Thursday, 15 November 2012

Remembering the Wii: Wii Sports and Skyward Sword

There are only really two more games that I want to talk about in my Remembering the Wii series. It's been a great couple of months going back and playing all of these awesome games to post about them but now its almost over and the Wii U is almost here (in America at least, I'll have to wait a couple more weeks). These two games I had to post about together because in their way both of them are the most essential Wii game.

They are: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and Wii Sports.

Ill start with the latter.

Wii Sports is pretty much the game that sums up the Wii. Most people can list it as their first Wii game and by playing this pack in game they would have instantly realised how much fun using the Wii Remote was and before long they would have had their parents, grand parents and their children playing it with them. And that's why the Wii is so successful. It's incredibly easy and intuitive to use and the entire family, no matter which generation they belong to, can join in with the fun. That's how the Wii really changed the console industry, it included everybody where other consoles hadn't and because of that it outsold both the Xbox 360 and PS3 by a long way.

On the other end of the spectrum you have Skyward Sword. Nintendo's ambition with the Wii Remote was to put the player in total control, they wanted a 1:1 ratio with the player's movement with the remote and the action on screen and it was with the Wii Remote Plus and Skyward Sword that they finally succeeded in doing this with a great Nintendo game. It's a shame in a way that the Wii hasn't then had a few more years to show what can be done with this controller but, as a realisation of their dreams, Skyward Sword is excellent and is an absolute must play for those who own a Wii.

So that's it, my Remembering the Wii series is done and I have discussed most of the essential games that there are. I'd just like to take some time here to thank everyone for reading this series and I hope you in America enjoy your Wii U on Sunday and hopefully ill have one sometime early in the new year and can do a review for it then. To end this post ill just list some of the games that I didn't have time to include in this series.

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Mad World

No More Heroes/ No More Heroes 2

Mario Kart

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

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