Getting a Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by ShineStar, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ShineStar

    ShineStar Advanced Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I'll be finally getting my Wii sometime this week and I need a little help deciding on what my first game should be. Could anyone help me choose from the following?

    Super Smash Brothers Brawl
    Mario Kart Wii
    Zelda: Twilight Princess (Please don't recommend this just because of the Twilight Hack)
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Guitar Hero III
    DDR: Hottest Party (What? DDR Pwns!)
    Pokemon Battle Revolution

    Im leaning towards Brawl, Galaxy or Mario Kart, but I want all of these games... I don't know what to get first... (as I don't know if I'll be able to afford more than one game XD)
    Also, I already have GCN controllers, so I figured Brawl and Mario Kart would allow me to save some money on a second controller for the time being...
  2. Joey90

    Joey90 Not around any more

    Apr 21, 2007
    It all depends on how many friends you have ( [​IMG] )

    But seriously...

    If you want a long (and very good) single player adventure, definitely choose Twilight Princess or Super Mario Galaxy

    If however you want to do a lot of fun multiplayer, choose SSBB or Mariokart

    As for the other three, I can't comment, as I don't own them.
  3. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    Mario Kart is Over Rated and really the same old shit. Why did the leave out at least the OPTION for Double Dash??

    Brawl Is freakin fun as hell with HOURS AND HOURS of things to do. Single Player Fun AND Multiplayer FUN

    Zelda: Twilight Princess - First Zelda game I didn't feel like beating. I'd PASS IMO

    Super Mario Galaxy - I HATE 3D Mario games but this game was really freaking fun. A bit easy to beat but still fun as hell and I look forward to beating it as Luigi.

    Guitar Hero III - No DLC so if you have other consoles you may want to pass on this one however the speaker on the guitar kicks ass if you screw up. Then again if your good at the game you'll never hear it anyway [​IMG]

    DDR: Hottest Party (What? DDR Pwns!) - Sorry man DUNNO

    Pokemon Battle Revolution - This should have been a WiiWare game, not much too it besides to take your copy of Diamond And Pearl into a 3D Realm. Actually I clocked 20 hours on it but I still don't think it was worth the $50 price tag
  4. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    I think Twilight Princess is a good first game to buy for the wii.
    You should be able to find it pretty cheap by now, and if you play it after Mario Galaxy and some of the other great wii games it does feel a bit dated.

    And the homebrew is absolutely worth mentioning, TP opens your wii up to a lot of possibilities.
  5. manias

    manias GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 7, 2007
    mario galaxy goes on for a looong time, even after you finished it with lots of extra levels
  6. Shuny

    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

    Nov 15, 2006
    Somewhere in the world
    Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight princess are great game in solo
    Brawl is the best game ever created on Multi and an excellent game in solo
  7. ShineStar

    ShineStar Advanced Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Thanks for replying guys!
    You've been loads of help.
    I think I'll cross Mario Kart off my list, because I have the DS version anyway.
    After reading some reviews and stuff on PBR, I don't think I want it anymore. Its not what I expected...
    I'm now leaning towards Brawl or Galaxy.
    And maybe Twilight Princess, but I'm still not sure... I prefer Toon Link's design so much more than the Twilight Link's for some reason. I just know staring at the Twilight link for a whole game will bother me (Which is why I mentioned not to only recommend this game because of the hack. I actually want to play it too...).
  8. BigX

    BigX GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    over there
    well I'd definetly would go for Zelda.
    I bought it on launch day and only played it for 3 hours...until last week.
    At the moment I am hooked to that game. I played 17 hours now and the story is just great.

    The bad think is you'll need around 4 hours into the game to get the feel for it. But once you are caught, you cannot avoid playing it :-)

    The only two games I insert beside Zelda are:
    Wii Fit (every morning for the scale and some workout)
    Boom Blox (when my girlfriend is around...she's hooked to that game) ;-)
  9. R2DJ

    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 30, 2008
    Twilight Princess was my first game and I really enjoyed it. I recommend getting it with your Wii along with Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    It would be hard to decide now as the library of games has become bigger...MUCH bigger (because of shovelware...)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  10. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    yup TP was the first game i bought with my own money and i must say it was very very good finished the game on a whooping 34 hours

    SSBB was also good
    and SMG
    i suggest you get GHIII also
  11. Social0

    Social0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 19, 2007
    Super Mario Galaxy [​IMG]
  12. Venger82

    Venger82 Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Twilight Princess [​IMG]
  13. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    Super Mario Galaxy by far, you'd have to be a moron to NOT make this your first Wii game [​IMG]

    DDR and Guitar Hero? Come on, you don't need a Wii for that...
    Twilight Princess? I prefer the GameCube version. But as .TakaM said, it's cheap and lets you install the homebrew channel...You should buy it in combination with Mario Galaxy [​IMG] (You'd still pay less than for Guitar Hero 3 alone.)
    Mario Kart? Hell no, what a disappointment..apart from the online mode and 16 classic tracks, it's nowhere near as good as Double Dash...which is really sad. It's "neat", but you don't want to make this your first and single Wii game, trust me...And don't even think about standing a chance online with that piece of plastic called WiiWheel. It's much more comfortable and easier just to use the nunchuck or a GameCube controller...You can still twist your arms accordingly when steering, if you really think it's that much fun.

    You could also go for Brawl, which is a GREAT game, but the online mode is OUTRAGEOUSLY bad [​IMG]
    It boggles my mind how Mario Kart, which was released only few weeks after Brawl, has a so much better online mode, while Brawl's online mode is simply BROKEN. It has huge lags, it takes ages to connect to other players (if it ever happens), there's only few customization options...
    Come on, this game had so many delays, why couldn't they bother to fix that?
    It makes me mad every time I think about it [​IMG]

    So yeah, go with either Super Mario Galaxy or Smash Bros. Brawl...that depends on whether or not you have multiple Wii or GameCube controllers...Brawl is still a great game even in single player, but you're missing out on most of the fun if you're playing it alone (or online [​IMG] )