Tag: Wii

Super Mario Galaxy Review

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It's easy to dismiss Nintendo's Wii as a $250 gimmick. The console's "revolutionary" library is full of muti-platform movie tie-ins and remakes—not to mention the last minute control-swapping in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Sure, the Wiimote can make first-person shooters more natural to play; it's also probably no small factor in Manhunt 2's infamy. But the real test of the Wiimote is a game that showcases its unique features while integrating them so deeply into the gameplay that its uniqueness doesn't distract us. There haven't been any games that fit the bill. Until now.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Review

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Screenshot

Being a game critic is sometimes a difficult task. Some games are a joy to play and review, whereas a bad game turns reviewing into a voluntary form of torture, like sitting through a Britney Spears "comeback" performance. Where does Corruption sit on the scale?

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 – Review

I'm not a golfer, and therefore I’m not the best person to judge the accuracy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. That being said, I do consider myself something of an authority on what I find fun. Although swinging the Wii remote like a golf club in Tiger 08 may offer some brief enjoyment at first, the overall experience is primarily one of profound annoyance and frustration.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 – Consumer Guide

  Parents have no reason to fear Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, unless of course they think golf is evil. Fans of golfing games might be disappointed by the inconsistent controls. Compared to golf games that utilize a standard controller, the Wii's motion-sensing gameplay might frustrate players with a desire […]

Boogie – Review

Read review of BoogieAfter years of playing second fiddle, music-based gaming finally reached the forefront with the release of 2005’s Guitar Hero. Now comes Boogie, a game that combines well-known licensed dance hits and hip-hop music—from The Jackson Five to Britney Spears—with onscreen dancing and karaoke gameplay. The result is a strange and misguided attempt to do for singing and dancing what Guitar Hero did for guitar playing.

Tomb Raider Anniversary – Review

Read review of Tomb Raider AnniversaryFor all its popular appeal, Tomb Raider was a geekily strict platform game, but one unmatched (arguably to this day) in making your conquests over the land feel real. When you climbed to a great peak using just your hands and the rock around you, you really felt the achievement, the human achievement. Mario offered carefree, balletic fantasy; Lara, with her bone-breaking falls and audible strains of upper-body anguish, kept it very real.

Medal of Honor: Vanguard – Review

Read review of Medal of Honor: Vanguard I wonder how different this review would have been if I had played Medal of Honor: Vanguard before trying the demo for Medal of Honor: Airborne. While it's true that almost no game looks good when placed next to its immediate successor, I feel that the things that Vanguard gets wrong are so clearly and fundamentally awful that even if I hadn't played the wonderful Airborne demo I'd still have realized just what an atrocious waste of time Vanguard was.