Wii Games of the Month: May 2010

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Apr 21, 2010
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    If you haven't noticed my trend, I post these threads around 10 days to one week before the next month. Just so you can discuss all the games before the month (maybe even during [​IMG]) and then continue discussion on the release threads. YEAH STRATEGY.

    This is arguably the best Wii month this year, outside of maybe June or whenever Zelda gets released. This is a huge amount of awesome titles.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Developed by: Nintendo EAD
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: May 23rd (America), May 27th (Japan)
    Genre: Platformer
    My Hype Level: Never heard of it
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Shovelware

    [​IMG]

    Never heard of this game, character, or series. Must be really obscure.

    Well, in all reality, it would be hard and actually be talented if they could make this game bad. Even if it's half as good as the first game, it still beats most games and still would qualify as "good". This game will probably be a pleaser and is one of the great things to come out of this new generation.

    Tetris Party Deluxe

    Developed by: Hudson Soft/Tetris Online, Inc.
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: May 25th
    Genre: Puzzle
    My Hype Level: The first one was awesome
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Vaguely remembering this...

    [​IMG]

    Just a note, this is a full retail game, not WiiWare. The box art kinda shows that. Anyway, as I said in the DS thread, the first Tetris Party is awesome, and being this is the console sequel to the first one, I'm really looking forward to this. You can totally hit me up for some maaaaad Tetris games!

    Samurai Warriors 3

    Developed by: Omega Force
    Published by: Koei
    Release date: May 28th (Europe)
    Genre: Hack and slash
    My Hype Level: The Japanese version was awesome
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Meh

    [​IMG]

    That's the Japanese cover. Couldn't find the European one.

    Anyway, Samurai/Dynasty Warriors is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's repetitive, it's senseless, but goddamn it's fun. Just wiping out hordes of helpless bad guys is just awesome in some way. It's hard to explain. It's not for everyone, but the Wii version is pretty good. If you like the games you'll like this.

    Trackmania Wii

    Developed by: Firebird/Nadeo
    Published by: Dreamcatcher interactive
    Release date: May 17th
    Genre: Racing
    My Hype Level: Not my kind of game.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Yay Trackmania!

    [​IMG]

    Again, not the cover art. Couldn't find any.

    I've tried Trackmania, both on the PC and DS, and I haven't been too fond of either of them. It's just not my type of racing. I prefer that bumper-to-bumper stuff, not really just time trials. But some people do love it, and the Wii version is looking good, I guess.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    Developed by: Ubisoft Quebec City
    Published by: Ubisoft
    Release date: May 18th (America), May 20th (Australia), May 21st (Europe)
    Genre: Platformer/Action
    My Hype Level: Pretty high, actually
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Skeptic

    [​IMG]

    The Wii version has been getting a surprising amount of attention, from both press and Ubisoft. With exclusive content and features, it's looking pretty solid. Still, we don't know what to expect. Will it be a waggle-ridden mess? Will it be a great return to Prince of Persia? We don't really know, but gameplay vids and stuff seem pretty good.

    Trauma Team

    Developed by: Atlus
    Published by: Atlus
    Release date: May 18th
    Genre: Medical sim
    My Hype Level: Meh, the series has been alright...
    GBAtemp Hype Level: IDK

    [​IMG]

    I don't know. I've played Trauma Center on the DS but I've found some of the operations to be bogus hard. Maybe I just suck at it. Well, Trauma Team is a little different but should still please fans of the series, so keep a look out. Seems like there's a lot of cleavage in this one too [​IMG]
    Other titles

    - Attack of the Movies 3D: 5/18
    - Sin and Punishment: Star Successor: 5/7 (Europe) (pushed back?)
    - Red Steel 2: 5/27 (Japan)
    - No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle: 5/27 (Australia), 5/28 (Europe)
    - Iron Man 2: 5/4

    Overall Summary

    The biggest month of the year? Super Mario Galaxy is, well, huge, on top of a promising Prince of Persia game, another Tetris Party, the popular Trauma Team, and a localization of Sengoku Musou 3? Hell yes! Oh, and there's Trackmania, which may be promising.

    June may best May, though. The big headliner is Arc Rise: Fantasia, not to mention the new Transformers game, and the super hyped Xenoblade. Yeah. Get ready for a filled hard drive, people!

    Have a nice May!
     


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    Trackmania Wii. Yes
    Trauma Team. Yes, might even buy it.
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Will want to play but will be busy with other games.
    Super Mario Galaxy 2. Already buying it, if it leaks early then I'll probably give in and download it and then wait for a fix but still it'll be playable before the PAL version is released.

    Sin and Punishment: Star Successor needs a better write up, come on man! Very good game, finished the Japan release and might buy it eventually.
     
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    I didn't liked first smg so dunno, i'll maybe try sequel. I'm excited about trackmania tho...
     
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    Hell, yeah! I can't wait for SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 to come out! I'll be pre-ordering.
    Tetris Party looks okay. I would have expected it for WiiWare, though. I don't care for Trackmania Wii. Most of the Trackmania games sucks (imo).

    June is going to be great too! METROID: OTHER M!
     
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    I really hope SMG2 is a lot harder then the first.
    A coma victim could easily beat the first.
     
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    If I had the money to hack my wii... I would get all of it. Haha

    I am totally buying Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid.
     
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    I hope you realize that hacking your Wii is free outside of getting a SD card (which pretty much everyone has). Well, unless you plan on buying blank DVD's or an external hard drive too. Paying for hacking services is complete fraud when it's incredibly easy to do by yourself.
     
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    @Guild McCommunist

    Nah I got that. I have the homebrew channel and that's it. I want an external hard drive, because you can't download games with just an SD card unless it's homebrew.
     
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    You could easily buy a 500-1000GB HDD for the price of SMG2 & Metroid though [​IMG]


    Really looking forward to SMG2 & Metroid, i'll certainly get Trackmania (really fun on PC), Tetris, maybe even Samurai Warriors 3 and Prince of Persia...
     
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    Well that's hard core. I'll go ahead and get one then. Thanks.

    I'm gonna rape SMG2.
     
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    W00t! Trackmania!!! [​IMG]

    I know it's hard to get used to (wtf...you can't even hit your opponents? [​IMG] ), but that very feature has some interesting consequences (no ping-raping!!!). At the very least, I'm curious to see how it'll handle on the wii. [​IMG]

    SMG2 is also very nice, but...well, I already have a super mario galaxy game. And though it was original, fun, exciting and a real beauty, I never got around to finishing all but the necessary levels.
    I'm just not that much into 3D platformers (I found it kinda strange that I liked NSMB better than SMG...even though the latter had flat out better graphics).
     
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    SMG2 [​IMG]

    and another Metroid M next month ofc!
     
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    Amazing, every game on that list is worth playing IMHO, just a wonderful month!
    Trackmania is gonna be sweet, I loved the time trials on MK Wii, and Trackmania is like the epitome of timetrialing [​IMG]

    And SMG 2, well that's just out of any league.
     
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    smg2 and prince of persia and that's all for me. and other m has been delayed till august
     
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    smg2 is gonna dominate my life [​IMG]
     
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    I'm looking forward more to Trauma Team then Super Mario Galaxy 2 but i'll still get it
    oh yeah Prince of Persia will be another that i want
     
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