Nintendo Power Review Scores: 11/08, Volume 234

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  1. ZeroEXE93
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    This issue seems to have more reviews than normal, but here are the scores!

    Wario Land Shake It: 8.0
    Spore Creatures: 8.0
    Samba De Amigo: 9.0
    Sonic Chronicles: 8.0
    Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise: 7.0
    Line Rider 2 (Wii): 5.0
    De Blob: 8.0
    Kirby Super Star Ultra: 9.0
    Bleach Dark Souls: 8.5
    NHL 2K9: 7.0
    Simcity Creator (Wii): 6.0
    Mystery Case Files: 6.5
    Time Hollow: 7.0
    Lock’s Quest: 7.0
    Line Rider 2 (DS): 6.0
    NBA Live 09: 4.0
    Tornado: 6.0
    Legend of Kage 2: 8.0
    Drawn to Life Spongebob: 7.0
    Naruto Path of Ninja 2: 6.5
    Populus: 7.0
    Unsolved Crimes: 6.5
    Prety the Stars: 5.5
    DDR Hottest Dance Part 2: 8.0
    Exit DS: 7.5

    Also included in the issue: New GTA:CW screenshots! (Hint: They're GBA style graphics)

    Sadly, I can't scan any reviews because my scanner is broken at the moment.
     


  2. RupeeClock

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    Kirby Super Star Ultra gets a 9, awesome. [​IMG]

    Wario Land Shake it only an 8? What brought it down?
     
  3. Trolly

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    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Wario Land Shake It's been getting some pretty average reviews which is a shame, 8's high it seems.
    And Lock's Quest only got 7!? I'm gonna shoot the person who reviewed that, it deserves an 8 at least.

    Looking forward to Sonic Chronicles and Kirby Super Star Ultra!
     
  4. suppachipmunk

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    Wonder why Lock's Quest only got a 7....

    From what I heard, it was supposed to be pretty good. That is actually the next game on my "to play" list.
     
  5. Gore

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    lol.
    Line Rider blows on DS, and is even worse on Wii? Can't wait. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ferrariman

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    Cant wait to hear all the people whining for line rider too stop!!!
     
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    Finally the Wii has the type of month it should have every month. Well except for really good stuff months.
     
  8. ZeroEXE93
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    They said Wario Land is not as "ambitious" as popular Wii platformers such as Super Mario Galaxy and that the music was bad. It also seems a bit short in length.

    Line Rider isn't bad, it just doesn't have enough content, according to them.
     
  9. Pizzaroo

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    I probably wont get line rider DS, seeing is that I already bought it on my iPhone :wtf:.
     
  10. Praetor192

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    I'm more interested in that GTA thing stuck in there... blows that it will be GBA style graphics. I really had high hopes for that one.
     
  11. Gore

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    I skipped over the the first time I read it.
    Someone post scas of those.
    I'm off to look for them now.
     
  12. CockroachMan

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    Samba the Amigo received some kinda good reviews, but everyone is complaining about the controls.. 9 seems a little too high..

    Well, I ignore Nintendo Power scores since they gave a 6 to Soul Bubbles..
    They've been giving a lot of scores based on the name of the game lately, so I wouldn't take Line Rider score too seriously..

    Now, I'm curious to see the GTA scans!
     
  13. Awdofgum

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    I never really liked Nintendo Power Review scores, they have always confused me.

    So when is someone going to scan the GTA screens, I'm very curious.
     
  14. Gore

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    I can't find the scans on any GTA fansites! [​IMG]
     
  15. omatic

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    I thought Sonic Chronicles would get a higher score, but 8.0 is still great.
     
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    I would be more than happy to, as soon as I receive my issue.
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    Don't worry.. this is the Internet! If some people already have the issue, we should be seeing the scans in a few hours [​IMG]
     
  18. ZeroEXE93
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    Thanks, I'll appreciate it. (Don't forget about the GTA scans! [​IMG])
     
  19. CockroachMan

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    Found some new details of Sonic and GTA in the issue..

    Sonic Unleashed Wii
    SONIC:
    -Move with control stick (natch), jump with A.
    -Quick step (dodge left or right by holding B and tapping the control stick left or right).
    -Drift by holding B or Z.
    -Homing attack by shaking the Wiimote.
    -Shake remote while on ground for speed boost.

    WEREHOG
    -Swing remote and nunchuck to attack with Sonic's right and left hands, respectively.
    -Z blocks.
    -Combos by swinging remote/nunchuck up, down, or towards each other.
    -B grabs and tosses enemies.
    -C brings out "Unleashed mode" where you gain new attacks and take less damage.
    -Grab enemies in midair and swing from them by swinging the remote like a pendulum.
    -Climb poles by lifting the remote/nunchuck alternately.
    -Raise gates by pulling up the remote/nunchuck together.

    LEVEL INFO
    European city of Spogonia.
    The desert is Shamar.



    GTA Chinatown Wars
    - True GTA game - sandbox gameplay, open-world environment, gritty crime narrative.
    - M-rating
    - Isometric camera angle
    - Cel-shaded polygons w/ black borders
    - good touch-screen implementation - "tasteful" minigames, streamlining interface
    - UI based on a PDA - hub for email, contacts, map, music player, GPS, stat-tracking
    - stats uploaded to Rockstar Social Club website via Wi-Fi
    - finger-sized icons
    - missions designed for shorter periods of play, arcade quality
    - aiming with control pad, auto targeting with R button
    - subtle autosteer
    - if you fail a mission, you can jump back to the action sequence
    - chain gun, flamethrower
    - good portion of Liberty City is modeled in the game (different routes than console games)
    - no probems with load times, draw-in or frame rate
    - lots of pedestrians, cars, etc on screen
    - Wanted system - objective is to disable police cars any way possible
    - real-time weather effects, 24-hour day/night cycle
    - lots of radio stations to listen to (more instrumentals than vocals)
    - 800,000 lines of hand-optimized source code (hey, the people like the info, right?)
    - no details yet on multiplayer/Wi-Fi features

    edit: source: neoGAF and no scans yet :/
     
  20. hova1

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    man, isn't even the cover of the mag out?