In fact, if you are looking at triple-A titles, the Wii isn’t so bad off anyway. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess may have been developed for the Gamecube, but it remains a classy action-based role playing game. Likewise, Super Mario Galaxy is the best Mario game since Super Mario 64 (personally I think it’s the best Mario to date), and has been hailed by some as a contender for the best videogame ever (it’s close, but no, it’s not).
The Wii’s Metroid game may not be quite as good as the first Gamecube iteration, yet it remains a very playable – if devilishly hard – shooter/platformer; a triple-A title to some gamers, if not quite everyone. Indeed the Wii has several 8.5-9.0 rated games.
And we shouldn’t forget Wii Sports, which comes free with the console, is also a cracking game – if not quite a classic (the bowling, however, is quite brilliant). Resident Evil 4 and WarioWare are also worth a mention.
If we add to these existing titles the three new games – all of which received reviews of around 90%, surely the Wii’s many critics can no longer point out a dearth of top-quality games as a shortcoming?