Finally getting a Wii...what should be the first games I pick up?

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  1. PawnTakesKing macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster.

    I'm finally getting a Wii (and getting rid of my old PS2) for Christmas this year, and I wanted to know what games you'd recommend I get first. I know Wii Sports is included with the system, and Wii Play seems like a given seeing as it comes with another controller. I'm looking for games that my wife and I can play together, but I'm not opposed to some good single player games either (I know I'll be getting Zelda: Twilight Princess for sure).

    So what do you guys recommend?
     
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    Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The wife will love it!
     
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    mhmn. Get Metroid Prime (not two or three) and grab a game cube controller and you'll have days of fun.
     
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    prime,echos, and corruption are all great imo
     
  7. smokestack macrumors member

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    under appreciated (but much hyped on IGN) puzzle/point and click: Zack & Wiki
    really great! played it through with a couple of friends al trying to crack some of the more troubling levels.
     
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    I agree. I just didn't think Echoes was as good as Prime (although it was a ton of fun) and I thought the wii-mote was a little harder than the gamecube controller, although I think Corruption was a better game over all.
     
  10. troublesomekila macrumors member

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    I got a Wii but I would recommend something else, I thought it got old real quick, but the games Ive enjoyed were Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Theres also games you could buy online like Super Mario Bros. 3


    Hopefully I get a PS3 this christmas :)
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Mario Galaxy for ultra single player fun (ignore the second player stuff, it's good for a non-gamer to take up though). Everything about that game is seeped in quality, especially the OST.
    Smash Bros Brawl is my most played console game ever. And it's about to get a million more hours added over Christmas :cool:
    Metroid Prime 3 is okay. Better than 2 but still not as good as the first IMO. It's a lot less isolated than the first games too which is what I always associated Metroid games with.
    Excite Truck, just daft OTT racing fun. The only racer outside of F-Zero and Mario Kart that I've tried to 100%.
    Mario Kart is a good multiplayer title and works really well online too.
    Twilight Princess... For obvious reasons.
    Mario Strikers just another great multiplayer title and very addictive.

    Also been mega entertained by WarioWare, World of Goo, Lost Winds, hella loads of VC games, Batallion Wars Wii, Okami. And if you didn't have a GC you can catch up on Metroid Prime 1 and 2, Smash Bros Melee, Mario Sunshine, Windwaker, F-Zero GX, Mario Kart (though IMO it's the weakest of the series), Odama (just for insanity), Resident Evil, Twin Snakes, Eternal Darkness, Luigis Mansion etc.
     
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    I really enjoyed playing Okami, as well as enjoying the new Tales of Symphonia (the voice acting is irresistibly cheesy). SMG would be a must buy imo.
     
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    Mario Kart and Mario Galaxy.

    Mario Kart is an amazing multiplayer game. Great for parties too!
     
  16. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Mario Kart
    Wii Sports
    Wii Fit
    Guitar Hero/Rock Band
     
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    Resident Evil 4 Wii. I believe it's only $19 right now. Even if you played it on the PS2.

    I like these games, some are redundant of other listings;

    Metroid Prime 3
    Mario Galaxy
    Paper Mario
    Medal of Honor 2
    Zelda:TP
    Okami
    Zack & Wiki
    Mario Kart Wii

    I have more, I just haven't played them. :eek:
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    i bought mario kart for my little sister and i cant wait for her to unwrap it on christmas so I can go over and play it lol.
     
  19. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    I have abandoned my Wii (let my little brother take it when my family moved to Georgia) but Super Mario Galaxy is absolutely brilliant. Brawl is great too. Let's see.. Super Paper Mario is a good one, but doesn't really have much replay value so I would say give it a rent.

    Same here :D
     
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    Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Legend of Zelda: Twilight princess
     
  21. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    Super Smash Bros. Brawl- great multiplayer
    Super Mario Galaxy- IMO easier than other Mario games but great level design
    Mario Kart Wii- Multiplayer is great, don't like the new battle mode as much as the old ones, and 150cc AI is brutal
    Super Paper Mario- nice little game, story line was alright but they kept on trying to make jokes that weren't that funny

    Those are some of the best games I've played on the Wii and I'm sure that there are a lot more and you might want to consider some Gamecube games.

    Other games I heard were good that I haven't owned:
    MP3: Corruption
    Boom Blox
    LOZ: Twilight Princess
    GH/Rock Band
     
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    Shawn White Snowboarding and the Wii Fit for the board of course.
    Second, Guitar Hero.
     
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    I totally agree. Growing up playing all the Mario games, this one really gives me flash backs, but also has new functions. Great all around title.
     
  24. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (a tremendously fun strategy rpg game with an outstanding story)
    Wario Land - Shake It (a great "old school" 2D platformer)
    Metroid Prime: Corruption (once you play this, you'll never want to use a regular controller for shooters ever again)
    Super Paper Mario (like others have said, a lot of fun)
    Super Mario Galaxy (a no-brainer...you MUST buy this)
    Twilight Princess (a fun Zelda game)
    Zack & Wiki (another no-brainer...extremely fun with some great puzzles to figure out)
    Resident Evil 4 (The pinnacle of survival horror games)
     

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