These days, video games will cost you as much or more than a nice steak dinner, so the decision to buy a game for your Wii is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars buying games that just don’t live up to the hype or can be outdone in the same time it would have taken you to eat that steak dinner. Below is a set of criteria to help you determine whether you should buy or rent Wii games.
When to buy Wii games:
- Offers multiplayer mode. Does the game offer multiplayer modes, allowing you to challenge or play side by side with a partner, either online or on console? These multiplayer options can provide countless hours of fun even after you’ve conquered the game. Let’s be honest, it never gets old to take out a little aggression on your friends.
- Does the game have a story? In other words, is this the sequel to a previously popular game that you enjoyed? If so, chances are this one is packed with new surprises, options, and is sure to entertain you as much as the original. There’s a lot of pressure for games to live up to the originals, and unlike movie sequels, they often deliver.
- Is the game getting positive reviews? There are a multitude of sites that offer comprehensive reviews of just about any video game. Take a look at three of these sites at least to get an idea of how the game is received along with the pros and cons of the game.
You are rich. You have more money than you know what to do with. Well, in this situation, you might as well buy it. What can you lose?
When to rent Wii games:
- Explorer. The Wii brings a whole new level of interaction to gaming with more options than ever before. Sometimes going through all of these options and knowing what you’ll like and what you won’t just takes trial and error. So when you just want to play the field and explore your options, renting Wii games is obviously the way to go.
- The game sounds too good to be true. Sometimes a game is so hyped that it is doomed to fall short of expectations. So, it is better to be safe than sorry. Rent this sucker first. If you’re still in love and decide the rest of the world wasn’t crazy. Go buy it!
- You have ADD. If you’re like me and get bored quickly with games, renting Wii games is definitely the way to go. Often I’ll buy a game, play it for a week or two, and then move on to something else. There are some great online Wii rental options available these days, which can save you a ton of money and give you access to all the games you’d want to play.