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What's up, Nintendo? - Where are the core games 2009 for Wii and DS?

In 2008 Nintendo Hardcore-Gamer were complaining about too many casual games. What about 2009? No Zelda for Wii, New Super Mario Bros. Wii with lots of casual elements and only Dead Space Extraction or The Conduit as real hardcore games for Wii. On DS the situation is a lot better. Videogameszone is showing the so called "good games" for Wii.

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n4f2945d ago

well i see a pretty good list for 2009 if you have ur fanboy goggle on or its has to be in 1080p 120fps or stuff like that with dynamic bloom ,16xqaa
7.1 surround and all that eye candy then its normal you wont see it

and 2010 will be better

Xander-RKoS2945d ago

Madworld
Dead Space Extraction
House of the Dead: Overkill
The Conduit
A Boy and his Blob
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Deadly Creatures
Punch-out!!
The Crystal Bearers is due by the end of year
Klonoa
Little King's Story
Metroid Prime Trilogy (I count it, since it was clearly aimed at hardcore Metroid fans)
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
Overlord: Dark Legend
Technically Dead Rising for Wii is a hardcore...it just sucked...

and there's more...same goes for the DS. Gosh, I swear I have to complile a list of games for people on the Wii cause they just want to ignore everything.

Also, a hardcore game is game designed for gamers, re-defining it to suite your argument is well....dumb.

Blaze9292944d ago

the thing i dont understand is why this question keeps popping up. When "core games" hit the Wii/DS...no one buys them and the sales show it. So why are peoples till asking for stuff they won't buy? The sales for Madworld and GTA were outrageously low; showing clearly, Nintendo fans don't want it.

StanLatMarveldotCom2944d ago

Dude, you have to realize that the people demanding "core" Wii games are the online gaming media and their constituents. They aren't the majority.

maniacmayhem2944d ago

That is a really small list with 60% of it sucking.

Your list proved this article right.

Gaidrius2944d ago

None of those games mentioned there have any "core appeal".Quite a few of those are Rail-Shooters which everyone knows are very last-gen. They stopped being fun a while ago. I think what makes games lack their "core appeal" is when they're on the Wii. Twilight Princess is as close as it gets to "hardcore" on the Wii.

Bodyboarder_VGamer2944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

Because they are crap.
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Madworld = Black & White screams niche.

Dead Space Extraction = Rail-Shooter boring.

House of the Dead: Overkill = Rail-Shooter boring.

The Conduit = Kinda good but not that mainstream.

A Boy and his Blob = I don't even know what is this

Muramasa: The Demon Blade = Okay, this one it's actually really great but still too niche.

Deadly Creatures = Ah? Whatever.

Punch-out!! = mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Klonoa = We already have Mario and Klonoa is not that well known.

Little King's Story = Whatever...

Metroid Prime Trilogy (I count it, since it was clearly aimed at hardcore Metroid fans) = The best in this list of crap.

Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles = Rail-Shooter again? OMG

Overlord: Dark Legend = I don't even know what is this.

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There you have it, a bunch of crap. And you still question, why they don't sell? OMG. This is called fanboyism you know. When you don't want to accept reality.

Blaze9292944d ago

calm down, im not attacking the wii/ds. I thought Madworld and GTA were pretty cool games - my bad for not knowing "they sucked". Just wondering...thats all. Sheesh, fanboy this, fanboy that.

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EvilTwin2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

[EDIT: Xander-RKoS beat me.]

In brief: NSMB, FF:CC, Silent Hill, RE:DC and the COD4 port will all be released before the end of the year here in the U.S. And Muramasa, Extraction and the Prime Trilogy were recent releases, too.

We'll get Other M, NM2, SMG2, RS2, MH Tri, and Sin & Punishment 2 next year.

...the Wii has been through some lengthy game droughts, but now isn't one of them.

SpoonyRedMage2945d ago

"only Dead Space Extraction or The Conduit as real hardcore games for Wii."

I stopped reading right there. If they're the only 2009 Wii games they class as hardcore they need to get their gaming credentials revoked because that's just BS.

MonopolyRSV2944d ago

To me, "hardcore" means a very fun game with extensive replay value, relatively up to date graphics, and can be played online, and the only game that fits that bill for the Wii is Mario Kart. I SHOULD be able to say Smash Bros Brawl but they nerfed it, both in gameplay and laggy online. RE: Darkside Chronicles and New Super Mario Bros. will be great, but will the replay value really be there? I highly doubt it. I've never played the series but Monster Hunter 3 interests me for the online; at least Capcom is trying.

All in all I think it's Miyamoto and the like who are holding the company back with their outdated philosophies on gaming. Even my little 12 year old brother knows the Wii has no fun games worth paying for, and when I was that age, I was exclusively into Nintendo games for the most part. Even if Nintendo has always catered towards "kids" as they say, it's never been catered to near-infants before like they do now.

The Nintendo execs don't need to be worrying about hardware of any sort right now. What they need to be doing is reaching out to key developers, sit down Sega, Capcom etc at meetings, and discuss how they could make BIGGER games with more connectivity for the next console. The lesser developers trying to make quick cash off the 3-8 year old demographic will always be there, don't worry about them. But the scope of your biggest franchises, namely Zelda, Pokemon, Mario Kart, Harvest Moon, Metroid, F-Zero, Star Fox, Smash Bros. are going to have be DRASTICALLY increased at least 3.5 times the level you have them at right now. Those games are Nintendo "exclusives", but more importantly, they have NO SIMILAR COUNTERPART on the other 2 systems, so you gotta make the best of it. FORGET about holding back your games so that you can continue to marginally increase the quality year after year, you are gonna have to really juice them come 2010-2011 to keep yourself relevant. That means you need Blu-ray or better; this is not a joke.

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