Originally Posted by Rock
The Wii Sports game looks fun for maybe an hour.
One would think that, before actually playing it
I thought the same before getting my Wii. Figured I'd play it for a bit for the novelty, and get on with Zelda.
Wii Sports is still played regularly, and I've had the system since it launched in November. It's got a surprising amount of depth to it that you don't really pick up on until you play it. It's easy enough for anyone to pick up and play, yet deep enough to satisfy "gamers" looking for more substance. And it's perfect for playing with family and friends, getting everyone going.
I vote keep. Wii Sports alone is enough to engage the non-gamers, and young gamers. Zelda is a fantastic single player adventure (I've got over 50 hours in it, and I'm still not through it).
Games already out that you should really give a shot (rent for sure, at the least): Rayman Raving Rabbids
(it's had me in tears from laughing so hard at times), Excite Truck
(if you like arcade racers, such as the Burnout series), WarioWare
(pure, unadulterated insanity), Super Paper Mario
(old school platformer meets rpg? what's not to love?), SSX Blur
(a very underrated game. Makes good use of the controls, and while the combos take some getting used to, once you are, it's not hard to pull off some crazy shit). If you like FPS's, Red Steel
and Call of Duty 3
are pretty fun, and I've heard good things about Medal of Honor: Vanguard
though I haven't actually played it myself. And I'm not really a sports game fan, but I'm totally jonesing for some Tiger Woods 07
Games in the pipeline to keep an eye out for: Mario Galaxy
(currently being compared to Mario 64, and as the next ultimate platformer), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
(if you haven't played the first two on Gamecube (another benefit of the Wii is the respectable Gamecube library available to you now), they're absolutely worth a shot), Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(by far one of the best "fighter" game series around. Easy for beginners to pick up, tough to master, and ridiculously fun to play (and pick up SSB Melee for the Gamecube while you're at it
), Resident Evil 4
(originally came on Gamecube, ported to PS2 and PC, now getting the Wii treatment, and so far getting rave reviews. Essentially the ultimate version to have), Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
(more awesome?! count me in!), Guitar Hero 3
(I'm a huge fan of GH1 and 2, it gave me the warm fuzzies to see it announced for the Wii in addition to the other consoles. Finally a wireless guitar!), Rock Band
(Guitars, Drums, Mic... umm... shit yeah!)... There's tons more... something over 250 titles have been announced and are in development, with around 100 or so scheduled for 2007 release. I think Nintendo realizes the mistakes they made with the N64, and Gamecube, and are doing everything in their power to correct them.
And naturally, don't forget about the classics available in the virtual console. At least 3 games every monday get added to the roster, and I think there's already over 100 available.