Rumble is simplistic but at the same time I like the fact that they're trying something new with the franchise. Works a hell of a lot better than Mystery Dungeon IMHO, and for the lower price it's well worth it. Plus it restores Mewtwo to an honorable position. So yeah, I'll be picking that one up. And you can thank the demo for solidifying my choice. It is only a matter of time before countless masses of cannon-fodder face my DRAGONITE POWER!!!
Of course, the World of Goo demo only furthered my bewilderment as to why that game is so highly rated. I mean, it's good, but it's not game-of-the-year-over-Brawl good (screw you, IGN). It's building in triangles, plus somebody was ingenious enough to program weight/balance physics, and wrap it up in a charming visual presentation. Which is swell. It's great. But it's not THAT great. WoG strikes me as more impact, that is proof-of-concepting the idea that a solid low-budget widely available commercial game can still work in today's word, than actual gameplay. I think it's wonderful that it showcased such potential, mind you. But I do not think that makes WoG the best game of last year, or even the best WiiWare game. And for all the ranting and raving, you'd think they could have contrasted the "preview" lines a bit more so that they'd be easier to see.
Maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a hardcore puzzler. I mean, I enjoy Tetris, Dr. Mario, and Puyo Puyo, but I'm generally not *AS* excited over them as the rest of the world seems to be.
Pilotwings (SNES) carries a lot of memories for me, and that bonus stage theme is bizarre and strangely charming. So yeah, I'll be picking that one up.
The only one I'll probably get is the Super Mario Kart, because my copy was stolen along with my Mega Man Soccer long ago.
Oh man, does that blow.
Super Mario Kart... Strange as it sounds I'm a little torn with that one. Wonderful as it is, Super Circuit carries all of the old courses. There is something to be said for the original original, just don't know if I feel like coughing up the extra eight bucks for it; not when 64, Double Dash, and Wii are all grabbing for my time already.