READER’S PICK: Vote for the Best Wii Games

Friday, May 10th, 2013

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Say what!?

Yes, that’s right. Instead of getting the staff members at oprainfall to vote on what they believe to be the best Wii game’s to ever grace the little white box of motion, we thought we would buck the trend and ask our beautiful, dedicated, scrumptious readers to vote instead… that’s you lot by the way.

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We’ve done a bit of the groundwork for you by choosing just over 100 Wii titles to pick from. Not only will you find a whole bunch of Wii retail games in this behemoth list, but also a selection of some of the finest WiiWare titles that probably never got played. And whilst not every game can be considered ‘good’, we tried to include as many diverse and ‘interesting’ titles to appease you lot and to mainly cover our arses. If a game that you enjoyed does not appear in the list, then please blame it on someone else. Thank you.

Now we all know that variety is the spice of life, but we’re going to have to lay a single ground rule to you all, in that you will be limited to how many games you can vote for. You have maximum amount of 10 votes each; not a single vote more… unless you have multiple sign-in accounts to which you can abuse our system… *cough*.

After a certain, undisclosed, period of time, we will count all of the votes and compile them into oprainfall’s first ever READER’s: Top 10, possibly 15, maybe even 20, Games list.

With all that being said, let’s get voting!!!!


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About David Rawlings

David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.

  • Vinicius

    Voted only on exclusives, and retail releases. I think the WiiWare titles should get their own list.

    • the_sidewinder

      theres a ton of gems on WiiWare…how And Yet it Moves is not on here hurts my brain…guessing the writers didn’t play it.

    • Vinicius

      I agree with you, LIT, Nyx Quest, And yet it Moves, Jett Rocket, the Rebirth games by konami, the Bit trip series, are all amazing games. But I think Downloadable tittles should get their own list, instead of competting with retail released games.

    • BitTrip

      Bit.Trip had it’s own retail game – Bit trip complete had all of the DL titles on disc.

  • Gave Other M some love, game deserves way more attention then it does now.
    Same goes for Madworld and Punch out!

    • the_sidewinder

      who would downvote this?

  • The list of games is too good

  • Adawei

    Fragile Dreams need more love :< That game had eyegasmic art style and tearjerking storyline. That game was too underrated and was reviewed mostly because of its battle system. 🙁 Guys just give it a chance, it's a hidden gem for the wii. 🙂

    • Pyrotek85

      I missed that one myself, planning on picking it up at some point.

    • I bought it about a month and a half ago. Played a bit of it and was very impressed. Glad I bought it. I have wayyyy too many games to wade through lol.

    • I was just about to post nearly this exact comment. So, yeah, that.

  • Yami

    why not a top 20or 30 XD 10 are few D:

    • A top 20 for sure. It was hard enough leaving some gems off my list.

  • ChimeranX

    I think a more interesting list would be the best 3rd party Wii games. Nintendo would take up half the spots otherwise. (and really, Fragile Dreams, de Blob, and Epic Mickey need more love)

  • Mario Galaxy, Xenoblade and World of Goo. Wonderful.

    • the_sidewinder

      I’m the only man alive who is totally indifferent to World of Goo.

    • zeezee

      Nope. There are two of us.

  • I don’t care what people say. The Wii was a great little system with tons of great games and I’m proud to own one. There were few games this generation that topped Super Mario Galaxy.

    • the_sidewinder

      Galaxy 2 was better.

    • Personally, I thought it was a step down from Galaxy. To me, I felt like it was only following in the footsteps of the first one without bringing anything new. The ending was a lot more satisfying in the first Galaxy, as well. I was also disappointed that they didn’t introduce any new characters in the sequel, even if Rosalina would have been a tough act to follow. And Starship Mario has nothing on the Comet Observatory. Both Galaxies are great games, though. I just prefer the first one vastly to the second.

    • the_sidewinder

      Galaxy 2 was more challenging and Galaxy 1’s very few flaws were polished up ot just flat out fixed. Just because 2 came after 1 doesn’t make 1 better.

  • I’m kinda surprised No More Heroes isn’t higher up on the list. That game was pretty boss!

  • AnimeRemix

    Sonic Colors and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn LET’S GOOOOOO!

    • the_sidewinder

      I voted for FE:RD. Go team!

  • What about ExciteBots? Definitely in my top 10

  • Chrno Todd

    No Silent Hill Shattered Memories? 🙁

  • I am more than a little miffed and confused that the horrible Soul Caliber game made it to this list instead of the “more actually Soul Caliber like” Castlevania Judgement. wtf?

  • if there is a god, arc rise fantasia will make the worst wii games list. Even accounting for the bad voice acting, its one of the few games I’ve hated so badly I’ve sold it because any money I’d get would provide more fun than it.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Really? I actually found it to be quite good (besides the bad voice acting).

    • Vinicius

      I loved the bad voice acting. It wasso fun, and painfull, to listen.

    • zeezee

      It probably isn’t for everyone, but it was one of my favorite RPGs this gen. It really picks up after the first few hours, but might be too challenging for some gamers. I loved the boss battles. Good to get a fair challenge for once. I’ve been playing RPGs since the NES days and we don’t get those very often anymore. Too many games try to be movies, such as FF XIII. Now that game was one of the worst of this generation, and the only one that I thought seriously about throwing in the trash.

    • I thought the characters and story were generic. Played out like a bad Tales story. Could see all the twists and turns a mile away. Required far too much grinding. Even early boss battles were horribly difficult with later boss battles requiring luck to beat even if your over leveled. Strategy will only get you so far and even then I shouldn’t be required to have a boss faq ready just to know how to lose to the insane damage they dish out. There is a difference between challenging and frustrating. Challenge is tough but fair and gives a sense of satisfaction when beaten. Frustrating is unforgiving, makes you angry while playing, and leaves you just as angry when you’ve won. Even after I finished a boss. I didn’t feel any satisfaction, just the continuation of a downward spiral of anger and disappointment. Who ever mapped out the difficulty curve for bosses should be reassigned as they had no idea what they were doing and made a mediocre game a terrible one. The game frustrated me and provided no challenge as most bosses seemed to be beaten by a boss guide and pure luck. Jrpgs are my favorite genre, I’ve played many good ones, I’ve played many bad ones, This is the first jrpg I’ve hated so much I sold it because any money I could get for it would provide more entertainment then that game.

  • the_sidewinder

    AND YET IT MOVES isn’t on the list? I call B.S.

    Also there is no way, as the vote stands now, that The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower are even close to being among the 10 best Wii games, let alone #3 and #8. I’m willing to bet most of the people who voted for PD haven’t even played it yet. Bias much?

    • John Ellis

      It’s not BS just because other people don’t share the same opinions as you do. Stop sulking and man up.

    • the_sidewinder

      you’re mistaking annoyance at dogmatism for sulking Son.
      And my comment about PD actually having been played by few that voted for it is very likely true. It’s niche-specific fanboyism. Seems to me that you’re the one that needs to “man up” and accept that MOST people outside of the people on this site see TLS and PD for what they are: Mediocre at best. Take this poll on ANY other gaming site and see where those 2 rank/ look at their metacritic ratings. The OpRainfall crowd just can’t accept that 2 of the 3 games they campaigned for are sub par. Disaster Day of Crisis and Fatal Frame 4 are better than either of them…and they’re not that great themselves.

    • The views you hold on each of those games are your opinions. They might be shared by a number of people, but they are still just opinions; not concrete truths. Polls like these will always reflect the tastes of those that frequent the site. In that matter, it shouldn’t be surprising that the three games that were specifically campaigned for receive larger shares of the votes than most.

      That has nothing to do with what the OpRainfall crowd can or can’t accept. The tastes of others that visit this site just happen to largely disagree with you. That doesn’t make them any more or less right or wrong than you, but you do a disservice to the opinions of others by considering them deluded for the simplistic reasons you cite.

    • Charlotte Buckingham

      Pretty much what Justin said. This is a site for niche games, so of course niche games are going to come out on top. Specifically, this is oprainfall, and The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower were promoted like crazy here.

      I also happened to very much enjoy both TLS and PT alongside Xenoblade. You have your own opinions; that’s fine. But don’t call other people wrong for something which can never be right or wrong. An opinion is an opinion, not a testable fact.

      Also it’s Pandora’s Tower, which is PT, not PD.

    • John Ellis

      What? I’m not bothered what people think about The last Story and Pandora’s Tower and neither do most of the people on this site. It is you who is upset that people don’t like And Yet It moves as much as you do. So yes man up and stop bitching.

    • Ibi Salmon

      He’s got a point, though. While I did find The Last Story to be an enjoyable game, it is by no means among the Wii’s best games. It’s certainly not as polished as Super Mario Galaxy.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      Not really though. This is a poll asking the oprainfall readers what their favorite Wii games are. That’s all it is, not the definitive official list of the best Wii games ever that will be forever recorded in a museum somewhere.

      The people that visit this website see those games as the best Wii games. Why? Because they are the kind of games our readers like. It is true that the list will likely differ greatly from most other places like IGN. But then, there are already 1000 polls like that on the internet, all saying the same thing. If you want to know what most people think, go read those polls. If you want to know what our audience thinks, stay tuned!

      Interestingly and kind of off point, I remember a poll done in Japan in a popular magazine that asked people which Nintendo games were the best of all-time. Xenoblade was #6.

    • Ibi Salmon

      Fair enough. Opinions are opinions. Many people have different opinions and that’s what makes them beautiful. I’m sorry if I offended you or anyone else here. I’d like to make it clear that I really did enjoy The Last Story and I found a lot to like in the game. I just think that it wasn’t a complete masterpiece.

      Also, I do enjoy this website. There are games that were featured here that I wouldn’t have been interested or even heard of if it wasn’t for this site. I appreciate the work you guys do and I hope to hear about more games from this site in the near future.

      While I’m at it, I might as well make a confession: I wasn’t entirely honest with my previous post. If someone came up to me and asked me to make a list of Wii games that I feel are worth owning a Wii, The Last Story would certainly be on that list.

      However, I still stand by what I said that TLS isn’t as polished as Super Mario Galaxy. Then again, that may be my own personal bias since I think Super Mario Galaxy is the best game on any of the current-gen consoles.

      I think I’ve rambled on for long enough. I apologize for any trouble I may have caused and I wish this site the best of luck in all its future endeavors.

    • This is oprainfall. Of course those games are going to be high up the list.

  • multibottler0cket

    ARC RISE <3

  • People like to state the Wii has no great games. Then why did I just stress and sweat choosing ten briliant games from a list of stars? Luv it!!!

  • Ryan_oprainfall

    Go Xenoblade, it’s your birthday

  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World. Of course, Xenoblade was my favorite.

  • I feel bad for Little King’s Story, I felt it was a truly enjoyable and memorable game. The use of chalkboard-like animations and their renditions of notable orchestral music made this one of my favorite underdogs on the Wii. It’s too bad the sequel went to Sony and changed too much of the original style.

  • Awww no Baroque? But that’s one of my favorite Wii titles 🙁

    • Vinicius

      I thought I was the only one that liked that game.

  • calvincrack

    That was fun!

  • Mario, Zelda, & JRPGs are neat and all but my top 3 games are:
    (#1 being the reason why I own a Wii)
    #1. Muramasa: The Demon Blade [I <3 Vanilla Ware!]
    #2. Sin and Punishment 2: Star Successor [sequal to the JP N64 import! Treasure continues to rock!]
    #3. Tatsunoko VS Capcom [<3 SF series etc., + where else can you be Karas or Cashan!? + it has insane supers!]
    – these games are tops on my list.

  • BitTrip

    Where’s Bit.Trip Complete? I would have voted for it…

  • Jeroen Keers

    ToS2 and Conduit 2 are too underrated >: