Okay, the post holiday slump is officially over in the industry of video games, so we should start to expect some fairly juicy numbers coming down the chute. While I have a Nintendo DS Lite and a Sony PSP, the system that I’m much more interested in — and the one that I sorely need to expand my library in — is the motion-sensitive and phallic symbol-sporting Nintendo Wii. In addition to Wii Sports which came bundled in with the home console, I have only purchased Rayman Raving Rabbids and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I finished the former already and am not all that interested in the latter, despite it being rated the best game on the system (as well as Game of the Year for 2006). I’ll leave Zelda to Susanne. Me, I need short spurts of enjoyment. I have a short attention span, so the games I play need to reflect that. Here are a list of three games I want to play in 2007.
Sonic and the Secret Rings (February 20)
This game was released today and I’m going to wait until I read a few reviews before I go ahead and splurge the 60 bucks plus tax required to purchase it. After all, the last few entries in the Sonic franchise have been less than impressive. By contrast, Sonic and the Secret Rings is said to harken back to the blazing 2D action of the original games, except it’s a 3D game with the camera set up in the third-person over-the-shoulder perspective. Sonic runs on rails and you “steer” him by tilting the Wii Remote. If I get this, I’ll let you all know how I like it.
SSX Blur (February 27)
I’ve always enjoyed the SSX snowboarding video game series from Electronic Arts, but I’ve never gone out and actually purchased one of the games. Maybe I’ll take the plunge with Blur. You use the nunchuk to carve your way down the mountain (tilt), drawing complex patterns with the Wii Remote to perform some absolutely sick tricks. Looks like fun.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (TBA)
Every Nintendo Wii owner wants this game. Too bad Nintendo isn’t telling us when they’ll actually release it. No need for any sort of introduction: this is the game to get for the Wii.
Note: I just noticed something. All three games start with S. So do Super Mario Galaxy and Super Paper Mario, both of which didn’t make the list. Go figure.
–What kind of Wii Sports bowler are you?
–What’s wrong with my Wii?
–Wii Review Roundup: Wii Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Zelda Twilight Princess
–Top ten signs you’re a Nintendo fanboy