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Recommend Wii/PS3 Games to play with my wife?


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#1 d000hg   Members   -  Reputation: 734

Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:18 AM

Any recommendations for something fun and not too mission/story-based, which we can pick up and play together in a more social way? Proper sport and driving games are out, so no PES/FIFA or GT5. Both fans of MarioKart and in the past things like Tekken. We have the WiiSports thing which we liked, but are bored of... anything in that direction perhaps, good collections of smaller games?

Individually, my wife does play games but prefers slightly more puzzle-based like Tomb-Raider, Prince of Persia, Lego <insert franchise>. Whereas I like sport/driving/deathmatch games/ I reckon she might be convinced by a shooter which has great split-screen mode, even to play it single-player, if it's more about strategy than reaction-times. Do any of the COD games fit this, or Heavy Rain, or something like that?

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#2 HuntsMan   Members   -  Reputation: 368

Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:47 AM

Little Big Planet!

#3 Zeraan   Members   -  Reputation: 317

Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:34 AM

Boom Blox for wii is fun as well. My wife and I enjoyed playing it together.

#4 d000hg   Members   -  Reputation: 734

Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:46 AM

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Little Big Planet!
She's already got it, and loves it. It's too level-based for me, and also too cooperative... we'd end up having a fight when I got bored and starting messing about, the same as in Lego games when I keep shooting her.

So I'd say add competitive split-screen to the requirements.



#5 SuperVGA   Members   -  Reputation: 1118

Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:35 AM

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Little Big Planet!
She's already got it, and loves it. It's too level-based for me, and also too cooperative... we'd end up having a fight when I got bored and starting messing about, the same as in Lego games when I keep shooting her.

So I'd say add competitive split-screen to the requirements.


If your wife prefers coop, why would you ruin her experience?
How about wipeout hd? Me and my wife play that sometimes,
and that's competative. And Monsters for ps3, we spent days on it! :D

#6 gsamour   Members   -  Reputation: 140

Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:56 PM

I suggest both Donkey Kong Country Returns and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They both have co-op, and are very polished games.

#7 Binomine   Members   -  Reputation: 538

Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:27 PM

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I suggest...New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I vote against New SMB for Wii for co-op.

It's a great game single player, but a lot of the co-op feels tacked on. There's a lot of places where the designers left just enough space for one player to survive, meaning the other players get to die a whole lot or sit it out waiting for the stronger person to keep trying the level until they get through.

I wouldn't mind if it felt like they did that on purpose, but it feels more cheap than anything else.

#8 gsamour   Members   -  Reputation: 140

Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:49 AM

Another thing my wife and I do is to take turns with single player. She'll play a level, and if she finishes it, I'll play the next one. If she fails the current level, I get to try it. We also try to complete a level 100%, so not getting all the stars, coins, bananas, etc also means failure. Watching someone else play builds up anxiety, and then you have a lot of fun during your own turn.

#9 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3551

Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:24 AM

Rock Band 3. Insanely fun, and even more fun with 2 or 3 players.

#10 muelland   Members   -  Reputation: 208

Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:52 PM

If either of you was born in the 80s, I suggest the Michael Jackson Experience. Similar to Rock Band/Guitar Hero, but dancing instead. Not so much of a competitive game, very casual.

#11 d000hg   Members   -  Reputation: 734

Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:20 PM

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If your wife prefers coop, why would you ruin her experience?
Because it's supposed to be for both of us, not just her, to enjoy. I say Co-op is boring, she will play both.

GB is a good call, been thinking about that.

So, are there any good collections of fun Wii games (like Wii sports, that kind of idea but better)?

And are any of the modern PS3 shooters (COD, etc) blessed with decent split-screen... like GoldenEye in the olden days?

#12 joew   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3650

Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:46 PM

Both Donkey Kong County and Kirbys Epic Yarn are really fun for coop. Regarding split screen shooters you could check out COD:Black Ops which has split screen / online multi... My brother and I play split online multiplayer when I'm over at his place and it's a riot

#13 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3551

Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:40 PM

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And are any of the modern PS3 shooters (COD, etc) blessed with decent split-screen... like GoldenEye in the olden days?
Black Ops has split screen play in Zombies mode, online mulitplayer, and offline mulitplayer (just like GoldenEye's follow-up, you can take on a number of bots).

#14 ddn3   Members   -  Reputation: 1270

Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:59 PM

If your looking for a somewhat casual experience something which non-gamers can get into I hear Heavy Rain is very watchable like a TV show.. Perhaps you can take turns playing a persona? Ie You can play Ethan while she can play the reporter lady.. you'll have to flip to see who plays the detective and cop..

-ddn

#15 alnite   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2076

Posted 15 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

Adventure in the Bedroom.

I heard it also comes with wireless gadgets.




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