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Recommend Wii/PS3 Games to play with my wife?

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d000hg    1199
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?

Thankyou :)

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d000hg    1199
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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.

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SuperVGA    1132
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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

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Binomine    611
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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.

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gsamour    140
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.

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muelland    208
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.

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d000hg    1199
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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?

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Saruman    4339
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

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Daaark    3553
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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).

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ddn3    1610
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

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