Nintendo Wii Game Reviews
Zumba Fitness World Party
A look at Majesco's exercise game, Zumba Fitness World Party, for the Wii and Wii U.
Unreviews 2010 - The Games I Didn't Review and Why
A quick round up of games I did not review this year. Some of these games are good and some are bad, but what they have in common is that I didn’t play more than a couple of hours of any of them. So my comments can only be taken as a review of the game’s early part.
Unreviews - March to October, 2009
I don’t get around to reviewing every game I check out. Sometimes that’s because I find the game so intolerable that I simply cannot stand to play it. Other times certain games fall by the wayside when I get caught up in other, better games. I spent hours on some of these titles, and scant minutes on others, but they are all games that I ultimately decided not to review. Here is why they didn…
9 Fancy-Schmancy Controllers and the Wii Games That Need Them
Sometimes a Wii remote just isn't enough. Here are some of the fancier controllers that have found their way to the Wii.
Grand Slam Tennis - Game Review
The ball speeds towards me. I pull my remote back and swing it in a graceful arc. My tennis playing avatar wiggles her racket then seemingly gives up on the ball, watching it pass by disinterestedly. I yell something obscene. This isn’t what always happens in EA Sports’ Grand Slam Tennis. To be fair, it isn’t what even happens most of the time. But it happens just often enough to really aggravate me.
"Ivy the Kiwi?" - Game Review
Ivy, a chick who may or may not be a kiwi, needs to find its mother. For some reason, this involves running through a series of brick mazes to...
Rango - Game Review
There’s an old joke in which two women are complaining in a restaurant. “This restaurant has such terrible food. It’s inedible,” says one, and the other replies, “yes, and such small portions.” Game reviewers are often like that, talking about how unpleasant it is to play a game and then complaining that it ended too soon. I’m not going to...
Metroid: Other M - Game Review
Samus, the 6’ 3” bounty hunter heroine of the Metroid series, has always been the strong, silent type. With her heavily armored space suit and...
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Game Review
Is the best way to get information from someone to tie them to a chair surrounded by television screens flashing random numbers, torture them and speak to them in a distorted electronic voice? It is in the first person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops, where an imprisoned soldier grudgingly tells his life story to an unknown interrogator.
Create - Game Review
There is no real reason not to stop playing the puzzle game Create at any time I like. There’s no gripping story pushing me forward. There are no big boss battles. Once I solve a puzzle, there is nothing compelling me to start a new one. And yet, hour after hour I find myself moving from one puzzle to the next. As day slips into night I think, “I’ll just solve this one and then stop,” followed by, “I might as well just see what the next one is like.” The game is as addictive as potato chips.
WiiWare Demos - A Quick Look at Some WiiWare Demos
Lately there just haven’t been any Wii games to play. It feels as though all the game developers said in unison, “we need a break from the Wii.” So to keep myself amused I’ve been checking out the free game demos Wii recently started offering on the Wii Shopping Channel. Did they succeed in making me want to play the games they’re touting? Some yes, some no. Here’s what I found.
Bit.Trip Flux - Game Review
The WiiWare game "Bit.Trip Flux" blithely ignores the last 30 years of game development. And therein lies its charm.