1helljeSat 4th Jan 2014 Hi guys! Happy New Year! My first post here. I guess I'm a little late to the party. I just want to make a quick topic about the collection I have as of right now that I'm trying to finish with as few as possible new additions. I’ll be thankful for any suggestions you have to complete it in a meaningful way. Here we go. Let’s start with the Wii games: 1. The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword Limited Edition - Such a great game. One of the best console games I’ve ever played, actually. My first Zelda game and I loved the motion plus controls. A hundred hours on the first playthrough and I’m thinking about starting a second one. 2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - I’ve purchased this one after SS and I haven’t had the time to play it. Also, according to the official timeline, the next one should be Ocarina of Time. I’m sure it will be great as I do enjoy darker themes. 3. Super Mario Galaxy - Nothing can be said about this masterpiece, that hasn’t been said. I’ve almost finished it. Great fun. Too bad the multiplayer isn’t as engaging for the second player. 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Haven’t played it yet. I’m sure it will be as great as the first one if not even better. 5. Super Smash Brothers Brawl - For now, I can’t seem to enjoy this game as much as the majority of people do. My friends didn’t find it that exciting too. We’ll just have to give it another chance. 6. Metroid Prime: Trilogy - Such an engaging game. I finished Super Metroid before that and I find the first one a perfect transition to 3D with its exploration techniques and atmosphere kept in tact. I’ll surely spend the hundreds of hours it deserves as soon as I can afford them. 7. Resident Evil 4 Wii - I’ve just recently purchased this one. In the end all the rave reviews convinced me it deserves my money. 8. Rayman Origins - Can’t seem to enjoy it as much as Mario or Donkey Kong platformers. I’ve spent a few hours and the game is fluid and vibrant, but lost my (of should I say “our”) interest in the end. Will give it another chance, off course. 9. Okami - I’m sure a great adventure awaits me, whenever I have the time for it. The game looks gorgeous and the Wii technique for drawing makes the console the best home for the game. I can’t wait. 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Me and my wife have spent more than hundred hours collecting every star coin on every level and we’re currently struggling to complete the extra levels with honors if at all. Great fun. Recommended to everyone. It will make you laugh and scream from joy. 11. Donkey Kong Country Returns - This one is probably my most played game on the Wii. It’s just that good. I’m currently sitting at 185% and will probably never reach the 200, cause I have mostly boss and K levels left and some of them are near impossible but who cares. Great game but the multiplayer is impossible. 12. Punch-Out!! - I’m not too far in this one in single player. I would love to try it with the game board. The two player mode is amazing - it actually makes you sweat and that’s a huge extra to the experience. 13. Boom Blox: Bash Party - Great concept. Perfect execution. Had lots of fun with it. The better Angry birds. 14. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure - Such an amazing hidden gem. This game is perfect for the WiiMote and I can’t even begin to comprehend why others didn’t try to make similar games. It should’ve sprung a puzzle revolution just like the platformers did. Amazing fun. 15. Little King's Story - Haven’t played it yet. Seems like a really fun game. 16. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - The best fighting game I’ve ever played. The mechanics are impressive and it will make you and your friends laugh because of the many oddities (big waffle robot, anyone?) and compete because it’s so well made. 17. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor - Just received this one today. I hope it’s gonna be a blast. EDIT 29.01.2014: A few days ago made a quick coop session with a friend. I was actually expecting to be able to play with both the boy and the girl on screen, but the second player has control only over the normal attack. This makes the coop not as engaging as I hoped. The game otherwise is fast paced, hard and the action doesn't leave you for a second. Great enemy design, from what I've seen. The three or four boss battles we got through were awesome, especially the falling beast one. 18. Super Paper Mario - The second to last game I bought. My wife started playing it and said it was fun, even though the conversations bore her. She finished two bosses alone, something she fears on other Mario platformers. I’m proud of her. 19. Monster Hunter Tri - This one hasn’t even arrived yet. I bought it for 15 bucks (euros) sealed. I don’t care for the servers. I’ll give it a try and I’m looking forward to split screen hunting with the lads. I believe it’s gonna be awesome. EDIT 29.01.2014: Recently, me and a friend pulled an all-nighter, while learning the basics of the game. It really sucks you in and now I understand why this franchise has such a huge following. The basic premise of hunt, gather, build better weapons and armor, then hunt some more is so addictive. I can see myself making it all the way through the quest mode, although I heard that you have to be online to truly complete the story. 20. Wii Sports Resort - Maybe the most played game on the console, collectively speaking. Everybody likes this game, me too. Sword fighting, table tennis, golf, bowling, archery... they’re all amazingly well done and fun to play. Nothing beats a night with friends, beer and a Wii Sport Resort/Wii Sport/Wii Fit Plus. 21. MadWorld - I really love the style of this game. The music and the humor are great additions to the experience too. Haven’t finished it yet but will soon. Bender commentating on my killing streaks makes me a happy man. 22. WarioWare: Smooth Moves - What a funky game this one is. Super funny with friends. Recommended for parties. 23. Mario Kart Wii - The one we play the most when it comes to a multiplayer game. Hundreds of hours spent swinging WiiMotes and laughing at the injustices. 24. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - I’ve made it through the first few areas and then it got boring for me. It’s amazing in both art direction and execution but hacking through enemies can only be fun for a few hours at a time for me. Will certainly come back to finish it at least once. 25. de Blob - Bought it yesterday in a package of three for 10 bucks. The others are Go Vacation and Kororinpa 2. I thought it was a great deal. Currently they will cost around 100 pounds at Amazon.co.uk. The reviews are great. A colorful puzzle-platformer. I love those. It should be fun. 26. Wii Fit Plus - Such an amazing concept. I really enjoy working out with games. Most of them are not even that demanding and the balance board is a great accessory for a different kind of experience. The “multiplayer” games are fun. The only downside is the setup which is taking out the board and making place for the action. 27. Mario Strikers Charged - I’ve had one of the most competitive multiplayer experiences with this one. Local multiplayer off course. I rarely go online. Maybe only for Mario Kart. For me the games is intense fun and the injustices are there for everyone so in the end the game is balanced. 28. Metroid: Other M - Haven’t played it yet. I hope it delivers on the Metroid experience in one way or another. I will be easily pleased. 29. Wii Sports - Yeah, counting it as a game. Boxing and tennis alone (actually, the ones missing from Sport Resort) are worth dishing it out once in a while. Currently I have muscle strain from a sparring session with a friend few days ago. 30. Marble Saga: Kororinpa - A part of the aforementioned package. I’m interested in the concept and the balance board implementation. Should be fun if the controls are tight. 31. Go Vacation - Again, from the package deal. It has some mixed reviews. People either love it or hate it. It’s got an average of 65% but it’s not from 60 and 70% reviews but more like 50 and 80% ones. So I guess it will be the same with me. The local multiplayer may add to the experience. EDIT 29.01.2014: We gave it a try and we had a blast for a few hours. The 3-player snowball fight was really the highlight of that evening. 32. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Bought just recently after making the original post. Hope it's gonna be great for coop. EDIT 29.01.2014: Tried the coop for a few hours with the wife... Seemed a little bit boring at times. We're accustomed to the difficulty levels of NSMB and this is just a stroll in the park. And I miss Kirby absorbing powers. Don't get me wrong, it's a really well made game but it lacks challenge. 33. Mercury Meltdown Revolution - Again, bought after the original post. Seems like a great way to utilize the unique controls. I love puzzlers and Balance so this should be fun. EDIT 29.01.2014: What a great game this one turned out to be! When I first tried it I kept playing it for hours and I couldn't get enough of the game. Please, do yourselves a favor and if you haven't tried this one, buy it right now! It's dirt cheap! 34. Epic Mickey - Found it on EBay like new for 2,21 pounds. Bought after a recommendation here and watching some reviews. It seems like the camera is one of the few things keeping it from reaching a higher status. I think I wouldn't mind that. 35. Red Steel 2 - One of the few games that utilize Wii Motion Plus. I believe it's going to be an awesome experience as I enjoy immensely Sports Resort's sword fight mode were you have to go through a swarm of enemies and the concept is similar only on steroids. 36. Golden Eye 007 Limited Edition - Great purchase. I love the gold controller and would love to see the best shooter on the Wii in multiplayer coop action. 37. Wii Party - It's cited as one of the better party compilations on the Wii. Bought both this one and Eternal Darkness for 8 GBP. 38. Just Dance 2014 - This one is for the ladies. My wife, her friends and her sister are having a blast. I'm not ashamed to admit I tried it and I liked it too. 39. A Boy and his Blob - Great steal for 16 GBP in like new condition. Charming little platformer. 40. Xenoblade Chronicles Limited Edition - 40th Wii game and what a game it is! I was eager to get my hands on it and finally bought it for 35 GBP new which is a great deal IMO. If only I had the time to invest myself right away in it and explore those beautiful worlds everyone is amazed by. This is it for the Wii. I’m thinking of adding the two Kirby games (one added), Xenoblade (added), Fire Emblem, Last Story and maybe No More Heroes 2, Rhythm Heaven and A Boy and His Blob (added). I’m thinking of adding no more than 10 games to make a total of ~40. They should be good picks. Do you think I missed something big or special and can you recommend me some games that are either great for local multiplayer or were scored unjustly by reviews? Now let’s continue with Game Cube games. This one is a little different. I don’t own any GC games but I’m thinking for the sake of being able to play all of the Zelda and Mario games in history on one console (up until WiiU, off course), which for me makes the Wii one of the greatest consoles of all time, to buy a GC controller, memory card, and Zelda: Windwaker, Mario: Sunshine (added) and Paper Mario: TTYD. What do you think? Is the investment worth it? Are the more GC games that are a must have? Got my first game! It's 15.01.2014 right now and the GC collection starts with: 1. Super Mario Sunshine - 10 GBP. Complete. Really curious how this is going to play. 2. Luigi's Mansion! - Again 10 GBP. Complete. First Luigi game for me. 3. Mario Kart: Double Dash - I love Mario Kart Wii and I believe this will be no different. The two-guys-in-the-same-kart mechanic seems kinda pointless in singleplayer or I just can't seem to grasp the concept, but I multiplayer wiil be as fun as the Wii version if not even better. 4. SoulCalibur II - This game looks amazingly well made. Can't wait. EDIT 29.01.2014: This one is the only GC one I've tried for more than a few minutes and what a game it is! Possibly the best fighting game I've ever played. Varied and tight combat, great characters, weapons! The weapons make a huge difference for me. 5. Legend of Zelda: Windwaker Limited Edition - I'm super stoked! I got this and SCII for 21 GBP both in complete and excellent condition. Now the only two Zelda games I miss are the first two and I'm not sure if I should download them. Maybe for the sake of completion. 6. DK: Jungle Beat - Got it bundled with the bongos. It looks like one of a kind experience. And fun. 7. Donkey Konga - Got this one for the better utilization of the bongos. 8. Super Smash Bros Melee - After obtaining a few GC controllers this one made the most sense especially bundled in a great deal with the next 4 games in this list. 9. Viewtiful Joe - It was one of the suggestions here. 10. Viewtiful Joe 2 - Seems it was equally good as the first one. 11. Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rimble - I don't know about this one. It was part of the deal. 12. Shrek Superslam - Again, part of the package. Along with an actual Gamecube and an official controller all for 29 pounds. 13. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II - Managed to hunt it down for 3 GBP! I love Star Wars' original trilogy so this should be great experience for me. 14. Eternal Darkness - Recommended several times here. It seems like a timeless story and atmosphere based classic. Should be a great buy for 8GBP along with Wii Party. And in the end I’ll share my Virtual Console collection with you. I’m trying to get the best buys here. I’ve missed most of them (only consoles I had before the Wii were NES and Sega Genesis), and should try the good ones, not the ones I’m emotionally attached to, because they are very few. 1. Super Metroid - 10/10. One of the best games I’ve ever played. Tried to check every nook and cranny, yet I completed it at 70%. Amazing. 2. Mega Man 2 & 3 - I love those. 3 has some frame rate issues which make it impossible to finish but I’m glad that I was able to replay 2 after so many years. 3. SMB3 - I think I’m at the 2nd world. Have not played it as a kid. Yet I can see why it’s so praised. 4. Super Mario World - From what I've seen I think it's better than SMB3. Still at the very beginning, though. 5. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - I have great expectations for this one. Lovely graphics, and they say the game is one of the best if not the best Zelda. 6. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Started playing it last night. I find N64 graphics to be aging in a really bad way. My eyes hurt after 1 hour. Either way, I’m going to make an effort, because, after all, it’s the greatest reviewed game of all time and it shouldn’t be without a reason. 7. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Haven’t played it. People are really torn on this one. I, for one, like the darker and unusual concept. We’ll see, after all a Zelda collection is nothing without the continuation of OoT. 8. StarFox64 (Lylat Wars) - Started playing it last night. It’s better than OoT in the graphics department but I’ll have to get used to the controls. I died at the second planet and that’s not very impressive I guess. I can see myself enjoying that one though. The multiplayer aspect is tempting but I’ll have to buy more controllers and then the other guys will have to get used to the game so it's a little far fetched but who knows. 9. Chrono Trigger - Lauded as one of the best RPGs of all time, I shouldn’t miss this one. I’ll start playing it as soon as I can. 10. Final Fantasy III - People say it’s the best FF on VC so I thought I should try it. I’ve never played a FF game before. 11. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - Square and Nintendo teaming up on SNES RPG. I guess I couldn’t resist. 12. Kirby's Adventure - Bought after the original post. It started out great and I'm really amazed that this is a NES game. So many mechanics for only two buttons and a D-pad. My first Kirby game and I love it. Makes me wish Dream Collection and Return to Dreamland were more available. 13. Paper Mario - The first one of the series. Now I only have to get to TTYD and all is set. 14. Super Mario 64 - The first 3D Mario. Now I have all of them. I remember playing it at a neighbour's house back in the day. 15. Secret of Mana - Looks like e great action RPG. Everybody is recommending it so I thought I should get it. 16. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber - Oh my God, this game screams complexity from the very first tutorial. I just gave it a 30 minute spin and barely went through the first three tutorials. I'll be impressed if all the mechanics work as they are intended - like when your troops are exhausted and are forced to camp if someone attacks you, they may enter the battle asleep. That’s all I have for now. Looking forward to downloading SM64 (added), Paper Mario (added), Secret of Mana (added), Kirby’s Adventure (added) and maybe Gunstar Heroes, F-Zero X, Ogre Battle for SNES and N64 (added) and some more Mega Man. I’m perplexed, although, about the little prospect of adding more DK games to my collection. As I said above DKCR is one of my favourite games on Wii and I have nothing to add to it since they dropped 1, 2 and 3 from the VC. Again, do you think I’ve missed something and should definitely try it? Thank you for reading and hope to post more here, cause it certainly seems like a nice place to share your Nintendo passion. Edited on Fri 21st March, 2014 @ 20:37 by hellje If you need me I'll be in the chamber of understanding.