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Author Topic: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
NESComplex
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Post Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: October 19, 2012, 23:40
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As the Wii U approaches I can't help but feel sad about the approaching death of the Wii. I have great memories from the past six years of the little system that could... the double-gamecube-duct-tape miracle. I remember waiting outside Wal-Mart on November 18th (my birthday) until the wii hours of morning and filing through an empty store at 12:00 midnight on the 19th to nab a system extra controller and Zelda: Twilight Princess. (Ironically the PS3 kiosk was frozen and unplayable that night.) My wife was so sweet when she gave me some extra cash the next day to buy Excite Truck as well. Ah... the early days of a system launch are so nostalgic.

As time went by I had amazing moments with games such as Wii Sports, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime Corruption, Muramasa, Paper Mario, Mario Kart, Zak and Wiki, Mario Party 8, Excite Bots, and even Sonic and the Secret Rings... But after the unfortunate E3 that brought us the awkward Wii Music and nothing else... I felt abandoned and quickly bought an XBOX 360. My poor Wii sat forlorn and confused. I had cheated on her with another suitor. She wasn't providing the fulfillment I required.

I still loved my Wii though and in time our relationship was reborn. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Epic Mickey, and most recently Last Story...

But now she lay still on her deathbed... I will miss her youthful vigor, but at least I can always pop in a game and stroll down memory lane.

Anyone else have memories to share?

What can I say? I love the retro games πŸ™‚
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on: October 20, 2012, 05:06
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I can't believe that this is it for the Wii the time really has flown by. To be fair for first party titles I think it has been a fantastic system. However I know for me that there were times when it felt like there were huge gaps in between games that I was interested in.

One thing I will say is that the Wii that is sitting under my TV right now is the same one I bought on launch day along with Zelda in 2006. Yet I am on my 3rd Xbox 360 and 2nd PS3. Nintendo build there stuff to last.

For me my 10 favorite games on the Wii are.

Mario Galaxy 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Smash Bros Brawl
Zelda Skyward Sword
House of the Dead Overkill
Sonic Colours
Batman the Brave and the Bold
Zack and Wiki
Resident Evil 4
Wii Sports Resort

It is so easy to point at all the garbage shovel ware on the system. And there is a ton of it, but I think in a few years from now people will realise just how much great stuff was on the Wii.

hex1gon
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on: October 20, 2012, 19:44
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First party games were great, however I just hated the motion controls. It got real boring quickly, and most the time it screwed me up in Metroid.

In terms of durability, the Wii is basically gamecube hardware. We all know how strong the 'Cube is, that's why the Wii is durable too.

It's a nice console though, just wish it was for pure gamers and not gimmick driven.

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Post Re: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: October 20, 2012, 23:40
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Wii really is underrated. It had some great games. Some of my favorites:

-Bit Trip game series
-Donkey Kong Country Returns
-Epic Mickey
-House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
-Mario Kart Wii
-Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
-Metroid: Other M
-New Super Mario Bros. Wii
-Rayman Origins
-Resident Evil (Remake)
-Resident Evil Chronicles games (Darkside & Umbrella)
-Super Paper Mario
-Super Smash Bros. Brawl
-Wii Sports
-Wii Sports Resort

Plus it has the awesome Virtual Console for those games that you just can't seem to find at a decent price.

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Post Re: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: October 21, 2012, 04:50
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the last story and Xenoblade chronicles is the reason I still play my wii today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post Re: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: October 23, 2012, 18:30
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In terms of memories, I remember using the Wiimote for the first time and it being so cool that the pointer would twist as I twisted my wrist. I also remember my launch Wii being purchased as a Christmas gift so it sat in the closet from launch day until Dec 25th. My brother had a Wii, but I never looked at him play it even once, just so I could experience it for the first time on my own, on my own system. It was a tough 6 weeks but somehow I managed to avert my eyes.
Though this is a thread for memories, I must say that I've only really had the Wii as a system this gen (I got a 360 in late 2010 but I only played Mirror's Edge through once and it's been in storage ever since due to moving and space restraints) and I have almost never felt "left out" like some others and I've never had a shortage of games to play.

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Post Re: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: November 20, 2012, 03:32
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I will say this I actually still have my Wii and stood by it even through all the criticism and I will not be getting rid of my Wii even after getting a Wii-U I may pass on a suggestion to do a soft mod on your Wii not for piracy purposes but to get the Home Brew Channel on it a lot of talented developers have mad some awesome Home Brew Projects for it and should add a lot of life to your console there is great tutorials on youtube on how to do it

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on: November 21, 2012, 09:14
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I'm still keeping my Wii for two big reasons. Well, at least they are important to me.

1) The Wii U backwards capabilities seem a little clunky. I don't have a Wii U yet so I don't speak of from a first hand experience but I didn't like how the Wii would switch into a Gamecube. Having to go through the Wii interface to get to a Gamecube game is a bit of a pain. And it seems like you'll be doing the same thing with the Wii U and Wii games. And since they system doesn't up convert them to 1080p it doesn't seem worth the effort. With that said...

2) Using the Wii with component cables is still the best way to play Gamecube games. Since it does allow you to play them in 480p it is worth going through the Wii menu. I had my Gamecube hooked up to a DVD burner via S-video which then up converted the signal to 1080p and it still looked soft. And dropping the $150 for component cables to get native 480p out of the cube is a bit extreme.

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on: May 18, 2013, 12:11
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There truly are some gems for the Wii. I'm curious what do you guys think about the Wii U now that it has been out for awhile?

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Post Re: Goodbye Wii. Memories of our love πŸ™‚
on: May 18, 2013, 19:24
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I picked up a Wii U a couple of months ago and I'm enjoying the few games that are worth playing on it. The launch has been slow burn just like the PS3 and 3DS had, but it'll be great when it gets more content.

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