This Week in Reviews #2

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Nov 13, 2010
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Baby I like it! Well, let's see how you guys like week two!

    FlingSmash (Wii)

    Guild's Take: Nintendo's newest Wii Motion Plus game (as well as pretty much the inaugural for the Wii Remote Plus) looked like a fun little game, but as reviews have shown, Nintendo has come up more than short.

    The Scores:
    +Nintendo Power: 7.5/10
    +Destructoid: 7/10
    +Gamespot: 4/10
    +IGN: 4/10

    Metascore: 55%

    Sonic Colors (Wii)

    Guild's Take: After years of mediocre Sonic games, it seems like Sega may have actually hit something good her, providing one of the few great 3D Sonic games that also has plenty of 2D platforming. Combining some new mechanics from Sonic Rush and Sonic 4 while still keeping some of that old time Sonic magic, it seems like Colors may be the Sonic game worth owning.

    The Scores
    +Nintendo Power: 9/10
    +Official Nintendo Magazine UK: 8.6/10
    +IGN: 8.5/10
    +Gamespot: 8/10
    +Eurogamer: 8/10

    Metascore: 79%

    Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii)

    Guild's Take: The Wii version of Activision's biggest franchise has, like its predecessors on the system, been getting better. Now finally adding a Zombies mode, Classic Controller support, and voice chat, this seems to be the best Wii romp for the franchise yet.

    The Scores
    +Gamespot: 9/10
    +Official Nintendo Magazine UK: 9/10
    +IGN: 7.5/10

    Metascore: Pending
    Current Average: 85%

    Special: Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC/PS3/360)


    For this special, I'll be comparing metascores of all three of the HD versions of this year's Call of Duty, then comparing metascores to the previous three Call of Dutys.

    Guild's Take: It seems like the general trend of Treyarch games being outdone by the Infinity Ward ones. But from reading reviews, I see a lot of complaints drawing to how it's little more than just another Call of Duty game with a few changes, while World at War was criticized for its core game play. Perhaps the franchise is getting worn down on critics. I know it has for many people. But as long as it sells 5.6 million copies on its opening week, they'll be pooping one out every year.

    Xbox 360 Metascores
    + Call of Duty: Black Ops: 89%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 94%
    + Call of Duty: World at War: 84%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 94%

    Playstation 3 Metascores
    + Call of Duty: Black Ops: 89%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 94%
    + Call of Duty: World at War: 85%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 94%

    PC Metascores
    + Call of Duty: Black Ops: 87%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 86%
    + Call of Duty: World at War: 83%
    + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 92%

    GBAtemp Reviews


    + ojsinnerz's Vanquish Review
    + SubliminalSegue's Deadly Premonition Review
    + ACDCGamer's Super Mario Galaxy Review
    + monkat's FlingSmash Review
    + KingdomBlade's Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Review
    + Bladexsl's Sonic Colors Review

    Any problems that wouldn't be worth posting here? Send me a PM and we'll discuss the issue.
     
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    Black Cops?
     
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    Good thing FlingSmash is bundled with the new Wii Remotes with built-in WM+, right?
    It's going to sell well just like Wii Play.

    I'm still gonna check it out though despite the bad reviews...
     
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    I completely agree with all of these scores, i dont think black ops was really as good as mw2

    also the bit under the title reads carl of duty black cops
     
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    Sonic Colors is actually good? REALLY?! No I don't believe in you people!
     
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    [​IMG]

    That's the joke.
     
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    i've seen a much dirtier joke title for black ops...

    Edit: also, good work on this... review thing [​IMG]
     
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    sonic has really improved in sonic colors but CoD well, its FPS and ppl love FPS games
    most FPS games really sell well and are well received esp if its a big name
     
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    I still don't get it..... Don't mind me I'm extremely slow at these sort of things
     
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    i'm buying it unless this is the same/better? http://dstore.com/item/12304448?utm_source...ref=shopping_AU [​IMG]
     
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    Not sure how AU pricing is but it feels like you could just get FlingSmash with the WR+ for around the same price if not a little more. Yet again I have no clue on what AU pricing is for gaming so correct me if I'm wrong. FlingSmash might not be phenomenal but it's a game with a nice accessory, kinda like Wii Play.

    Plus 3rd party accessories haven't treated me well.
     
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    well their selling flingsmash bundle for $80-90 aud on ebay
     
  13. Guild McCommunist
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    Oh, then don't bother.

    Really though, I'm not a fan of the WR+. Might as well just buy a WM+ for your preexisting Wiimote.
     
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    already have 1 but with it and the wireless chuck dongle turns the mote into a light sabre accessary [​IMG]
     

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