Saturday, January 24, 2009

Top 5 Wii (Nintendo) Games I Hope To Play This Year

Disaster: Day of Crisis

Disaster was one of the games revealed before the Wii's launch that we were all expecting to be release along time ago. After the initial trailer back in E3 2006, the game dropped off the radar never to be heard about again for almost 2 years. Then back in 2008, it resurfaced, and has since been released everywhere else in the world except the US.

I am interested in this game because I always wanted to play a game where I have to survive a natural disaster. Fighting a terrorist organization is just icing on the cake for me though. I hope Nintendo of America sees fit to release this in the US!

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
Another game I'm looking forward to is the latest entry in the Fatal Frame series. Nintendo and Tecmo partnered up for this game, with even famed creator Suda51 helming the project. I'm not sure if Nintendo is actually going to release this in the US, but we know it is coming to Europe soon.

I remember watching my friend play one of the original games on the Xbox several years ago, and the absorbing/killing of ghosts using a special camera sounded like an awesome concept to me. Also the thrilling affects that make me sweat make me wanna play the game really bad. I just hope if/when it comes to the US that all of the bugs are worked out, and that the voice acting isn't terrible.

Punch-Out is finally making a return after a decade of no new entries in the series. I think Nintendo is having this game developed by Canadian developers Next Level Games (who made the Mario Soccer games) to appease the hardcore audience. Let's face it, Nintendo really doesn't cater to the West, though most of their games do appeal to us in the long run.

What actually got me interested in this was the new graphical interface, and I just liked boxing with the Wiimote & Nunchuck in Wii Sports Boxing. Also the look on Glass Joe's face when Lil' Mac gets a good punch in made me laugh. Only thing I don't entirely like is that they made Lil' Mac look more Japanese, I guess using his redesign from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Anyway, I'm sure this game will be great and hopefully Nintendo releases it soon!

Sin & Punishment 2
Sin & Punishment was originally a Japan-only game for the Nintendo 64, and one of the last titles released for the system. The game was made by famed developers Treasure, and they are now heading up the sequel. When Sin & Punishment was released on the Virtual Console in the US, the title was a hit, so Nintendo is having this game made to appease us fans. (Something they rarely do these days!)

I actually loved the control interface of the original game. I know it's a rail shooter, but the blocky graphics and voice acting from the first game made me an instant fan. I'm really looking forward to this and I hope we get it sometime soon!

Trace Memory R: Door of Memory
I absolutely loved the first Trace Memory game when it debuted on the DS. I remember just a few months ago the rumors that Trace Memory would be making it's way to the Wii. I am a big fan of point-and-click adventure games all because of the DS. Trace Memory's deep story and music got me into point-and-click games.

The graphic style is really great, and ofcourse adding in the Wiimote actions to the gameplay makes it more intuitive. I'm really looking forward to the story to learn more about Ashley's past and her mother. Hopefully Nintendo of America will bring this over to US shores soon as well.

Well, that's it for this article, maybe I'll write up my top 5 DS games from Nintendo coming this year that I'm looking forward to playing soon!


RS Trax said...

Unfortunately, I feel Disaster has slid down my top list to play.

I hope to play these as of right now:

1. The Conduit
2. MadWorld
3. Fatal Frame IV
4. Cursed Mountain
5. Winter

// Roth

MidnightScott said...

Yeah I know Disaster is looking less attractive since it bombed everywhere else, but I'm still interested in the game and haven't lost hope. All my Euro & Aussie friends say the game is still good despite what Mr. "Kick ass and Take Names" says about it.