Wii Action Games?

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Jan 15, 2012

Wii Action Games? by Foxi4 at 12:50 PM (1,379 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

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    I looked through the Essentials thread but it's pretty much a mess at this point. Moreover, the games don't seem to be categorized by genre, just by votes (which I usually ignore anyways).

    So, suma sumarum, I'd love you guys to recommend me some Action games for the Wii. I'll list the ones I already tried:
    1. Call of Duty games (kinda obvious, yeah)
    2. MadWorld
    3. Conduit 1 and 2
    4. Red Steel
    5. No More Heroes 1 and 2
    6. Ghost Squad
    7. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X2
    8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
    9. Dead Space: Extraction
    10. House of the Dead: Overkill
    11. Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2
    12. Metroid: Other M
    13. Sin and Punishment 2
    14. Monster Hunter Tri
    15. GoldenEye
    16. Bully
    17. Zombie Panic in Wonderland
    18. Manhunt 2
    19. Okami
    20. Resident Evil 4
    21. Dead Rising
    ...now that you know which ones I tried, it's likely to be easier to point out ones I still haven't played. ;)




    Yes, I know the Wii's not the best console for that type of games, but seeing that I ran out of survival horror games (just RE: Zero left to finish I believe...) I gotta make-due.

    Also, I swear to god, if someone says Mario Galaxy, I *will* flip. No plumbers. Pretty please. It's not even an Action game in the first place.
     


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    Mario Galaxy.







    There's Rune Factory Frontier which is Rune Factory. You can also try out Goldeneye is is actually pretty good fun, it uses the same engine from the CoD wii games so you might like it. HoTD Overkill is good laugh, it's an on rails shooter like S&P2.
     
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    *flips*

    *unflips*

    Played all of those except Rune Factory, thus it immediatelly lands in my D/L list. From what I heard, it's Harvest Moon on steroids so I'm not sure how it could be classified as "Action" but since I like Harvest Moon anyways, I'll enjoy it anyways.
     
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    Rune Factory incorporates action RPG gameplay with the Harvest Moon standard gameplay. There's also Murasama which is meant to be pretty good. Also sorry for repeating games you've already played, I was being disrupted by my mother.
     
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    Not that it's bothering me - one recommendation is better then none.

    Right now I'm planning to melt my brain with Dr.Who - Return to Earth which I know will be shite, but Matt Smith makes it all worth the pain.

    Muramasa doesn't look like my kind of a thing, but what the heck - I'll try it anyways. Maybe it's one of those games you actually have to play to "like".
     
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    Scarface: The World is Yours. Pretty fun GTA type of game, not as good as Godfather though. Godfather is actually really fun, not just in a "good for the Wii" type of way, but a good open world game type of way with plenty of stuff, good hand-to-hand combat, and the shooting is pretty fun too.

    Batman: BatB is actually really good. It's campy and stuff but it's still a decently fun 2D action game. Worth trying if you don't mind Batman or if you enjoy him.

    And Forgotten Sands is good as well, it plays more like the Sands of Time games and not that recent shit cell shaded one. Wii version is actually different than the other versions (and in a good way).

    Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions isn't bad on the Wii but if you have a HD console that can play it then you'll want to go with that version.

    Kinda an oddity but Quantum of Solace is actually pretty good. Before Goldeneye/Conduit 2 it was like one of the only splitscreen FPS games. Still, it runs on the CoD4 engine so you have some CoD style FPS play with a cover system. Worth playing despite that shit reviews.

    Red Steel 2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Red Steel. Red Steel 2 is fucking awesome, Red Steel sucks complete asshole. Easily my favorite WM+ game and one of my favorite Wii games.

    And take Metroid Other M off that list, just seeing it makes my queasy.
     
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    I actually *loved* Other M - it was different and in a good way. I got over the fact that Samus is portrayed as much weaker then in other games quite quickly and explained to myself that it's because she's working in a team with people she actually cares for, thus the "difference".

    As far as Red Steel 2 is concerned, no WM+, no Red Steel 2. Otherwise I would've played it already.

    Scarface looks relatively interesting. Quantum of Solace scares me a bit because it's a Movie Licensed Game, but I'll give it a try. Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions and Batman: BatB... well... "Okay", I might get those if I really won't find anything else that'd be interesting for me.
     
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    It is.
    At first I was like oh god whats this
    Then I was like OH GOD WHAT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL GAME

    Never doubt Vanillaware
     
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    EDIT: Mentioned a couple of games you had already played.

    How about... Disaster Day of Crisis?
     
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    D/L means download. I'm not afraid to admit that with the waves upon waves of crapware for the Wii I've decided to never, ever buy a game without previously testing it. Haters gonna hate, but that's the way I roll.

    I think I'll just get Metroid Prime Trilogy, seeing that I haven't finished 2 yet and I don't want to start Corruption without knowing the end of Echoes.

    I was thinking about this one for quite a while now, it looks relatively interesting and very much like my kind of a game.
     
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    I dunno if it's just me but Okami played rather shit on the Wii. Combat was basically immovable. Maybe I did it wrong or something but I basically got bored of the game and called it quits. I heard the Japanese version has better controls though.

    And Epic Mickey is more of a platformer than an action game.
     
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    I couldnt agree with you more. Both the swordplay and aiming/shooting works great (takes a bit getting used to switching between sword and gun though), and the special moves you can do is really fun :)
    And since its first person it actually adds some realism to it. It feels like youre actually swinging the sword (well, except its a wiimote) compared to other games such as Wii Sports and Skyward Sword.

    @OP, if you havnt got Red Steel 2 yet - GET IT. If you have it - REPLAY IT :)

    Oh, and get Xenoblade :P I dont care its not a pure action game! Get it anyway! lol

    And then theres Metroid Prime 1 and 2, but I guess youve completed those on the GC already.
     
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    The Wii is really a b*tch when you think about it, most of the good Action games I could play on it are actually GameCube games. Looks like it's Dios Mios time for me, I have my eye on a few of those, mm-hmm.
     
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    Yea in terms of action games the Wii is more like the gamecube with better controls :P

    You could also try Mad World. Quite brutal game and fun every now and then.
     
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    I'd choose the Gamecube controller over the Wii controller any day, especially for action games. It works well in MadWorld (since it gives you a "frantic" feeling) and Red Steel 2 (because it's absolutely necessary) but anything else I'd choose the Gamecube controller for.

    EDIT: Also, he already played MadWorld.

    Also, I forgot to mention these but if you like Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors type of hack and slash stuff, then definitely try Samurai Warriors 3 and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (or whatever it's called). Both are pretty good hack and slashers if you're into them.

    There's also the first Force Unleashed game but it's already pretty meh and the shit motion controls don't help at all.
     
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    Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colours… Sonic The Hedgehog 4…
     
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    Ah well, I guess thats debatable. Personally, as a PC FPS player, I cant stand aiming with a joystick. Its terrible! The wiimote is the closest thing to a mouse we will see in a long time imo.
     

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