Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Most Notable Wii Games: A Video Retrospective

I had an all-around satisfactory experience with my Wii. The only bad parts were: 1) My Wii's disc drive malfunctioned, meaning I needed to get the system replaced, losing all my save data, and 2) Just how pathetic the hardcore gamer became in denouncing the platform. I have sincerely never seen an angrier, more bitter, more despicable, saltier group in gaming than the Wii troll. Period. The hilarity when the Wii routinely outsold their favorite platforms was a sight to behold. Oh, the tears, the hyperbole ("worst console ever") and excuses! But then again, I deplore the hardcore gamer, and the enemy of my enemy is my friend, so I guess that made me root for the Wii.

Regardless of that fun, the real fun came from the bounty of games the system possessed. Nintendo provided their best content since their SNES days (and some have the gall to call their Wii output "unambitious"). We saw a myriad of magnificent games like both Super Mario Galaxies, Wii Sports, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Excitebots: Trick Racing, and many more. Third parties provided some content to go alongside Nintendo's efforts, and the ones who put in the most work were rewarded the best. Fancy that. While not my favorite console of all time, the Wii is pretty up there.

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