Top Five Wii Games You Never Played - NewsVGChartz Staff , posted on 30 June 2011 / 14,051 Views
Nintendo has been almost completely quiet on the Wii's 2011 line-up up until this point. With mini-game collections filling the second half of this year, fans are are a bit disappointed. Kirby Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword not set to hit until late this year, the Wii's line-up looks rough as we sit here at the end of June. While there isn't anything new coming out in terms of core experiences (unless you're in Europe), the Wii's has a back catalog of fantastic titles. Here's a look at a handful of titles you might not have picked up the first time around that could help you and your Wii survive until the end of this year.
Back in a time when third party support for the Wii was still uncertain, Capcom decided to step up to the plate with this exclusive point and click puzzle/adventure title. Unfortunately, it didn't work out sales wise. Despite its cute and colorful visuals, the title has a brutal difficulty level that can keep you scratching your head for hours. And unlike most point and click titles where the character just goes “nuh-uh” every time you do something wrong, Zack instead gets brutally murdered every time he fails a puzzle, getting crushed by boulders and attacked by island natives.
Despite the Wii's lack of shooters, most of the ones that hit the platforms are generally panned for being poor compared to Xbox 360 and PS3 shooters. In Battalion War's case, that's not true. Instead of a focus on pure gunplay, Battalion Wars 2 adds the rock paper scissor style strategy elements from the Fire Emblem and Advanced Wars series into a real-time battlefield where the player takes part by controlling individual units. Sure, it won't replace titles like Call of Duty, but it does offer something unique, rather than just trying to emulate the 360/PS3 experience on a less powerful console with an insufficient online-service.
Okami has been successful in terms of critics' reception on the Wii, as well as the PS2 before it. But in the sales department, the title never performed as well as Capcom, and many fans, would hope it would have. The title is essentially a Zelda clone, but a really good one. Not only that, but it throws in some of its own flavor with a unique art style and a witty sense of humor. Throw in a quest that rivaled the length of Twilight Princess', and you have yourself a fantastic game. And thanks to its lackluster commercial performance, the title for years has remained one of the greatest titles you can get on a budget.
There are a lot of 3D Sonic games out there, but rarely do they turn out to be anything beyond decent. And if they are decent, they have Werehog sections in them. But late last year, we finally got a 3D Sonic title that was actually good. Not perfect, but good. Sonic Colors is a step in the right direction on Wii, focusing on speed and power ups that compliment Sonic's speed. The title sold fairly well, but, at least from my personal experiences, it seems like most gamers skipped over it entirely anyways. But who can really blame them consider the series' past.
Apparently Capcom has made a lot of good Wii games. If you're looking for one title that can last you until the end of this year, Monster Hunter Tri is it. The title has a fairly decent length single player mode that could probably, in terms of hours, put many other titles out on the market to shame. But the main course is the online multiplayer mode where players can drops hundreds upon hundreds of hours into forging new armor, weapons, and other gear. Not to mention that the online mode is absolutely free here in North America and for our friends over in Europe. There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you're on your feet, you'll be hard pressed to find any other Wii title with so much value.