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Worth getting a Wii now?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by jcb33, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. jcb33


    Joined: 11 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,104

    Location: Lincoln

    Hey all,

    Offer on at the moment I can pick up a Wii for £116, with Sports Resort etc brand new. However what I want to know is, is it worth it?

    I have a PS3 and a 360 currently, and want a Wii to complete my set, plus a couple of games like Silent Hill, RE4, Super Mario Galaxy etc look prety fun....

    But is it worth picking up a Wii so late in its life, or is it better to wait for futher price drops?

  2. GTanny


    Joined: 24 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,558

    Location: Hull

    i just picked one up a couple of weeks ago for my wifes birthday and she loves it, mainly for wii fit, ea acive etc... but ive been hooked on mario galaxy and hoping to get it completed before we pick up #2, new super mario bros is also good fun but i dont think the multiplayer works as well as it could as we seem to hinder each other more then help.

    i also have a long list of games that came with the bundle i got off ebay to start but im in the habbit now of limiting how many games i play through at once and im currently on Heavy Rain, Mario Galaxy and Mario Bros Wii.

    id get one if you can afford it but the choice of top games does seem more limited then the other consoles but it also has a fair few exclusives.
  3. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    It is worth it, as there are some brilliant games on there. Metroid Prime trilogy is probably the best FPS type bundle you can get.
  4. jcb33


    Joined: 11 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,104

    Location: Lincoln

    Games that look interesting to me:

    Trauma Centre: Second Opinion
    Broken Sword
    Super Paper Mario
    Resident Evil Archives: Zero
    Cursed Mountain
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
    Dead Space Extraction
    New Super Mario Bros
    Resident Evil 4
    Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
    Wario Land: The Shake Dimension
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Mario Kart
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    House of the Dead: Overkill
    Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
    Red Steel
    Red Steel 2
    Metroid Prime Trilogy

    So quite a big choice there!
  5. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,794

    Think you've answered your own question there :)

    I'd add No More Heroes 1 and 2 to that list as well and Monster Hunter Tri.

    The Wii's got some great games now and well worth a purchase imo.
  6. Snakedoctor


    Joined: 13 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,952

    I am uncertain if it has ever been worth getting.
  7. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    Give over, it clearly has. There's loads of great games on there. Maybe not as many as on the 360 or the PS3, but there's easily enough to make it worthwhile.
  8. tripitaka


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 844

    Location: London

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is out on Friday, so YES!
  9. Tom84


    Joined: 22 Sep 2006

    Posts: 16,080

    Location: Chelmsford, Essex

    Been playing the Wii loads recently;

    Super Mario Bros Wii & Super Mario Galazy are both brilliant games and Mario Galaxy 2 is out soon as well

    Then there's the Wii must haves Mario Kart & Wii Sports, both great fun :)
  10. GreenMint

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

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    Location: Sol

    I bought 1, kept it for 2 weeks, then another, a week later it was up for sale! :)

    Not saying they are bad, but sometimes they seem REALLY tempting and really fail to live upto expectations, lots of Wii owners I know have said the same! Either way, if you get one, hope you enjoy it :)
  11. Macky


    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 5,818

    Location: England

    Just for the Mario and Zelda games, a definite yes. They are truly excellent. :)
  12. iamtheoneneo


    Joined: 15 Mar 2010

    Posts: 9,813

    Location: Bucks

    newsuper mario bros
    mario galaxy
    mario galaxy 2

    yes yes yes!!!
  13. XPE


    Joined: 9 Jul 2005

    Posts: 5,373

    I would take Red steel off the list but the rest look good.

    The 2nd red steel is good tho
  14. Neil King


    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

    Posts: 709

    Could you please tell me where this offer is?
  15. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,472

    monster hunter tri !!!!
  16. Cutshaw

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 1,562

    I really want a Wii, but I can't justify it with all the games I have unfinished and upcoming games I know I'm going to get for systems I already have. If the relatively small amount of cash the Wii costs is totally disposable, you would be mad not to get one. There are some really great titles, and of course Galaxy 2 is going to be reason alone, from what I hear.... I can see myself buckling soon.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2010
  17. Warbie


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 6,115

    Add Lost Winds 1 & 2 to the list and World of Goo if you didn't play it on the PC (having played both, the Wii versions is the one to get). Little King's Story is also excellent if you don't mind the cutsey visuals and Muramasa: The Demon Blade is well worth checking out. As XPE said, remove the original Red Steel - it stinks!

    With Mario Galaxy 2 being released this week and the next Zelda apparently being announced at e3 this is a great time to own a Wii. There's loads of decent titles and not owning one simply means you're missing out on some of the very best games of this generation.
  18. Shamikebab

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 50,818

    Location: Surrey


    I've had access to one for over a year now (technically it's my mums!)

    and other than the first party games, even the highly recommend ones just feel so backwards and poor compared to the other two consoles titles. It's not just down to graphics, it's controls, camera issues, gimmicks, lack of decent multiplayer system, lack of saving/quicksaving, no friends/achievements/listening to music while you play etc.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed SMG but honestly I would have felt ripped off If I'd bought the console, stuff like Mad World may be good for a Wii game but it just pales in comparison to the 'proper' consoles.
  19. Limenote

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,624

    if the wii could be easily hooked up to a monitor i would own one, but not having this is the only reason i dont have one
  20. Warbie


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 6,115

    Out of interest - how many of the games mentioned in this thread have you played?