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5 Reasons Why the Wii Totally Sucks

Bright Hub writes: "The Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular and successful consoles of all time, single-handedly responsible for bringing gaming back into mainstream culture and reminding America why we started to love video games in the first place.

It also totally sucks.

Yes, I own one. I enjoy the system but there are some things about it that I just can't stand, like so-called "motion controls," craptastic graphics, and a constant deluge of shovelware titles that are better suited for skeet shooting than consumption by any self-respecting gamer."

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qface643093d ago (Edited 3093d ago )

wow.....really?

pcz3092d ago

Only an idiot complains about shovelware. I don't buy it so i don't care

pixelsword3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

- HD graphics were obviously weren't going to be the Wii's selling point, so why whine about it when it was clear from the get go?

- [so-called "motion controls,"] is a weak argument because they have an attachment that improves the accuracy.

- "shovelware titles" are on every console and has been since the Atari 2600; Games on the PSN and XBL are shovleware if I ever saw it.

NecrumSlavery3092d ago

Wii sucks cause it has no real support.

Bad online, crappy graphics, nothing of real value.

Shovelware? 360 and PS3 have some. But the Wii markets shovelware first. You don't see but Bejeweled HD comercials for XBL/PSN like the wii does.

And unlike the Wii's got awful shovelware.

PS3 has killer games like Flower, Shatter, PJ Shooter
360 had killer titles like Xplosionman, Trials HD, and geomatry wars in actual HD.

360 bringing NATAL
PS3 bringing 3D Motion
Wii Vitality sensor...R U F'ing kidding me?

Nintendo blew off the faithful gamers for old people and kids. Now they deserve to fail. Maybe becoming a software developer, they can focus on the games again and not just making money. You can't build a kingdom and abandon the citizens. I understan this is revenge for the N64 and Gamecube being kicked down, but WTF Nintendo? What the hell have you become?

sikbeta3092d ago

wii is probably the console with more Shovelware ever, but who cares, buy the games you like and that's it, if the problem is that you have more shovelware than good games, the option is the same, keep buying the good games....

ChickeyCantor3092d ago

"360 bringing NATAL
PS3 bringing 3D Motion
Wii Vitality sensor...R U F'ing kidding me? "

...So...Natal and "3d motion" is not a " R U F'ing kidding me?" after all that motion bashing?

"PS3 has killer games like Flower, Shatter, PJ Shooter
360 had killer titles like Xplosionman, Trials HD, and geomatry wars in actual HD.
"

And no mention of actual great games for the Wii?

Sorry but you are just full of it.
Totally ignorant and arrogant.

" I understan this is revenge for the N64 and Gamecube being kicked down, but WTF Nintendo?"

Revenge? Or just old people who stay true to their sh/t?
Just look up what the box art looked like of the Famicom.
Dont kid yourself.

Trevorthenerd3092d ago

Ps2 had way more shovelware...

sikbeta3092d ago

@Trevorthenerd

Yep, but my point is that even if the console (Whatever Console) have shovelware, you can avoid those [email protected] games and go for the good ones, SIMPLY AS THAT

ico923092d ago

its funny because people always praised the ps2 for having an amazing library yet it had so much garbage shovelware, bottom line look past the shovelware and actually TRY to look for good games its really not that hard, lame excuse really

5th Devil of the Ful3092d ago

Reading articles like this makes me wonder why I joined N4G. I mean there isn't enough gamers here, just console haters. So seriously, why did I join?

It baffles my mind.

Mini Mario3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Yes the NES had millions of shovelware titles too. Did that make the NES a bad system. Why doesnt this guy take a look at the shovelware on the ps2 as well.

Or even "casual" games, singstar, buzz, eye toy, DDR etc etc

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na-no-nai3093d ago

waste of time and space for this crap. is that the best arguments for why the wii suck. shovelware was on the ps2 and nes, snes; yet it didnt stop anyone from making/buying good games

mal_tez923092d ago

Kind of like how my Wii wastes the space next to my TV

But seriously, the Wii isn't all bad, it just has only a handful of good games among the onslaught of crappy ones, and most of the good games are kids games.

My Wii rarely gets used, there are just too many great PS3 and PC games.

cyguration3093d ago

this will make it to the front page.

And @na-no-nai...
The PS2's shovelware was offset with amazing (and consistent) outings that included God of War, Grand Theft Auto, Katamari, Shadow of the Colossus, Tekken 5, Pride, Smackdown Vs Raw and Gran Turismo (to name oh so few), while the SNES had Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, V and VI, Tales of Phantasia, Mario Kart, Super Mario World, the Dragon Quest games, Demon Quest, Uniracer and too many more worth naming.

In other words, there were a lot more good games on both consoles to justify shovelware as opposed to the Wii's fledgingly bad library.

asdr3wsfas3092d ago

"In other words, there were a lot more good games on both consoles to justify shovelware as opposed to the Wii's fledgingly bad library."

I own about 65 wii games now. I own 10 ps3 and xbox games. The difference is I know wii games because I actually own the system where as you just say whatever stupid nonsense pops in your head.

Redempteur3092d ago

the wii library is not that bad as long as you avoid the shovelware ..

the wii actually has a pretty good selection of wiiware titles ..

and as for retail titles many games sells a lot ( new super mario bross wii ? )

even smash bros and mario kart are still selling and they are a year old !

Meanwhile , no more heroes went out of his closet this week and i'm pretty sure it will satisfy any wii owner that want a good game ..

fact is : the wii sells
MAny titles on the wii sells ...
there is still many good games on wii that most of the gamers tends to forget when you can pretty much enjoy your purchases like it was meant to be played ...

i'm sorry i'm waiting for fragile... i'm sorry i enjoyed cristal bearers ..i'm sorry i'm having fun in no more heroes 2 i'm sorry red steel 2 intrest me as a player and i'm only citing some games i got or i will get for the next months

na-no-nai3092d ago

@3 i found like +40 games that i would really love to buy on the wii but i dont have that kind of money to buy it all so i have to pick and choose. no matter how bad the shovelware is there still good game to play and buy. it not about how much shovelware a console have; it just show which console is the most popular is that particular gen

Mahr3092d ago

They really couldn't fit all five on those on one page?

mint royale3092d ago

You could have fitted the worth of this article on 0 pages.

na-no-nai3092d ago

i probably can list 5 reason why that author is lame

washingmachine3092d ago

2 reasons why the wii sucks. 1.its not hd 2. the graphics is old tech.

i could have lived with shovel ware etc,but to have these two probs is the reason why i dont have one lol.

matey3092d ago

wii doesnt have old tech all that rubbish look it came out in 2006 and thats that the ps3/360 have old tech now its funny because there are quite alot of games out or coming out that look equal to 360/ps3 all day long sorry guys its a fact remember the ps3 is too expensive to develop amazing games exclusive fron 3rd partys ie MH3 cancelled should tell u that,wii is a well balanced hardware platinum games will tell u that they have no tech issues with the wii plus and madworld was a game with simple graphics stylish graphics but with over the top violence in onm they say if we make a sequel it will be a more event size game with much more advanced graphics look wii has amazinggraphics on certain games so does all the consoles so why slag the wii off and yes there is a big difference when playing games on a HD tv with component leads im not blind and on happy with graphics on half of wii games plus METROID OTHER M,MARIO GALAXY 2,ZELDA WII,MONSTER HUNTER 3 ALL HAVE GRAPHICS COMPARABLE TO HIGH END 360 TITLES FACT EVEN ATI SAID THE 360/WII GPUS ARE ALMOST THE SAME IN TERMS OF POWER SORRY LOOK I HAVE THE BEST GRAPHICS ON THE MARKET WITH MY PC AND IT DOESNT MAKE THE GAMES ANY BETTER DIRECT X 10 ON ALL MY PC GAMES YES WII/360 ARE ONLY COMPARABLE TO DIRECT X 9 SOON I WILL HAVE DIRECT X 11 GRAPHICS ON ALL MY PC GAMES SO WHY WOULD I GET A 360/PS3 WHEN WII/PC IS THE BEST OPTION IF U CAN AFFORD IT IN A BIT WISH U WERE GRAPHIC WHORES

Harry_Manback3092d ago

Wii fanboys are hilarious!

asdr3wsfas3092d ago

Your HD console can't do native 720p most times so why does no HD matter? You aren't getting it on the xbox or ps3 either.

Harry_Manback3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

For taking a bubble away from me.

asdr3wsfas3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Thanks for polluting sections for other systems. GTFO and quit crying. I have all 3 systems but unlike you I also have balls and don't whine to internet audiences who don't care to hear it.

Enjoy your native 640p.

Harry_Manback3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Why don't you GTFO kid? Did you even read the trash he was writing? And I really don't care what you own or don't own but if we're going to use that excuse as a crutch then I can say I used to own a wii, but currently own ps3/360. I may get a wii in the future for Metroid other M & Muramasa.

You internet "tough guys" hiding behind your computer monitors pretending to call other people out need to get a life.

Enjoy whatever dignity you have left...you'll need it when you grow up.

MiloGarret3092d ago

Relax, it's obviously a kid.

asdr3wsfas3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I like flaming trolls. God knows you can't reason with them. Internet tough guy? I'm flaming you because you obviously react to it.

Posting about losing a bubble is crying. Get over it.

A kid with more bubbles than both of you? Says lots about your writing.

Harry_Manback3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Is probably explained by your multiple accounts. Why else would you be tracked by 3 users?

Okay matey?

asdr3wsfas3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

hahaha! I only post in the wii section...do I really need tracked? Two bubbles alone pretty much came from an explanation of ray tracing I wrote...

You're really losing it little guy. Maybe some nice man will give you back your wost widdle bubble!

hatchimatchi3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

"Your HD console can't do native 720p most times so why does no HD matter? You aren't getting it on the xbox or ps3 either."

/facepalm

you realize the wii doesn't support 16:9 in many of its games right?

asdr3wsfas3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

"you realize the wii doesn't support 16:9 in many of its games right?"

Most of them are either:

1. crap games with no budget - most nintendo games have widescreen
2. shooters that aren't 16:9 on other systems (ikruga on xbox for example)

Lastly, did I ever make a claim about widescreen? My point was that the other systems aren't HD. So not having HD isn't a good reason to criticize the wii.

Not having widescreen is another topic with different arguments. But it's certainly not because of tech limitations hence not the fault of the **wii** but rather the devs. Metroid Prime 3/Twilight Princess do widescreen and there's no third party game that even compares. Why would we blame the wii for this when it's clearly because of rushed/constrained development?

Don't change my argument to include what I didn't and make it easier to argue.

hatchimatchi3092d ago

The same can be said about 16:9 support as it can for 720p native.

Lack of development time and effort.

It's not the systems fault.

Besides,

I like flaming trolls. God knows you can't reason with them. Internet tough guy? I'm flaming you because you obviously react to it.

Isn't that what you like to do too?

ChickeyCantor3092d ago

"Is probably explained by your multiple accounts. Why else would you be tracked by 3 users? "

So wait...i have 30 trackers, meaning i have 30 accounts, and to ease that out i created 37 additional accounts to put myself on ignore?

Holy crap i need to get out of here i think you are on to me.

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