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    Well, the Dork Side is nothing if not exemplar of bizarre humor.

    Anyway, long story short, I went ahead and started collecting and playing Mage Knight again (if anybody cares, I'll go into detail on the Off-Topic if you want). I even managed to recruit some more players and have something like a regular group. The oddest side effect of this whole business is that somebody traded me a Wii for a few figures. It has got all the cables, the sensor bar and two wiimotes, but no games. So does anybody have a particular game or three they would recommend? I actually have next to no experience with the thing (besides getting whupped real good by a training log in Skyward Sword) and all I really know is filtered from old break room yammering.
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    Well, if you want to the gaming experience that millions of americans in nursing homes across the nation were clamoring for in 2007, you need to pick up Wii Sports! It honestly was a pretty cool novelty at the time to play with family. Mostly bowling, so I'm not sure why we didn't just go bowling for real.

    Any types of games you like/dislike? Without knowing that...

    As for a few good games, there's the obvious like Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Zelda. And some ports like Metroid Prime games, Okami, RE4, and Mario All-stars. I've always heard Madworld is worth a play but haven't myself. Little King Story, Kororinpa, and Ghost Squad (light gun game) are a little less well-known games. Maybe Ultimate Shooting Collection. Muramasa The Demon Blade is supposed to be real pretty and fun, but I don't have it.

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    Theres some cool stuff on the Wii. 95% of the game library is shovelware tho..

    The only wii game Ive spent time with is Chocobo's Dungeon and its pretty good, especially if your a fan of the original.

    Might wanna grab the ultimate shooting collection.

    Also check and see if there are any games downloaded onto the system. When I got my wii there was like 90 games on the system that the previous owner bought.
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    Muramasa, I totally forgot about Muramasa. Thanks for reminding me, I need to get that one.

    I specialize in RPG, which the Wii is pretty light on anyway. I'm actually a lot less interested in a building a big library than having a few games I know I want to play. Zelda, Smash Bros. Brawl, a couple of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post
    The only wii game Ive spent time with is Chocobo's Dungeon and its pretty good, especially if your a fan of the original.
    That's nice to hear. I love good rogue likes and Chocobo Dungeon 2 was one of the best I've played.

    Dokapon Kingdom is an excellent game, so long as you have company for multiplayer. It's a very long game though, and if you abuse a lot of the stuff in the game, the game will be near endless, so set up a few ground rules. Stuff like not using sore foot which players are then only able to move one space at a time(and if you build your character as a mage, you're guaranteed to hit 100% anyone who isn't built around the magic stat,) don't abuse attacking the item shop keeper, she gives you some amazing stuff, to the point that it's op, and also don't go darkling just because you're in last place. You can do all this stuff but I've found it a lot more enjoyable if everyone just places the game to be more co-op over. That being said you can still try and finish events before others do, just none of the super op stuff.

    Dokapon Kingdom is part of a long running series since the Super Famicom, but this is the first one we've received, and unfortunately it's the last one ever since. The game plays like an open world board game with spaces like Mario Party, except you can move any direction you want. There's towns, shops, dungeons, class changes. The game is sort of a rock paper scissors style battle system where the character can do either attack, magic attack, critical, or special skill, while the other player can use defend, magic defend, counter, or flee. Each player/enemy gets a single turn and if neither dies, the battle doesn't resume until the next turn. There are items, one time magic spells, random battles, player events, world events, lots of weapons, armor, and items, and bosses. Magic users imo can be the most powerful end game, while overall weaker earlier in the game, but there's a magic defense ability called bounce which not only reduces magic damage to 0, but reflects it all back, making the magic user significantly weaker in pvp battles and is their own worst enemy.

    It's better on the Wii version because not fully wide screen, it can utilize a widescreen version which will still have black bars on the left and right, but more widescreen(not stretched.) PS2 version only runs at 4:3. Both versions are pretty expensive, Wii version is more.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    There's quite a few quality titles unique to the Wii I enjoy, mostly lightgun shooters, so I don't know if those recommendations would suit your taste. If you're into retro compilations I'd definitely grab the Data East one, and the Wii has the best versions of Samurai Shodown Anthology, Metal Slug Anthology, and SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1. The Wii shop has Alien Crush Returns, which I really enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az View Post
    If you're into retro compilations I'd definitely grab the Data East one, and the Wii has the best versions of Samurai Shodown Anthology, Metal Slug Anthology, and SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1.
    Is it true that the player must waggle the Wiimote to throw grenades in Metal Slug?
    I also though I remembered reading that the Wii version of Metal Slug Anthology had noticeable controller lag also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koa Zo View Post
    Is it true that the player must waggle the Wiimote to throw grenades in Metal Slug?
    Unfortunately so unless you opt to use the Gamecube controller. The US version does not include support for the Classic Controller, however the Japanese version supports all three (Wiimote/GC/CC). I heard online that the PAL release also had CC support but I don't know that for a fact.

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    I also though I remembered reading that the Wii version of Metal Slug Anthology had noticeable controller lag also.
    A bit, but not as much as the PS2 version and nowhere near the shitty PS4 re-release of the PS2 version. The individual Neo-Geo Virtual Console releases blow all the US produced SNK compilations out of the water, but for a casual fan the price of purchasing them individually might make Anthology a bit more appealing. The developer of them was quite shit (Terminal Reality) and their PS2 emulator chugs, while the added horsepower of the Wii runs a bit better. All the compilations they made run better on the Wii than the PS2.

    To me, the main appeal of Samurai Shodown Anthology and Metal Slug Anthology (regardless of platform) were Metal Slug 6 And Samurai Shodown VI. Homebrew Neo-Geo emulation for the PSP and Wii are much, much better alternatives to playing the first entries, but these two anthologies are the only way to play these short of owning an Atomiswave board. I really like Samurai Shodown VI and play it on my Wii U quite often.

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    I had around 80-90 Wii games and sold the ones off that I wasn't fussed about keeping a couple of years back. So with that in mind, here's some of the ones I did keep... probably some obvious candidates in there to be fair heh...

    Wii Sports + Sports Resort
    Mario Kart
    Skyward Sword
    A Boy and His Blob
    Boom Blox
    Dead Space Extraction
    Geometry Wars Galaxies
    Ghost Squad
    Kirby's Epic Yarn
    Let's Tap
    Mad World
    Mario Strikers Charged
    Metroid Prime Trilogy
    Muramasa
    No More Heroes 1+2
    Red Steel
    Sin & Punishment
    Super Mario Galaxy 1+2
    Super Paper Mario
    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    Tatsunoko vs Capcom
    WarioWare Smooth Moves
    Zack & Wiki

    I'd have to fire up the Wii to see what downloaded games I've got, but that service is ending soon, isn't it?

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    A few not mentioned yet...
    The Conduit - as far as FPS's go it's somewhat average but it's got great visuals for a Wii game and is very customizable.
    New Super Mario Bros Wii - Not as good as other 2D Mario games but playing simultaneously with 4 players is a blast.
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings - I liked it ok enough, and whipping the bad guys was fun, but the main reason I'm including it is because of the included 'Fate of Atlantis'
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    Thanks, guys. I thinks that's plenty to get started with.
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