Technically I'm about 3 weeks off since I bought the Wii last year during Black Friday but I don't think anyone's counting. And if they are, well screw you it's my blog I can be late if I want.
Overall I'm very happy with the Wii. I've said it before, but if it wasn't for the Wii I wouldn't have a console this gen and likely would have stuck with handhelds. Between the classic Nintendo franchises, the niche titles and the VC I've got everything I want out of a console. Sure there's a few games on the PS3 I kind of miss but not many, and I'm still going to hold my ground on boycotting them this gen. GoW 3 and SFIV will be missed though.
So here's a quick list of my favorite games I played over the last year on the Wii. Not necessarily all were released this year (though most were), but they were new to me this year:
Twilight Princess - Best console Zelda ever. It's actually gotten better since I went back and played it a second time. Snowpeak is without a doubt the greatest dungeon in any Zelda game and I'm hard pressed to think of a boss battle better than the flying dragon that you fight in the Sky Temple.
Brawl - I don't think there's ever been a better "fan service" than Brawl. The main fighting was pretty much the same as ever, but the stages, music, characters, trophies, stickers, and all the other unlockable fun made the game much more than the fighting. It was the greatest trip down memory lane any Nintendo fan could ask for.
No More Heroes - There's something to be said about style over substance. However, when a game packs as much pure attitude as NMH that style suddenly becomes a very good thing. Any repetitive gameplay was quickly made up by the next cut scene you saw or even just the name of the next porno flick that Travis was late in returning.
Mario Kart - Yes it was easier than past installments but frankly who cares? The online racing was one of the best online gaming experiences I've ever had. Friends could play alongside and pick it up in no time, and there's never a shortage of people to play online.
Lost Winds - The best 2-D platformer of the year. Forget anything you've seen on Little Big Planet. The 3 hours you'll spend on Lost Winds are better than any 3 hours you'll spend on any other 2-D platformer on a console this year (there's a particular 2-D Castlevania game that still comes in better overall though).
de Blob - Pure fun. Awesome ska sountrack. Utterly original concept. The game had a few faults, particularly it's rather limited gameplay but I'm hardpressed to think of any game that executed it's main idea so well. There was only 8 or so hours of gameplay to it, but those were 8 amaziing hours.
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility - Every reviewer got their review wrong. The game was repeatedly criticized for being the same old game, but what they all failed to realize was that this was the first Harvest Moon that successfully combined the core farming gameplay with an actual story and not just a generic quest that's just part of the background. Best in the series and no one played the game long enough to fiigure iit out. Pity.