With The Last Story through, it occurs to me – that may just be the last major Wii game I play. What is left? From Prope, the game Rodea the Sky Soldier maybe? I still want to find a copy of their game Fishing Resort from last year as well. I was also considering playing Retro City Rampage on the Wii. And... that's about all I can come up with – unless I get convinced to go back and try some old games I never played like de Blob, A Boy and His Blob, or something else, not necessarily involving blobs...
With WiiU presumably only a couple months away (wait, really?!), we truly are at the end of the Wii's lifespan. The Wii is easily my favourite console of all time – it reinvigorated and brought to far greater heights than ever before my interest in gaming. Through its backwards compatibility and the virtual console, it allowed me to play some of the greatest games ever made, and besides that, it housed some of the most original, charming, (usually criminally overlooked,) and what I would call – truly special – gaming experiences this gen from a lot of smaller, primarily-Japanese developers. The brilliant, perfectly-polished 1st-party Nintendo games that most people consider the sole saving grace of the console are for me, practically an after-thought as far as the reasons why the console holds such esteem in my mind.
I've collected over five-dozen games for the damn thing now, not counting Gamecube or virtual console stuff. So now that we've about reached the end of the Wii's lifespan, I figure it's time I look back on all of them and count down the very best of them! In a top-25 list, like IGN used to do, why not? Except my choices will be better because I chose them.
But first! An honourable mention! Because I'll be goddamned if I don't somehow work Muscle March into this feature.
Half-way between a Command & Conquer style of RTS, and Pikmin, this game is really neat. You order around tanks and ships and planes and infantry (depending on the mission), and you have to capture outposts and complete objectives and stuff, but it's great because you're also always in control of a single unit – and you can switch between them whenever you want and you can even pilot planes and stuff. It's so fun. Also, if you're not familiar with the franchise, it's super cute and has way more charm than you might expect from the name. It's a Nintendo property, and an oft-forgotten one. I hope it makes a return on the WiiU. That'd be awesome.
And that's all for now! Stay tuned for the reveal of the next 5 games which I'm sure will be so exciting it will blow your ass off. Yes, I will drag this out for four more painstaking instalments! When will the next be? You'll just have to wait to find out! Maybe tomorrow? Maybe a month from now? Try not to literally die in anticipation!
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