Does anyone have a Wii? I need a moment of support.
May 04, 2010

Hey guys. So I got Metroid Prime Trilogy (a story and a half on its own, as the game is out of print and went that way ridiculously fast... no one bought it cause... I don't know... they are stupid?) and I'm setting up the Wii.

It's been so long since I last played a Wii that I can't recall if there's any sounds I should be (or shouldn't be) hearing. Can someone who has a wii run over this quick check list for me?

- fan is dead silent: this seems to jog with my memory, I don't recall the Wii having a loud fan. Anyone want to confirm this?

- disc reader is audible when playing a game, though not over the sound of the TV generally: this one I don't recall so much... I can't remember if the disc reader always made an audible spinning sound or if that might be a case of dust. Anyone have a Wii that can tell me whether they hear their spinner?

Those are the two things I wanted to check out. Otherwise, games are playing fine and aren't ejecting dusty (which is a great sign). I blew some dust out of the back and vaccuumed the rest (accidentally got a little freon wetness in there, but I don't think it's a problem).

I appreciate the help! This will help me make sure I haven't missed anything and that dust hasn't done any damage to the system. Especially after the trouble I went through getting the Prime Trilogy (not the mention the cost) I don't want to risk the disc in a dust scratch or burn out.

Thanks again!

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randxian randxian - May 04, 2010 (06:26 PM)
I don't recall hearing the fan unless I'm right next to the console. It's not that loud.

Also don't remember hearing the disc spinning.
True True - May 04, 2010 (07:17 PM)
I rarely hear my fan, but more often than not the disc clicks/spins on an audible level. And my Wii is practically brand new, so I know it's not an issue with age.
bloomer bloomer - May 04, 2010 (07:39 PM)
You may find that particular games generate a lot more disc noise than others. Could be MP Trilogy is one of them.

When I got MySims, it made such an incredible racket compared to any other game, I thought maybe I had a bad disc or my wii's head was dying. But I checked some reviews and it turns out it's the game. It was like that for everyone who had it.
zippdementia zippdementia - May 04, 2010 (08:14 PM)
Thanks much for the information! I really appreciate it! Others, feel free to keep chiming in. The more concensus, the better!
Suskie Suskie - May 04, 2010 (08:36 PM)
I've never paid attention to any noise my Wii makes, which probably means it's not a very loud system.

And on a side note, I bought Trilogy the day it came out, so don't come running to me. And that reminds me... I need to finish my review for the game.
zippdementia zippdementia - May 04, 2010 (08:50 PM)
Oh, I don't go running to anyone. But I'm shocked the game didn't sell very well and led to an early cancellation of printing. Who wouldn't want to play this?

I'm reinstating a system in my house that I sold all of my games for simply to play the Trilogy. I will definitely be reviewing it and it would be ironic if I did so before you ^_^

Odd, though... I SWORE I read a trilogy review from you. Was that Jason?
Suskie Suskie - May 04, 2010 (08:56 PM)
Well, you know how I said I need to finish my review? That's literally exactly what I'm doing right now.

And yeah, you must've read Jason's. I'm actually giving the game an 8, and taking the stance that while the first Prime is still my second-favorite game (behind Ocarina, naturally), being packaged with it doesn't do Echoes and Corruption any favors. In the context of being a "trilogy," this series is all over the place.

Edit: This is a tricky review to write, because it's hard not to ramble, especially since my reviews are already typically too long. I'm trying to take rare initiative and actually edit this thing down, though knowing me it'll probably still be too long.
darketernal darketernal - May 05, 2010 (04:45 AM)
Never liked the Metroid series for some reason. I tried, God knows I tried. I played the original on the Nes and tried to play/finish Super Metroid on the SNES that everyone hails as the second Coming, but the game was just...dull, had absolutely no substance to it. Maybe if I played it as a kid I would get what the allure is, but after first playing it when I was 20 or so, there was nothing there to grab me. Similarly to most Mario games and Zelda.

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