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Games you consider to be gems on the Wii

#1 EdgeOfThorns   God of RPGs CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  


Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

For me i have a few, one is Arc Rise Fantasia despite how it didnt get raving reviews...i really enjoy the game.

Dawn of Discovery for Wii is another game that just feels right, its fun, they really hit the mark with this installment of the game for Wii.

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn to me is probably my all time favorite Wii game, its Fire Emblem...what more can be said.

Metroid Prime Trilogy...granted its 3 games rolled into one but this collection i feel is priceless, just a great collection to have no matter what.

Those are some of my choices, yours?

#2 Cheapie McGee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   280 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:30 AM

The only games we ever play on our Wii anymore are all the Rockband or Guitar Hero games...and they're usually cheaper on Wii. Since the Wii is in our basement...we don't have all those damn instruments laying all over the living room--nor do we have to hear all the off-key singing/pings of wrong notes. All of the other games everyone lost interest in...especially since everyone has an Xbox and gameplay in general is easier.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:39 AM

Zack and Wiki I guess? I really didnt play too far into it because I'm dumb and got stuck but I liked it up to that point.

#4 tbassett   MW2 Still King CAGiversary!   1005 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Metroid Prime 3
LOZ: Twilight Princess
Dead Space Extraction
House of the Dead: Overkill

The wii has had some great games.

#5 predseth   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   506 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:23 PM

I second Fire Emblem. Best game on the system by far. The Marios and Kirbys and DKs are great, but nothing comes close to Radiant Dawn

#6 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22402 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:32 PM

Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Metroid Prime 3
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wii Sports/Resort (you know it's true)
Boom Blox
Lost In Shadow
Little King's Story
Zak & Wiki

There are a bunch of really nice games for the Wii among the waves and waves and waves of total shit. I need to check out Fire Emblem at some point I guess.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:30 PM

RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

This is the greatest thing ever. Certainly in the OTT at least.

#8 beaus27   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:30 AM

Metroid Prime Trilogy
Resident Evil 4, even though I found the Wii version to be easier
Silent Hill:Shattered Memories

#9 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2956 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:14 AM

(there's more but I'm just listing things people haven't said)
A boy and his blob
Tales of Symphonia: from the new world (thought its not as good as the first, that's practically impossible to do, since the first one is one of the best games ever, at the very least one of the very best from the series)
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#10 pippin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   339 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:40 AM

A lot of the games I would have listed have already been mentioned, so I'll just add a few that haven't.

Mario Kart
Excitebots: Trick Racing (highly underrated imo)
Need For Speed Nitro
Tiger Woods PGA Tour (if you like golf games)
Super Paper Mario
Mario Party 8
Warioware: Smooth Moves

#11 Sk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

Mario Galaxy 1 blew my mind when I first played it (I rank it my second favorite game ever). Mario Galaxy 2 was just more of the same (still a good game). I also really like RE4 on the wii. It played so great!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:49 PM

Monster Hunter Tri. Epic game.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:57 PM

Zack & Wiki
No More Heroes
De Blob
The House of the Dead: Overkill
Monster Hunter Tri
Little King's Story
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#14 saberz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

I actually picked up Monsger Hunter Tri and it seems pretty interesting. Only played it for a bit but love those type of games. Also nabbed Wii Sports Resort(30 bucks used really?). I saw Metroid Prime Trilogy but gamestop is INSANE asking 70 bucks used! Super Mario Galaxy was also on my list of pickups but waiting till 8/28 for the Nintendo Player Selects version. They want 35 used, it will be new for 20.

Keepthe suggestions coming, i need me some games!

#15 McFryyyyyy   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3348 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

Other M
Monster Hunter Tri
FF6 ;)


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#16 RealDeals   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1188 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

Playing Super Mario Galaxy for the first time on the Wii was an experience I'll never forget. After the letdown that was Sunshine, it was awesome :)

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:17 PM

We Love Golf
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
The Munchables
Excitebots: Trick Racing

Some that may or may not have been mentioned. Should be cheap now-- all of 'em.

#18 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3272 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:32 AM

I consider Super Smash Bros Brawl to be one of the greatest (if not greatest) games ever made. I cant even explain how many hours my friends and I got out of that game. I remember the night it came out, we camped out for the midnight launch and didnt go to sleep last night because we were playing it. We were first in line at the midnight launch. There were 12, and we already had multiple TVs and Wiis ready to go for when we got back. It was awesome.
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#19 Lord Draconus777   Free fajitas for all! CAGiversary!   598 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:56 AM

I'm not the most avid Wii fan, but of the game's on the console, I'll list these as some of my favorites:

Metroid Prime Trilogy (what's not to love about 3 amazing games in one nice package?)

Wario Land : Shake It (Classic 2D platformer with only slight use of the motion controller)

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Amazing new control scheme for RE4, as well as the fact that it combines the brilliant graphics of the GCN version with the bonus content from the PS2 version)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (The definitive Smash Bros. game)

Super Mario Bros. Wii (Classic 2D platforming that's a blast with friends)

Zak and Wiki (terribly underrated adventure/puzzle game, incredibly charming)

Goldeneye 007 (a great homage to the original Goldeneye, even though it isn't as good)

Games I've still been meaning to try:

House of the Dead series on Wii

Resident Evil Chronicles series

Ivy the Kiwi (I have it but haven't played it yet)

Super Paper Mario

#20 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   10655 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Out of the 27 Wii games I own, I consider the following solid to AAA games -

Wario Land: Shake it! (Solid platformer. Was pretty cheap to get for awhile and good fun)

Mario Galaxy 1+2 (Both are classics. Nintendo really outdid themselves with the sequel. Check out the rankings on gamerankings and metacritic! Perhaps the best platformers of all time to date.)

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Really solid fighter. Had a lot of fun with it.)

No More Heroes 1+2 (NMH 1 was a good game, and NMH2 was even better. Honestly It's my favorite game on the Wii not made by Nintendo.)

House Of The Dead: Overkill (For some reason I love this game. Maybe It's because of Isaac Washington?)


Mario Kart

Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Smash Brothers Brawl

Games I wish I had the money for/want to get eventually that got really good reviews/nice impressions from what I saw:

Metroid Prime Trilogy
Kirbys Epic Yarn
Donkey Kong Country Returns
A Boy and His Blob (Was'nt there a sequel coming to this?)
Xenoblade Chronicles (When it hits the US)
Punch Out !!
Zelda: Skyward Sword

#21 Spacepest   Your Tax Dollars At Work CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  


Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:55 PM

Besides the games previous posters have already listed:

Endless Ocean 1 and 2--LOL, I think the slogan for these games should be: "The Closest Thing Your Broke Ass Is Going To Get For a Vacation."
"Videogames...why waste good technology (and $$$ ) on science and medicine?"

#22 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5101 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

Eh, the only thing Endless Ocean did for me was make me appreciate HD gaming more. lol

I think most are just listing "great games on the Wii" not true 'gems,' IMO. It's a fine line, but I'd define that as games that are just a pure delight to play where you just have a shit-eating grin on your face the whole time. So yeah, there are great games(Metroid, Boom Blox, Z&W, Pikmin, WiiSports, RE4, etc), but a few rise above that. Here are my 'gems:'

Okami - Sorry I missed this on PS2, but I think the vibe of the game is better suited to the vibrant "refresh" on the Wii and once you got the painting down with the

Kirby's Epic Yarn - if you can't enjoy this game you need to see the wizard about getting yourself a heart.

Excite Truck - Enjoyed this more than Burnout Paradise & Motorstorm and prefer it over the more gimmicky ExciteBots. The custom soundtrack also give it an edge over 'bots.'

Super Mario Galaxy - I think 2 is a better, more polished game with more variety, but it's hard to shake the "been-there-done-that" feeling. The first was just a unique experience that a Mario game hadn't provided since Mario 64. I also preferred the overworld in the first to the generic 2D map design of the second.

#23 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2435 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  


Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Never played the first, but the second was the perfect 3D platformer.

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Ungodly cute and fun game even tho it was quite easy. Had some good times with my son with this game.

Okami - Liked it so much, I bought the art book

Zach & Wiki - Underappreciated puzzle game

Muramasa: The Demon Blade - very pretty side scroller (What? No one mentioned it yet?)

Tatsunoko vs Capcom - A shocker that it came out here and a pretty good fighter to boot.

Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - The Wii version took advantage of the motion controls quite well for its unique story.

Games that I haven't played enough of to judge yet:

Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metroid Other M
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
No More Heroes 2
Little King's Story
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#24 skinkrawl   DoyoulikePhilCollins CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:16 AM

I haven't gotten a ton of miles out of the Wii, but the one game we all love to play is Mario Kart.

#25 david12795  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

booking marking this thread in case i ever want more wii games!

#26 advanced   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2944 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:09 PM

Epic Mickey, although I'd have preferred it on 360.

#27 pjarvi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   176 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

Last year I sold every Wii game I had except one:

-House of the Dead: Overkill

It's a great party game and has a lot of replay value since you have to play through it multiple times to unlock weapons.

I just re-bought Super Mario Galaxy to give it a 2nd chance. I tried it when it first came out and found it too difficult to judge where I was jumping resulting in constant frustration.

I also re-bought Super Paper Mario which I loved the 1st time I played it and wanted to add back to my collection.

#28 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3771 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

Last year I sold every Wii game I had except one:

-House of the Dead: Overkill

It's a great party game and has a lot of replay value since you have to play through it multiple times to unlock weapons.

I just re-bought Super Mario Galaxy to give it a 2nd chance. I tried it when it first came out and found it too difficult to judge where I was jumping resulting in constant frustration.

I also re-bought Super Paper Mario which I loved the 1st time I played it and wanted to add back to my collection.

if u like overkill, then u will like resident evil UC and DC. Im stilling looking for darkside..........

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

fatal frame 4

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

I really enjoyed Warioland Shake it. Very entertaining, easy going kind of game that I got a lot of value out of. I also really enjoyed Metroid Other M until what I think is the last boss, which I couldn't seem to beat. Loved it up to that point, though, and that was a pretty good amount of entertainment. I know most people seemed to not like that game, but I really liked it (yes, the story was dumb, but I've yet to encounter a video game that didn't have an incredibly stupid story, so it didn't bother me. It was amusing in it's own stupid sort of way).