In just a few weeks, the Nintendo Wii era will officially be over. The system’s legacy in hindsight will be a weird one. Sure, it was the best-selling console of its generation, but it became #1 by catering to the once-untapped casual gamer. In the process, Nintendo alienated most of its core gaming community with a system and software lineup that just wasn’t up to snuff when compared to the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3.
With that said, the Nintendo Wii did build up a good catalogue of games that could hold their own against the best on any console. In no particular order, here’s In Third Person’s top 5 favourite Nintendo Wii games.
This current generation of consoles has opened the door to what I feel is are the absolute worst video game accessories ever. Sure, the Power Glove is ‘so bad‘ and the U-Force was equally broken, but at least their intentions were somewhat grounded in offering players a new, better or different experience.
Thanks to the Wii (and now PlayStation Move), accessory makers are having a field day selling consumers plastic controller attachments that add nothing to the gameplay experience other than more stuff to hold. Sure, it’ll look like you’re swinging a tennis racquet, but do you actually need the extra visual stimulation to add to the realism? I say no. Based on how well these controller attachments sell, it seems like I’m in the minority on this one, which irks me to no end.