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the only question that springs to my mind is How and Why do you honestly expect people to justify for different gaming tastes? you like some games and dislike others well guess what - thats something PS3, 360 and Wii owners all have in common.

You say these games get bad reviews yet the Wii is a console that is set up in a lot of people's living rooms and not tucked away in a bed room cos it's more suited to multiplayer games than the others - now bearing this in mind and looking at the list of games you gave us as examples can you now see that all of these games with the exception of Links Crossbow Training and Pokemon and fun multiplayer games that can be enjoyed by a group of people.

As for the other 2 games Pokemon well the name should tell you this and it was the first Wii online game, Links Crossbrow training budget game that came with a free Zapper (or was it the game that came with the zapper).

Common sense should tell you this but I suspect you already knew this before creating this thread


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Kane and Lynch is a million seller between the PS3/60


"I mean, c'mon, Viva Pinata, a game with massive marketing, didn't sell worth a damn to the "sophisticated" 360 audience, despite near-universal praise--is that a sign that 360 owners are a bunch of casual ignoramuses that can't get their heads around a 'gardening' sim? Of course not. So let's please stop trying to micro-analyze one game out of hundreds and using it as the poster child for why good, non-1st party, games can't sell on Wii. (Everyone frequenting this site knows this is nonsense, and yet some of you just can't let it go because it's the only scab you have left to pick at after all your other "Wii will phail1!!1" straw men arguments have been put to the torch.)" - exindguy on Boom Blocks

M&s olympics, wii play, mario party 8, links crossbow training, pokemon battle revolution, and the Rayman games sell so much despite horrible reviews.

Clearly reviewers are out of touch. These games not only have good sales, but are leggy, indicating good word of mouth.

New, fun experiences sell. "Depth," often viewed by reviewers as the be-all end-all, is irrelevant compared to novelty and enjoyability. The Wii remote was so radically new that the system has not even begun to approach a point of saturation for short-session social games.

A couple of the games you mentioned are just dirt cheap, too.

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segajon said:
ClaudeLv250 said:
Why do 360 owners buy crappy games??? Kane & Lynch is about to hit 1 million despite horrible reviews!

You said crappy GAMES which is plural, yet you only mentioned one game.

1 million copies of 1 game is still games.


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segajon said:

How do games like

M&s olympics, wii play, mario party 8, links crossbow training, pokemon battle revolution, and the Rayman games sell so much despite horrible reviews.

Also I can honestly say I have played all of those games besides he 2nd rayman game and think they all suck yet they sell so darn well. Nintendo has you guys hooked on something.

You're not really that stupid are you?

Why did the first game to pair up MARIO AND SONIC sell?  Really, you can't figure that one out? Even if it had horrible scores (and it doesn't) the team up alone would make it a must buy for many gamers (especially kids).

WiiPlay? A $10 game plus a Wiimote. Not brain surgery here.

Mario Party 8? OK, I'll give you this one. The MP series has always had shitty scores and always sold well. And it can't just be the Mario name, because many Mario games (Tennis, Golf, RPGs) don't sell at those numbers.

Link's Crossbow Training? $20 for game and zapper? What's so hard to see here?

Pokemon Battle Revolution? Looking quickly at some reviews, it seems the main complaint about the game is that its gameplay will only satisfy diehard Pokemon fans, but those are legion.

Rayman? RRR had solid reviews the first time out, especially when compared to the other launch titles. Those who played it seemed to like it, and thus gave RRR2 a try.

Now as to the reviews, here's the ratings on MetaCritic:

M&S Olympics: 68

WiiPlay: 58

Mario Party 8: 62

Link's XBow Training: 69

Pokemon BR: 54  

RRR1: 76

RRR2: 68

Those are not "crappy" scores by any means. In fact, RRR1 is tied for 18th overall out of 156 Wii games. If you look at their conversion charts, most of those games would be "graded" an average of a high C (50+)to a low B (75-) ; not stellar, to be sure, but far from toilet worthy.

But if ever Ninjabreadman starts to rocket up the charts, feel free to raise this point again.





Because they like them, I think playing mario party 8 with friends is super fun :)

critics judge them from a different perspective. Not all games should be trusted with them. They said Link was the best and most overpowered character in melee, and that it had a simple combat system that didn't offer much strategy... but overtime it is hailed as one of the best and most strategic fighters ever.

why some PS3 owners can't accept the fact that his console is not as succesful as the wii is?
why they still ask stupid questions? if wii owners buy crappy games is their problem...
are they going to pay for the crappy games? are they going to play this games because they are sellling better than the ones in their console?
Oh yes, the wii is destroying the industry making such games.... That's the reason why they are angry....

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So many casual gamers own Wii's that it's inevitable. Many games of great quality DO come out for the Wii, but unfortunately many don't--developers try to take advantage of the huge install base & casual gamers. They make low budget/cheap games because they know that people will buy them...and if they don't, the loss is minimal because they barely invested anything in it. Thankfully, Nintendo has some great first party developing to help make up for it.

I would like to see what somebody could do with the Wii if they truly put a couple of years of hardcore development into a title....especially somebody like Square Enix. Unfortunately, I expect them to put out a new game every 3 months because it WILL be bought. Quality is not demanded by the hordes...only a few.

 Mario Galaxy & SSBB & Twilight Princess & other Nintendo games are great quality---it would be nice to see other developers put that kind of effort into their games...but they just don't have to.

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Same reason the PS2 generation bought a lot of crappy games, or the PS1 generation or the SNES generation or the NES generation... I'm seeing a pattern here... Why can't you recall anything before late 2006?