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Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
So my best friend's mom told me she got my best friend a Wii for x-mas. All she picked up for her was an extra Wiimote. I doubt she got her another nun-chuck.

That is beside the point as I have 4 total and she can borrow one as I rarely play many 4-player games.

What I need is an idea for fun game for her as the last time she really gamed was on the NES and Tekken in the arcade and PS1. That's it.

Gore grosses her out, and she loves puzzle games and poker, apparently. She is addicted to the poker app on her phone.

I was thinking Big Brain Academy, but I was hoping for some other fun game ideas. The last Wii game I picked up was Super Mario Galaxy and I haven't really read a review of any other Wii game after that.

And, no, I don't think SMG would appeal to her, but the new Super Mario Bros might.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.23
Do you know if she likes Wii Sports? You could get her Wii Sports Resort.

If they can access the internet with their Wii, you could also get her one of those 2000 Wii Points cards and let her buy a game on Wiiware or Virtual Console.

I think they made a Cooking Mama game for the Wii, that sounds like it would appeal to your friend.

Endless Ocean might be a good game to look into as well. You basically explore an ocean.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
    Originally posted by Alex
    Do you know if she likes Wii Sports? You could get her Wii Sports Resort.


I don't think she's ever used a wii before. If she did, she never told me.

I guess also, what are some games that your wives/GFs have become addicted to and/or loved. I'm no help because most everyone I dated were pretty happy with Tennis and Bowling in Wii Sports.

(edited by Zeruel on 23.12.09 0002)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.86
I really like the Link crossbow trainer.

I'm assuming that it was purchased as a Wii Fit machine.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.38
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is fun. If she played in the NES days then most of the controls should be similar to her.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
She likes puzzle games, eh? And you want the fun. May I suggest;

Boom Blox. Click Here (en.wikipedia.org) for the details.

A fun game that appeals to several people, "casuals" included. The multi-player is pretty fun as well. I enjoyed it and several of my "casual" gaming friends (friends not into games) enjoyed it as well.

(edited by El Nastio on 23.12.09 0200)


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DDR Hottest Party is a great game. It's not a puzzle game, but it is addictive and is a fun game to play with friends.

Why the DDR series hasn't jumped on the downloadable content bandwagon, I'll never know.








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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.23
Holy shit how did I forget about Boom Blox, look up some Youtube videos of that game, it looks amazing.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.49
My wife likes American Idol (comes with mic) and all the Guitar Hero games. She also really gets into Animal Crossing and sometimes Wii Fit.

I would also recommend any of the Lego games (Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones) as they are really fun games.

Pikmin is kind of a puzzle/adventure game and was ported to the Wii with new play controls which is very fun.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
My girlfriend loves Animal Crossing: City Folk and De Blob. She also likes the Guitar Heros and the Rock Bands, but those are going to be pricey unless you find a good deal, since you'd need a guitar controller, at least.

Boom Blox is awesome. Its sequel, Boom Blox Bash Party, is even better. Highly recommended.

You should be able to find De Blob and the first Boom Blox for cheap, too.

To echo what was said before, New Super Mario Bros Wii would have very familiar controls for an NES gamer. Might be hard to find thise close to Christmas, though - I know it's been sold out here.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.47

Ha.

I thought this said "need WWII game for non-gamer girl."

I would have liked to have seen those suggestions.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.30
Thanks for the help everyone. I was finally able to get her gifts to her this past weekend due to various things getting in the way.

She wrote back that she loved what I picked out for her. Considering that Gamestop was a madhouse on x-mas eve, the best I could do was Boom Blox and that Wii Brain Academy game. She loves them both.

I also did pick up Wii Sports resort but I didn't even know if she loved Wii Sports itself so I kept it and sorta made that a x-mas gift to myself





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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
That's awesome Zeruel!

    Originally posted by Zeruel
    the best I could do was Boom Blox


As stated by myself and several others, an awesome game. I truly believe this is he best several people SHOULD do.



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