjoyable even after that...

--R.J.

#140 snipegod   Level 5 mustache detected CAGiversary!   676 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:56 AM

Someone can confirm or deny this, but my brother told me that they actually took player creation OUT of 08, and that it was kind of a theme ... things that were in 07 being taken out of 08.

I don't have 08, so I don't know positively.

#141 KKS Gaming   Check out my Gaming Channel CAGiversary!   306 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:12 AM

I am liking the responses. I am curious about VC. I always wanted to play the Paper Mario series since N64. What other bang for your buck VC games are good.

#142 Doomed  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:40 AM

I am liking the responses. I am curious about VC. I always wanted to play the Paper Mario series since N64. What other bang for your buck VC games are good.

If you have friends Mario Kart 64, otherwise don't bother since the single player sucks pretty hard.

Paper Mario was fun, but sort of got boring. Just know that it's an RPG. My playthrough was about 20 hours and I made an effort to get a lot of the items and whatnot, but I don't think I was close to 100%.

#143 TheBigBoi   That's what she said CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 03:52 AM

For what you're looking for, I'd say just go for 07 then. I have 08, and I do play online and was happy to have some new rosters, so I got it (mind you it was my first Wii game).

#144 noahj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:51 AM

anything particularly good for a child about 5 years old that i could help play? something he could mostly play with occasional asistance?

#145 Dezuria   Loading, please wait... CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:57 AM

Responding to OP, like many others, I'd say Super Metroid. Great game.

#146 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14940 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:10 AM

Someone can confirm or deny this, but my brother told me that they actually took player creation OUT of 08...

Huh?

#147 ma   Rattled By The Rush CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:29 AM

Well, I picked up Madden 07 today. The motion controls are amazing. If they can bring the graphics to a higher-than-PS2-level, this could be my favorite game on the Wii.

#148 StinkyCheese   What? CAGiversary!   1087 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:10 PM

I am liking the responses. I am curious about VC. I always wanted to play the Paper Mario series since N64. What other bang for your buck VC games are good.


about the people recommending mariokart 64, I'm not so sure. Yes, I do own it, but mariokart DS is the better option, and you can buy it for the same price if you shop around or are willing to buy used copies. Although, the multiplayer on the 64 version is convienient for players who dont own a DS. still, the DS version supports wifi and 1 cart 4 players.

paper mario is a great game, nothing amazing. Its more of an adventure than an RPG ,just like metroid prime is more a adventure than FPS. The battle sytem is kept fresh with the badges, team members, special moves and items you gain, and you'll never use the same move 30 or so times over. The visuals are nice, and if you liked the yoshis island/story ''pastel'' setting, you'll like this.

phew, I feel like I'm writing a review or something :P. hope that helped

#149 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:57 PM

Best bang for your buck VC games.. Hmmm.
Paper Mario, Sin & Punishment, Star Fox 64, and Super Mario 64 are my top favs for the N64. Mario Kart 64 is great too, but like others said, it's only great if you have some friends.

Adventures of Lolo 1 and 2, both $5 NES games, are long and pretty challenging puzzle games. Super Mario Bros 3 for $5 is amazing. Super Mario World for $8 is ALSO amazing. But on the topic of $8, I'm also going to have to recommend Super Metroid too!.....and Gunstar Heroes.

There's a lot of VC games that are great, plain and simple :lol:

#150 pittpizza   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2644 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 03:29 PM

Gunstar heroes and Starfox 64 are definite VC winners. Why buy a wii though just to play VC games? VC to me is a supplement, not the meat of the Wii (<--ha ha, get it?)

Please do yourself a favor and get some of the main games ppl are suggesting especially Zelda, Galaxy, RE4 or Metroid. They're top notch and IMO the best the Wii has to offer.