Nintendo Top 7


  • ollyn - November 12, 2012 11:48 p.m.

    The Wii, as a stand alone console, lacked a lot of genres I really enjoy there are no racing sims, no stealth games, no football (soccer to those in the new world) games, very few decent action titles. It had some great games but most of Nintendo's offerings were similar to that of the cube with added waggle mechanisms, in fact neither zelda (I'll lump Twilight in, although it was a cube title) this gen equalled the brilliance of wind waker and both kind of felt like retreads. Metroid Prime 3 was good but hardly a giant leap over 1 and 2. Mario Kart and Smash Bros also good but given that the wii lacked any considerable power advantage over the cube it was hard to make a case for not just booting up the versions of those games on the cube. Some of the 3rd party games were better like No More Heroes but when you draw that up against the list of top notch 3rd party on the other consoles it just looks sad (even no more heroes went to PS3 so it's not really an exclusive either). The Wii lacked a huge amount of variety (Queue fan boys rage, as they make a case for 360 and PS3s only having FPSs), it had some good Wii Ware games (lost winds) but nothing to rival Journey, Flower or Limbo. I had some fun with my Wii but mine, like many others I would guess, stopped collecting dust and was put in the closet some time ago. I'd be hard pressed to say I had more fun with the Wii than the other consoles sometimes waggle functions felt tacked on calibrating the controller was often a nuisance. For me it lacked anything truly special.
  • wheresmymonkey - November 13, 2012 2:10 a.m.

    There are stealth games. The last Tenchu was a wii exclusive and a damn fine game at that. The wii version of PES was different and far more tactical than its hd cousins. Skyward Sword is the best Zelda game of all time IMO. It's what the series always strived to be and told the best story in the series since A link to the past. But if you wanted to play any of the other games in the series you could. Playing the original prime games with tarted up graphics and pointer control was brillinat made the games even better and responsive than the GC, same goes for Oikmin come to think of it. Yes the PS3 got No more heroes But the wii version of it still managed to look better and they never got the sequel. Wiiware is under appreciated in so many ways. Yeah it didn't get limbo but it did get lost winds, world of goo, tales of monkey island, nyx, swords and soldiers, alice in zombieland, and yet it moves and much more besides. More over it had dozens of quality platformers as full blown releases. If you liked Limbo i'd suggesst tracking down Lost In shadow. What else did the wii get. Oh yeah two of the best JRPGs of this generaltion in Xenoblade and The Last Story. It had variety, tons in fact. It had all of the best games from every console generation of the last 25 years thanks to the VC and there huge amount of originality and imagination in its main library is understated in the least. It also had the better capcom vs game, the best silent hill in years and and more besides. Like i've said for years. If you didn't find these games it's your own damn fault for not trying.
  • FierceDeity - November 13, 2012 3:44 a.m.

    tru dat. viva la revolution
  • ollyn - November 13, 2012 7:32 a.m.

    its just my opinion, sorry if it wasn't more in line with yours. "Like i've said for years. If you didn't find these games it's your own damn fault for not trying." This comment is a load of nonsense, i mean how is it someones fault for not finding a game? The fact is though I found most of the ones you mentioned, i just don't rate them as highly as you seem to.
  • shawksta - November 13, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    "The Wii, as a stand alone console..." NOPE, Big Mistake right there, your using it wrong RIGH THERE. Its true that you cant really call yourself a gamer if you only own a Wii, because in a real stand point, thats not how it should be used. Alongside a 360/PS3/Gaming PC is the right way and as stated before, you shouldnt compare it, the Wii isnt a 360/PS3 and shouldnt be compared as so, and as the article states with the First party games aswell as the various 3rd Party game, it stands tall when compared to what thr 360/PS3 have in terms of differnce, which is a very low %9.
  • BladedFalcon - November 12, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    "It brought new audiences to games" ...Do you really think that will be something that people will remember fondly? :P
  • CaffieKuriboh - November 12, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    I guess the thing I'll remember the most about the Wii are three things: 1) The fun I had playing Brawl with my cousins, nephews, and friends on the weekend. 2) Discovering the game "No More Heroes" and completely falling in love with the series. It's still one of my favs today. XD 3) Playing Wii Bowling with my uncle, we actually got so good at the game that we would average 250-ish to 270-ish per game. It was also fun for my family to get together and enjoy a game everyone can play, even granny. All in all, the Wii may not have been the most popular system, but it sure made me smile every time I sat down (even though I been standing) to play it. Goodbye Wii, you'll always be remembered. XD
  • Tranquilbez34 - November 12, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    It was a party console, With all honesty I had more playing Mario Kart with friends then I did with either Halo or COD
  • J-Fid - November 12, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    Truly a great console. What people tend to forget is that video games are supposed to be simple, pure, fun. No one does that better than Nintendo.
  • masterjoe123 - November 12, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    1 word. Brawl.
  • shawksta - November 12, 2012 9:47 p.m.

    ^THIS Plus this game (and Kid Icarus Uprising especially) have something most games this gen doesnt or havnt tried. INGAME ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Turtman - November 12, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    It will be remembered as a joke/dust collector.
  • needles - November 12, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    Nintendo isn't very good at making games. They should move on to making cell phones or sushi. Me so horney.
  • space_cakes - November 12, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    The Wii still has the best console web browsing experience. Opera FTW!
  • tehtimeisnow - November 12, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    wii is will not b fondly remebmered. it is responseble for starting to desotry the industy with its gimmecks and bad grafics and e rated games. good thing appel is here for the rescue thuogh. pretty soon nitedno will b out of buziness and the ipad with b the true future of gameing and the only game console on the marcket
  • jmcgrotty - November 12, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Wow, you were really wrong about a LOT of these... let's go through them: It didn't win the "console generation" because it wasn't a real console. It was a farce. You're better off comparing it to a preschooleres Leapfrog. The Revolution did not have great exclusives. Your list is full of overrated fodder, which you would realize if you actually played them. The virtual console was a disgrace for new gamers, since it totally bastardized the way that you played them. It completely handicapped and ruined every game it tried to present. That new "audience" that it brought into gaming? They've already moved on, and their only legacy is briefly popularizing the worst games possible, thus leading to shovelware of that same garbage that we are still dealing with today. The Revolution might have been a revolution, but it didn't bring a single positive gameplay mechanic. It singlehandedly (thanks to those worthless "new gamers" the toy brought in) set the industry back 10 years, by taking away from real game development to focus on the worthless motion garbage, which has been a disaster for every other company. And to say "No matter the success of either, they prove that the simple fun of the [revolution’s] motion interfacehas (sic) now become a critical feature to the future of gaming" is 100% wrong and you know it! Everyone is abandoning it as a real mechanic, including Nintendo. IT has no place in gaming and it surely isn't a critical feature. The rest you were right about, but your conclusion was literally 100% wrong. The revolution has been an utter failure for the industry. I expected better of you guys.
  • jmcgrotty - November 12, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    Sorry for the double-post. I got an error message the first time I hit submit. Didn't know it actually posted.
  • Z-man427 - November 12, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Someone sure has their knickers in a twist over a simple article.
  • winner2 - November 12, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    You ok man? You sound pretty distressed.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 12, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    it obviously was a proper console you stupid idiot... it brought smiles to so many peoples faces. u are obviously new to gaming just bashing away on your ps3... if 100 million sales compared to 140 million of the ps3/360 combined doesnt make sense that the critical aspect of gaming is the motion control then u are just showing yourself to be an idiot. take the time to play a few games first kiddo before whining about the good work nintendo have done

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