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2009: The Wii finally comes of age

That VideoGame Blog writes: "This holiday season will see the Wii celebrate its second birthday. While Nintendo's software for the console has been outstanding, the support from other developers has not been as forthcoming. But just like the DS, it looks like it will be the third year of the Wii's life when it will really find its feet. The combination of improved software and peripherals means that Wii gamers have a lot to look forward to in the coming year."

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vashivihang3295d ago

2009 looks to be a year of the wii pretty strongly. 3rd party games are being announced everyday and not one of them a minigame collection with the conduit and madworld leading the charge.

with wiispeak and motionplus the gameplay will be even more immersive

rest of nintendo lineup is not known but we can hope for f zero, starfox and kirby.

its time to rejoice once again wii fans, for the wii is growing up.

*tears*

alakazzam3295d ago

soon as my paycheck comes in im getting a wii. any must buy games other than mario galaxy, smash bros brawl and zelda?

N4g_null3295d ago

alakazzam I'm not sure what your taste are but I'd say go a rent a lot of games as long as they are not mini games.

excite truck, mario kart, brawl Oh sorry I'll ad to vash's list then

metroid
Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy you have to try to online part of this game!
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles was actually a good shooter.
MKWII
Metroid prime 3
no more heroes
zack and wiki
mohh2
paper mario
batalion wars 2 BWii don't be fooled by the cartoon look this game is pretty impressive.
godfather (controls are very good in this one)
okami
re4
endless ocean (epitome of what a casual game should be)
excite truck (very underrated, blows away motorstrom in terms of gameplay and speed)
bully - i never liked bully though.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Geometry Wars: Galaxies
Medal of Honor Heroes 2
Call of Duty 3
Trauma Center: New Blood
Link's Crossbow Training-if you must have a zapper yet the game was actually fun. It also had a zelda FPS weird huh?
Now games that surprised me was mortal kombat with motion controls they actualy work well for this fighter( it uses lots of half circles too), elebets(sp), dragon ball Z the combat works even if it is very hardcore LOL. Oh of course res evil Wii make even if you didn't like res evil you need to try this it make the game way more fun seriously.

Wario Land: Shake It! is going to be good also, Guitar Hero World Tour if your into that it's on here also.Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon was actualy pretty fun also. You also have Baroque, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. Are some other games you may want to try out?

If you need a list of VC games PM me I got the goods on that.

Product3295d ago

True
early 2009 looks promising imo.Alot of core games and alot of Nintendo games not yet announced.
Third party support is def. getting stronger
Im hoping for Punchout though not Kirby :P

jeffaustin903295d ago

Third party support is definitely getting stronger, and this is the time when it's supposed to have been.

People, remember way back in mid-2006 when most of the 3rd party developers dismissed the Wii and thought it wouldn't sell, so they focused on making good games for just the 360 and PS3? Yeah well they got kicked in the pants when they saw that Wii was selling like hotcakes, and they had nothing good to give to this massively-selling system.

This is why up until now we've gotten plenty of great 3rd party games for the PS3 and 360 and relatively nothing on the Wii (except for the few exceptions that we all know about: Zack & Wiki, Okami, No More Heroes, etc.). The 3rd party developers recognized that they wanted to make good games for the Wii and that they would sell, but they were already obliged to work on those PS3 and 360 games. Their hands were tied.

So what did they do? They put out anything they could get out quickly and easily, because it would most likely sell. And during this time, they still had thoughts for great games on the Wii. It's just that it's only NOW that they can actually work on the games, which is what people like myself had predicted. I knew that once the Wii started selling great, we wouldn't get a lot of great 3rd party games until year 3, or even year 4, so I just sat back and waited. And look where we are today. These great 3rd party games are being made and will be here in year 3.

Good games take time. Great games take patience.

nbsmatambo3295d ago

true that lol

might just buy a wii for conduit to c how impressive it is

DA_SHREDDER3295d ago

Now I dont feel bad for selling my Wii. At first I thought it was a mistake, but I won't feel bad for missing out on games like the conduit and count dracula. Man I miss the N64 days when every game was an evolutionary step forward in its franchise. I might as well forget about any good Wii games and just buy an old 64. You can get them cheap on amazon.com .

cemelc3295d ago

So many good games coming to the wii at last.

Conduit.
Mad World.
Red Steel2.

Great games all of them.

And Spyborbs looks interesting, no comment on this one till i see wtf is going on in this game.

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