Every Infendo fan knows Nintendo makes great games. No doubt you have The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and Wii Sports on your launch game wish list. You await eagerly for Super Mario Galaxy and Animal Crossing. However, if you don’t have at least a few third party games planned for your Wii, you need a wake up call. This is it.
Truth be told, while Link and Samus have a great reputation, many third party games are rivalling, and dare I say beating, Nintendo’s currently revealed games in terms of originality and quality potential. The focus on Wii is all about creativity, gameplay, and fun. While Nintendo is pumping out sequels to their existing franchises, Konami is hard at work making Elebits. If you can envision a completely interactive environment that can be moved and tossed around to search for multitudes of little creatures, then you can understand why this is a game many gamers are anxiously awaiting. While Trauma Center: Second Opinion is an enhanced version of the DS game, be honest: you can’t find Trauma Center for the DS anywhere. Do yourself a favor and buy it for Wii. Performing surgeries and being rated on the quality of the job sounds like a lot of fun. Also keep an eye out for Red Steel, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Need For Speed Carbon, Disaster: Day Of Crisis (developed by Monolith Soft), and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.
Clearly, if you are ignoring third party titles, you are missing out. Rayman Raving Rabbids is the game I am anxiously anticipating the most. It looks hilarious, promises to make great use of the Wii remote, and I trust it to have the same quality as past Rayman games, if not more. If we buy third party games, more support will come. Imagine the thrills of receiving major Square Enix support because of strong sales from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Dragon Quest Swords! The Wii’s third party support is the most on a Nintendo console since the Super Nintendo. After all, they will have at least twenty games ready for launch! It should be apparent to every gamer that this support forms the backbone of the Wii. If developers are excited about gameplay potential, great games will come. I look forward to playing those great games.