Happy trails: Ten best Wii games remaining

01. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

Once again, the Legend of Zelda will perform the final act on a Nintendo console.

And what an act it’s shaping up to be.

Five years after Twilight Princess launched the console, its successor will bring it to a close. A colorful new chapter in the beloved 25-year-old franchise, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a fitting farewell to Nintendo’s most successful system in history.

Of course, Skyward Sword is also an important step for its iconic series. The game’s gorgeous graphics are sheer Impressionism magic, as if Monet found a way to bring the worlds of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess together in perfect visual harmony. And as intoxicating as the game’s vivid colors and animations can be, Skyward Sword is even more interesting when the controller is in your hands.

Played using either a Wii Remote Plus or a MotionPlus attachment, swordplay gets a major refinement in Skyward Sword. Link’s pedigree with the blade is more impressive than ever, as the added controller precision gives him the ability to swing a sword with unprecedented accuracy for a Zelda game.

Be ready to be precise. Because in Skyward Sword, you have to be.

In addition to the new visual style and motion controls, the game also promises story elements unlike anything we’ve ever seen in a Zelda title. And all that and more comes your way before the end of the year, when Zelda finally returns to a home console.

And we give the Wii one last hurrah.

What do you think, Infendo? Did we miss an important Wii game you’ve been looking forward to, or have you given up on the Wii already? Let us know in the comments.

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14 Responses to Happy trails: Ten best Wii games remaining

  1. lololol says:

    you are aware the last mario party was for the wii?

  2. ac says:

    out of the ones that we know for sure are coming (and excluding zelda), mystery case files excites me the most. mini-game compilations…..i’m done, i got enough already, pass.

  3. Mohan says:

    I was hoping at this year’s E3 Nintendo was going to announce Pandora’s Tower, XenoBlade, and Last Story for the Wii here in North America, that would hold me over till Wii U would come out, but now with only Skyward Sword on my radar for the Wii my PS3 is going to be getting all the attention.

  4. Blake says:

    Nice digs, Derek. One I might add: Driver 3. The kids at E3 seemed to speak highly of it, saying it’s not only easy to pick up and play, but addictive. Check it out.

  5. Richard says:

    Rhythm games aren’t dead…they’re just regrouping. Yeah, that’s it. I loved DS Rhythm Heaven, and I can’t wait for the Wii sequel.

  6. NZA36 says:

    If I don’t get at least one of those Japanese games in America, I may have to stop dealing with Nintendo altogether.

  7. Skotski says:

    I… I NEED Last Story.

    @NZA36:
    😛 Well, you might mean “dealing with Nintendo of America”.
    … as far as I know, Nintendo of Europe gets the games America wants – and America gets the games Europe wants – and Japan gets everything. 😛
    There’s always getting yourself a foreign console. Some even never touch American consoles here in the States. There may be some region-locked exclusives, but it really depends which region’s exclusives you like the most.

  8. ZidaneFF says:

    Well I bought a Japanese Last Story copy. It was the only way to thanks the creators of this game, because I really like everything that Sakaguchi made it before. Soon I will be unlocking my Wii just to play this game. I am tired to waiting for Nintendo of America.

  9. XCWarrior says:

    I really want those three RPGs and of course Zelda. Fortune Street looks pretty promising as well. I can only afford so many games, so this is enough.

  10. NZA36 says:

    Yeah, Skotski, this may be the first time I import the hardware. I got my feet wet importing individual games for GBA and DS since they are region free. Unfortunately, I don’t understand Japanese, so I would have to avoid JRPGs.

    Of course, if gamers in the UK do get JRPGs localized, I could benefit…

    🙂 I wonder how hard it would be to get a PAL Wii U sent to the USA?

  11. shayminfreak says:

    All right, i’m sorry if this offends anyone, but i HATED Kirby’s Epic Yarn. When you buy a Kirby game, you expect a Kirby game, not a ridiculous yarn-based fairytale! And narrator, for the most part, seemed to be addressing three-year-olds. That said, i am looking forward to Kirby Wii very much. Stop with the innovation, game companies! As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  12. Nfanboy says:

    I can’t wait for Xenoblade and Kirby Wii.

    Zelda… Of course, but I don’t really know what Nintendo is cooking with that one 🙂

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