SuicidalComedy, on 30 June 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:
GeneHF, on 30 June 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:
Reason #1 is dead on.
Reason #2 is down right stupid and you should feel bad for even thinking it.
It's actually true, and I didn't say that NOBODY would pay for Episode 2 on a Wii, I said that nobody would pay for it if they had an Xbox 360 or a PS3 and nobody can deny that. My statement saying that nobody plays the Wii is pretty much true at this point. Look around places other than the retro forums, because obviously, they're are decent Sonic games that keep fans playing their Wii's (*cough* Sonic Colors *cough*).
I play my Wii constantly. I own a PC for gaming and have a number of games on it, including Sonic Generations, Team Fortress 2, Sonic 4 Episode II, Battlefield 3 and Command & Conquer. We also own a PS3 upstairs, and there's two Wii's. I actually play the Wii much more than any of the other consoles due to my own preference of games.
The problem is that people aren't marketed the best Wii games because Nintendo can't advertise, therefore they miss them out. To say the Wii isn't meant for "hardcore" gaming is just bogus, sure it doesn't have the graphical capabilities of the 360 and the PS3, but it still provides good online capabilities with a decent amount of online games (I myself own the four Call of Duty's, Conduits, GoldenEye, Guitar Hero's, Mario Kart, Sonic All Stars Racing, DBZ BT3, Smash Bros Brawl, with others providing leaderboards and statistics like Sonic Colours & Black Knight)
, fantastic offline games (the Mario Galaxy's and Mario in general, Zelda's, Sonics, The RPG's like Xenoblade, The Last Story & Pandora's Tower, the Metroids, Monster Hunter etc)
, and a wide variety of past titles from the Gamecube library, NES, SNES, N64, Master System and MegaDrive. The Wii can't always keep up with the usual flow of titles from other platforms, but it has its own wide amount of exclusive games which blow the shit out of other titles on the Wii and also the PS3 and 360.
Unfortunately, the Wii can't run the most powerful games, therefore a lot of fantastic 3rd party titles are overlooked. The Wii is also at the end of its life, so there's little incentive for developers to bother porting the latest games for it, instead focusing on the WiiU. That said, it's difficult to justify saying that the Wii is or was never meant for "hardcore" games. Perhaps you prefer the other systems titles, but that's preference.
Personally, I never liked the term "hardcore" anyway. What is a hardcore game? I've been gaming since the MegaDrive days, and we called the other sort of titles "mini games" or "crap".
Edit: the BEST control for playing Sonic 4 is the Wiimote. It has the best D-pad.
Edit 2: The reason why Ep II wasnt' released on Wii was due to space issues, but it was solely that, it had nothing to do with SEGA being to lazy to shrink the game size. The Wii's download limit per game is 40MB, even the iPod version of Epp II was 406MB. You're telling me that they could cut the music down to save little over 350MB? That ain't ever gonna happen.
This post has been edited by SpeedStarTMQ: 01 July 2012 - 10:14 AM