Hey fellow Nintendo freaks! The Wii U (or whatever we end-up calling it) is coming, and from the looks of the Wii release schedule, we will have some periods where releases are sparse. You won't hear me complaining too much though - this means more time to catch-up on those games you have in your backlog.
So that's the point of this thread: what old games are you going to play before the Wii U finally arrives? Are you re-playing any old gems so that they aren't on your shelf, taunting you as you film your Wii U unpackaging videos?
It's February, so let's be pessimistic/realistic and say that Nintendo will launch the Wii U in November. This gives us 9 months before this new baby console is hatched. That's a lot
of time to clear backlog!
I've gone through all of the console Zelda series over the past 3.5 months, but I am going to play through Skyward Sword
's Hero Mode at least one more time (love the difficulty). And I'll spend a few months or so for Xenoblades
. But after that, things get murkier..
I'd like to spend one day replaying Faxanadu
.. but this time, I'll remember to write-down my mantra correctly!
Another day or two will be spent with the original Kid Icarus
! It's been about 10 years since I've gone through it.(BTW, if anyone from Nintendo is reading this: feel free to bring any of those franchises back. Really. You'll have free access to my bank account if you do so.)
It won't take more than 12 hours to go through Beyond Good & Evil
one more time.Secret of Mana
- another game I haven't played in over a decade. I don't remember most of the game, other than the facts that:
(a) I spent the first few hours of the gaming grinding experience points on rabbit-like creatures by a waterfall;
(b) My team had to fight a moving wall at one point, I think; and,
(b) I loved the music. Truly, some of the best gaming music ever.
While we're on RPGs: I'd love to go through Tales of Symphonia
one more time. It's been about three years since I last played the game, and I loved loved loved Lloyd and the gang. But there are a few key choices I'd have to make in the game, and I don't remember them or their consequences very well.. so I need to read-up on which path(s) I'd like to choose.
I've only beaten Eternal Darkness
for one of the three endings, so another time or two through that game would be appreciated.
It looks like my slate is full for this year, and realistically, I won't get through all of these titles (especially if I'm online with you guys so much). If Pikmin 3
in indeed a launch title, I'd be tempted to spend the last month or two before launch with the first two games, just to get a bit of re-orientation to the Pikmin universe (I like to do this with big Nintendo title launches). But I don't know if I can stomach another no-Pikmin-death run through 2.. that took a while and was incredibly difficult.
So.. your turn! What are you going to re-visit or clear off of the shelf while we're waiting in this final stretch? I know 9 months sounds like a long time, and it'll feel like it at some points - but you'll look back six or seven years from now (as the Wii U2 is about to release) and say to yourself, "Damn - time flies!"
You already have all that you need to make this the best gaming year of your life. Go to it.