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Wii worth buying?

BurguBurgu Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
So when the Wii came out I was pretty excited about the system and figured that I would pick one up if i could find one. Fast forward a few months and I've been thinking about it and hearing how people are waggled out, etc. The game selection for the wii seems to be mostly mini games and party games, with zelda seemingly the only real game with a single player experience worth keeping my attention.

Then I look over at the 360. Dead Rising, Gears of War, Armored Core, the kind of games I'm interested in. Now I'm not sure if i should just wait for the wii and see how it does in the next few months, or if i should invest in one now.

I'm hoping to get some responses from Wii owners and hear about their experiences.

Help me G&T!

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I would say it is perfect for the casual player and it is fairly cheap compared to the other systems but it still does cost a nice little bundle by the time you get a game or two. I would instead say if you can live without it, than there is no need to get it at this time. Later when more and more games are released and more exciting titles come out you can get it then. But, if you have the free time and money lying around, it certainly isn't a bad investment. ;-)

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    At this point you might as well wait for Smash Bros. and the inevitable Black Wiis.

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  • The Death Of HilarityThe Death Of Hilarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Like every other thing involving technology and money, when in doubt, the best thing to do is wait.
    If you aren't sure whether to get it now, save your money and wait a few months. By then there will be more games out for you to make a decision and you might get a chance to buy it for less. No reason to rush into it if you aren't sure how much you want it.

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  • ikillkennyikillkenny Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Unless you really need a system now, I'd probably wait until the fall so that you can get a better sense of what the system is going to offer post-launch compared to the 360 and the PS3 (if it is in your price range). When we get a better sense of how second generation Wii titles are going to play, it will be much easier to judge the merit of the system against its competition.

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  • squirlysquirly Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'd have to go with no personally, there just aren't really any decent games, or only 1 or 2.

    Ask again later.

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  • BurguBurgu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Thanks magic 8 ball, ill probably end up waiting before i shell out that kind of cash

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Burgu wrote: »
    So when the Wii came out I was pretty excited about the system and figured that I would pick one up if i could find one. Fast forward a few months and I've been thinking about it and hearing how people are waggled out, etc. The game selection for the wii seems to be mostly mini games and party games, with zelda seemingly the only real game with a single player experience worth keeping my attention.

    Then I look over at the 360. Dead Rising, Gears of War, Armored Core, the kind of games I'm interested in. Now I'm not sure if i should just wait for the wii and see how it does in the next few months, or if i should invest in one now.

    I'm hoping to get some responses from Wii owners and hear about their experiences.

    Help me G&T!

    Just from this, I would say wait it out. I have a wii and I have the same problem. I just haven't found any games "meaty" enough to hold my attention. Alot of the wii games are great fun, but I found them to be fun in short bursts.
    So yeah, wait it out.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Do you like actionish games where you play levels over and over until you have them mastered? If so, Sonic is another game worth getting. If you don't see anything else that interests you, though, you should probably wait on it.

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Burgu wrote: »
    Thanks magic 8 ball, ill probably end up waiting before i shell out that kind of cash

    Well, if you're not frothing at the mouth for it, then it's not going to hurt to wait. All the good games that are out now (and IMO that's a hefty pile of 'em) will still be available later.

    But the same could be said about a 360 too (I got the impression from your OP that you were trying to decide between the two). We're just at the start of this generation, so it's not like you're gonna miss your shot to play it if you don't buy it right now.

    So the answer to what you should buy next is inevitably "what do you want to play next?"

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Wii is one of my worst gaming purchases ever. Zelda was great but I could have just waited for the Cube version. And since then there has been little but mediocrity on the system. On top of that, I rediscovered how awesome PC gaming is, so I've been mostly doing that lately. Yeah the Virtual Console is nice, but really, now is not the time to buy a Wii. Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yes.


    Zelda.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I would consider the Wii pretty awesome, although my opinion may be off because I never had a gamecube, and thus had a nice library to catch up on.

    Zelda was really fucking great, though.

    And Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a fun experience, although that's cross-system too.

    Elebits is pretty great, but kinda frustrating towards the end.

    Budokai 2, while cross-system, is better in terms of load time, graphics, and controls on the Wii. Perfect motion-control utlization, and it has GC and Classic support if that's your thing.

    Excite Truck is a very nice arcade racing game, with quite a few unlockables and a bit of depth.

    VC? Fantastic if you're rich.

    Wii sports is tons of fun with friends. It gets people hooked.

    Overall, it's a very nice system, and Paper Mario coming out tomorrow will hopefully contribute to the awesome.

    By the end of the year, I expect it'll be twice as good though. Metroid Prime 3, Smash Brothers, Super Mario Galaxy, probably another Zelda announced, more third party titles, Umbrella Chronicles reaching completion? Right now, I think the 360 has a slight edge on games. This might just be console envy, though, since I don't have one and my computer is kinda crappy so I haven't played a nice-looking FPS in a while.

    So, my opinion:

    If you never had a GC, get a Wii, Zelda, and the GC titles you missed out on. Excite truck too if you like racing. Budokai Tenkachi 2 if you like fighting and/or hilariously bad voice-acting. Elebits if you like puzzles. M: UA if you want to see what a middling/decent Wii port looks like.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

    ...

    What are you talking about?

    Such a thing does not exist.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    And Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a fun experience, although that's cross-system too.
    Oh god no. The Wii version is by far the worst. Get the ps2 version or something, stay away from the one on the Wii.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

    ...

    What are you talking about?

    Such a thing does not exist.
    http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14430

    Sure it does.

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  • TerrorbyteTerrorbyte __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    Aside from the minigame and waggle-added shovelware and the utter lack of online multiplayer (and its eventual shoddy implementation), it'll probably still be worth it for all the awesome first-party titles.

    Personally, the thing isn't even on my radar until Super Mario Galaxy hits the streets and is declared good.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    From my impressions, the Wii games focus on multiplayer (and it's an absolute blast, let me tell you), but with the backwards compatibility of the Gamecube you can play a ton of quality single-player games. So unless you missed out on the GCN, I'd say either 1) buy one if you have lots of friends or 2) wait until more single-player-focused Wii games are released.

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  • LaveLave regular
    edited April 2007
    This will invariably become flame filled so before that - I believe the perfect rule of thumb is to not buy a console until the games already out justify the purchase. So there will not be any regret. For the DS this took about 15months for me.

    For the Wii Wii Sports and Zelda made a launch purchase fine. (I really believe most "Gamers" don't get Wii Sports. It's truely the best game computer ever made. And that isn't hyperbole. I have a tennis court, half a golf course and a bowling alley in my living room. If I didn't ever buy another Wii game I would be happy.

    From what you say - that would not be the case. So give it till xmas at least.

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Burgu wrote: »
    I'm hoping to get some responses from Wii owners and hear about their experiences.

    Help me G&T!
    Get both! Wii60 is an awesome combination. This way I get to play both Metroid and Mass Effect. Plus I have a massive back-catalogue of GC games I can still play. Have to admit that Nintendo really need to get their asses in gear and start pushing the games out though, the only thing I still really use the Wii for is RE:4 and the fishing mini-game in Zelda: TP. :)

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

    ...

    What are you talking about?

    Such a thing does not exist.
    http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14430

    Sure it does.

    Nintendo partnered with Roxio on this .. Roxio who makes DVD playback software, not hardware. The system already has a drive capable of reading discs, and the power to play back in software ... so this will probably be a channel for download for the rest of us who already have Wiis.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

    ...

    What are you talking about?

    Such a thing does not exist.
    http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14430

    Sure it does.

    So in other words a Wii version of the Panasonic Q.

    It won't leave Japan and will just be a useless added expence to the Wii. Not what I'd call a "better" version.

    Also, don't expect a price drop any time soon.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I love my wii..but I don't think i've started it up for literally over 2 and a half months..while this will change with paper marios release, There really isn't enough out on it to justify the purchase cost..yet

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    Wait for a price drop, or the new, better Wii that's coming this fall.

    What are you talking about?
    The new, better Wii with a DVD player and who knows what else.

    ...

    What are you talking about?

    Such a thing does not exist.
    http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14430

    Sure it does.
    It only exists in Japan.


    And it is hells of dumb because Jesus Christ I already own like 5 dvd players what the hellllll

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  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »

    So in other words a Wii version of the Panasonic Q.

    It won't leave Japan and will just be a useless added expence to the Wii. Not what I'd call a "better" version.

    Also, don't expect a price drop any time soon.

    It said in the article that it's coming to North America.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You should actually read the article all the way through, mausmalone, and you'll see that you're wrong.

    To save you some time though:
    We asked Nintendo if gamers who purchase the Wii at launch might be able to upgrade their consoles through a firmware update via the WiiConnect network, and while Atwood told us that it is a software solution, it "requires more than a firmware upgrade."

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pata wrote: »

    It won't leave Japan.
    You also should read the article.
    Nintendo of America has confirmed to GameDaily BIZ that a DVD-enabled Wii is indeed coming to the U.S.

    I mean, it is right there, in the bolded paragraph at the top.

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  • MashalotMashalot Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I like my wii but I'm way into the Virtual Console. If you're on the fence wait it out. Maybe non-ipod colors soon. Didn't colored wiimotes turn up in the system of some uk retailer?

    And then the second you'll buy it they'll announce the wii-SP-lite-elite with like 1gb of storage and dvd playback for $300. Right? ha

    edit: beaten by 500 people. who needs another dvd player anyway. I've got like six growing out of my ass

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    It only exists in Japan.


    And it is hells of dumb because Jesus Christ I already own like 5 dvd players what the hellllll
    Do we know that DVD will be the only feature added? It'll add optical audio out at the very least, and there's a good chance it will also add more internal memory, and who knows what else.

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  • TerrorbyteTerrorbyte __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm sure the 5 people on the planet who need another DVD player are on the edge of their seats with this whole Wiill-it-or-woon't-it Wii DVD thing.

    Durr.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    This is obviously going to be a very subjective thing. For me, Zelda and Trauma Center were system sellers from the get go and that was enough for me to make the initial investment. The appeal of 360 games has been mitigated by having a gaming PC so for ME, it complemented things quite well.

    If you do not have a great interest in the library available right now, then obviously it's not going to be worth it to hunt one down when they're not exactly common at the moment. Waiting a year or more to pick up a console after its launch isn't uncommon and is often recommended.

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  • chubschubs Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm gonna recommend a 360. There really are tons of excellent titles on it already, and with many more coming in the near future. It's nice owning both, but if you have to choose, I would definately get a 360.

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You should actually read the article all the way through, mausmalone, and you'll see that you're wrong.

    To save you some time though:
    We asked Nintendo if gamers who purchase the Wii at launch might be able to upgrade their consoles through a firmware update via the WiiConnect network, and while Atwood told us that it is a software solution, it "requires more than a firmware upgrade."

    He's a PR guy, he doesn't know what he's talking about. The GCN was more than capable of playing back DVD/MPEG2 data streams (hell, Sega did it all the time using CRI middleware).

    Never trust PR people to tell you what hardware is capable of doing. That's where we get 4D gaming, game 3.0, and region-free Wiis.

    It definitely doesn't require more than a firmware upgrade ... they may not offer it as one, but it's easily feasible.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I just assumed it was an old article, my bad.

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  • TerrorbyteTerrorbyte __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    chubs wrote: »
    I'm gonna recommend a 360. There really are tons of excellent titles on it already, and with many more coming in the near future. It's nice owning both, but if you have to choose, I would definately get a 360.

    I would recommend a PS3, just to balance out the off-topicness of this post.

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    I just assumed it was an old article, my bad.

    It is old... it's from November last year 6 days before launch. We heard about it from this Atwood guy and then never again in the almost 5 months since. It's kind-of up in the air at the moment. They haven't said anything about canning the project, but they also haven't offered any updates.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Oh, yeah, it IS old.

    And more recent news on that subject has pretty much cemented the fact that the DVD wii is jsut that,a wii with dvd playback, and is Japan only.

    I'd find links and such but it is 12:30.

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  • JeanJean Heartbroken papa bear Gatineau, QuébecRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I am very happy with my Wii. Zelda,Trauma Centre , Godfather and Wii Sports all kick ass.

    For me the biggest argument in it's favour is than it's SEVEN consoles in one. You dont only get a Wii but also a Gamecube, a N64, a SNES, a NES , a Genesis and a TG-16.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Next time someone complains this board has a Nintendo bias, I'mma point them at this thread.

    In addition to Zelda, Sonic and the three-days-away Paper Mario have meaty single-player experiences, not counting all the ports. So it's worth it for me personally. But if you aren't interested enough in it to lay down $250 now without major convincing, then go ahead and wait and see what else comes out before buying it.

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