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5 Underrated Wii Games

#1Infinity8378Posted 7/12/2012 7:08:03 PM
Trackmania (Wii)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jx00erTPLY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n1cefvv0Hs&feature=relmfu

Conduit 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=goXioyT-__o#t=22s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B0OXE3Gj9Pw#t=24s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NycBBZR-mT4

The Last Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1aKdj8iWrs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOfybuMsJj8

Sonic and the Secret Rings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv_S0zY8a0M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2QrNde8XlM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=5MC0gbsauNk&NR=1

Need For Speed Nitro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mG5gML5iKs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K47c1GqQmmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz2kMXlz0Gk
#2abigexplosionPosted 7/12/2012 7:42:33 PM
I've only played Conduit 2, but I agree it's underrated. I greatly prefer it to Goldeneye
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#3iMURDAuPosted 7/13/2012 4:24:17 AM
I'm not going to debate you on your love of Secret Rings but NFS Nitro is not under rated. Its just an okay arcadey racer that takes up way too many save blocks. Hot Pursuit on Wii plays exactly the same but is a much better game. I'd recommend that over any racing game besides MarioKart or Sonic/Sega Allstars.

http://youtu.be/0mJgWm6h7A0?t=2m

Or watch someone who knows how to play games...

http://youtu.be/O6BZ5oYKkyA

Trackmania is a good time sink. Last Story is going to get more exposure later this month when it drops in the U.S.
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#4MrMikeMaPosted 7/13/2012 4:51:51 AM
Fishing Resort
Go Vaction

Games that are considerd shoverlware but are actually well made
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#5Justice98405Posted 7/13/2012 5:11:29 AM
Have to agree on Fishing Resort, it's quite fun, really glad I bought it, and thanks mainly to the high praise it gets on this board.
How is Go Vacation, is it also as good as people here make it out to be?

Looking at my own collection, here's a few I'd say, though I don't know a LOT about the Wii's standing far as games and their popularity, so hopefully I'll pick ones that are generally considered to be 'underrated':

Fishing Resort. I know I already said it, but it really is worth a second mention. It's really fun, really easy to play, works great with just the Nunchuck and Wiimote, and it's VERY casual, which is the best part. You can really play the game at your own pace, and you don't get a lot of those kinds of games.

Deadly Creatures. Looks like it got mixed reviews. I took a chance and bought a used one on eBay, and it's pretty cool early on. It's just such an interesting concept, and so far the controls are good, which is always a bonus for a Wii game.

Madworld. Anyone else with me on this? It gets a lot of flak because it's really repetitive and all of that. But it's got SERIOUS fun factor, and it oozes style, though that's not surprising when you find that it was made by none other than Platinum Games.

Metroid: Other M. I'll likely be crucified for this one, and granted, I've only played a SMALL amount of my copy, so who knows, maybe I'll change my tune once I play more. But ONLY looking at the gameplay, since the story/characters seems to be universally panned, the gameplay is cool. It's got that side-scrolling original Metroid games feel to it, but with the extra dimension of movement, the melee attacks and grabs are cool looking, and you still get that Metroid Prime feel with the first person looking around at stuff.

Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands. This is actually a totally different game from the PS3 and 360 games of the same name, and it's really cool early on. Has some cool ideas, and plays well so far on the Wii with the control setup. Easily a very competent entry in the series, and not to be missed in my opinion if you like the newer games and have a Wii.
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#6Thanatos112220Posted 7/13/2012 8:55:29 AM
Not bad list man. For me it would be:

1. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

2. Muramasa: The Demon Blade

3. Metroid Other M

4. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

5. Arc Rise Fantasia
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#7TerotrousPosted 7/13/2012 9:12:02 AM(edited)
NFS Nitro is definitely not underrated, it has very little content and its physics are totally bizarre, it has very strange drifting control, even though this is the main focus of the game. It's three tournaments are also completely identical except that the later ones get faster cars. I 100%ed the game, but I have no idea why I bothered.


Excitebots, Speed Racer, and even NFS Prostreet are much better.


I'd personally give this list:

Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
Super Swing Golf
Dawn of Discovery
ExciteBots
Elebits


The Shaun White series on Wii is probably one of the most underrated franchises out there.
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#8MottmanPosted 7/13/2012 9:12:47 AM
I think most Wii games get roughly the amount of praise or criticism they deserve. But I'll try to come up with five games I think are at least somewhat underrated:

1. Excitebots: Trick Racing (best racing game I've ever played)
2. Fishing Resort (others have already explained this)
3. Dewy's Adventure (yes, really; it's flawed but still very fun)
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (these games get a bad rap, but the winter one is actually pretty good)

Hmmmm...nope, can't think of a 5th one.
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#9MrMikeMaPosted 7/13/2012 10:07:10 AM
How is Go Vacation, is it also as good as people here make it out to be?

It's got an even more expanded free roam aspect than Fishing Resort. While fishing resort is all about the fishing and the free roam aspect is sort of a bonus, this is the other way around.

The star is the free roam aspect, and then you unlock 50 mini games of the course of the various resort locations. You walk around with your Mii avatar, and as a nice touch, you will randomly bump into other members of your Mii avatars, and then can join you as you walk around. Some of the games are hit and miss, but with 50 games to choose from, you are bound to find a handful that you will play over and over. Like I said, people probably wrote this one off as mini game shovelware not being aware of nicely it is all wrapped together.

This is a great family game. My son loves the volleyball, and there is something for everyone. A lot of the game will also optionally work with the various Wii components, such as the balance board, the wii zapper gun, etc. This game was a steal at 15 bucks.
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#10ramseanPosted 7/13/2012 11:15:44 AM
I'm gonna go with underrated meaning, reviewers being a overly critical rather than people not buying a game. So no Sin and Punishments or No More Heroes because they reviewed really well.

Pandora's Tower Meta Critic score: 74/100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHG2HDsgoF4
I can understand someone not liking it enough to give it 9 or 10 out of 10 but anything less than 8 seems unfair. Yes Towers 6-10 are a bit dull but the boss fights and story really make up for it.

Opoona Meta Critic score: 65/100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w28MrqoEY7I
A really odd RPG, it's as traditional as it is unique. Get past Tokione and you'll experience a really underrated rpg. Oh and the music is fantastic.

Silent Hill Shattered Memories Meta Critic score: 79/100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVshlzP1UeU
One of my favourite stories of all time and the music is unbelievably good. Its not as graphic as most Silent Hills but the atmosphere is just as thick. Play this to the end. Oh and people put off by thinking it's a reboot, play it and be pleasantly surprised.

Fragile Dreams Meta Critic score: 67/100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1i81AUJ-DU
Its a poor mans Enslaved, kinda. It has a really strong start and middle in terms of story. The ending is kinda meh though. Its not for everyone but its not a game that's anywhere near as bad as Epic Mickey. Like Meta Critic suggests.

Endless Ocean Meta Critic score: 72/100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpHQinpnum4
Really don't understand how this scored so low. Such a relaxing game. It does what it sets out to do really well and traveling into the abyss is something every gamer should experience.
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