Wii is 2!!
The Wii is the leading forcing gaming right now. With Nintendo totally leading the market with sales, and everyone else trying to catch up, Microsoft are despratly trying to catch up, and Sony are attempting to rip Ninty off every more and more. (Natch)
And so Nintendo thought ti might be a good time to take a holidayn in Q3 and Q4 of 2008. Having been very strong and forth-going in Q2 and Q3, what with Super Smash Bros Brawl (One of the best games ever made by any company. Ever.) and Mario Kart Wii (The best online game on the format, plus one of the ebst this genneration.), plus btis ‘n’ bobs like No More Heroes, Zack & Wiki, and Boom Blox being squidged out from third parties.
And yet, after Brawl’s very late realise in Europe (27th June 2008. No, we didn’t look that up. We know it by heart. Mario Galaxy came out 16th Novmember 2007, and Mario Kart was 11th April 2008. We wish we weren’t as bright/sad.) Nintendo somewhat dropped their game, starting with E3.
Many people said Nintendo’s E3 performance was very poor this year, and while we personaly found their Wii Music demonstartion absolutely brilliant, it was somewhat lacking, with the only real new titles coming in the form of Animal Crossing’s latest port (Even if we loved it- Our full review is coming Friday.) and a sequal to the game that won Nintendo this free year off work: Wii Sports.
OK, there was also Wii Speak (Wii Voice Chat! At Last! Tell us there’s updates on Mario Kart and Smash Bros. already!!) and MotionPlus, which will be realised next year. Like the rest of Nintendo’s best game, such as Pikmin and Sin & Punishment, as confirmed at their fall confrence: Nintendo’s highlight of the year.
However, if there was one thing that ‘Saved’ the Wii’s second year, it’s that WiiWare is the ebst Online Downlaod Service In The World™. Begining with the brilliant launch lnie-up including Doctor Mario, Final Fantasy and LostWinds, and continuing with the likes of Bobmerman Blast, Tetris Party and the hilarious Strong Bad games (“Was there a secret time in Earth’s history when the world was ruled by hobos?”), but most of these where third-party titles, as this year was finaly when -No matter what Reggie Fils-Aimes says- third parties finaly “Got it.”
Thankfully then, 2009 loosk set to be better. We’ve got a full-on feature on that set to go up tomorrow, but untill then, continue to remember the basic facts of life: Zelda: Twilight Princess was a launch title. It’s one of the ebst games ever. Super Mario Galaxy was even better, and two of our editors here at KN belvie it to eb the single-greatest game of all-time. Super Smash Bros. Brawl? The greatest multi-player game ever made, with a fine amount of content for single-player.
Say what you like about Nintendo in 2008, just one entry in the “Top #15 Games Of All-Time List” should be a massive acheivment. Having one every single bloomin’ year on top of the top spot is the single greatest achivement any company can make.