Wii #0935 - Jeep Thrills (USA)

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  2. Tweeder

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    My aunt has the 2nd jeep back. The dark blue one. I drove it a few times. Not a fun jeep to drive. Can't imagine playing a game about it... and having fun. Pass. Thanks.
     
  3. DjFIL

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    SHOVELWARE FTW!
     
  4. 754boy

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    I mean DAMN, thats about all thats being released on the Wii lately [​IMG]
     
  5. Hadrian

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    Oooh a DSI racer!!

    Jeep®, the undisputed King of off road adventure, invites you to climb into the driver's seat and experience racing like never before! 18 customizable Jeep® vehicles (including futuristic concept cars!), 35 intense tracks, and one main objective: conquering the terrain and the elements and owning the planet. From the jungles of Central America to the frozen Alaskan tundra, this is adventure racing like it ought to be! Jeep® Thrills! And everyone else? Get left behind.

    # - Nearly 20 drivable custom-colored Jeep® vehicles-from the classic World War II body style to
    # - 36 unique outdoor race tracks.
    # - Course spread over six diverse environments- race through hilled jungles, frozen tundra, and treacherous mountain conditions
    # - Find the secret passages on each race track to improve lap times


    Expect to see brown overused.
     
  6. agentgamma

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    Jeep Thrills has a lack of thrill and its meant to be cheap

    Why not name it
    Cheap Thrills THAT DONT EXIST
    =P
     
  7. MistahJelly

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    That's exactly what I said to myself when I saw the game on the release list.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Raylene2K7

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    Wow, a game by the guys that gave us blockbusters like
    - M&Ms Kart Racing
    - Bigfoot
    - Balls of Fury
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  9. Arm73

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    There is a bunch oh off roads type of games released lately...
    So which one is worth to get ( I'm looking for a few hours of fun, not necessarly a deep game a la GT ):

    This one,Monster Jam: Urban Assault (USA), or Baja 1000 (USA) ?

    I really like to waggle my Wii Wheel around !
     
  10. jesuschristmonke

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    Doo-doo like this is giving the Wii a bad name in the gaming community.
     
  11. R2DJ

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    This is why I want to sell my Wii.

    It's just funny that I saw 3 kids actually buying a shovelware when I went to a shop. I think it's called Desktop Racing.
     
  12. Arm73

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    Unbelievable.........
    I tried it just because I never actually did try one of this so called shovelware games.....and now I know I should have kept it that way !
    First, and I'm serious, graphics look exactly like a bad N64 game, included pop-ups and 'fog' effect to mask it.
    It has a certain clean feel to it, and it has some very nice colors and runs at steady 60fps, which is good in my book, I tend to overlook graphic detail if that helps to achieve a smooth framerate and gameplay.
    But speaking of gameplay...it's probably one of the worse I've ever experienced.
    Generic trucks, on generic circuits with generic rock music in the background, and they handle like boats !
    When you make a turn your vehicle starts to draft and you loose speed and there is no way to regain it.
    Even if you fire up the nitro, you can't get back on track..you just drift away.
    Speaking of the nitro, it has an half assed sort of zooming effect to it almost like excitetruck, minus the blurring effects and the excitement. And speed wise I would say it's on par with MK Wii at 50cc.
    The game is so hard ! I played excitetruck to death, unlocked every car and all the circuits, so I consider my self a decent gamer,and still I couldn't finish the first race positioning at least 3rd !
    It's because the level design and the physics are so cheap that when you make a little accident you fall way beyond the others and it's almost impossible to catch up.
    When I finally managed to finish the first race, I unlocked another shitty truck which handles exactly the same as the others.....
    Thank god I didn't have any expectation for this, the let down would have been so huge that I might have sold my Wii altogether.
    Instead, after an atrocious 15 minutes with this game I ejected the disc and thrown it away right into the garbage can.
    I even stopped to upload the torrent to avoid others to get disappointed !
    Now I agree, this kind of game shouldn't be made at all, it's really a shameless attempt from cheap companies to make a quick buck jumping on the wii wagon....at the expenses of poor little boys parents who fell for it because to box art looks cool or similar to other famous games...what a rip off. [​IMG]
    Heck I even felt ripped-off for wasting a blank DVD on this ! [​IMG]
     
  13. agentgamma

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    What about Bandwidth?
     
  14. cocomonk22

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    Anyone else notice how 'Jeep Thrills' sounds like 'cheap thrills'?

    I guess so! [​IMG]
     
  15. Arm73

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  16. Brian117

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    Hey ARM73.

    Could you possibly write a short review of that Monster Truck game that just came out? You give good details and such.
     
  17. Arm73

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    Well thanks for the compliment, if I happen to accidentally get another 'shovelware' game I will certainly write about it, but from now on I better be careful about how to waste my bandwidth !
     
  18. thchang

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    i think nintendo should set a "standard"...stop SHOVELWARE kills wii's appearance
     
  19. agentgamma

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    To get the seal all you have to do is have the game not crash the system, have the home screen and the wii strap warning XD
    I read that somewhere - cant remember where though
     
  20. stanleyopar2000

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    same here CHEAP THRILLS came to my mind also [​IMG]