Archive for February, 2012

Review – Metroid: Other M [Wii]

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Reviews, Wii

Under a team collaboration of Team Ninja and Nintendo, Metroid Other M is the latest in the series but set after the events of Super Metroid and before Metroid Fusion. Many people had high expectations of the game, not sure of what we wanted but sure on what we didn’t want. Does this game dash our expectations? I’d have to say yes. Still unsure of what I would’ve liked to have seen at the beginning, as play continued I grew to recognise aspects I knew I didn’t want to see.

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Another game in the Nintendo range of “laid back” gaming, this involves some of the most well-known puzzles around: The Crossword, the Wordsearch, and the Anagram.

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It’s hard to write something new about a game series, which for the majority has changed so little. The formula with Pokémon has always been the same: catch, battle, become a Pokémon master. Unlike the Final Fantasy series, for example, where the mechanics are generally the same but the storyline differs majorly within each game. This isn’t meant to sound like a complaint…

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Review – Planet 51 [Wii]

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Reviews, Wii

For those unaware, Planet 51 was a recently released CGI-movie which turns the little green men invading Earth on its head. Instead we end up landing on their planet… Well, one human called Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker (and his Wall-E inspired robot friend Rover) lands there and is regarded as the destructor of the planet. Hilarity ensues (I assume)…

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files is based upon the PC game of the same title and revolves around finding items hidden in images, but not hidden as you might expect, some are stashed “in” the furniture, a shotgun might be superimposed on a chair leg or a broom, and the quest to find them begins.

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Review: CID The Dummy [Wii]

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Reviews, Wii

I’m sure we all remember the Crash Test Dummy toys in our youth; I never had them personally but can recall the fun of smashing them apart, putting back together, rinse and repeat. But what if one of them had some artillery and could dish out the pain?

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Pokémon has come in leaps and bounds since its first release in Japan 13 years ago, each with their own “added extra” version. Red & Blue had Yellow, Gold & Silver got Crystal. Ruby and Sapphire received Emerald. Forgetting about Fire Red and Leaf Green, now Pearl and Diamond have Platinum version. Each also had a unique spin on why you must buy this version if you’ve already bought the original version. Pikachu, Suicine, Rayquaza… Now it’s Giratina’s turn…

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Damn that Dracula, he just doesn’t know when to give up. The Belmont clan have had their hands full sorting him out over the years, but they have long perished. So organisations have been set up to discover ways to stop Dracula when the little ruffian shows up once again. One of these organisations is The Order of Ecclesia, which according to a vocal introduction, is apparently pronounced “Eck-cleese-sha”, and they have come across a way which should aid them to prevent Dracula unleashing his reign of vampire terror upon the world…

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Although it may not need stating, I shall say it anyway. This is NOT a game, but I will probably keep calling it one throughout this review. This is a library in your hand. A library which contains 100 of the most famous literary works of all time.

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In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, you assume the role of, surprisingly enough, Professor Layton. As well as his young assistant, Luke. In the village of St. Mystere, a wealthy Baron has passed away, his last will and testament have his family and the police baffled, thus Layton is called in to help solve the mystery of St. Mystere. The key to the inheritance is the Golden Apple, hidden somewhere in the village, and whoever finds it receives the Baron’s entire estate…

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