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Are there any good Wii Ware games released in the last 6 months?

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The last game I bought for Wiiware was World of Goo. I wonder if there were any good games released in 2009. Every week, it seems to be terrible games by large or indie developer.



How many cups of darkness have I drank over the years? Even I don't know...

 

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Not much. In the last six months, I've only bought NyxQuest, Swords & Soldiers, Bubble Bobble Plus, Bonsai Barber, Bit Trip Beat, and Tales of Monkey Island.

So yeah, pretty much a wasteland.



"The worst part about these reviews is they are [subjective]--and their scores often depend on how drunk you got the media at a Street Fighter event."  — Mona Hamilton, Capcom Senior VP of Marketing
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Oh, plenty.

Look into Swords and Soldiers for sure. It's a 2D, side-scrolling RTS that's highly streamlined, but also pretty fun, especially in multiplayer (although the single player campaign alone can take you up to four hours to complete, not including the 1-player mini-games).

You seem to enjoy platformers. NyxQuest has been described as a much more fleshed-out and enjoyable Lost Winds. I've heard good things from everyone, although I haven't played it yet myself. Give it a look-see.

You seem to be a Final Fantasy fan: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has been getting good feedback from fans of the original FF IV.

LiT is a pretty fun puzzle game: no falling blocks are involved, just a need to get from Point A to Point B without once falling into the darkness.

The Bit.Trip games are both pretty solid, if fiendishly difficult, "rhythm" games. The first is Pong From Hell, the second is harder to describe (and not as good).

Bonsai Barber. It's hard to describe, and doesn't look great in vids, but it's fun to actually play.



I think he's waiting for someone or something that will never come.



Asriel said:
I think he's waiting for someone or something that will never come.

You're a clever one.



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NyxQuest

fucking awesome game.



Asriel said:
I think he's waiting for someone or something that will never come.

I have it on good faith that it will come tomorrow.

I feel bad.



Final Fantasy IV: the After Years is pretty awesome if you're a fan of the original FFIV



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noname2200 said:
Oh, plenty.

Look into Swords and Soldiers for sure. It's a 2D, side-scrolling RTS that's highly streamlined, but also pretty fun, especially in multiplayer (although the single player campaign alone can take you up to four hours to complete, not including the 1-player mini-games).

You seem to enjoy platformers. NyxQuest has been described as a much more fleshed-out and enjoyable Lost Winds. I've heard good things from everyone, although I haven't played it yet myself. Give it a look-see.

You seem to be a Final Fantasy fan: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has been getting good feedback from fans of the original FF IV.

LiT is a pretty fun puzzle game: no falling blocks are involved, just a need to get from Point A to Point B without once falling into the darkness.

The Bit.Trip games are both pretty solid, if fiendishly difficult, "rhythm" games. The first is Pong From Hell, the second is harder to describe (and not as good).

Bonsai Barber. It's hard to describe, and doesn't look great in vids, but it's fun to actually play.

All of these are very good except LIT which I just didn't care for after about a dozen levels.

I'd also add: Rock 'N' Roll Climber if you have a BB: it looks awful (both graphically and perception of fun-wise) but there is something oddly addictive about it; Tales of Monkey Island which is somewhat marred by some technical issues, but is still quite fun; Ant Nation which is basically a stripped-down Pikmin with, well, ants; Neves Plus, an awesome continuation of the DS game (if you like brain-teasers this is a must own); Water Warfare, a nice little FPS that not nearly enough people play; Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure is a solid--and challenging--update to the arcade classic; and finally, Let's Catch (no, really) about as a Zen-like and relaxing as games get short of being Bonsai Barber.

The thing I like about WW games is that, on the whole, they seem to take more risks than Live or PSN titles, even when a lot of those risks don't pan out. (I imagine another consequence of low-def development making it cheaper and less risky, financially, to take a flier on bizarre concepts like simulating rock climbing and playing catch.)




I'll be picking up NyxQuest tomorrow.



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