The People's Data- The Games

I don't know how many other people spend a lot of time on the Wii's Nintendo Channel but it is a mine of useful information. Aside from hit and miss video uploads and video series that don't go beyond one or two videos, you can view records for virtually every Wii game released, including reviews by the people who play them. Players not only review the games they play (using a sliding scale) but they rate whether they think hardcore or casual gamers would appreciate the title and whether the game is best played alone or with friends. The number of times played and the average play time are also recorded.


The Games Anyone can view this data by going to the Nintendo Channel and seeing All Recommendations. Unfortunately, the list that is brought up doesn't contain all reviewed titles and from what I can work out there may be some regional filtering. I can't work out why this is, the legend to the list describes the games as those currently available. However, No More Heroes has been rated Bronze but isn't found on that list. Regardless, these are the games I'm going to be using over the next few posts. Here are all the games that are rated Platinum (95-100%), Gold (90-95%), Silver (85-90%) and Bronze (80-85%).

Platinum- Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Gold - Donkey Kong Country Returns, Goldeneye, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Monster Hunter Tri, New Super Mario Brothers Wii, Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, World of Goo, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Okami, Mario Kart Wii, Super Metroid, Resident Evil 4 Wii, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean.
Silver- Sonic Colours, Wii Party, Metroid Other M, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, Red Steel 2, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, BBC iPlayer, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort, Punch Out, Little King's Story, Pikmin 2, Call of Duty World at War, Guiter Hero World Tour, Mega Man 9, Super Mario RPG Legend of Seven Stars, Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Legend of Zelda Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and FAST Racing League.
Bronze- Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles, Just Dance, Rabbids go Home, Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics, EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, MADWORLD, House of the Dead Overkill, Animal Crossing Let's Go to the City, Raving Rabbids TV Party, Disaster Day of Crisis, Tetris Party, Bomberman Blast, LEGO Indiana Jones, Lost Winds, Wii Fit, Dragonball Z Something ot other 3, Zack and Wiki, Guitar Hero 3 Legends of Rock, Super Mario Brothers 3, Sin and Punishment, Paper Mario, Sonic 2, F-Zero X, Streets of Rage 2, Lylat Wars, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Brothers, Gunstar Heroes, Donkey Kong Country, Conduit 2, Wii Play Motion.

In the next couple of posts we'll be looking at this data and what it might mean but in the first instance just looking at the above games and score ranges they've been placed in it's easy to see that angry internet men cannot be trusted. Theories and rhetoric based on hype and previews, gut instinct and impressions. The Nintendo channel data comes from people who have actually played the games so we can skip special pleading and bullshit for once to look at consumers. The people.

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