Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snap Judgment reviews VI : The Undiscovered Country

Lots of Nintendo stuff this time around. Some of these will be more detailed comments on games mentioned in the last post. Note on the Dollar rating - I very rarely buy new games, so I put what I would be willing to pay for it. Anything 30 or higher is a very good game.

First batch - on rails shooters.

House of the Dead 2 & 3: Great game. I love this genre, so I'm a sucker for this kind of thing. Playing arcade mode, and yeah, it felt like an arcade on rails shooter. I got past the first boss, and a little further. Enjoyed the gameplay, the reload mechanics, and the ability to just point and shoot. Zombies are fun to kill. And I can see the difference in graphics for the Wii and the 360/PS3. I don't even have an HD TV at this point, but yeah the Wii is a little lagging. But I knew that going in. 20 dollar game.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles: Another great one. I've never liked the RE games - I just don't like survival horror. But this is a gun game. Again, I like the reload, and I like the fact I can point and shoot. Multiple weapon types, grenades, story driven collectibles - it is pretty cool. I'm so used to arcade shooters like House of the Dead that the story elements are a pretty cool extra. 25 Dollar game


Bleach: Shattered Blade - this one will take getting used to. An average fighter I think (not knowing the Wii fighters very well), but I love the source material so I am enamored of this game. Doing fighting game on the Wii will tire out my arms. :) And there is a lot to keep track of. Wiimote motion for attacks, Nunchuck joystick to move, buttons for other things, shaking Nunchuck to help energy up for Bankai. Hard for me to keep everything strait. 20 Dollar Game

Super Smash Brothers Brawl - again seems to be average, but fun. 15 Dollar game

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (and many colons)- I liked this the best of the three, but then again I am a complete Star Wars freak, so a lightsaber fighter is really cool to me. Again will make my arms tired.
30 Dollar game.

The thing I notice about all three - they are very much a "button masher" kind of game - getting exact timing and combos is not as important as shaking the wiimote around. This is fine with me.


Rayman Raving Rabbids: Pretty stupid minigame collection. I hated the unlocking approach. This is a party game, and you should be able to get to everything right away. Do not Buy.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games - decent fun, but again, a party game, and I don't generally play video games that way. Boring for single player. 10 dollar game.
Cooking Mama - World Kitchen: Silly fun. Not something I'd normally buy but worth playing. 5 dollars / Rental.
New Super Mario Brothers Wii - as a huge fan of Super Mario Brothers 3, and Super Mario world (and 2d platformers in general) I loved this game. The multiplayer aspect is pretty cool when played co-op. The wife and I both had fun with it. 30 Dollar game.
F-Zero GX: Everything I wanted it to be. Fzero with better graphics. I loved it, and I love these kind of racing games. 25 Dollar game.
No More Heroes - An over the top action game with funky controls and an average combat system. 10 bucks.

Gotta go, need set up behind the kit and bang some drums.

Games played since last post

Cooking Mama-World Kitchen (Wii)
Star Wars: Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Wii)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii)
Cooking Mama - World Kitchen (Wii)
Earth Defense Force 2017 (360)
Plants vs Zombies (PC)
Beatles: Rock Band (360)
Rock Band 2 (360).
Wii Sports (Wii).

1 comment:

Michael said...

Plants vs. Zombies ins an evil, evil game. Complete time sink.

I love it. And so does my nephew.