Friday, 18 January 2008

Best of 2007 - #3

3 - Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

As much as I wanted the Wii to be my console of choice after absolutely loving the Gamecube, It's hard to find a good reason to bother even switching it on these days. Bar the odd family gathering or a drunken round of Wii Sports golf with mates, the poor thing just sits on top of my 360 gathering dust.

The times that I do want to play on the Wii, I liken the console to a desert island; and theres me floating in a sea of utterly shit third-party games with the odd shark-of-a-game-that-promised-much-yet -ended-up-with-shitty-PS1-era-graphics-and-tacked-on-motion-controls snapping at my ankles whilst I try to reach Wii island desperately clutching a copy of Nintendo's latest first-party offering.

I own a grand total of five Wii games. Well, three really as Wii Sports was a pack-in and Wii Play was an excuse to buy a second remote. And you know what? I don't care that 99% of Wii games are shit. I don't care that Nintendo completely ruined any chance of capturing the hearts and wallets of semi-serious gamers. My parents love the Wii (or, you know, Wii Sports) and that's fine.
I can only imagaine that 80% of the people still snapping the things up a year after launch are buying it just as a Wii Sports player.

But as long as Nintendo release one game a year that's as brilliant as Super Mario Galaxy, then my purchase is justified. I don't think I need to say anything more than that.

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