Friday, July 8, 2011

Sega Makes the Best Nintendo Games

That's clearly an opinionated statement, but heck... it seems pretty true to me. Fifteen years ago, in the height of SNES v. Genesis mania, no one would have thought that such a strange happening would ever occur. Sonic 2 was just as good as, if not better than, Super Mario World, right? There was no conceivable way that Sega would ever stop making consoles, right? Heh heh heh.

With the lone exception of CoD: Black Ops (which, truth be told, I don't even like that much), the vast majority of Wii games I'm interested in have been developed and/or published by Sega. Sonic 4, the Mario and Sonic Olympic Winter Games, Thor: God of Thunder, the Conduit 2, and a few other titles I've seen on the shelves.

Mario and Sonic is right in the thick of Wii casual game mania, but there's a lot hidden depth in the game. It's even got a Diddy Kong Racing style "Find the hidden coins" quest. While it's certainly not the greatest Sega title ever produced (and not really worthy of a comparison to the aformentioned Rare classic), it is pretty damn good.

Sega seems to understand that a sizable portion of Wii owners want to play non-party games (I'd assume any way). I'll be keeping an eye on what few games they release for Wii as the system's life comes to a close. Also, I'm pretty sad about Sonic Generations not getting a Wii release. Like a Sonic game even needs to be in HD. :P

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