Archive for the ‘My LibrarWii’ Category

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My LibrarWii: Is there a doctor in the house?

May 31, 2008

Trauma Center: Second Opinion might be familiar for those who own a DS… I don’t but… that doesn’t matter… I’ll just get to the point straight: If you love puzzle games, and you own a Wii, you need this one. Got it? Now on to the game itself…

In Trauma Center you use the Wii-mote to make life saving surgery on people. It is impossible to hold the Wii-mote rocksolid steady, unless you have some nifty robotic arms… This gives the game some reality feeling since you have to be really accurate, or your patient dies… well, they’ll die eventually.. you’ll never become a real doctor, but I started to understand some latin bullshit which might be a requirement to watch one full episode of Dr House, although my MedicSpeech is still basic.

You’l do some interesting medical perfomances in the beginning, then the game turns into some weird sci-fi bullshit, with intelligent bacteria and nanomachines… if can step over this fact, you can still enoy the game. The next critical hit from the game are the characters. In the beginning, you’ll find them interesting… but then it turns into some weird southamerican soap drama, where everone cries and yells that they live to save patients… yeah we fucking know that you guys are doctors and thats your job, but after the 833483th “My faith is to save people”, you’ll really want to launch your virtual scalpel into the people’s face.

Otherwise… the game is superb puzzle action… the story is decent, and interesting if you put the dialogues aside. The Game gets harder with every operation, and although there are weird “What the F is this? Why do I have to do this?” missions, it is still enjoyable. I really have to get my hands on Trauma Center New Blood!

Buy it or Burn it? – It’s a most if you love puzzle action and manga chicks.

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My LibrarWii – games you should and should not buy

May 25, 2008

It’s a console war out there… so they say… there are no casualties and no gunfire tho’, but packs of money fly around, making our pockets empty. It’s a tough decission when it comes to which system you want to spend your money on. I cast my Vote for Wii, and since I bought it more than a year ago, I managed to fill up my gaming libary with some pretty cool, and also some other very dissapointing titles…

Although most of the games cost less than an average Xbox360 or PS3 title, it’s still money, and if you don’t want to waste it, you should do a good research on the net, checking reviews and videos.

I’m just an average gamer (haha… working for a gaming magazine doesn’t make things that average…), and it’s really hard sometimes to decide if you want to go for one game, or leave it on the shelf.

With this My LibrarWii series, I’ll try to hurray on those titles I’m satisfied with and to flame those that don’t even worth a dollar burried in a pile of shit. If you are an owner of a Wii already, but don’t know where to spend your money, or if you just might want to be the next owner of the Nintendo console (in case you are lucky cos’ it’s on stock) then these posts could help you.

For this time, I’ll take 2 titles, one as a dissapointment and another as an orgasmfull enjoyment.

Need for Speed: Carbon

If you are a pimp-my-ride fanatic, you can’t live under 200 mph, and you get a hard-on while talking about a Mustang GT, than you should get this title for PC, PS3 or any other system, except for the Wii… Seriously, I played this game for like 3 hours, and then I quit the whole thing. The idea is simple, you just tilt the controller as a steering wheel and tada, you are controling a car… that would’ve been the idea, but it feel like waving your doodle in a box of nails… it’s frustrating, demoralizing, and bad. The game is bad, you can’t tell anything good about it except the fact that you are driving cars you will never own unless you have a PS3, Xbox360, a Wii, a nuclear plant powered PC, a penthouse next to central park, and Paris Hilton in your bed as your daily bitch… seriously, this game is bad in every possible way, the graphics are bad, the controls are bad, and since Most Wanted EA couldn’t come up with a decent Need for Speed title. You need to stay away from this one… and also stay away from Pro Street which was bad on every oder system, I don’t even want to imagine how terrible it could be on the Wii…

Buy it or Burn it? – BURN THE M****ER DOWN YEAH!

at the next turn you will fly, and so will your wiimote

Mario Kart Wii

Now, on the other hand we have Mario Kart Wii… My first experience with the Kart series was on the N64, and I couldn’t simply put the controller down for hours… days… weeks… I know now why I’m wearing glasses… The Wii installment comes with the usual “bigger and better” marketing bullshit. Offering a robust but clanky online feature and a lame and frustrating offline game, this should be a no-buy for everyone. But the game is addictive, you might want to quit your marijuana for this, because it gets you high no matter what, and it’s also legal. Mario Kart Wii is basicly your best friend who stabs you in the back, and then picks flowers for you from the field and gives you choclate. In case you are in a winning series, you can’t stop, and in case you get bad luck you still can’t stop because you want to get your lost points back.

chaos is everywhere

The Offline feature is your first thing that should be done… play it for a few hours, get used to the controls (which is way better then in NFS… *khm* EA…) and then you should leave the whole thing behind because the AI opponents will do nothing more than just place their explosive dicks up into your ass… They cheat, and you fail, that’s how it goes…

The thing you should focus on is the Online part. You just play and you can’t stop playing… you want more and more, and next time you should go for the role of Anakin Skywalker because your hunger and lust for power will make old Ani fail like a dramatic chipmunk… it’s addictive, but still fun… you need a lot of patience tho’, the game might turn you down at times, and your Wiimote might suffer heavy casualties from it’s flights directed to the ground or through the windows… just miss the TV. If you are into some wacky racing games, and you don’t mind that sometimes luck is more appriciated then skills, you need to get this one.

Buy it or Burn it? – Buy it, then burn it, then revive it, then burn it…