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Old 08-04-12, 10:09 PM
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The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

I'm sick of the Wii. I despise motion control and the over use of it in all Wii games. Mario Galaxy was annoying, Donkey Kong was frustrating, and now I'm playing Mario Galaxy 2. I'm on the secret galaxy and the motion control annoying bullshit is too much. I have 2 jobs and more importantly a life. This system is not worth the effort. I rarely play it as it is and when I do I just get annoyed and have no fun. I haven't had a game that I want to play more than once since Battalion Wars 2 (though I do like Ghost Squad and House of the Dead) and I don't want to touch the above mentioned games. I even have Zelda there unopened; I dread the motion control that it will have.

Its an original backwards compatible adult owned Wii. Should I just sell it and move on? Has Nintendo given themselves to motion control? Will the WiiU have this same shit? I grew up with Nintendo. It feels odd considering getting rid of a household staple like that...
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

The Galaxy games are pure bliss and the two best games on the system, so if you can't get by the very limited motion in those than it may be time to walk away from the system.

Also if you hate the limited motion in the Galaxy games, just leave Zelda in the shrink wrap.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

galaxy and zelda are the only reasons to have the system for me...and like was said above if you can't get into them move along....
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

My parents asked me last month where they should buy a Wii, I told them to forget about it and sent them mine for free. So glad that white brick is out of my house.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Actually I think you should give Metroid Other M a try before you get rid of the system.

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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Sold mine long ago. HATED the Mario Galaxy game and never finished it. I finally dumped it(the Wii) after not touching it for close to a year.

That said I LOOOOOOVED Resident Evil 4. Now THAT was a great use of the Wii controls.

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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Dump that POS.

You can get all the light gun bliss you need with Move on the PS3.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

i'll take it off your hands for $50.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

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Actually I think you should give Metroid Other M a try before you get rid of the system.

Well played.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is really the only reason why I still even own the Wii. If it wasn't for that I know it'll just be sitting there collecting dust. I love Nintendo but I think I'll hold off on getting a Wii-U right up until they have the next Smash Bros. title comes out.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

It's worth like $50. Is this even a discussion? Nintendo is moving in to the Wii U so the Wii will have limited support.

Don't like it, sell it.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Definitely get rid of it. I dumped mine a couple of years ago and never looked back. Haven't missed it a bit and I felt the exact same way as you did. Spend your money and your time on a system and games that you like.

And the Wii-U can stay away as well. I am done with Nintendo.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

It sounds like you just need to try better games. Have you tried Super Mario Galaxy?
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

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Sold mine long ago. HATED the Mario Galaxy game and never finished it. I finally dumped it(the Wii) after not touching it for close to a year.

That said I LOOOOOOVED Resident Evil 4. Now THAT was a great use of the Wii controls.
This.

Also, the Mario Galaxy games are the best single player games of this generation. Otherwise, not much rationale to own the system unless you didn't own a Gamecube...lots of good options there.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

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Also, the Mario Galaxy games are the best single player games of this generation.


Spoiler:

Old 08-05-12, 08:51 PM
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Spoiler:

None of those games brought the whimsy like SMG. Seriously though, I think if SMG really was one of the best single player games this generation. It did some really creative things with gameplay.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

I got rid of mine awhile ago. Just sat around.
Old 08-06-12, 12:09 AM
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

I haven't turned mine on in ages, loved Mario Galaxy but that was basically it. Never did get around to #2.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

Dumped mine once Xbox added the Kinect. Don't miss it a bit.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

"I hate motion controls so I got rid of the Wii. I love Move and the Kinect."
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"I hate motion controls so I got rid of the Wii. I love Move and the Kinect."
Close but no cigar. The Kinect is fun in short bursts but that's it. So far the Move is almost as bad as the Wii and is not much fun. I regret my purchases of both the Move and the Wii.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

I just picked up a cheap one from gohastings, finally accepting the fact that sometimes I just want to play a Mario game. So New Mario, Mario Kart, and Other M for me.
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I absolutley loved this generations Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart and Zelda games. But besides those the Wii is pretty much the most expensive paperweight I own. I actually know alot of guys that basically use it strictly for the virtual console (ie-replaying their childhood by downloading SNES classics such as "The Secret of Mana", etc.).

But if you don't like it, offload it on Craigslist or better yet just donate the thing to Goodwill.
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Re: The Wii - Should I dump it? (WARNING: Rant inside)

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You need to add Dark Souls to that list
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"I hate motion controls so I got rid of the Wii. I love Move and the Kinect."
I've always said, the only place for Motion Controls is if they provide an intuitive, reasonably-accurate approximation of the activity you're preforming. Examples of this would be bowling games, swinging a sword or baseball bat, dancing games using a Kinect to track your body motion, light gun games with the Move Sharpshooter. When you're using a motion corntroller and being forced to shake it or move it in a counter-clockwise circle to do an activity that could just as easily be done with a button press, then it's just motion control for the sense of reminding you that you have a system with motion control abilities. Way too many Wii games fall into this category. Donkey Kong Country returns was just insane with all sorts of counter-intuitive motion controls required for even basic moves that totally killed any enjoyment in the game.

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