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Topic: Wii games still uneclipsed by anything now out on Wii U?

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Pahvi

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Summary: What games on Wii are, in your opinion, lightyears ahead of similar games already available on Wii U? As in, so much better that you'd recommend buying those than the Wii U alternatives - even including the cost of Wiimote, Nunchuk, the sensor bar and the Classic Controller if necessary to play them on a Wii U.

Longer blurb: After finding Nano Assault Neo a major letdown in the amount of content it had, I'd be happier with just my old Wii copy of Geometry Wars Galaxies. A bit pricier and less easily available, but I find the content there by far better. The graphics are SD, but they're also simplified geometric shapes, so that isn't a major aspect either.

On-rails shooters. Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies for Wii. I don't think there are any yet on Wii U? It's fast-paced enough for me to not see the jagged polygon edges in the midst of action.

RPGs. Are there any on Wii U yet? If not, then Xenoblade Chronicles, of course.

Roguelikes. Again, I don't know of any on Wii U. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. (I'm excluding Shiren the Wanderer, since I don't know if it was ever available here in Europe). Considering how many entries to this genre rely on ASCII graphics on PC, I don't see HD graphics a must in any sense.

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kkslider5552000

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Everything, because you're comparing a console that came out in 2006 to one that came out less than a year ago. I'm genuinely not sure if there's anything else to say.

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Pahvi

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New Super Mario Bros U or whatever + Rayman Legends handle the 2D platformer genre well enough, don't they? (Not that I personally care of either.)
Survival horror is covered by ZombiU, unless Project Zero 2 is something amazing.
"Distant camera" 3rd-person arcadeish-action is The Wonderful 101.
Brawlers I'm not so sure about - the something Razor's Edge and something Orochi Hyper didn't get rave reviews.

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rockodoodle

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They need to come out with a Wii U sports.... I LOVE Sonic & All Stars Transformed, but I still play MarioKart on the Wii. So until 8 comes out.....

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Pahvi

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I wondered at one point how well games that didn't use Gamepad as their main controller would sell on Wii U. As in, they'd require the sensor bar, Wiimote+ and Nunchuk purchases in addition to the console (bar the sensor bar, if it the console was the premium pack). I think Just Dance 4 might be one?

And you've pointed out the reason why I didn't mention racing games here - I have played the Sonic & ... Transformed only on PC, though. This time, Mario Kart is the one with the burden of proving itself better (for me).

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rockodoodle

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Mario Kart 8 will have a fairly high bar to pass with Sonic, tho there are a few times where it can be a little "buggy."

I read that Just Dance (not my game at all) is pretty much the same on both versions and that the wii version is cheaper, so just go with that.

It's interesting that Wii's are still selling fairly well. I went to walmart and they still had regular wii's, plus a bunch of games (more than the Wii U, but the selection is growing since I bought mine back in March). I wonder how long they keep selling them- and then how long they keep making games. How many new titles are scheduled- it's pretty miniscule, right?.

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Pahvi

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My friend bought pretty much in one go both a premium-edition Wii U and a Wii Mini. I don't know the exact reason behind this, but the cost of the Nunchuk and Wiimote bought separately were almost as much as that of the Wii Mini pack that had both of those.

I think Wii consoles will be sold until all curious price-conscious casual gamers who find the Wii U gamepad slab more foreboding than the Wiimote have their system. Actually, I can still see PS2s sold in my local hypermarket for about 99€ or less - I don't remember the price.

As for new Wii releases - I'm drawing blank outside some multiplatform movie tie-ins and such.

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unrandomsam

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I don't like Mario Kart Wii no incentive to ever get better at it.

Just got Excitebots Trick Racing (NTSC) which I like better.

Or All Stars Racing Transformed (PC).

Don't think New Super Mario Bros U is anything special (Or anything other than user made mod's for the Wii version are anything like what I want).

DKCR Wii might end up being better than the Wii U version if they kill the difficulty.

The delayed Wii game (By the Guy who made Nights into Dreams) looks more interesting than anything I have seen on the Wii U yet. (Other than Tropical Freeze but hopefully that will be just more of the same but longer / same difficulty).

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Norik

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Nothing even comes close to Tatsunoko, No More Heroes, Metroid Prime, or any Operation Rainfall game. Let's hope that can change by next year.

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bezerker99

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Wii Sports >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NintendoLand

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rockodoodle

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bezerker99 wrote:

Wii Sports >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NintendoLand

Disagree.... It's better in this regard tho- just about anybody can play the Wii Sports games- Nintendoland is a bit more difficult. But I like Metroid, Zelda, Twister, the Donkey Kong game, and the Ninja game- better than anything on Wii Sports....

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rockodoodle

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I actually really like the gamepad.

I guess the Wii still offers value. If you get two controllers with the Wii Mini, I guess it's fairly close in price. If you have two TVs you can use the mini for Netflix on another TV. That's what we did with our old one.

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My friend bought pretty much in one go both a premium-edition Wii U and a Wii Mini. I don't know the exact reason behind this, but the cost of the Nunchuk and Wiimote bought separately were almost as much as that of the Wii Mini pack that had both of those.

I think Wii consoles will be sold until all curious price-conscious casual gamers who find the Wii U gamepad slab more foreboding than the Wiimote have their system. Actually, I can still see PS2s sold in my local hypermarket for about 99€ or less - I don't remember the price.

As for new Wii releases - I'm drawing blank outside some multiplatform movie tie-ins and such.

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Pahvi

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I don't think Wii Sports can/should be compared with NintendoLand except as a pack-in demo title or a minigame collection. The former is a sports minigame collection and the latter... a mixed bag of amusement park attractions? I doubt Wii Sports is the best of its type on Wii either (Wii Sports Resort?), but the reviews I've read here for Wii U sports minigame collections haven't been good either. As for NintendoLand - I've never played Carnival Games, so... :)

@Rockodoodle: Wii Mini comes (to my knowledge) with one Wiimote+ and one Nunchuk. Then again, I might've misunderstood you about getting two controllers with the Wii Mini.

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Game impressions posts: http://backlogcompactor.blogspot.com/

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rockodoodle

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oh-- well I wasn't quite sure of the pricing but I guess, as i said, it might not be a bad deal to have the control that can be used on both machines and then have a machine to watch netflix, play wii games etc.

I got that carnival game used a while back- i hated it but my GF's son plays it and enjoys it- he's only five. As for NintendoLand- it has some games that just aren't for me, but it also has some good ones that make it worth while. I'd recommend for those who got a basic or a bundle where it wasn't included- especially if you can get it for $40 or even less than $30.

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Captain_Balko

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Kadunta wrote:

Summary: What games on Wii are, in your opinion, lightyears ahead of similar games already available on Wii U? As in, so much better that you'd recommend buying those than the Wii U alternatives - even including the cost of Wiimote, Nunchuk, the sensor bar and the Classic Controller if necessary to play them on a Wii U.

Longer blurb: After finding Nano Assault Neo a major letdown in the amount of content it had, I'd be happier with just my old Wii copy of Geometry Wars Galaxies. A bit pricier and less easily available, but I find the content there by far better. The graphics are SD, but they're also simplified geometric shapes, so that isn't a major aspect either.

On-rails shooters. Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies for Wii. I don't think there are any yet on Wii U? It's fast-paced enough for me to not see the jagged polygon edges in the midst of action.

RPGs. Are there any on Wii U yet? If not, then Xenoblade Chronicles, of course.

Roguelikes. Again, I don't know of any on Wii U. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. (I'm excluding Shiren the Wanderer, since I don't know if it was ever available here in Europe). Considering how many entries to this genre rely on ASCII graphics on PC, I don't see HD graphics a must in any sense.

I actually picked up Geometry Wars: Galaxies new for 2$ last week at Gamestop. Haven't tried it yet, but I'll get to it soon enough.

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