Four Wii Games That Are Now Worth It
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Every once in a while a game comes out on Wii that sounds awesome. Before you can get it however, the word comes down. Disappointment. Sucky. Whatever the specific gripe, you decide the game is simply not worth it.
Yet, there comes a time after the game has been out a while, the price goes down. Expectations are now tempered and you find that some of these games might actually be worth picking up and playing now. Instead of five star masterpieces you'd be willing to shell out half a hundred bucks for, they are actually three star games that are fun to have for less than half that price.
Here are four of those games that fell into that category for me.
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings: Motion Controls gone awry. This is how a lot of people see this game. Frustration with broken controls aside, this really is a fun game if you are a fan of the fedora sporting archeologist. It's a cool little story that mixes mash 'em up action with some puzzle solving that, while not very taxing on your noggin, is still satisfying when you see the results. There is also some nice arcade inspired levels in between story areas that add to the fun. Sure the motion controls are a bit annoying, but now if you can get past that aspect, the game is cheap enough to warrant a try.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2: I loved the first Force Unleashed on the Wii. The feeling of power as you used the Force to do all sorts of cool things to helpless Stormtroopers and Rebel Scum was a rush for a Star Wars fanboy. Let's be honest, it's not a perfect game and it's sequel is less than even that. It's short and doesn't have as neat of a story as the first installment. The levels can be repetitive as well as the enemies, but the gameplay is still addictive. There are a couple of extra neat Wii-only Force Moves that make you feel very powerful. I still had fun with this game despite it's flaws and the fact that I didn't drop 49 bucks to get it have a lot to do with that.
Epic Mickey: The camera wants you to die. That's the only explanation. The camera despises you and does whatever it can to foil your plans. However, past the shadow of the broken camera lies a genuinely fun game. It's tailor made for the Wii in the use of either paint or thinner to reveal secrets in the game. And the choices you make (creation or destruction) will impact what happens to you in the game. It's very neat and has some spectacular animation and graphics. With the price drop, now is a great time to discover a game you might have been on the fence about, especially now that a sequel is on the horizon.
Metroid: Other M: How could they do this to Metroid? The open exploration severely hampered, suit upgrades on your superior's orders only, the outright melodramatic cut scenes! Where has the pride of our Prime and Super Metroid gone to? Yes, these are issues with the game, but as a sci-fi action game, it's still a lot of fun. The boss fights are neat and I think the animation is pretty cool as well. Sure, it may not live up to Metroid sized expectations and reach classic status like others in the series, but there's still a fun game to be found here if you can put prejudices aside. It's worth the 10 bucks you can find it for nowadays.
As I said, these games aren't likely to set your world on fire, but they are all fun in their own ways. Just not fifty bucks worth of fun.