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The game delivers in a big way and unlike all the other Call of Duty: World at War titles the action in the game moves from place to place in sleek cinematic videos. This is a first person shooter brings with it all the characteristics that the other World at War games, such as the green/brown /gray color set, but as you come to the end there is pure cinematic flair and on screen action that is lacking in many of the other FPS.
The character Miller is on the US side at a time when there were attacks on the Japanese in the Pacific, following Pearl Harbour and America's entry into the war. Emphasis is put on this hard fought Pacific theatre of war but it also has action in Europe. In the Pacific oriented part of the game the action is at its most vicious and so in that part of the game you will be invading islands leading up to Japan and fighting very different jungle battles, not the usual type of warfare.
Unlike moving from building to building as is the case in Call of Duty 3 and 2, the combat in this game is about pushing through thick forests and impenetrable jungles fighting against enemies better trained for the terrain and almost suicidal in their will to win. When you locate them you will have to force them out of their caves and bunkers with the use of grenades and flamethrowers. This unusual sort of action adds to the appeal of the game. The European campaigns are equally action filled but lack the brutal and somehow claustrophobic edge of the Pacific campaign. The style and locations of the game is supposed to be based loosely on real actions and real places, and the pre-level cinemas actually show real footage of World War II combat. Missions in all scenarios are many and varied.
The controls on Wii of the World War are perfect for the game, which overall is a little slow moving for my liking, but don't let that put you off. The game is simply brutal with intense cinematic actions. No game delivers everything but this one delivers more than most with its almost worldwide actions.
Like all great things that don’t last forever, Mickey Mouse just isn’t the same icon he once was anymore. Mickey’s fame and popularity slowly waned and has become more of a corporate symbol rather than the vivacious character capable of sustaining grand adventures.
Epic Mickey was created by Warren Spector and his Junction Point team in an exceptional manner to pay tribute to Mickey Mouse and bring him back to the spotlight as an icon in films and games. Mickey Mouse was already gradually being forgotten, but with this new game it can be said that Mickey Mouse is back in action. The game was made to showcase the traits that all people love about Mickey Mouse. Playing the game can lead players and fans alike to think that Mickey is still one of the best out there and given the right break, can still hold up to among and against any Disney characters.
The concept of the game is all about Mickey needing to destroy Phantom Blot to save wasteland. Mickey was the culprit in unleashing the hideous creature when he destroyed a magical world with powerful paint and thinner chemicals. He eventually realizes that he needs to redeem himself and save Wasteland from total demise. Thus, when he was pulled back to Wasteland, courtesy of Phantom Blot, Mickey discovers the reality behind Wasteland and the presence of Oswald, the Rabbit adds to the element of excitement as the game unfolds and really portrays the goodness and the best of Mickey Mouse that appeals to all, whether young or old.
The game is loaded with full CG sequences but lacks in-game voice acting. It was made into 2D visual to depict the Mickey we all love. With such retro technology, Mickey can easily convey and relay his emotions that make him as charming as ever.
However, the game is not perfect and has too many loopholes; such as the failure to show and give way to permanence in the game, which is kind of disturbing. The game ultimately becomes a choice and consequence type, but fails in the aspect where you’re supposed to create something in a certain place, only to find it gone when you come back for it. Your work disappears and the place is back to its normal appearance when you first came. With this problem, the choice and consequence mode of the game is not completely enhanced and may be deemed a failure as a result.
The most annoying aspects of Epic Mickey are the control setup of the game and even more so with the camera views. It’s like the camera has a mind on its own. It brings a lot of stress as I couldn’t even control the unnecessary movement of the camera in the game. This problem has resulted in several “untimely demise”, which was quite irksome as the camera issue aggravates the setup. It was very hard for me to concentrate on my character especially in fighting scenes because of the quirky and constant movement of the camera.
With all the problems that besieged the controls and the camera views and angles, the game is saved by its very impressive graphics. This, at least has made me feel like it’s a wonderful gaming experience, after all. In the same breath, the creators likewise made an effort to portray and show the history of the relationship of Oswald and Mickey in the game so as to give variety rather than concentrate on one aspect, which is to kill the Blot.
It’s kind of funny how Spector and his team can create an exceedingly impressive base to make Mickey Mouse get counted again; yet the small stuff that they’re not supposed to sweat are so flawed, they could pull down to the ground and damage the larger, more significant experience. Don’t fret, though. Epic Mickey and its positive elements do manage to ultimately make this move worth the shot. Although you could say, I was guilty of losing my patience, if you keep your expectations a bit lower and manage to keep your frustrations under control, there shouldn’t be any reason for throwing the Wii Remote – or at least keep the throwing episodes to a minimum. Watch out that the wrist strap is wrapped tight.
This game is features something much more than the actual movie has to offer. It features a game where you can actually do the movements yourself. On this game, you will playing the role of a Na’vi – the blue skinned dweller of the planet Pandora which is invaded by humans for resources. Just like the movie, you will need to figure out a way to stop the humans in totally devastating the planet and at the same time do your best to survive.
In order for you to control your character, you will need precise movements like those you want your character to do. One of which is to swing your Wii Remote every time you want your Na’vi to attack using his or her melee weapon. You can do both vertical and horizontal attacks and any basic attacks with just raising, swinging and bashing with the Wii Remote. Most of the time throughout the game, you will be waving your Wii control repeatedly just like conducting in an orchestra. It’s pretty much an exercising while having fun actually.
With your staff as a basic weapon for making melee attacks, you will also be able to use a bow for a long range attack. You will be able to adjust your camera to a closer view in order to get a better aim of your every target – which works pretty awesome. Once you focus on your distant target, you will need to wait for your cursor to turn red to indicate that the target is locked and guaranteed kill.
Although this game is all about combat and defeating bad guys along your way, you can also avoid an enemy when you want to. Your Na’vi character has the ability to blend in with his or her environment and turn invisible as you pass through guards or hard to defeat enemies. This means, when you detect an enemy that is carrying a weapon that can pretty much kill you then you can switch to stealth mode – just hide and go, or device a way on how to defeat the enemy without going at him face to face. This game is pretty much a tactical game/adventure title.
In iCarly’s Wii game, there is party-game feature that the player needs to be completed successfully to help Carly, Sam and Freddie in putting together the pieces of segments for their online show. It is composed of different mini-games that the player will compete in every level. In each show or “webisode”, there is a time limit to finish the mini-games using a Wii remote. Games are composed of item balancing over the head, controlling of trampolines and finding of lost critters and alien spaceships.
iCarly games are cool and fun but then sooner or later you will get bored in playing it because the games are almost the same and just differ on graphics and styles. Observed it, in one of the mini-game there you need to balance the crockery over your head and in the up coming games it is replaced with slices of lettuce and tomato to build a sandwich.
Games like this give me a headaches, you are deeply thinking what to do because there are no hints and instructions to pass the challenge. In iCarly game, there are lots of control steps using Wii remote to point on the screen for pop ups. But then, ineffective moves are common errors during the game.
In the iCarly game, characters and graphics are totally animated. The graphics are low quality and kind of blurred. You may be thinking that it was an old game before. At first look, you may be in doubt and mistaken if it is a real iCarly game version because of not that good paper-doll version of the show characters and it is much better if the developer used the original segment recorded videos in the game.
Even there are times that the game suddenly ends before you able to pass it; the gamers are still rank on top once they used Wii remote. So, the iCarly game is said to be easy. There are moments, it is quite hard but it will not come a time that you will fail on it. Poor performance during the mini-games is not necessary mean that you lose; it will take effect on the “web-cred”.
While on the game, you can collect different decorative stuffs and fashionable accessories like hats and glimmering shoes. Those items are just collectibles and will not help in the game. There are sections in iCarly game for gadgets, fashion and unlockable items. Bad thing in the game is that you cannot dress up the characters, so all stuffs you may get during game are just for storage.
The background sounds in the game seems to be unnatural and obviously recorded. But then, there are lots of iCarly fanatics enjoyed the show and even the game. ICarly mini-games are played not only by single player but also multiplayer. So, you can enjoy playing it with friends and family. Less difficulty is experienced during the game because you have somebody to think with as you go across to game challenges. And with many similar games like iCarly out in the market, there is still little number of peoples who prefer iCarly as their choice.
I give this 4.0 out of ten, even that i feel is overated slightly, a poor game at best.
The plotline starts somewhere in 1960s, in the fearful days of the Cold War and Vietnam war, so expect to meet Russian, Vietnamese and Cuban adversaries and the contrasting character of their leaders such as Fidel Castro of Cuba and President Kennedy of America. The game’s hero, Alex Mason, is a soldier who can’t remember anything from the past, and the storyline is a twisting narrative of his search for clues to help him bring back his lost memory. This game sticks to a definite organized storyline with a wonderful finale.
Black Ops presents new features and surprising twists. The battle is enjoyable; character-wise, no complaints, it is well designed with good detail and the plotline is remarkable, not of the easily predictable sort you get with many other games of this genre. Wii players can expect a fantastic first-person shooter since the Wii remote and the classic controller are both well suited and efficient options. Depending on your preferences, the classic controller can provide fluidity with its dual analog sticks while with Wii remote, jumps are easily done.
A new points system is also featured which is called, CoD Points. Aside from gaining experience points and level up, it has added and improved features like Create-A-Class, custom class slots, new game modes, perks, bonuses and a wide array of weapons to purchase. All of these can be purchased through this CoD points system. When you move on to the next level, you earn 1,000 CoD points which allows you to purchase lots of stuff to improve your character and your game. A small but thoughtful feature gives you the ability to personally customize your weapons by writing a clan name or emblem on them.
The game features several play modes. First is the Wager Match Mode which is designed to bring out the significance of the CoD points. This mode goes with another two games; one is the Chamber which stresses accuracy and patience and the other is the Gun Game which is a tour of 20 Black Op’s and each kill corresponds to a new gun. The second mode is the Standard Mode that divides up into three teams with names such as Domination, Headquarters and Deathmatch, and is useful for leveling up. When you eventually reach Level 50 you’ll be able to play the Prestige mode with still more new features and challenges.
The multiplayer mode is interesting; there are no lags even when performed with as many as 12 players. Nazi Mode also makes its return. The presentation of the visuals is truly fantastic, even with the amount of fast action going on in the game. The content is brimming with so many new and exciting features that make it not just a another sequel with slight variations but a whole new world of a game. Forget all the hype you've already seen, this game is all that and more. Do yourself a big favor, buy it.
This Ubisoft production is aimed at couch potatoes, people of a fuller figure, and those who are just plain unfit, who wish to change their condition,and is well suited to the Wii format. As fitness programs go its pretty good at giving realistic structured regimes, although it is worth noting that this program does not offer the same level of interfacing with the system as the WiiFit does. The program does not use Wii Balance Board or the Wii remote , it is really just a fitness video.
Your coach is known as Maya, and before the workout program begins Maya will ask you a series of questions which include your name, birth date etc. some of which are aimed at assessing your present state of fitness and health and to establish which type of exercise program best suits your needs. The questions are also intended to help Maya with suggestions about which goals you should be working towards. You will then be instructed to check your pulse rate and there follows a two minute session of the exercises chosen for you, following which you again check your pulse rate. After this warm up, if all is well, you are ready to get on to your first proper workout.
In My Fitness Coach:Get in Shape, there are six workout types: cardio, care body, upper body, lower body, yoga and flexibility. A selection of execises from these is chosen for you on the basis of your progress towards the fitness goal that was set for you, and your current well being. You can set a timetable to achieve your goals based on how committed you think you are. The workout types are mostly made up of the same exercises, but with some specific exercises designed for your particular fitness program. In the early stages of the workout the exercises are basically aerobic and dancelike routines, like the Grapevine-Step, Hustle Up amongst others as you progress, however, as expected, the workout moves from this initial gentle phase into more stretch oriented training.
With progress and as you become fitter, Maya will present you with exercises of a higher activity level to perform. The program is well designed with some rest periods in between the exercises. If you can commit your time and effort then you cannot help but become fitter with My Fitness Coach, but using it on a daily basis is really a must. There is one workout that is a little different from the rest and that is the yoga program. Maya does not recommend yoga in the early stages of the game as there are strenuous stretching exercises which for newcomers are quite demanding, and there are also some advanced yoga postures involved. However, there are some easy moves like the Monkey, Sunflower and Cobra which are relatively simple to perform.
Yoga for example can be difficult in the beginning so it is best that you are taken through at least some of the other workout exercises first. The program does have tutorials for all the workouts though you will not find them very well presented, and you can get by without them. The program's visual background environment is not marvelous to say the least, but after all it’s only a fitness program, and occasionally there is some annoying screen tearing, but it is tolerable. The program’s audio is well matched with the visuals, although the music is more like that which you would expect to hear in an elevator. This workout package does, like most of them, do its job if you commit some time and effort to it.
If you are looking for a fitness package away from the gym then this, although not perfect, will fit the bill.
Buzz: Brain Bender’s brain bending puzzles will not make your mind bend but will flex it a little. The game contains simple right up to super tough puzzles many of which you will not have seen before and some old chestnuts dressed up in another guise. Graphics and presentation are, in my opinion, secondary considerations but in this case are up to the job. The puzzles are obviously well researched and, as far as I could see, error free. Each puzzle can be played with different levels of difficulty. So as a starter, you can go with the easy level and challenge yourself to go up to the difficult level as you finish each puzzle. The puzzles are categorized into four headings, namely, observation, memory, analysis, and mathematical. For me the memory ones are the best. Your score for each puzzle also depends on the time you take to solve it. There are 16 puzzles that you have to attempt with 15 challenge levels.
Ultimately, the Buzz: Brain Bender is entertaining, challenging and enjoyable, making it something that will make you want to play over and over again. The game itself will make you enjoy up to the last puzzle that you will encounter. This is a fresh change to be played on Wii. It is a good thing to play something that will work on your mind and strategy rather than playing with fights and battles all day.
My friend bought this game a couple of months ago and he’s hardly put it down since. If I had a copy I’d be the same. You could say that it’s a game for a wet Wednesday, true, but it’s also a game for a dry Wednesday, or any other day. There is a lot to keep you busy. I would recommend it to everyone!
This is a continuation of the Metroid series published by Tecmos in conjunction with Nintendo. The game is made to use exclusively Wii remote and is a third person scrolling camera with a feeling of the old Metroid experience. There is a Dynamic 3D camera, and a good focus on the camera style of storytelling. The controls in this game are straightforward that makes the game more playable, this is however a hardcore gamers experience.
When the game begins, we find the main character from previous titles, Samus the Hunter, battling with Mother Brain, carying on where Super Metroid left off with the baby Metroid having sacrificed itself to save the hunter and help her conquer the monster. The game is produced on an epic scale. Unlike in the other games in the series Samus, who has been quiet in all the previous games, now has a voice. Her character here is more human like with her here having a personality and emotions and you connect with her from the first moment she speaks.
The game turns around a mysterious situatiuon aboard Bottle Ship which is a decommissioned space station. Samus sets about doing her investigations and she is met by soldiers of the Galatic Federation, whose leader is familiar to her from her past. Basically the game dwells too much on Samus past and her relationship with the space station commanding officer Adam. Throughout the story you are exposed to her emotions, not my favorite aspect of the game. The game which lasts for about ten hours and more than half of that time is spent watching cut scenes.
In the game there are times you will have to jump into the first person mode, to target enemies. The way of jumping from first person to third person is by forward and backward movements when you use the Wii pointer function.
There are incentives which will keep you going, there are hidden items and extra pick-ups and the skill required to get them makes the game satisfying and gratifying. The game has an engaging story that Nintendo has so perfectly put together. Better than many
You are given a choice as to whether you want to play as The Doctor or his assistant, Amy Pond, as you assist a spaceship, the Lucy Gray, in returning to earth. Along the way you will get to meet the Doctor’s old enemies the Cybermen and the Dalek’s.
The basic game mechanics is all about shooting crystals and orbs, each with colors which designate their function. Shooting green crystals will unlock doors, while yellow stones set off disruption, red for the action button, purple turns on machines, orange for unlocking rewards and bonuses, and blue prompts finished minigames. You can keep six crystals and they it can be collected from “brothers”, a type of crystal dispenser. For you to gather these crystals, avoid its cone of vision, by doing standing still and firing at the crystal holding the ‘A’ button, while in aiming mode, and targeting it with your pointer, pressing B in shooting the crystal.
Regular enemies have their cones of vision similar to the brothers. When they spot you, move away from their vision, so as not to be fired at. Other enemies can be difficult, some need to be destroyed, and some should be lured into traps. When finishing a level, you also need to pass two minigames; the first one is the manipulation of an electrified ball in a circuit board puzzle. This puzzle contains complex doors and laser grids which is also tricky. The second one is, through the use of laser beams, destroying closing asteroids, relentlessly approaching on collision course.
The overall presentation is average, not your high-quality graphics but still very passable. While the gameplay offers fun, it lacks complexity as the mission, the enemies and minigames aren’t too challenging for a serious gamer who wants some hard play mode in a game. Throughout the game, the storyline, based on a story by the original Doctor Who author, although varied, is clearly defined so you always know what is going on. Doctor Who fans will have no problem relating to this game, but then, nor should anybody else.
Near the top of the league of Wii games, Red Steel 2 is set in a sort of hybrid, pseudo-futuristic western world with oriental type buildings and Japanese characters together with warring Samurai groups. No reason or explanation, that's just the way it is.
You are known as The Swordsman, and with your city, Caldera, in trouble and your clan absent, guess who has to save the city and seek revenge. Strangely your sword is used than your six shooters in what is a strange mixture of eastern and western cultures. It is here where the MotionPlus control comes in and it needs a little explanation. While exploring the charts you use the Wii's Nunchuk to move back and forth and to strafe, and the remote to move your view, aim and shoot. Slashing up/down, left/right brings on the expected attack, as will thrusting forwards. You can block with a press of the A button, but strong attacks need you to block with the remote tilted in the right position. Its a tiring business. There are even more complicated moves that can only be mastered with much practice.
All visuals are well designed, detailed and easy on the eye; the scenery especially.
As the game goes on more and more side-quests appear with more bonus missions to complete. But the later stages and the higher dificulty settings, for some players, may present a problem in the shape of too many strong enemies tending to throw the auto-targetting off target. there are extra strengths and combat skills to counter
this but you may well be pushed beyond your limits.Of course you can always adjust the difficulty settings.
This is a very busy action filled game which lives up to expectations. Don't forget you need the Wii MotionPlus to play, although there are other versions of the game.
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