Wii games fit for a casual gamer but with a great story
November 29, 2010 9:04 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for Nintendo Wii games that scratch my epic storyline itch but won't frustrate my intermediate skill and very intermittent play opportunities...
posted by nanojath to sports, hobbies, & recreation (24 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I like video games but I'm a merely adequate gamer skill-wise and generally too busy to play very consistently. I really enjoy games with a good storyline with some scope and art but often the best games frustrate me because I can't invest enough time to master the play and get hung up at a difficult point.
By way of example, my favorite Gamecube game was Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. A common complaint of this game was that it was too easy, but it was perfect for me: it had a good story, interesting play dynamics but I could make good progress with the odd hour or two session I found available, and always found it easy to pick up when a week or two had elapsed. By contrast, I never finished Metroid Prime - certainly not an excessively hard game, but I hit a point where there was a long gap between saves and several tough enemies between and I just got frustrated after the third or fifth time I foundered at some challenging point and found myself stuck with no progress after a longish gaming session.
I have standard controllers with nunchucks and a classic controller for virtual console games, I'd rather not invest in any more hardware but I'd consider picking up a Gamecube controller or other peripheral for the right game. No console modding. Help me find alternatives to channel surfing!