I've never stood up to play the Wii. Ever. Forget the stupid adverts with people paid to look like dicks, you can play every single Wii game perfectly fine sitting down making gentle gestures with the Remote.
yeah, but my standard gaming position is laying on the bottom bunk of a bunk bed, looking up at a 14" TV on a rack about five foot up from the floor, and six foot away. Not only is it A) neak ache city, but it's also B) not ideal conditions for waving a motion sensitive controller around
Agreed on the "If you didn't get a Wii what else did you spend £180 on?" mentality being bloody stupid. How about games for other consoles? Y'know, since good ones actually came out last year for the non-Wii consoles. And it's not as if gaming is the only moneysink in my life either. Parties & party 'supplies' drained the summer, while the rest of the miserable year's excess cash was spent on my other hobbies. Like reading. Books & graphic novels cost a ton, y'know.
Most of what will define this "generation" is obviously still to come (but then, that's a bit of a "duuuuh" statement as there ARE another 4 or more years of games to come - and generally the purely good stuff only comes closer to the end when people are really getting how to get the most out of the machines...), but so far we've had games like Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Mass Effect, Rock Band (for 'Merikans), Bioshock (as claimed by some peoples), Metroid Prime 3, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed and plenty of massive titles coming out in the very near future (SSBB and GTAIV easily being the games that are going to dominate the world for the rest of the year, and stuff like Mario Kart for the Wii not being too far off either).
I'd say that most fronts are certainly delivering very well - though the Wii does need Nintendo to give it a massive kick up the arse and actually get their games out for it as opposed to indefinitely delaying them...
I do it too, but when I'm caught out on it, I just pretend that I hadn't and that the opinion I formed was still formed with the benefit of knowledge of the rest of the thread, and just wing it from there. Tha's why they call me the Pombar.
Question: Some time ago my PS2 memory cards up and vanished. Without trace. I'm not going to bother doing all of my Budokai 3 crap again, and Resi 4 can wait because I played it to death.
However, I was wondering, should I bother playing through Soul Calibur II all over again and getting all my crap back? Or should I just move straight onto SCIII and try to recover everything from that one?
It hurts too much thinking about all the stuff I had.
N'Gai Croal did a piece on how it's SO MUCH WORSE to lose your memory card than your games or even your console. It sure does suck.
Anyway, SC3 is far less balanced and the cookie cutter or cheap characters are hilariously overpowered. I just fond that most of the good bits from SC2 were taken out, most of the mediocre bits kept in, and it added all new bad stuff to sit alongside the existing issues with SC2. Just a generally worse sequel.