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“Far Cry: Vengeance” review

by on Mar.05, 2010, under Wii Game Reviews

Game: Far Cry: Vengeance
Developer: UbiSoft Montreal


The ultimate punishment for miscreants …

When it comes to personal qualities, stubbornness can be a double-edged sword. While it’s obviously a useful attribute to possess during some of life’s trickier challenges, there are times when common sense dictates that you should just turn it off and admit defeat. Unfortunately, while I do have stubbornness in spades, I’m sorely lacking in common sense, as this belated review of Far Cry: Vengeance (FC:V) will testify to.
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“Rayman Raving Rabbids” review

by on Mar.05, 2010, under Wii Game Reviews

Game: Rayman Raving Rabbids
Developer: UbiSoft


If you are looking for an example of a near-perfect Wii release title, Rayman Raving Rabbids is the game for you.

If you’ve ever spent time in front of your PC or console, playing platform action games, chances are you’ve probably met Rayman; a goofy yet lovable spiky haired character who frequents fantastical and bizarre worlds without his major appendages! After releasing over a dozen games on various platforms, UbiSoft’s latest title featuring our hero is now a launch title for Nintendo’s Wii console (ok, so we’re a bit slow reviewing games.) This time around the usual high-octane platform action environment has been replaced with a collection of wacky mini-games pitting our protagonist against a wide range of psychotic bunnies bent on … well, frankly we’re not too sure what their motives are … except that they are psychotic and hellishly amusing!
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“Call of Duty 3” review

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Wii Game Reviews

Game: Call of Duty 3
Developer: Treyarch, Pi Studios


After our less than stellar opinion of UbiSoft’s Red Steel, we give the first person shooter genre another chance with our detailed look at the latest release in the Call of Duty franchise.

Those of you familiar with the standard game-play formula of any Call of Duty first-person shooter will not be surprised by Treyarch’s latest creation. Once again, you will take on the roles of key characters in the Allied army as they participate in over a dozen cinematic squad level battles across the French countryside in 1944. The game focuses on the pivotal operations around the Falaise Gap as Polish, British, Canadian and U.S. forces attempt to cut-off the retreat of a large German Army defending the Normandy coast. As the campaign progresses, your controlled character will switch between a handful of individuals in each army as they advance relentlessly upon the key town of Chambois.
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“Red Steel” review

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Wii Game Reviews

Game: Red Steel
Developer: UbiSoft

We take a look at one of the debut titles for the Wii console. Read on for the full review.

At its heart, Red Steel is your average first-person shooter set in the current day world of the Japanese Yakuza. You play the role of Scott-san, the presumably All-American boyfriend of a Japanese Yakuza boss’s daughter who gets kidnapped within the first five minutes of the game. In a fit of predictability, your mission is to track down your girl, whilst filling the streets and seedy buildings of Los Angeles and Tokyo with piles of corpses (sans blood) and shell casings. In addition, you also get to wield a Katana in some set-piece battles which gives you the opportunity to indulge in some casual sword play. There are roughly a dozen hours of intense combat within the story arc and there are some multi-screen death-match options as well, if you have a spare set of controllers.
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