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Is Wii Sports really the game of the year?

NBOY39NBOY39 Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
I recently read this argument about the recent Time Magazine here.

http://teenagefanboy.blogspot.com/2007/01/is-wii-sports-really-best-game-of-year.html

I was wondering what everyone else thinks. Personally, I thought Wii Sports was the 3rd or 4th best game on the Wii last year, let alone for the whole system.

Time has a lot of weight in the news world, I just don't really want them talking about my video games.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

    And I name this post reply of the year.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

    And I name this post reply of the year.

    And I name your declaration "decision of the year"!

    Seriously though, it's a magazine talking about videogames. What do they know?

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year
    And I name this post reply of the year.
    Shit. Well, there's always 2008.

    And Wii Sports is fun, but not Game of the Year. It's definitely a worthy freebie, especially after going without pack-ins at launch for so long.

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  • SolSol Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Is Wii Sports really the game of the year?

    Yes.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    I would pay a lot of money for Wiisports Tennis with an actual game behind it.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    By Game of the Year, do we mean solely for the Wii or all consoles?

    Because...you might argue it for Wii, but not all electronic gaming venues as a whole.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Time Magazine has a different perspective on videogames. The type of perspective that Nintendo is directly trying to appeal to with games like Wii Sports.

    So of course it makes sense.




    Also, link the article, not the goddamn blog.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

    Just pandering to their audience.

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  • Ninja BotNinja Bot Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    When you look at it from an every man's perspective rather than a gamer's perspective Wii Sports is definitely a lot cooler and more inviting than Zelda or Gears of War. To non gamers those games just look like confusing hyperactive timesinks for geeks, while Wii Sports is a lot simpler and dude it's like you swing the controller and your dude swings the racket how cool is that?!

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  • NBOY39NBOY39 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Time declared it game of the year for all consoles.

    I guess Wii Sports might of been the most innovative game on any console this year.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    slash000 wrote:

    Also, link the article, not the goddamn blog.

    Speaking directly to the blog post, Golf is a lot better than he thinks it is.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    The thing I like about wii sports is that my family can, at the very least, bowl and golf with one wiimote. And goddamn, additional wiimotes are hard to find.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    slash000 wrote:

    Also, link the article, not the goddamn blog.

    Speaking directly to the blog post, Golf is a lot better than he thinks it is.

    It is definately one of the weaker games, though.

    I like it more than Boxing, if only because I still can't get the hang of certain moves in it.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    I would not call it the best game of the year.

    But it is by far and away the most accessible. It reaches across the aisles to non gamers unlike anything I have seen since pong.

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  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

    And I name this post reply of the year.

    And you, mod of the year. We should also play dragons' gold again sometime.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sol wrote:
    Is Wii Sports really the game of the year?
    Yes.
    No.

    Seriously, though, Wii Sports was horridly unimpressive. It's a semi-interesting tech demo that came with the system, no more. It gets boring quickly, and ever game feels like it just might be cool, if it were fleshed out a little more.

    Except bowling. Bowling is fucking perfect just as it is.

    Wii Sports was enough to get me excited about the system and the possibilities for the future. Super Swing Golf has already taken steps towards realizing that potential (flawed though it may have been).

    But seriously, Game of the Year? If you take a step back and take off the waggle-colored glasses, Wii Sports sucks giant donkey cock.

    Except bowling.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Golf is glorious, and my favorite Wii Sport.


    Also, Wii Sports has done a lot. Anyone can pick it up and intuitively play it and have fun, no matter who they are.


    Gears of War, Zelda.. They may be the most refined games in their genre, but what have they really managed to really accomplish besides being fucking awesome games? It's like what Tycho said about Gears of War.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Kazhiim wrote:
    The thing I like about wii sports is that my family can, at the very least, bowl and golf with one wiimote. And goddamn, additional wiimotes are hard to find.


    I got 3 extras for Christmas. My wife had a hell of a time with it until EB Games said "just preorder them" and while they came one at a time they all came by xmas.

    I'd imagine this is not a frequently preordered item.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    Wii play is too far off. I WANT POOL.

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  • SolSol Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It's not the BEST game of the year. But it's the game of the year, to me atleast, Wii Sports did something that no other game up to it has done and that is get every person that has come in contact with it to play it, and want it. Sure you can have an awesome experience with TP or Gears of War and they're better games but no other game had such an impact as Wii Sports did .

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just want a golf game exactly like Wii Sports but with more courses and clubs. I might have to settle for Super Swing, but I really like how Wii Golf works.




    Sol wrote:
    It's not the BEST game of the year. But it's THE game of the year

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    Wii Sports exists to show you potential. I mean, we already have posts talking about awesome sport X and Y would be if they were only fleshed out better.

    And once some publisher (perhaps even Nintendo) announces an upcoming tennis or baseball game, you'll think back to Wii Sports and get really excited.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    slash000 wrote:
    I just want a golf game exactly like Wii Sports but with more courses and clubs. I might have to settle for Super Swing, but I really like how Wii Golf works.

    Wii Golf's swing system was absolutely maddening to me. It felt damn near impossible to get a consistant swing, and putting was atrocious. Though I suppose I could see it being more accessible to complete nongamers, such as my mom.

    Super Swing gets a little cartooney at times with the clubs and courses, but after I unlocked a couple characters and played with semi-traditional clubs and courses, it was more or less what I was looking for after Wii Golf...if a bit unpolished.

    And playing it in all its wacky (and loli) glory isn't half bad either.

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  • ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    slash000 wrote:

    Also, link the article, not the goddamn blog.

    Speaking directly to the blog post, Golf is a lot better than he thinks it is.
    It's basically all I ever feel like playing on my Wii.

    Having 4 player Wii Golf tourneys with some buds, nothing better.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    leaf wrote:
    apotheos wrote:
    Kazhiim wrote:
    NBOY39 wrote:
    Time has a lot of weight in the news world


    But they made you person of the year

    And I name this post reply of the year.

    And you, mod of the year. We should also play dragons' gold again sometime.

    Dood you just took me waaaay back.

    PAX074life.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Since my edit got bottom-paged:
    Rorus Raz wrote:
    And once some publisher (perhaps even Nintendo) announces an upcoming tennis or baseball game, you'll think back to Wii Sports and get really excited.

    The second I heard about Super Swing Golf, I was all "you mean somebody is putting out a real golf game already! MUST HAVE!!!"

    Seriously, aside from bowling (and maybe tennis) all the Wii Sports games did was make me want real versions of each individual sport.

    Especially baseball. Good god how can a minigame show such much potential and yet suck so utterly.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I wonder if every Wii owner already having so many Sports in one package will hurt the sales of future sport games. I know people who genuinely like and watch the real deals will buy Tiger Woods '08 Wii and whatnot, but what about gamers, like myself, who aren't really into sports? I haven't managed to track down a Wii yet, but I can see myself saying "well, I already have a Golf game on WiiSports...eh."

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm a fucking pro at Wii Golf. Me and my father.

    We get only get birdies and par all the time.


    Last time my dad touched a videogame was a flight sim on his Windows 3.1 machine.



    Darlan wrote:
    I wonder if every Wii owner already having so many Sports in one package will hurt the sales of future sport games. I know people who genuinely like and watch the real deals will buy Tiger Woods '08 Wii and whatnot, but what about gamers, like myself, who aren't really into sports? I haven't managed to track down a Wii yet, but I can see myself saying "well, I already have a Golf game on WiiSports...eh."


    If you're as sold on a Wii Sports sport as I am on Golf or Bowling or Tennis, believe me, you'll be dying for a full fledged version of the sports game.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Wii Sports is indeed pretty damn fun.

    And NBOY, this is your second thread on these forums in a very short time, on your first day, linking the same blog.

    That is suspicious.

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu I'm not sure how to use this thing.... Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Darlan wrote:
    I wonder if every Wii owner already having so many Sports in one package will hurt the sales of future sport games. I know people who genuinely like and watch the real deals will buy Tiger Woods '08 Wii and whatnot, but what about gamers, like myself, who aren't really into sports? I haven't managed to track down a Wii yet, but I can see myself saying "well, I already have a Golf game on WiiSports...eh."
    I haven't played with a single person (including a few older people, and otherwise non-gamer people) who didn't think the amount of holes Wii Spolf had was way too few. If any of them got a Wii, they would probably buy a new golf game when it came out.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Darlan wrote:
    I wonder if every Wii owner already having so many Sports in one package will hurt the sales of future sport games. I know people who genuinely like and watch the real deals will buy Tiger Woods '08 Wii and whatnot, but what about gamers, like myself, who aren't really into sports? I haven't managed to track down a Wii yet, but I can see myself saying "well, I already have a Golf game on WiiSports...eh."

    Play a hole or two of Wii Golf, then play a hole or two of Super Swing Golf, and then talk to me. And SSG isn't even all that great.

    And Mario Tennis will rape Wii Tennis. Same with Mario Baseball (and whatever EA coughs up).

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    slash000 wrote:
    I'm a fucking pro at Wii Golf. Me and my father.

    We get only get birdies and par all the time.

    No eagles? Pshaw.

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  • Elessar ElfstoneElessar Elfstone Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    While I think Wii Sports is definately not the best game this season, I can see it being game of the year. I cannot count the times I've brought my Wii to a friends house, shown him / her Wii bowling, and hearing the reaction "omg thats the coolest thing ever". Maybe thats more of a reaction to the Wii itself, but Wii sports shows off its console in the best possible manner, and isnt that what every game tries to do in the end?

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    I really couldn't stomach the loli, but Super Swing Golf did pique my interest.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    I wouldn't mind a combat fishing game on the wii

    smash your trawler into your opponent to throw him off-center and lose that big catch!

    Go online head-to-head and co-op with a captain and a fisherman for double the fun!

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    In my opinion, it's not even the best game on the console this year.

    Zelda GOTY for me. Easily.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    slash000 wrote:
    I'm a fucking pro at Wii Golf. Me and my father.

    We get only get birdies and par all the time.

    No eagles? Pshaw.


    Well, occasionally we get Eagles, yeah. But mostly we get Birdies and pars.

    My brother got a near-hole-in-one, but the ball bounced out of the cup.

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  • GanonFLCLGanonFLCL Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I personally have never bought a sports game on a console since the Genesis/SNES era, and I can honestly say that I would probably purchase a 'real' version of any of the Wii Sports, when I'm less strapped for cash. Wii Baseball is great, but I want to do so much more with it.

    The only sport that I think is absolutely 100% perfect as is, is Wii Bowling. I <3 Bowling so much.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    apotheos wrote:
    I really couldn't stomach the loli, but Super Swing Golf did pique my interest.

    The loli wasn't as bad as I was thinking it'd be, and the golfing was worth it. Looking back, I wouldn't recommend dropping $50 on it, though...wait 'til it's on sale for $30 or something (or another golf game comes out).

    Some of the courses (especially the more traditional ones) are pretty freakin' sweet. Like I said, unlock a few characters and costumes, and prepare for multiplayer fun.

    But only offering two golfers for multiplayer out of the box? Lame.

    Also, while not quite as waggle-tastic, Madden '07 is pretty sweet. I don't think there was as much room for quasi-1:1 controls in football as something like golf or tennis, though. I'm really interested to see what EA does with baseball and golf.

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