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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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