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    • Top 5: Video Game Remakes/ Top 5 Games That Need to be Remade

      4 years ago

      Firethorn43

       

      Video game remakes have a goal of improving on what has already been there and done that. Instead of teaching an old dog new tricks, this is getting a new dog without the limitations of the dog of the past (R.I.P. fiction old dog.). Remakes serve as either being a new and improved version of an old game, without the problems that came from age, or as to make it a better experience for those just now playing the game for the first time. What has done the best job? And what has yet to be seen?

      I am splitting this into two separate top 5 lists, one for the best remakes we have now, and the ones we need. Starting off with the Top 5 Video Game Remakes! First of all, this does not include HD remakes where the main difference is the higher quality. We are talking new engines, better graphics, better sound, improvements that don't just make the game shinier. (Although there are some great HD remakes that go beyond this. I will still leave them out however.)

      5. Final Fantasy IV (DS, iOS.)

      This game has been remade and ported so many times now, it could very well be remade again in the near future (Even though most of us want a remake of a different Final Fantasy game...). The SNES original, that basically looked like an NES game with more color, is now 3 dimensional that makes the game gorgeous, plus new mini games, auto-battle, voice acting, and a more balanced difficulty compared to the originals easiness.

      4. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Game Boy Color, 3DS eshop.)

      Yep. Sure, its just Link's Awakening but now in color. But come on, what else could have they possibly improved on this already great game? That's right, the Game Boy Printer! I always thought the game had a lot more life with the color, especially with a lot of the environments.

      3. Resident Evil (Gamecube, Wii.)

      Seriously a beautiful and atmospheric remake. I would play this over 5 any day of the week. The bosses are daunting, perplexing puzzles, and TEH GRAPHICS! Yes, teh graphics indeed. While the controls are not quite perfect, this is worth playing for anyone interested in the survival horror genre.

      2. Black Mesa (PC.)

      The first Half-Life game we get in years is a fan remake, and the 'fan' part is hardly noticeable. While it is not completely finished yet, with the final area not present in the game as of now, this remake of the 1998 original Half-Life reduces all age that game had and it is still just as awesome. Not to mention, it is free and green lit for Steam!

      1. Super Mario All-Stars (SNES, Wii.)

      A remake of one game? Please, here is a remake of four. Super Mario All-Stars remakes the original three Super Mario Bros. from the NES, including The Lost Levels that was never seen in America until then. This could have been just Mario 3 and probably still top the number one spot. This is how its done!

      Remakes I have not played or have just barely missed the top 5: Ocarina of Time 3D, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Final Fantasy III, Dragon Quest IV-VI, Klonoa, Conker Reloaded, Perfect Dark, Star Fox 64 3D, a bunch more I am forgetting.

      5. Okamiden

      Okamiden was an overall great sequel to Okamiden in my eyes, but having it on DS damaged some things here and there. The graphics, although great for DS, they were just that. And when your game has a predecessor like Okami to look up to, it would be nice to have an easier comparison. Also having a lot more top down views of the game made it a bit too 2D for a 3D game. Having a remake on the Wii U or Vita could work wonders. Though I think there is a more likely chance of seeing another Okami sequel than a remake, since fans are probably tired of the third Okami re-release. I need to hear the music without the choppy speakers!

      4. The Mother series

      Remember that Ness character in Smash Brothers? I wonder what game he is from...

      The Mother games have had so little luck of releasing outside Japan. The only game to come stateside was Mother 2 (Better known as Earthbound.), which has not seen any chances of a virtual console release. Getting these games, with each game is on a different system, is very expensive. I haven't even been able to play them since I refuse to use an emulator. Bam, 3DS remake. Do it, Nintendo.

      3. Metroid II

      Metroid II...its pretty strange to play now. The game gets severely handicapped being on the Game Boy. Frankly I don't even want to finish it, because of it. It has a lot of plot in the Metroid series as well, so please get Wayforward on this (Or, just get Wayforward on anything Metroid related.).

      Wait, what? It IS happening?!

      2.Basically anything on the Sega Saturn

      This console is a complete mystery to me. It was very overshadowed by the PS1 and N64 at the time. Games I always hear about, but not exactly on the top of the to-do list. Maybe its just me not being used to Sega consoles, but most of the popular games on the Saturn I have hardly even heard of. Panzer Dragoon? Guardian Heroes? Lets change that. The characters in Sonic All Stars Racing should be less obscure then this!

       

      1. System Shock 2

      Oh yeah, something to do with BioShock?

      If you don't know, I love BioShock. When I heard that BioShock is a spiritual successor to a game called System Shock 2, I was very intrigued. I hear all of these great things about Ken Levine's first game, yet, where can I get it? What's a DOSbox? What Black Mesa Source did to Half Life 1, is what needs to happen to System Shock 2. I think this would be a perfect project for Irrational to do once BioShock Infinite is finished.

      So what is the best remake out there? What do you WANT to be the next best remake?

    • Morality Systems in Games: How do you Decide?

      4 years ago

      Firethorn43

      Chances are, you have played games like Mass Effect, Fallout 3, The Walking Dead, etc, that have a karma system where what you decide to do with your character will effect his/her morality, statistics, and the story line itself. Sometimes the games make the choice difference obvious like in Mass Effect with Red for Renegade and Blue for Paragon, AKA Bad and Good. And other times, you have to decide yourself what is right and wrong based on what the choices themselves tell you, or whatever gives you a certain advantage and/or disadvantage in the game itself that you want. But why is it that whenever I experience these games, I have to be the good guy if I want to enjoy the game at all?

      I noticed this when I spent my (what felt like) short-lived Summer Break with Fallout 3. I kept my karma good all the way until the 'Messiah' ranking at the level cap of 30. Any bad karma I received was either in accident or an achievement that required to do something that gave bad karma (which, I would just load the save back once I got the achievement.). After I was satisfied with my 95 hours, I decided to get Fallout: New Vegas and have a character with bad karma this time. After 20 hours of being "THAT guy", I couldn't stand it anymore. It killed all the joy I had with the game, acting like New Vegas was Grand Theft Auto. Why did a simple karma difference destroy the joy I had with Fallout 3, when the gameplay isn't technically that varying from it?

      Telltale's The Walking Dead was one of my favorite games of 2012. It showed how much Telltale has improved in storytelling, choice dialogue, and even having their own characters instead of the likes of Strong Bad or Marty Mcfly that have been known for many other means. Now the choices of what you say take a Final Fantasy-like pace where you have to make your choice in a certain amount of time before the game decides for you for taking too long. Most of the time, the choice you make for Lee to say or reply with will change the relationship for as high as helping you survive, or as low as their fate and life. And still, I must remain on the good side of every choice no matter what. Even replaying it, instead of getting a different experience by trying to make completely different story-relying twists, I refuse to change almost any results and decisions I had before. Call me a goody goody two shoes, but even accidental choices make me pause and attempt to reload the save, not caring how far back the last one was, just to fix my wording. (And there are times where a choice will make no noticeable difference in the long-run.)

      This is when I realized how I hated to purposely make my character bad in video games. It's not like this when I play a game that has the main character be antagonistic or become so, that never gives you the choice to change this yourself. Is there a definite answer to a case like this? Do my inner thoughts and morals completely influence a fictional character I created, in a video game world I didn't? These choices make themselves very clear with their writing (or even in just the formatting) which choices mean what, and you can guess what will happen if you make said choice in a very black-and-white fashion. But what about the few games that don't do this, that give some sort of mystery to it all, that require more of your own thinking like in real life?

      Spec Ops: The Line (which by the way, you should play if you want the rug pulled from under you. Also, minor spoilers) recognizes more than just two-three given choices. In the game, you are forced to kill between two men, and are surrounded by snipers ready to fire if you don't decide. One man who was stealing water, and the other was a soldier sent to put him under custody, but ends up killing the other man's family. When I first played, I tried to shoot the snipers, but ended up only getting 2 out of 6 with the rest shooting the two men along with myself. The same result would occur with running away, shooting the ropes the two men are tied to, and other possibilities aside from killing one of them. Once you finally decide to kill one of them, the game re-emphasizes the choices by dragging it with you the entire time.

      The fact that the game recognized these other decisions you could at least try (there are other examples in the game like this.) brought a whole new way to serve these karma systems. Now I didn't have to play in a personally restricted matter, because I felt justified that I could at least try to not kill one of the two men, even though I would eventually be forced to. Even if both of the men did something wrong, I didn't think either of them deserved death. If more games presented choices like this, it would give players like me a more open way to construct our own path and not just two or three manufactured ones (Although this would probably prove to be more difficult to design correctly.).

      At the most, the only way making myself choose the generally positive decisions has effected my gaming experience was making the experiences limited. Many things in such games become unavailable when you decide to be only keeping to a certain pattern. In Fallout 3 and The Walking Dead, I sacrificed getting even more bang for my buck for a more minded story. Deciding to keep to one morality was not the same thing as playing as only one class in a multiplayer match, or going through Super Mario Bros. with just a mushroom. A more sound and sane thought process was meaning more than new experiences. Video games truly showed me how they can be so much more than a part of a towering backlog, a checklist, a time-waster. No need to keep everything concise.

      So how did you decide what ethicality you would stick with in a game's plot? What seemed more interesting or fun, what would represent you the best, did you not care either way, or was it something that took you longer than anticipated to decide, just as big decisions in life ask? Am I going too deep for some of you who just want to play games and not much else?

    • My collection of Wii games!

      5 years ago

      Firethorn43

       

      Check out my PS3 collection here! http://www.ign.com/blogs/firethorn43/2012/12/02/my-modern-game-collection-playstation-3

      With the Wii coming to a close, I would like to show what games I have played for the almost 6 years I have had it. I had a lot of good times with the system, and it will still be around with the Wii U's backwards compatibility. A lot of those controllers will still be used for Wii U games anyways so I don't see a reason to really say goodbye. Either way, I have managed to play over 40 games for the console and have thoroughly enjoyed it's library for the most part.

      Again, games will be rated by a 3 point scale of Buy It, Consider It, or Skip It.  And also like last time, here is my YouTube playlist of video game music if you need something to listen to while you read! 

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      Looking for a specific game? Use Ctrl+F to search the page, Command+F for Mac.

      Notable games I haven't played yet: Little Kings Story, de Blob 2, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, No More Heroes 2, Punch Out, Madworld, Trauma Center games, Resident Evil Chronicles, and Pandora's Tower (Maybe if it was localized.).

      Wii: Owned since February 2007

      Avatar: The Last Airbender (Also on PS2, Gamecube, Xbox.)

      What can I say? I loved the show, I wanted a game based off it on my shiny new Wii. Unsurprisingly, the game is a weak action game with many fetch quests and overall very mediocre. Its not terrible, but even for fans of the show it isn't anything special. The Wii version adds lots of annoying waggling from what I remember. Skip It

      Animal Crossing: City Folk

      People usually argue that there wasn't a whole lot different about this entry, and frankly I disagree a bit. While going to the city didn't really bring anything new to the table, the online was plenty of fun and the only time I ever used that Wii Mic accessory (Anyone remember that?), aside from the Conduit. You would also get mail from Nintendo, usually including items for new games or hardware releasing. DSiXL sofa FTW! I had plenty of fun with this entry and plan to have more with New Leaf for the 3DS. If you never played Animal Crossing, this is easy to get and you will be playing for a long time. Buy It

      Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Also on EVERYTHING.)

      Only 3 games in and already another shovelware game? Like The Last Airbender game, Ben 10 is an action game that I only bought for it having the character on it. The series still continues to have mediocre games based off the series and probably will always stay that way. The 4 forms Ben has in the game while they do vary in some good ways, the game is best for younger ones that enjoy the show, but since the original show doesn't air anymore, don't bother. Skip It

      The Conduit

      I had a lot of fun with this stylized shooter for the Wii. The campaign had a lot of good moments, the controls were used well, and multiplayer, while full of hackers at the time, is loads of fun. I say give it a shot if you want a good Wii shooter that isn't Goldeneye 007. Buy It

      Conduit 2

      Why High Voltage, why? Many of the best things about the original was ignored. The original left in a cliffhanger and its sequel has a lot of great ideas not used to their full capacity. The multiplayer isn't bad, but not worth your time if you have any other options. The campaign abandons both of the main voice actors for John St. John which frankly is a change not needed. The story is complete rubbish. And has quite possibly the worst ending EVER in a video game. Don't worry about being spoiled by it. It has no context to the actual game anyways.

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      I swear, if they make a Conduit 3, I will probably be constipated from the idea of continuing this. Skip It

      de Blob

      This is a very fun 3D platformer! You color the towns from being bland and boring and bringing back the life of the people there. The music changes as you use different colors on the buildings and areas. I even got a few laughs out of it. It's unfortunate that I never played the sequel since it released at the bad timing of January 2011 and now the developer Bluetongue is gone. Lots of advertising for that game too. Buy It

      Dead Space: Extraction (Also on PS3.)

      Not sure why this is so far the only Dead Space game I have played. This is a creepy on-rails shooter that is plenty of fun with leaderboards, a horrific trip on the Ishimura, and cool powers to use. Buy It

      Defend Your Castle

      My first Wiiware game, Defend Your Castle is a school supplies remake of the popular flash game. Instead of a mouse, you point with the Wii remote to throw enemies in the air, make new defenders, and....no other third thing. It gets old pretty quick and impossible eventually unless you have a friend to play multiplayer. Not bad for 5$ though. Consider It

      Donkey Kong Country Returns

      Who knew Retro Studios could pull off this much awesome on a concept wildly different from their previous work on the Metroid Prime Trilogy? A must play for platforming fans who want challenge? I think Craig Harris described it best: "A hardcore challenge for the hardcore gamer.". Buy It

      Frogger Returns (Also on PS3.)

      Well that was a waste of $5. How could you mess up the controls for a FROGGER game? The game makes you hold the Wii remote like it's pointing at the screen and not NES style. The game is also really stupid, with an even worse 2 player mode. I played it for 30 minutes, don't get it. Skip It

      Ghost Squad

      This is a Wii port of the 2004 arcade version of Ghost Squad. Aside from playing this fun on rails shooter at your home, the new features include online leaderboards and unlockable costumes and weapons. Other than that, its the same game. Its dirt cheap, but chances are you will not spend much time with Ghost Squad, therefore, this game will become a ghost in your collection. (Very sorry for that one.) If you need an on rails shooter for your Wii, go play Sin and Punishment or Dead Space: Extraction. Skip It

      Goldeneye 007 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      R.I.P. Eurocom. From the creators of Dead Space Extraction comes a re imagining of the N64 classic. This is arguably one of the best Bond games out there. The multiplayer on Wii isn't perfect however, but still a lot of fun. I haven't played the 360/PS3 version that released a year later, but whatever platform you get it on, this is a fun and thrilling Daniel Craig-ified (Add to dictionary) 007 game. Buy It

      GT Pro Series

      Not only is this my first game I got for the Wii, but its also the worst game in my collection. Its not like you will see this awful Wii racing launch title anymore in stores, so I don't need to warn you that much. But anyways, this game is ugly, the controls are awful, and it is repetitive. Oddly enough, this did do one thing that I will give it some credit for. It had a wheel accessory, long before Mario Kart Wii started handing those out like candy. Still, it was a really badly made accessory and was never useful. Skip It

      Guitar Hero 5 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      Right before the series ran itself to the ground with way too many games within five years, I picked up my only entry in the series. I will be completely honest: I would have near no taste in music without this game. I am quite awful at Guitar Hero, but at least this helped me get SOME knowledge of music and it was still fun. The Wii version of 5 even has a mode where you can connect a DS and have someone play that be a roadie and mess with the lighting and the stage. There is also online play and you are able to buy more tracks as DLC (ON THE WII?!). Other than that, it's Guitar Hero. Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Also on Gamecube.)

      A lot of people like to call this the dark Zelda game. Maybe in style, but I don't think it comes close to some of the eeriness of Majora's Mask (btw Nintendo plz remake that kthxbye.). Anyways, I loved this entry a lot. The best part of TP is the dungeons, they are perfect. The game uses the Wii controls very well, especially if you put yourself in the mind you had when this came out when the Wii launched. My only complaint is that I felt the sidequests were too few and made the world feel a bit empty for me. However the main quest is what easily makes the game worth playing and its only 20$ these days so I say you should give it a shot! Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

      One of my favorite entries in the entire Zelda series, Skyward Sword made the gameplay, both combat and puzzles, well fit for the Wii and branched from the rest of the series. The story is full of memorable moments and characters, the game's world hardly makes it look like a Wii game, and the music is orchestrated beauty. And yes, I am aware on how mixed opinions are on Skyward Sword, and while I agree on some things, most of them only feel like nitpicks to me. I don't expect a whole lot from the internet and their thoughts on the Zelda series after some Navi complaining and a certain temple under the water ;) . But in case you don't enjoy this game as much as I do, you may want to pick it up for the 40$ mark or so. Buy It

      Kirby's Epic Yarn

      From the developer Good Feel games who made the underrated Wario Land: Shake It comes another inventive platformer that also doesn't have you die. Epic Yarn has no two levels that play the same, just like its innovative yarn style. It doesn't play a lot like other Kirby games, but at this point, half of the Kirby games are different this anyways. (Air Ride, Canvas Curse, Mass Attack, Tilt 'n' Tumble, it goes on.) I see this $10 pre owned half of the time, why do you not have this already? Buy It

      The Last Story

      What a fitting name for one of the last big Wii releases. Unfortunately, only in name does it feel fitting for the Wii's swan song. While I don't think its a bad game, its not that great either. The main problem I have with The Last Story is that battles turn out having the same strategy 90% of the time. Take out the healer, if any, and slash away. The bosses are more inventive then this, but they get repetitive once you figure out their weakness. While the main story is solid, with some characters really shining, there are some characters that left me not caring for at all. Side quests are no more then fetch quests for some random appearing item and NPCs will give you some other random item for it. The online multiplayer is also pretty boring.

      The game has a lot going right for it, but so much of it just gets worse and worse after you play the game for a while. Get this for no more than 30$ and you might get a kick out of it.Consider It

      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

      It's always a little awkward talking about the games in this series. Its basically a minigame collection with Mario and Sonic characters. It's still pretty fun, especially for younger kids.Consider It

      Mario Kart Wii

      What can I say? This is another good entry for the Mario Kart series. The best part by far is the online. No lag, 12 players, tons of fun. There are even monthly challenges to keep you coming back. Having bikes is also a nice addition. A lot of the good of Wii did not seem to go into 7, such as the awesome cast of characters. But anyways, you probably already have this, and if you don't, do. Buy It

      Metroid: Other M

      What's that? A lot of people did not like Other M? A lot of people did? I can't say which side I am on because I never played a lot of this game. Not by not liking it, but lets just say, I got a new TV while playing this, and it looked much worse on it. Due to this, I have not touched it since. I will get back to it seeing that I probably won't mind as much, since this was almost a year ago.

      Metroid Prime Trilogy

      Arguably the best game on the Wii, MPT packs in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption along with Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes now with Wii controls and other new features. The original two games in the Metroid Prime series benefit so much from the Wii's 480p output and its pointer controls. Unfortunately, this is extremely hard to find now. If you do end up getting a copy however, you will not forget the time you had with this amazing series. Buy It

      Murumasa: The Demon Blade

      I like to call this the 'mostly' game. Because in every single aspect, Murumasa gets everything 'mostly' perfect. The graphics are amazing, for the most part. The gameplay is fun, for the most part. The music is good, for the most part. See what I am getting at? This is a great game, but unlike most imperfect games where they usually have mostly one or two areas lacking in quality, this has tiny problems in everything. Still, they are merely tiny problems and this is a great game, but its shy of being something better. Buy It

      Oddly enough, this is getting a re-release for the Vita with new content. Although it is not confirmed to release outside Japan.

      MySims Kingdom

      Yeah, I actually bought one of these games. And you know what? This was a serious guilty pleasure for me. I spent over 100 hours in this game creating houses, finishing all quests, replayed again and again, etc. I never played another game in the series due to them being pretty lame afterwards (As if I don't feel lame already!). This is better fit for younger kids, but if designing the inside and outside of these houses sounds a little fun, give it a shot. Consider It

      No More Heroes (Also on PS3.)

      One of the first games to try and show off the Wii was not a kid's toy, No More Heroes has you becoming the ultimate assassin with your beam katana and playing as a pervert/killer/anime fan/cat lover. The game is most fun when you finally fight one of the game's 10 bosses, but the things you must do in between gets really tedious. Still, it is a lot of fun. It's unfortunate that the remake on PS3 doesn't seem to fix the problems it has. I haven't played the sequel yet but I hear it fixes EVERYTHING. Consider It

      Rabbids Go Home

      I have to admit, this game is a TON of fun. Unlike it's minigame counterparts, Rabbids Go Home is a 3D platformer that has you collecting items around an area to eventually reach the moon! The controls work really well, the music is as zany as the Rabbids, and its a lot of fun. Though some levels can be very unfair and there are a few glitches. Still, you will enjoy the game a lot, especially if you find the rabbids funny. Buy It

      Resident Evil 4 Wii edition (Also on Gamecube, PS2, PS3.)

      This is the best version of one of the best games I have played in the last few years. Pointer control with the Wii remote honestly makes the game perfect. (Even if you don't care for it, there is a Classic Controller option.) It has all of the new content and missions with an already great game. The 480p output helps it out a lot too, since the HD version is notthat impressive. Buy It

      Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

      Nintendo made a sequel. To a game. That was never released in the US. And it releases here. Granted, the original on N64 is on Virtual Console, but still very cool of them to make this with developer Treasure. Story is lame, but it is a fun and challenging on rails shooter. Buy It

      Sonic Colors

      The day Sonic finally took a step in the right direction in a long time. Though not stepping as fast as Generations. I have some nitpicks like how some levels are very short, and the fact that half of the bosses are reskins is annoying. But its still a lot of fun. Buy It

      LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      I purely bought this because it was on the Wii. I already owned the past two games, and the only new parts of the game is a few new levels (by few, I mean two.). Other than that, motion controls! The other versions are in high definition, so that is really the only selling point if you haven't already played these. Consider It

      Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Also on Xbox 360, PS3, PC.)

      An interesting tale of Darth Vader's secret apprentice. The Wii version is fairly different, having an exclusive multiplayer mode that you won't spend too much time on, and more worked around for the controls. Its still a solid version, but the 360/PS3 version is dominant. The game itself while fairly enjoyable, ends a little too quickly at 5-6 hours. Consider It

      Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episodes 1-5 (Also on PC, Mac, PS3)

      This series by Telltale is based off the flash cartoon website, www.homestarrunner.com . Don't know what that is? Well go find out and then come back! Anyways, if you are a fan of the long running cartoon series, then you will LOVE this. Plenty of humor, easter eggs, and a lot of fun. Its best to get this for cheap on PC, since on the Wii it is 10$ an episode. Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy

      The pinnacle of the 3D Mario games, Galaxy is one of the best games of this generation. Lots of levels, a wonderful world of planets, and probably my most replayed game. I don't need to tell you this, but too bad! Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy 2

      This is a great sequel to the original. While it repeats the story, being a bit more bare boned, the game is bigger and better with new power ups, Yoshi, basically a sandbox of a planet, and MOAR YOSHI. Buy It

      Super Smash Brothers Brawl

      My most played game on the Wii, Brawl was also the first game I ever actually got hyped for coming out. I am not kidding, I CRIED when it delayed another month when it was going to come out near my birthday! XD I never got so engaged into playing a game constantly. I spent my entire spring break glued to the TV with this game. There is so much content, so many characters, and so much fun. Buy It

      Xenoblade Chronicles

      One of the best JRPGs in years. The story keeps you jumping out of your seat, the combat is fun and varied, lots of customization, and a colossal world to explore. My only gripe is that there are way too many side quests and most of them do not matter anyways. When you start playing this, you will not want to put it down. Buy It (A very big thank you to Operation Rainfall for bringing this to the United States!)

      Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

      I was not a big fan of this game. Maybe its just my way of thinking, but I am SO bad at puzzle games like this and Professor Layton. I always get that annoying walkthrough urge, taking away a lot of the game's fun for me. If you like these types of games, then definitely try it, if you can find a copy. The style of the game is really good and lots of replayability. Consider It

      So that wraps up my thoughts on what the Wii was to me. The games that defined it, beginning to end. As we say farewell with his successor, the Wii U, upon us, we remember the fun we had with the last SD game console. What was your favorite game or moment with the Wii?

    • My collection of Wii games!

      5 years ago

      Firethorn43

      Check out my PS3 collection here! http://www.screwattack.com/news/explore-depths-my-ps3-collection

      With the Wii coming to a close, I would like to show what games I have played for the almost 6 years I have had it. I had a lot of good times with the system, and it will still be around with the Wii U's backwards compatibility. A lot of those controllers will still be used for Wii U games anyways so I don't see a reason to really say goodbye. Either way, I have managed to play over 40 games for the console and have thoroughly enjoyed it's library for the most part.

      Again, games will be rated by a 3 point scale of Buy It, Consider It, or Skip It.  And also like last time, here is my YouTube playlist of video game music if you need something to listen to while you read! 

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      Looking for a specific game? Use Ctrl+F to search the page, Command+F for Mac.

      Notable games I haven't played yet: Little Kings Story, de Blob 2, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, No More Heroes 2, Punch Out, Madworld, Trauma Center games, Resident Evil Chronicles, and Pandora's Tower (Maybe if it was localized.).

      Wii: Owned since February 2007

      Avatar: The Last Airbender (Also on PS2, Gamecube, Xbox.)

      What can I say? I loved the show, I wanted a game based off it on my shiny new Wii. Unsurprisingly, the game is a weak action game with many fetch quests and overall very mediocre. Its not terrible, but even for fans of the show it isn't anything special. The Wii version adds lots of annoying waggling from what I remember. Skip It

      Animal Crossing: City Folk

      People usually argue that there wasn't a whole lot different about this entry, and frankly I disagree a bit. While going to the city didn't really bring anything new to the table, the online was plenty of fun and the only time I ever used that Wii Mic accessory (Anyone remember that?), aside from the Conduit. You would also get mail from Nintendo, usually including items for new games or hardware releasing. DSiXL sofa FTW! I had plenty of fun with this entry and plan to have more with New Leaf for the 3DS. If you never played Animal Crossing, this is easy to get and you will be playing for a long time. Buy It

      Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Also on EVERYTHING.)

      Only 3 games in and already another shovelware game? Like The Last Airbender game, Ben 10 is an action game that I only bought for it having the character on it. The series still continues to have mediocre games based off the series and probably will always stay that way. The 4 forms Ben has in the game while they do vary in some good ways, the game is best for younger ones that enjoy the show, but since the original show doesn't air anymore, don't bother. Skip It

      The Conduit

      I had a lot of fun with this stylized shooter for the Wii. The campaign had a lot of good moments, the controls were used well, and multiplayer, while full of hackers at the time, is loads of fun. I say give it a shot if you want a good Wii shooter that isn't Goldeneye 007. Buy It

      Conduit 2

      Why High Voltage, why? Many of the best things about the original was ignored. The original left in a cliffhanger and its sequel has a lot of great ideas not used to their full capacity. The multiplayer isn't bad, but not worth your time if you have any other options. The campaign abandons both of the main voice actors for John St. John which frankly is a change not needed. The story is complete rubbish. And has quite possibly the worst ending EVER in a video game. Don't worry about being spoiled by it. It has no context to the actual game anyways.

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      I swear, if they make a Conduit 3, I will probably be constipated from the idea of continuing this. Skip It

      de Blob

      This is a very fun 3D platformer! You color the towns from being bland and boring and bringing back the life of the people there. The music changes as you use different colors on the buildings and areas. I even got a few laughs out of it. It's unfortunate that I never played the sequel since it released at the bad timing of January 2011 and now the developer Bluetongue is gone. Lots of advertising for that game too. Buy It

      Dead Space: Extraction (Also on PS3.)

      Not sure why this is so far the only Dead Space game I have played. This is a creepy on-rails shooter that is plenty of fun with leaderboards, a horrific trip on the Ishimura, and cool powers to use. Buy It

      Defend Your Castle

      My first Wiiware game, Defend Your Castle is a school supplies remake of the popular flash game. Instead of a mouse, you point with the Wii remote to throw enemies in the air, make new defenders, and....no other third thing. It gets old pretty quick and impossible eventually unless you have a friend to play multiplayer. Not bad for 5$ though. Consider It

      Donkey Kong Country Returns

      Who knew Retro Studios could pull off this much awesome on a concept wildly different from their previous work on the Metroid Prime Trilogy? A must play for platforming fans who want challenge? I think Craig Harris described it best: "A hardcore challenge for the hardcore gamer.". Buy It

      Frogger Returns (Also on PS3.)

      Well that was a waste of $5. How could you mess up the controls for a FROGGER game? The game makes you hold the Wii remote like it's pointing at the screen and not NES style. The game is also really stupid, with an even worse 2 player mode. I played it for 30 minutes, don't get it. Skip It

      Ghost Squad

      This is a Wii port of the 2004 arcade version of Ghost Squad. Aside from playing this fun on rails shooter at your home, the new features include online leaderboards and unlockable costumes and weapons. Other than that, its the same game. Its dirt cheap, but chances are you will not spend much time with Ghost Squad, therefore, this game will become a ghost in your collection. (Very sorry for that one.) If you need an on rails shooter for your Wii, go play Sin and Punishment or Dead Space: Extraction. Skip It

      Goldeneye 007 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      R.I.P. Eurocom. From the creators of Dead Space Extraction comes a re imagining of the N64 classic. This is arguably one of the best Bond games out there. The multiplayer on Wii isn't perfect however, but still a lot of fun. I haven't played the 360/PS3 version that released a year later, but whatever platform you get it on, this is a fun and thrilling Daniel Craig-ified (Add to dictionary) 007 game. Buy It

      GT Pro Series

      Not only is this my first game I got for the Wii, but its also the worst game in my collection. Its not like you will see this awful Wii racing launch title anymore in stores, so I don't need to warn you that much. But anyways, this game is ugly, the controls are awful, and it is repetitive. Oddly enough, this did do one thing that I will give it some credit for. It had a wheel accessory, long before Mario Kart Wii started handing those out like candy. Still, it was a really badly made accessory and was never useful. Skip It

      Guitar Hero 5 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      Right before the series ran itself to the ground with way too many games within five years, I picked up my only entry in the series. I will be completely honest: I would have near no taste in music without this game. I am quite awful at Guitar Hero, but at least this helped me get SOME knowledge of music and it was still fun. The Wii version of 5 even has a mode where you can connect a DS and have someone play that be a roadie and mess with the lighting and the stage. There is also online play and you are able to buy more tracks as DLC (ON THE WII?!). Other than that, it's Guitar Hero. Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Also on Gamecube.)

      A lot of people like to call this the dark Zelda game. Maybe in style, but I don't think it comes close to some of the eeriness of Majora's Mask (btw Nintendo plz remake that kthxbye.). Anyways, I loved this entry a lot. The best part of TP is the dungeons, they are perfect. The game uses the Wii controls very well, especially if you put yourself in the mind you had when this came out when the Wii launched. My only complaint is that I felt the sidequests were too few and made the world feel a bit empty for me. However the main quest is what easily makes the game worth playing and its only 20$ these days so I say you should give it a shot! Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

      One of my favorite entries in the entire Zelda series, Skyward Sword made the gameplay, both combat and puzzles, well fit for the Wii and branched from the rest of the series. The story is full of memorable moments and characters, the game's world hardly makes it look like a Wii game, and the music is orchestrated beauty. And yes, I am aware on how mixed opinions are on Skyward Sword, and while I agree on some things, most of them only feel like nitpicks to me. I don't expect a whole lot from the internet and their thoughts on the Zelda series after some Navi complaining and a certain temple under the water ;) . But in case you don't enjoy this game as much as I do, you may want to pick it up for the 40$ mark or so. Buy It

      Kirby's Epic Yarn

      From the developer Good Feel games who made the underrated Wario Land: Shake It comes another inventive platformer that also doesn't have you die. Epic Yarn has no two levels that play the same, just like its innovative yarn style. It doesn't play a lot like other Kirby games, but at this point, half of the Kirby games are different this anyways. (Air Ride, Canvas Curse, Mass Attack, Tilt 'n' Tumble, it goes on.) I see this $10 pre owned half of the time, why do you not have this already? Buy It

      The Last Story

      What a fitting name for one of the last big Wii releases. Unfortunately, only in name does it feel fitting for the Wii's swan song. While I don't think its a bad game, its not that great either. The main problem I have with The Last Story is that battles turn out having the same strategy 90% of the time. Take out the healer, if any, and slash away. The bosses are more inventive then this, but they get repetitive once you figure out their weakness. While the main story is solid, with some characters really shining, there are some characters that left me not caring for at all. Side quests are no more then fetch quests for some random appearing item and NPCs will give you some other random item for it. The online multiplayer is also pretty boring.

      The game has a lot going right for it, but so much of it just gets worse and worse after you play the game for a while. Get this for no more than 30$ and you might get a kick out of it.Consider It

      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

      It's always a little awkward talking about the games in this series. Its basically a minigame collection with Mario and Sonic characters. It's still pretty fun, especially for younger kids.Consider It

      Mario Kart Wii

      What can I say? This is another good entry for the Mario Kart series. The best part by far is the online. No lag, 12 players, tons of fun. There are even monthly challenges to keep you coming back. Having bikes is also a nice addition. A lot of the good of Wii did not seem to go into 7, such as the awesome cast of characters. But anyways, you probably already have this, and if you don't, do. Buy It

      Metroid: Other M

      What's that? A lot of people did not like Other M? A lot of people did? I can't say which side I am on because I never played a lot of this game. Not by not liking it, but lets just say, I got a new TV while playing this, and it looked much worse on it. Due to this, I have not touched it since. I will get back to it seeing that I probably won't mind as much, since this was almost a year ago.

      Metroid Prime Trilogy

      Arguably the best game on the Wii, MPT packs in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption along with Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes now with Wii controls and other new features. The original two games in the Metroid Prime series benefit so much from the Wii's 480p output and its pointer controls. Unfortunately, this is extremely hard to find now. If you do end up getting a copy however, you will not forget the time you had with this amazing series. Buy It

      Murumasa: The Demon Blade

      I like to call this the 'mostly' game. Because in every single aspect, Murumasa gets everything 'mostly' perfect. The graphics are amazing, for the most part. The gameplay is fun, for the most part. The music is good, for the most part. See what I am getting at? This is a great game, but unlike most imperfect games where they usually have mostly one or two areas lacking in quality, this has tiny problems in everything. Still, they are merely tiny problems and this is a great game, but its shy of being something better. Buy It

      Oddly enough, this is getting a re-release for the Vita with new content. Although it is not confirmed to release outside Japan.

      MySims Kingdom

      Yeah, I actually bought one of these games. And you know what? This was a serious guilty pleasure for me. I spent over 100 hours in this game creating houses, finishing all quests, replayed again and again, etc. I never played another game in the series due to them being pretty lame afterwards (As if I don't feel lame already!). This is better fit for younger kids, but if designing the inside and outside of these houses sounds a little fun, give it a shot. Consider It

      No More Heroes (Also on PS3.)

      One of the first games to try and show off the Wii was not a kid's toy, No More Heroes has you becoming the ultimate assassin with your beam katana and playing as a pervert/killer/anime fan/cat lover. The game is most fun when you finally fight one of the game's 10 bosses, but the things you must do in between gets really tedious. Still, it is a lot of fun. It's unfortunate that the remake on PS3 doesn't seem to fix the problems it has. I haven't played the sequel yet but I hear it fixes EVERYTHING. Consider It

      Rabbids Go Home

      I have to admit, this game is a TON of fun. Unlike it's minigame counterparts, Rabbids Go Home is a 3D platformer that has you collecting items around an area to eventually reach the moon! The controls work really well, the music is as zany as the Rabbids, and its a lot of fun. Though some levels can be very unfair and there are a few glitches. Still, you will enjoy the game a lot, especially if you find the rabbids funny. Buy It

      Resident Evil 4 Wii edition (Also on Gamecube, PS2, PS3.)

      This is the best version of one of the best games I have played in the last few years. Pointer control with the Wii remote honestly makes the game perfect. (Even if you don't care for it, there is a Classic Controller option.) It has all of the new content and missions with an already great game. The 480p output helps it out a lot too, since the HD version is notthat impressive. Buy It

      Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

      Nintendo made a sequel. To a game. That was never released in the US. And it releases here. Granted, the original on N64 is on Virtual Console, but still very cool of them to make this with developer Treasure. Story is lame, but it is a fun and challenging on rails shooter. Buy It

      Sonic Colors

      The day Sonic finally took a step in the right direction in a long time. Though not stepping as fast as Generations. I have some nitpicks like how some levels are very short, and the fact that half of the bosses are reskins is annoying. But its still a lot of fun. Buy It

      LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      I purely bought this because it was on the Wii. I already owned the past two games, and the only new parts of the game is a few new levels (by few, I mean two.). Other than that, motion controls! The other versions are in high definition, so that is really the only selling point if you haven't already played these. Consider It

      Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Also on Xbox 360, PS3, PC.)

      An interesting tale of Darth Vader's secret apprentice. The Wii version is fairly different, having an exclusive multiplayer mode that you won't spend too much time on, and more worked around for the controls. Its still a solid version, but the 360/PS3 version is dominant. The game itself while fairly enjoyable, ends a little too quickly at 5-6 hours. Consider It

      Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episodes 1-5 (Also on PC, Mac, PS3)

      This series by Telltale is based off the flash cartoon website, www.homestarrunner.com . Don't know what that is? Well go find out and then come back! Anyways, if you are a fan of the long running cartoon series, then you will LOVE this. Plenty of humor, easter eggs, and a lot of fun. Its best to get this for cheap on PC, since on the Wii it is 10$ an episode. Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy

      The pinnacle of the 3D Mario games, Galaxy is one of the best games of this generation. Lots of levels, a wonderful world of planets, and probably my most replayed game. I don't need to tell you this, but too bad! Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy 2

      This is a great sequel to the original. While it repeats the story, being a bit more bare boned, the game is bigger and better with new power ups, Yoshi, basically a sandbox of a planet, and MOAR YOSHI. Buy It

      Super Smash Brothers Brawl

      My most played game on the Wii, Brawl was also the first game I ever actually got hyped for coming out. I am not kidding, I CRIED when it delayed another month when it was going to come out near my birthday! XD I never got so engaged into playing a game constantly. I spent my entire spring break glued to the TV with this game. There is so much content, so many characters, and so much fun. Buy It

      Xenoblade Chronicles

      One of the best JRPGs in years. The story keeps you jumping out of your seat, the combat is fun and varied, lots of customization, and a colossal world to explore. My only gripe is that there are way too many side quests and most of them do not matter anyways. When you start playing this, you will not want to put it down. Buy It (A very big thank you to Operation Rainfall for bringing this to the United States!)

      Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

      I was not a big fan of this game. Maybe its just my way of thinking, but I am SO bad at puzzle games like this and Professor Layton. I always get that annoying walkthrough urge, taking away a lot of the game's fun for me. If you like these types of games, then definitely try it, if you can find a copy. The style of the game is really good and lots of replayability. Consider It

      So that wraps up my thoughts on what the Wii was to me. The games that defined it, beginning to end. As we say farewell with his successor, the Wii U, upon us, we remember the fun we had with the last SD game console. What was your favorite game or moment with the Wii?

    • My collection of Wii games!

      5 years ago

      Firethorn43

      Check out my PS3 collection here! http://www.screwattack.com/news/explore-depths-my-ps3-collection

      With the Wii coming to a close, I would like to show what games I have played for the almost 6 years I have had it. I had a lot of good times with the system, and it will still be around with the Wii U's backwards compatibility. A lot of those controllers will still be used for Wii U games anyways so I don't see a reason to really say goodbye. Either way, I have managed to play over 40 games for the console and have thoroughly enjoyed it's library for the most part.

      Again, games will be rated by a 3 point scale of Buy It, Consider It, or Skip It.  And also like last time, here is my YouTube playlist of video game music if you need something to listen to while you read! 

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      Looking for a specific game? Use Ctrl+F to search the page, Command+F for Mac.

      Notable games I haven't played yet: Little Kings Story, de Blob 2, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, No More Heroes 2, Punch Out, Madworld, Trauma Center games, Resident Evil Chronicles, and Pandora's Tower (Maybe if it was localized.).

      Wii: Owned since February 2007

      Avatar: The Last Airbender (Also on PS2, Gamecube, Xbox.)

      What can I say? I loved the show, I wanted a game based off it on my shiny new Wii. Unsurprisingly, the game is a weak action game with many fetch quests and overall very mediocre. Its not terrible, but even for fans of the show it isn't anything special. The Wii version adds lots of annoying waggling from what I remember. Skip It

      Animal Crossing: City Folk

      People usually argue that there wasn't a whole lot different about this entry, and frankly I disagree a bit. While going to the city didn't really bring anything new to the table, the online was plenty of fun and the only time I ever used that Wii Mic accessory (Anyone remember that?), aside from the Conduit. You would also get mail from Nintendo, usually including items for new games or hardware releasing. DSiXL sofa FTW! I had plenty of fun with this entry and plan to have more with New Leaf for the 3DS. If you never played Animal Crossing, this is easy to get and you will be playing for a long time. Buy It

      Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Also on EVERYTHING.)

      Only 3 games in and already another shovelware game? Like The Last Airbender game, Ben 10 is an action game that I only bought for it having the character on it. The series still continues to have mediocre games based off the series and probably will always stay that way. The 4 forms Ben has in the game while they do vary in some good ways, the game is best for younger ones that enjoy the show, but since the original show doesn't air anymore, don't bother. Skip It

      The Conduit

      I had a lot of fun with this stylized shooter for the Wii. The campaign had a lot of good moments, the controls were used well, and multiplayer, while full of hackers at the time, is loads of fun. I say give it a shot if you want a good Wii shooter that isn't Goldeneye 007. Buy It

      Conduit 2

      Why High Voltage, why? Many of the best things about the original was ignored. The original left in a cliffhanger and its sequel has a lot of great ideas not used to their full capacity. The multiplayer isn't bad, but not worth your time if you have any other options. The campaign abandons both of the main voice actors for John St. John which frankly is a change not needed. The story is complete rubbish. And has quite possibly the worst ending EVER in a video game. Don't worry about being spoiled by it. It has no context to the actual game anyways.

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      I swear, if they make a Conduit 3, I will probably be constipated from the idea of continuing this. Skip It

      de Blob

      This is a very fun 3D platformer! You color the towns from being bland and boring and bringing back the life of the people there. The music changes as you use different colors on the buildings and areas. I even got a few laughs out of it. It's unfortunate that I never played the sequel since it released at the bad timing of January 2011 and now the developer Bluetongue is gone. Lots of advertising for that game too. Buy It

      Dead Space: Extraction (Also on PS3.)

      Not sure why this is so far the only Dead Space game I have played. This is a creepy on-rails shooter that is plenty of fun with leaderboards, a horrific trip on the Ishimura, and cool powers to use. Buy It

      Defend Your Castle

      My first Wiiware game, Defend Your Castle is a school supplies remake of the popular flash game. Instead of a mouse, you point with the Wii remote to throw enemies in the air, make new defenders, and....no other third thing. It gets old pretty quick and impossible eventually unless you have a friend to play multiplayer. Not bad for 5$ though. Consider It

      Donkey Kong Country Returns

      Who knew Retro Studios could pull off this much awesome on a concept wildly different from their previous work on the Metroid Prime Trilogy? A must play for platforming fans who want challenge? I think Craig Harris described it best: "A hardcore challenge for the hardcore gamer.". Buy It

      Frogger Returns (Also on PS3.)

      Well that was a waste of $5. How could you mess up the controls for a FROGGER game? The game makes you hold the Wii remote like it's pointing at the screen and not NES style. The game is also really stupid, with an even worse 2 player mode. I played it for 30 minutes, don't get it. Skip It

      Ghost Squad

      This is a Wii port of the 2004 arcade version of Ghost Squad. Aside from playing this fun on rails shooter at your home, the new features include online leaderboards and unlockable costumes and weapons. Other than that, its the same game. Its dirt cheap, but chances are you will not spend much time with Ghost Squad, therefore, this game will become a ghost in your collection. (Very sorry for that one.) If you need an on rails shooter for your Wii, go play Sin and Punishment or Dead Space: Extraction. Skip It

      Goldeneye 007 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      R.I.P. Eurocom. From the creators of Dead Space Extraction comes a re imagining of the N64 classic. This is arguably one of the best Bond games out there. The multiplayer on Wii isn't perfect however, but still a lot of fun. I haven't played the 360/PS3 version that released a year later, but whatever platform you get it on, this is a fun and thrilling Daniel Craig-ified (Add to dictionary) 007 game. Buy It

      GT Pro Series

      Not only is this my first game I got for the Wii, but its also the worst game in my collection. Its not like you will see this awful Wii racing launch title anymore in stores, so I don't need to warn you that much. But anyways, this game is ugly, the controls are awful, and it is repetitive. Oddly enough, this did do one thing that I will give it some credit for. It had a wheel accessory, long before Mario Kart Wii started handing those out like candy. Still, it was a really badly made accessory and was never useful. Skip It

      Guitar Hero 5 (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      Right before the series ran itself to the ground with way too many games within five years, I picked up my only entry in the series. I will be completely honest: I would have near no taste in music without this game. I am quite awful at Guitar Hero, but at least this helped me get SOME knowledge of music and it was still fun. The Wii version of 5 even has a mode where you can connect a DS and have someone play that be a roadie and mess with the lighting and the stage. There is also online play and you are able to buy more tracks as DLC (ON THE WII?!). Other than that, it's Guitar Hero. Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Also on Gamecube.)

      A lot of people like to call this the dark Zelda game. Maybe in style, but I don't think it comes close to some of the eeriness of Majora's Mask (btw Nintendo plz remake that kthxbye.). Anyways, I loved this entry a lot. The best part of TP is the dungeons, they are perfect. The game uses the Wii controls very well, especially if you put yourself in the mind you had when this came out when the Wii launched. My only complaint is that I felt the sidequests were too few and made the world feel a bit empty for me. However the main quest is what easily makes the game worth playing and its only 20$ these days so I say you should give it a shot! Buy It

      The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

      One of my favorite entries in the entire Zelda series, Skyward Sword made the gameplay, both combat and puzzles, well fit for the Wii and branched from the rest of the series. The story is full of memorable moments and characters, the game's world hardly makes it look like a Wii game, and the music is orchestrated beauty. And yes, I am aware on how mixed opinions are on Skyward Sword, and while I agree on some things, most of them only feel like nitpicks to me. I don't expect a whole lot from the internet and their thoughts on the Zelda series after some Navi complaining and a certain temple under the water ;) . But in case you don't enjoy this game as much as I do, you may want to pick it up for the 40$ mark or so. Buy It

      Kirby's Epic Yarn

      From the developer Good Feel games who made the underrated Wario Land: Shake It comes another inventive platformer that also doesn't have you die. Epic Yarn has no two levels that play the same, just like its innovative yarn style. It doesn't play a lot like other Kirby games, but at this point, half of the Kirby games are different this anyways. (Air Ride, Canvas Curse, Mass Attack, Tilt 'n' Tumble, it goes on.) I see this $10 pre owned half of the time, why do you not have this already? Buy It

      The Last Story

      What a fitting name for one of the last big Wii releases. Unfortunately, only in name does it feel fitting for the Wii's swan song. While I don't think its a bad game, its not that great either. The main problem I have with The Last Story is that battles turn out having the same strategy 90% of the time. Take out the healer, if any, and slash away. The bosses are more inventive then this, but they get repetitive once you figure out their weakness. While the main story is solid, with some characters really shining, there are some characters that left me not caring for at all. Side quests are no more then fetch quests for some random appearing item and NPCs will give you some other random item for it. The online multiplayer is also pretty boring.

      The game has a lot going right for it, but so much of it just gets worse and worse after you play the game for a while. Get this for no more than 30$ and you might get a kick out of it.Consider It

      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

      It's always a little awkward talking about the games in this series. Its basically a minigame collection with Mario and Sonic characters. It's still pretty fun, especially for younger kids.Consider It

      Mario Kart Wii

      What can I say? This is another good entry for the Mario Kart series. The best part by far is the online. No lag, 12 players, tons of fun. There are even monthly challenges to keep you coming back. Having bikes is also a nice addition. A lot of the good of Wii did not seem to go into 7, such as the awesome cast of characters. But anyways, you probably already have this, and if you don't, do. Buy It

      Metroid: Other M

      What's that? A lot of people did not like Other M? A lot of people did? I can't say which side I am on because I never played a lot of this game. Not by not liking it, but lets just say, I got a new TV while playing this, and it looked much worse on it. Due to this, I have not touched it since. I will get back to it seeing that I probably won't mind as much, since this was almost a year ago.

      Metroid Prime Trilogy

      Arguably the best game on the Wii, MPT packs in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption along with Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes now with Wii controls and other new features. The original two games in the Metroid Prime series benefit so much from the Wii's 480p output and its pointer controls. Unfortunately, this is extremely hard to find now. If you do end up getting a copy however, you will not forget the time you had with this amazing series. Buy It

      Murumasa: The Demon Blade

      I like to call this the 'mostly' game. Because in every single aspect, Murumasa gets everything 'mostly' perfect. The graphics are amazing, for the most part. The gameplay is fun, for the most part. The music is good, for the most part. See what I am getting at? This is a great game, but unlike most imperfect games where they usually have mostly one or two areas lacking in quality, this has tiny problems in everything. Still, they are merely tiny problems and this is a great game, but its shy of being something better. Buy It

      Oddly enough, this is getting a re-release for the Vita with new content. Although it is not confirmed to release outside Japan.

      MySims Kingdom

      Yeah, I actually bought one of these games. And you know what? This was a serious guilty pleasure for me. I spent over 100 hours in this game creating houses, finishing all quests, replayed again and again, etc. I never played another game in the series due to them being pretty lame afterwards (As if I don't feel lame already!). This is better fit for younger kids, but if designing the inside and outside of these houses sounds a little fun, give it a shot. Consider It

      No More Heroes (Also on PS3.)

      One of the first games to try and show off the Wii was not a kid's toy, No More Heroes has you becoming the ultimate assassin with your beam katana and playing as a pervert/killer/anime fan/cat lover. The game is most fun when you finally fight one of the game's 10 bosses, but the things you must do in between gets really tedious. Still, it is a lot of fun. It's unfortunate that the remake on PS3 doesn't seem to fix the problems it has. I haven't played the sequel yet but I hear it fixes EVERYTHING. Consider It

      Rabbids Go Home

      I have to admit, this game is a TON of fun. Unlike it's minigame counterparts, Rabbids Go Home is a 3D platformer that has you collecting items around an area to eventually reach the moon! The controls work really well, the music is as zany as the Rabbids, and its a lot of fun. Though some levels can be very unfair and there are a few glitches. Still, you will enjoy the game a lot, especially if you find the rabbids funny. Buy It

      Resident Evil 4 Wii edition (Also on Gamecube, PS2, PS3.)

      This is the best version of one of the best games I have played in the last few years. Pointer control with the Wii remote honestly makes the game perfect. (Even if you don't care for it, there is a Classic Controller option.) It has all of the new content and missions with an already great game. The 480p output helps it out a lot too, since the HD version is notthat impressive. Buy It

      Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

      Nintendo made a sequel. To a game. That was never released in the US. And it releases here. Granted, the original on N64 is on Virtual Console, but still very cool of them to make this with developer Treasure. Story is lame, but it is a fun and challenging on rails shooter. Buy It

      Sonic Colors

      The day Sonic finally took a step in the right direction in a long time. Though not stepping as fast as Generations. I have some nitpicks like how some levels are very short, and the fact that half of the bosses are reskins is annoying. But its still a lot of fun. Buy It

      LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Also on Xbox 360, PS3.)

      I purely bought this because it was on the Wii. I already owned the past two games, and the only new parts of the game is a few new levels (by few, I mean two.). Other than that, motion controls! The other versions are in high definition, so that is really the only selling point if you haven't already played these. Consider It

      Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Also on Xbox 360, PS3, PC.)

      An interesting tale of Darth Vader's secret apprentice. The Wii version is fairly different, having an exclusive multiplayer mode that you won't spend too much time on, and more worked around for the controls. Its still a solid version, but the 360/PS3 version is dominant. The game itself while fairly enjoyable, ends a little too quickly at 5-6 hours. Consider It

      Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episodes 1-5 (Also on PC, Mac, PS3)

      This series by Telltale is based off the flash cartoon website, www.homestarrunner.com . Don't know what that is? Well go find out and then come back! Anyways, if you are a fan of the long running cartoon series, then you will LOVE this. Plenty of humor, easter eggs, and a lot of fun. Its best to get this for cheap on PC, since on the Wii it is 10$ an episode. Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy

      The pinnacle of the 3D Mario games, Galaxy is one of the best games of this generation. Lots of levels, a wonderful world of planets, and probably my most replayed game. I don't need to tell you this, but too bad! Buy It

      Super Mario Galaxy 2

      This is a great sequel to the original. While it repeats the story, being a bit more bare boned, the game is bigger and better with new power ups, Yoshi, basically a sandbox of a planet, and MOAR YOSHI. Buy It

      Super Smash Brothers Brawl

      My most played game on the Wii, Brawl was also the first game I ever actually got hyped for coming out. I am not kidding, I CRIED when it delayed another month when it was going to come out near my birthday! XD I never got so engaged into playing a game constantly. I spent my entire spring break glued to the TV with this game. There is so much content, so many characters, and so much fun. Buy It

      Xenoblade Chronicles

      One of the best JRPGs in years. The story keeps you jumping out of your seat, the combat is fun and varied, lots of customization, and a colossal world to explore. My only gripe is that there are way too many side quests and most of them do not matter anyways. When you start playing this, you will not want to put it down. Buy It (A very big thank you to Operation Rainfall for bringing this to the United States!)

      Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

      I was not a big fan of this game. Maybe its just my way of thinking, but I am SO bad at puzzle games like this and Professor Layton. I always get that annoying walkthrough urge, taking away a lot of the game's fun for me. If you like these types of games, then definitely try it, if you can find a copy. The style of the game is really good and lots of replayability. Consider It

      So that wraps up my thoughts on what the Wii was to me. The games that defined it, beginning to end. As we say farewell with his successor, the Wii U, upon us, we remember the fun we had with the last SD game console. What was your favorite game or moment with the Wii?

    • My PS3 collection

      5 years ago

      Firethorn43

      Here comes a new blogger! Since this is my first time (well, I did make a post back in version 4.) posting on ScrewAttack. 

      I will be doing more of these blogs with Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and PC games, but until then, here is my PS3 collection. I wanted it to be all of them in one blog, but that would take ages and it would be way too big for a blog post. I will give quick thoughts on each game, varying from a sentence to a paragraph, with possible exceptions, and a 3 point scale of Buy It, Consider It, or Skip It.

       

      And if it makes it any better, here is a YouTube play-list of some of my favorite and random video game music if you want to listen while reading, or just straight up want something to listen to. Suggestions for new tracks are welcome too! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFA54BDF14FFA6890

      Also, a quick tip: If you are looking for a specific game, use Ctrl+F and search the said game.

       

      PS3: Owned since July 2011

      Notable games I haven't played yet: Jak and Daxter HD, Skyrim, Oblivion, Assassins Creed III or Brotherhood, Metal Gear Solid HD, Killzone trilogy, Far Cry 3, The Unfinished Swan, Beyond Good and Evil HD, Resistance 3, Dead Space, Arkham City (I have played it and loved it, I just don't own it.), any Ratchet and Clank game, Resident Evil 6, Mass Effect 1-3, God of War Saga, Dark Souls, and plenty more I am forgetting!

      Assassin's Creed II (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I am not sure why this is so far the only game in the franchise I have played, aside from some of I. I loved every second of my 30 hour adventure into 15th century Italy. If you never played an Assassin's Creed game, I would start with II. Buy It

      Awesomenauts (Also on PC, Xbox 360.)

      Ever play a MOBA? You know, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game? (Okay, maybe you didn't know.) Well if you are interested, start with this surprisingly addictive game. The game continues to release new patches with new character classes. Not to mention, an 'awesome' 80s cartoon-like intro. Consider It

       

      Batman: Arkham Asylum (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      Sorry, Batman on the NES, Batman and Robin on Genesis, and other good games starring the Caped Crusader, Arkham Asylum and its sequel takes it for the best Batman video game. Even if you are not a fan of Batman, I still recommend checking this out for its big open world, crime fighting fun, and all of the gadgets you can use. Buy It

      Back to the Future: Episodes 1-5 (Also on Xbox 360, Wii, iOS, PC, and Mac.)

      Back to the Future is one of my favorite movie trilogies. I could never say the same about the video games until now, thanks to Telltale Games. If you love Back to the Future, you should enjoy this point and click 'venture into Hill Valley as well. Buy It

      Borderlands (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      I personally am not the craziest about this game, but I certainly enjoyed being a Vault Hunter. While a weak story, it has plenty of content to keep you playing, many, many amounts of guns, and a great co-op feature. Buy It

      BioShock (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      This is one of my most favorite games this generation of gaming. Never have I been so immersed into a world of a video game than in BioShock. The shooting, plasmids, creepy atmosphere, etc makes this game sublime. Buy It

      BioShock 2 (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      While not near as amazing as the first game, it did improve the combat  and allowed us to go into Rapture one more time. Not to mention that the villain gives Andrew Ryan a run for his money! The multiplayer is very tacked on, but no one seems to play it anymore anyways. The game is DIRT cheap these days so I see no harm in playing this after BioShock 1. Buy It

      Costume Quest (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      An RPG based off Halloween Trick-or-Treating?! For the first game I have ever played made by the mind of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Studios, this game was loads of fun with hilarious writing and a good RPG for those not very familiar to them. Buy It

      Double Dragon Neon (Also on Xbox 360.)

      Some people hate it, some people really like it. I am in the middle, thinking its only Ok at best. The controls are annoying and the graphics have zero polish. Admittedly though, the soundtrack is pretty tight. If you can get it for $5 then maybe give it a shot, but $10 is a risk. Go play Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Shank instead. Skip It

      Fallout 3 (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I absolutely loved my adventures in Fallout 3. While I understand not everyone will enjoy it, I would still highly recommend it to any fan of Western RPGs. There is so much to do in The Capital Wasteland, sights to see, raiders to raid, and your choice of being good, evil, or neutral. Warning: Players of Fallout 3 may become musically cultured. Buy It

      Fallout: New Vegas (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      If you liked Fallout 3 and still crave more of it, then you should try New Vegas. I wasn't a fan of the changes to karma and I didn't find New Vegas as interesting as 3, but I did like the time I had with it. Its definitely not why I fell in love with Fallout however. Consider It

      Far Cry 2 (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I loved Far Cry 1, but I did not care for this sequel. There were so many tedious things thrown in, awkward dialogue, and mediocre AI. That is not to say I hated it, but it was frustrating. I am actually really excited to play 3 and hope it turns out great. Consider It

      flOw (Also on PSP.)

      This is what I call a peaceful game. you can be half asleep and still play it and enjoy it. For the first game by Thatgamecompany (Yes, that is an actual developer.), it shows how they evolved from this to Flower and Journey. Consider It

      Flower

      Are games art? I sure think so. Flower, while a short experience, is very engaging with its simple gameplay and bright environment. Buy It

      Journey

      I have no words for how much I love Journey. Beautiful world, amazing soundtrack, and one of the most interesting online features I have ever seen. Journey hints at ideas of The Hero's Journey and shines in most of the aspects. Buy It

      Gotham City Impostors (Also on PC.)

      This is a decent free-to-play shooter, similar to Team Fortress 2. If you want a good multiplayer shooter but don't want to spend 60$, definitely give this a try. Consider It

      The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

      This is one of many collections on the PS3 that improves past games in HD and other features like trophy support and possibly 3D. The Ico collection includes 2002's Ico and 2005's Shadow of the Colossus, both the only currently released games from Team Ico since The Last Guardian has had some development trouble, to say the least. Ico may not appeal to everyone, for the game has a very strange kind of enjoyment that cannot be explained with words. Shadow of the Colossus however, is perfect now with HD, running a perfect 60 frames over the original's choppiness.

      If you mainly want the collection for Shadow of the Colossus, then I may recommend just buying the standalone version in the PlayStation Store for $15. Ico is not a bad game by any means, but you can also play it safe if the game is frustrating to you. You can get Ico separate as well in the PS Store. Buy It

      inFamous 2

      Super powers+ big city= inFamous. I had a lot of fun going around New Marais, either killing anything that moves, or to help the citizens. Its not a bad idea to play inFamous 1 first, but there is nothing wrong with starting at 2 either. Buy It

      inFamous: Festival of Blood

      I love the concept of this game. Vampire AND Electric powers? Sign me up! Its a very interesting side story of Cole Mcgrath's turning into a vampire. While it only took about 5 hours, if you crave more inFamous, definitely try this out. Buy It

      Just Cause 2 (Also on PC, Xbox 360.)

      Loads of fun. While the story is completely meaningless, the amount of fun and exploring in this game is almost unlimited. You use your grappling hook, unlimited supply of parachutes, and crazy vehicles and weapons to take over Panau 'For the People'.....or not. Buy It

      LittleBigPlanet 2

      I am honestly not crazy for this series. I really don't care for the style of this game and I am usually pretty bad at most creation games. Still, most people I know love it, but in case you are like me, try the demo first or play it with some friends. Consider It 

      Mortal Kombat 2011 (Also on Xbox 360, Vita.)

      Any fighting game fan knows this series. (Except for Australians!) The reboot of Mortal Kombat was nothing short of successful, bringing back fatalities, a good story mode, and a nice roster of characters (Freddy Kreuger? Kratos?!) Buy It

      Okami HD (Also on PS2, Wii.)

      One of my favorite games of the last decade, Okami was praised by critics but saw weak sales. It was then ported to the Wii in 2008, and still did not sell. Third times a charm? But seriously, there has never been a more opportune time to play this game. The HD improvement makes the game's art style more amazing then ever, and you now have the choice between dual shock or motion controls. Buy It

      Pac Man Championship Edition DX (Also on Xbox 360.)

      This is my favorite downloadable game on PSN so far. The gameplay is addicting, Leader boards, graphics that make your eyes want to burst (In a good way.). If you like Pac Man, you will love this. Buy It

      PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale (Also on Vita.)

      SUPER SONY BROTHERS! But seriously, its about time we got a good fighting game that is similar to the juggernaut Nintendo series. With the addition of a cast of 20 characters ranging from beloved icons of the PlayStation brand to the obscure. The battle system is different enough to where it isn't the same as Smash, but close enough to where fans can still enjoy it. Buy It

      Quantum Conundrum (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      From the creator of Portal comes a puzzler just as clever. Quantum Conundrum has you changing the dimensions of your Uncle's mansion in order to get the power back on, including Heavy dimension, slow-motion, and even reversing gravity. While not as memorable as Portal, it still has just as smart and challenging puzzles with some funny writing. Not to mention there are collectibles and a level editor to keep you playing. Buy It

      Rayman Origins (Also on Xbox 360, Wii, Vita, 3DS.)

      This is a must play if you love 2D platformers. The style is one of a kind, the music is insane and immersive at the same time, and most of all, it is fun and extremely replayable. Also, I have seen it go as low as 15$, so there isn't much of an excuse. The game doesn't suffer from going on all of these platforms either, except the 3DS maybe. (You should also check out the iOS/Android game, Rayman Jungle Run.) Buy It

      Resistance: Fall of Man (Campaign Only)

      For a PlayStation 3 launch title, this is a cool game. Unfortunately no one is on the servers for online anymore but the campaign is good. It shows how drastically different shooters are now in recent years. Resistance 2 (and I assume 3 and the handheld games.) feels completely different from this early shooter. No regenerated health, cool weapons, topped with a decent world being attack by Chimera. Consider It

      Resistance 2 (Campaign only)

      Not many people on the servers of this one either! The controls completely change from Fall of Man, regenerative health, and 'meh' boss battles. The guns are still just as cool as the first Resistance but the changes feel unnecessary. I never actually finished this due to ridiculous frustration. Consider It

      Sonic Generations (Also on Xbox 360, PC, 3DS.)

      After a long streak of Sonic games (at least on consoles.) ranging from OK to terrible, we were begging for a GREAT Sonic game. Sonic Colors for the Wii was a step in the right direction, but I feel Sonic Generations is where it really delivers. It brought us what we loved about past games and meshes is in a big 20th Anniversary package. Buy It

      Soul Calibur V  (Also on Xbox 360.)

      Before 5, I haven't played a Soul Calibur game since 2 on the Gamecube. I bought it for the same reasons many people played 2 on the Gamecube, Link. Then I found out the game was awesome anyways and wanted to play more. 3 was a PS2 exclusive, and I didn't have a PS3 when 4 released, so finally I got my hands on a new game in the series with Soul Calibur V. 5 is a very solid entry but not a whole lot is special about it. The story mode is pretty rubbish and short compared to the mode in 2 as well, but is still plenty of fun with friends and still a deep fighting system from Namco. Consider It

      Starhawk

      This released at a bad time. The campaign is completely forgettable but the multiplayer is amazing. I feel that this game would have been better as a multiplayer only package like Warhawk for 20-30$. Now the developer Lightbox Interactive is working on just iOS games, and Emmett Graves (Starhawk's main character.) is going to be in PlayStation All Stars? Not much of an All Star when the game sold pretty poorly. I recommend buying the multiplayer only on the PlayStation Store. Consider It

      The Sly Collection

      This is a collection of Sly Cooper: The Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves from the PS2. The three classics are now in HD 720 with trophy support and the most boring PS Move minigames on the planet. All three of the Sly games are very enjoyable and look pretty...pretty in HD. Also, each game has a very easy Platinum if you love trophies. With Sly 4 coming out in February for PS3 and Vita, definitely give the stealth series a shot. Buy It

      Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

      The first game in the Uncharted series is a solid one. One of the first games to actually give you a reason to get a PS3 (Remember that the PS3 was vastly different in price and in games its first years.), Uncharted 1 has you play as treasure hunter Nathan Drake with his old friend Victor Sullivan and reporter Elena Fisher in search for El Dorado. The third person action is fun, the puzzles are cool, and memorable characters on this adventure make it worth your time. Both 2 and 3 are even better then the original Naughty Dog title so you don't need to play this first unless you would like to eventually. Buy It

      Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

      Now this is what I call a sequel. The graphics are vastly improved, the levels are much more varied, the puzzles are even better, and now there is an awesome multiplayer mode! Every aspect of the first game is bigger and better in 2. Buy It

       

      Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

      Like what 2 did to 1, 3 improves on everything I could have asked for. We have another amazing single player campaign, one of the best looking games on the PS3, multiplayer is now deeper than ever, co-op is a bigger feature now, it goes on. Naughty Dog legitimately surpassed themselves. Buy It

      The Walking Dead: The Game (Also on Xbox 360, PC, iOS.)

      A game all about choice. As you play as Lee, you have to decide what you do and don't tell to the people of your survival group as you travel around Georgia while everyone is turning into walkers after death and just barely continue your journey. If you buy the first episode, I guarantee you will be hooked to play the rest. Telltale Games really improved their storytelling in games and I cannot wait to see how they use this in the future. Buy It

      Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      Its a fairly decent third person shooter. Decent campaign, decent multiplayer. Decent. I don't have any previous knowledge of the Warhammer series so I will keep saying decent. Consider It

      Thanks for reading! I apologize in advance for your wallet since I only used a Skip It rating once. 

    • Explore the depths of my PS3 Collection

      5 years ago

      Firethorn43

      Here comes a new blogger! Since this is my first time (well, I did make a post back in version 4) posting on ScrewAttack, allow me to introduce myself, because apparently I didn't feel my bio on my profile was enough. Firethorn's the name. I wanted to test the waters of blogging again after being absent of them for months, so without further ado, here is my collection of PS3 games!

      I will be doing more of these blogs with Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and PC games, but until then, here is my PS3 collection. I wanted it to be all of them in one blog, but that would take ages and it would be way too big for a blog post. I will give quick thoughts on each game, varying from a sentence to a paragraph, with possible exceptions, and a 3 point scale of Buy It, Consider It, or Skip It.

      And if it makes it any better, here is a YouTube play-list of some of my favorite and random video game music if you want to listen while reading, or just straight up want something to listen to. Suggestions for new tracks are welcome too! 

      Also, a quick tip: If you are looking for a specific game, use Ctrl+F and search the said game.

      PS3: Owned since July 2011

      Notable games I haven't played yet: Jak and Daxter HD, Skyrim, Oblivion, Assassins Creed III or Brotherhood, Metal Gear Solid HD, Killzone trilogy, Far Cry 3, The Unfinished Swan, Beyond Good and Evil HD, Resistance 3, Dead Space, Arkham City (I have played it and loved it, I just don't own it.), any Ratchet and Clank game, Resident Evil 6, Mass Effect 1-3, God of War Saga, Dark Souls, and plenty more I am forgetting!

      Assassin's Creed II (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I am not sure why this is so far the only game in the franchise I have played, aside from some of I. I loved every second of my 30 hour adventure into 15th century Italy. If you never played an Assassin's Creed game, I would start with II. Buy It

      Awesomenauts (Also on PC, Xbox 360.)

      Ever play a MOBA? You know, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game? (Okay, maybe you didn't know.) Well if you are interested, start with this surprisingly addictive game. The game continues to release new patches with new character classes. Not to mention, an 'awesome' 80s cartoon-like intro. Consider It

      Batman: Arkham Asylum (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      Sorry, Batman on the NES, Batman and Robin on Genesis, and other good games starring the Caped Crusader, Arkham Asylum and its sequel takes it for the best Batman video game. Even if you are not a fan of Batman, I still recommend checking this out for its big open world, crime fighting fun, and all of the gadgets you can use. Buy It

      Back to the Future: Episodes 1-5 (Also on Xbox 360, Wii, iOS, PC, and Mac.)

      Back to the Future is one of my favorite movie trilogies. I could never say the same about the video games until now, thanks to Telltale Games. If you love Back to the Future, you should enjoy this point and click 'venture into Hill Valley as well. Buy It

      Borderlands (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      I personally am not the craziest about this game, but I certainly enjoyed being a Vault Hunter. While a weak story, it has plenty of content to keep you playing, many, many amounts of guns, and a great co-op feature. Buy It

      BioShock (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      This is one of my most favorite games this generation of gaming. Never have I been so immersed into a world of a video game than in BioShock. The shooting, plasmids, creepy atmosphere, etc makes this game sublime. Buy It

      BioShock 2 (Also on Xbox 360, PC, Mac.)

      While not near as amazing as the first game, it did improve the combat  and allowed us to go into Rapture one more time. Not to mention that the villain gives Andrew Ryan a run for his money! The multiplayer is very tacked on, but no one seems to play it anymore anyways. The game is DIRT cheap these days so I see no harm in playing this after BioShock 1. Buy It

      Costume Quest (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      An RPG based off Halloween Trick-or-Treating?! For the first game I have ever played made by the mind of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Studios, this game was loads of fun with hilarious writing and a good RPG for those not very familiar to them. Buy It

      Double Dragon Neon (Also on Xbox 360.)

      Some people hate it, some people really like it. I am in the middle, thinking its only Ok at best. The controls are annoying and the graphics have zero polish. Admittedly though, the soundtrack is pretty tight. If you can get it for $5 then maybe give it a shot, but $10 is a risk. Go play Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Shank instead. Skip It

      Fallout 3 (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I absolutely loved my adventures in Fallout 3. While I understand not everyone will enjoy it, I would still highly recommend it to any fan of Western RPGs. There is so much to do in The Capital Wasteland, sights to see, raiders to raid, and your choice of being good, evil, or neutral. Warning: Players of Fallout 3 may become musically cultured. Buy It

      Fallout: New Vegas (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      If you liked Fallout 3 and still crave more of it, then you should try New Vegas. I wasn't a fan of the changes to karma and I didn't find New Vegas as interesting as 3, but I did like the time I had with it. Its definitely not why I fell in love with Fallout however. Consider It

      Far Cry 2 (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      I loved Far Cry 1, but I did not care for this sequel. There were so many tedious things thrown in, awkward dialogue, and mediocre AI. That is not to say I hated it, but it was frustrating. I am actually really excited to play 3 and hope it turns out great. Consider It

      flOw (Also on PSP.)

      This is what I call a peaceful game. you can be half asleep and still play it and enjoy it. For the first game by Thatgamecompany (Yes, that is an actual developer.), it shows how they evolved from this to Flower and Journey. Consider It

      Flower

      Are games art? I sure think so. Flower, while a short experience, is very engaging with its simple gameplay and bright environment. Buy It

      Journey

      I have no words for how much I love Journey. Beautiful world, amazing soundtrack, and one of the most interesting online features I have ever seen. Journey hints at ideas of The Hero's Journey and shines in most of the aspects. Buy It

      Gotham City Impostors (Also on PC.)

      This is a decent free-to-play shooter, similar to Team Fortress 2. If you want a good multiplayer shooter but don't want to spend 60$, definitely give this a try. Consider It

      The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

      This is one of many collections on the PS3 that improves past games in HD and other features like trophy support and possibly 3D. The Ico collection includes 2002's Ico and 2005's Shadow of the Colossus, both the only currently released games from Team Ico since The Last Guardian has had some development trouble, to say the least. Ico may not appeal to everyone, for the game has a very strange kind of enjoyment that cannot be explained with words. Shadow of the Colossus however, is perfect now with HD, running a perfect 60 frames over the original's choppiness.

      If you mainly want the collection for Shadow of the Colossus, then I may recommend just buying the standalone version in the PlayStation Store for $15. Ico is not a bad game by any means, but you can also play it safe if the game is frustrating to you. You can get Ico separate as well in the PS Store. Buy It

      inFamous 2

      Super powers+ big city= inFamous. I had a lot of fun going around New Marais, either killing anything that moves, or to help the citizens. Its not a bad idea to play inFamous 1 first, but there is nothing wrong with starting at 2 either. Buy It

      inFamous: Festival of Blood

      I love the concept of this game. Vampire AND Electric powers? Sign me up! Its a very interesting side story of Cole Mcgrath's turning into a vampire. While it only took about 5 hours, if you crave more inFamous, definitely try this out. Buy It

      Just Cause 2 (Also on PC, Xbox 360.)

      Loads of fun. While the story is completely meaningless, the amount of fun and exploring in this game is almost unlimited. You use your grappling hook, unlimited supply of parachutes, and crazy vehicles and weapons to take over Panau 'For the People'.....or not. Buy It

      LittleBigPlanet 2

      I am honestly not crazy for this series. I really don't care for the style of this game and I am usually pretty bad at most creation games. Still, most people I know love it, but in case you are like me, try the demo first or play it with some friends. Consider It 

      Mortal Kombat 2011 (Also on Xbox 360, Vita.)

      Any fighting game fan knows this series. (Except for Australians!) The reboot of Mortal Kombat was nothing short of successful, bringing back fatalities, a good story mode, and a nice roster of characters (Freddy Kreuger? Kratos?!) Buy It

      Okami HD (Also on PS2, Wii.)

      One of my favorite games of the last decade, Okami was praised by critics but saw weak sales. It was then ported to the Wii in 2008, and still did not sell. Third times a charm? But seriously, there has never been a more opportune time to play this game. The HD improvement makes the game's art style more amazing then ever, and you now have the choice between dual shock or motion controls. Buy It

      Pac Man Championship Edition DX (Also on Xbox 360.)

      This is my favorite downloadable game on PSN so far. The gameplay is addicting, Leader boards, graphics that make your eyes want to burst (In a good way.). If you like Pac Man, you will love this. Buy It

      PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale (Also on Vita.)

      SUPER SONY BROTHERS! But seriously, its about time we got a good fighting game that is similar to the juggernaut Nintendo series. With the addition of a cast of 20 characters ranging from beloved icons of the PlayStation brand to the obscure. The battle system is different enough to where it isn't the same as Smash, but close enough to where fans can still enjoy it. Buy It

      Quantum Conundrum (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      From the creator of Portal comes a puzzler just as clever. Quantum Conundrum has you changing the dimensions of your Uncle's mansion in order to get the power back on, including Heavy dimension, slow-motion, and even reversing gravity. While not as memorable as Portal, it still has just as smart and challenging puzzles with some funny writing. Not to mention there are collectibles and a level editor to keep you playing. Buy It

      Rayman Origins (Also on Xbox 360, Wii, Vita, 3DS.)

      This is a must play if you love 2D platformers. The style is one of a kind, the music is insane and immersive at the same time, and most of all, it is fun and extremely replayable. Also, I have seen it go as low as 15$, so there isn't much of an excuse. The game doesn't suffer from going on all of these platforms either, except the 3DS maybe. (You should also check out the iOS/Android game, Rayman Jungle Run.) Buy It

      Resistance: Fall of Man (Campaign Only)

      For a PlayStation 3 launch title, this is a cool game. Unfortunately no one is on the servers for online anymore but the campaign is good. It shows how drastically different shooters are now in recent years. Resistance 2 (and I assume 3 and the handheld games.) feels completely different from this early shooter. No regenerated health, cool weapons, topped with a decent world being attack by Chimera. Consider It

      Resistance 2 (Campaign only)

      Not many people on the servers of this one either! The controls completely change from Fall of Man, regenerative health, and 'meh' boss battles. The guns are still just as cool as the first Resistance but the changes feel unnecessary. I never actually finished this due to ridiculous frustration. Consider It

      Sonic Generations (Also on Xbox 360, PC, 3DS.)

      After a long streak of Sonic games (at least on consoles.) ranging from OK to terrible, we were begging for a GREAT Sonic game. Sonic Colors for the Wii was a step in the right direction, but I feel Sonic Generations is where it really delivers. It brought us what we loved about past games and meshes is in a big 20th Anniversary package. Buy It

      Soul Calibur V  (Also on Xbox 360.)

      Before 5, I haven't played a Soul Calibur game since 2 on the Gamecube. I bought it for the same reasons many people played 2 on the Gamecube, Link. Then I found out the game was awesome anyways and wanted to play more. 3 was a PS2 exclusive, and I didn't have a PS3 when 4 released, so finally I got my hands on a new game in the series with Soul Calibur V. 5 is a very solid entry but not a whole lot is special about it. The story mode is pretty rubbish and short compared to the mode in 2 as well, but is still plenty of fun with friends and still a deep fighting system from Namco. Consider It

      Starhawk

      This released at a bad time. The campaign is completely forgettable but the multiplayer is amazing. I feel that this game would have been better as a multiplayer only package like Warhawk for 20-30$. Now the developer Lightbox Interactive is working on just iOS games, and Emmett Graves (Starhawk's main character.) is going to be in PlayStation All Stars? Not much of an All Star when the game sold pretty poorly. I recommend buying the multiplayer only on the PlayStation Store. Consider It

      The Sly Collection

      This is a collection of Sly Cooper: The Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves from the PS2. The three classics are now in HD 720 with trophy support and the most boring PS Move minigames on the planet. All three of the Sly games are very enjoyable and look pretty...pretty in HD. Also, each game has a very easy Platinum if you love trophies. With Sly 4 coming out in February for PS3 and Vita, definitely give the stealth series a shot. Buy It

      Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

      The first game in the Uncharted series is a solid one. One of the first games to actually give you a reason to get a PS3 (Remember that the PS3 was vastly different in price and in games its first years.), Uncharted 1 has you play as treasure hunter Nathan Drake with his old friend Victor Sullivan and reporter Elena Fisher in search for El Dorado. The third person action is fun, the puzzles are cool, and memorable characters on this adventure make it worth your time. Both 2 and 3 are even better then the original Naughty Dog title so you don't need to play this first unless you would like to eventually. Buy It

      Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

      Now this is what I call a sequel. The graphics are vastly improved, the levels are much more varied, the puzzles are even better, and now there is an awesome multiplayer mode! Every aspect of the first game is bigger and better in 2. Buy It

      Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

      Like what 2 did to 1, 3 improves on everything I could have asked for. We have another amazing single player campaign, one of the best looking games on the PS3, multiplayer is now deeper than ever, co-op is a bigger feature now, it goes on. Naughty Dog legitimately surpassed themselves. Buy It

      The Walking Dead: The Game (Also on Xbox 360, PC, iOS.)

      A game all about choice. As you play as Lee, you have to decide what you do and don't tell to the people of your survival group as you travel around Georgia while everyone is turning into walkers after death and just barely continue your journey. If you buy the first episode, I guarantee you will be hooked to play the rest. Telltale Games really improved their storytelling in games and I cannot wait to see how they use this in the future. Buy It

      Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Also on Xbox 360, PC.)

      Its a fairly decent third person shooter. Decent campaign, decent multiplayer. Decent. I don't have any previous knowledge of the Warhammer series so I will keep saying decent. Consider It

      Thanks for reading! I apologize in advance for your wallet since I only used a Skip It rating once. 

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    Firethorn here. My real name is Jonah from Florida (According to Sidescrollers, hell.), and I am a big fan of ScrewAttack. I game on mostly Nintendo and Sony systems, but I certainly have had plenty of fun from other platforms. Some of my favorite games include Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda: OOT, Half Life 2, Bioshock, Okami, and many more I have yet to play. My favorite genres are Platformers, RPGs, and First Person Shooters, although I play pretty much anything I get my hands on. I try to be as open and fair as possible with any game I play, and try to see what makes them good/bad.

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