Wii Games of the Month: August 2010

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Outside of one big game release (Metroid), everything else seems meh.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Metroid: Other M

    Developed by: Team Ninja/Nintendo
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: August 31st (America)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: Do want.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Do want to flood GBAtemp!


    I do want this game. Metroid Prime sucked in my opinion, all three of them. The only thing I've wanted was 2D Metroid-style play, and not even the DS version delivered that. This does look fun though. It's part 2-D side scrolling, part full 3-D world, part first person (well you just go into first person sometimes). I do want this game and, even more, want to see if it works or if it's a spectacular failure.

    Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack

    Developed by: Sega
    Published by: Sega
    Release date: August 24th (America), August 26th (Australia)
    Genre: Rail shooter
    My Hype Level: I do love me some arcade rail shooters
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Huh?


    Sega does love bringing rail shooters to the Wii. They brought Ghost Squad and House of the Dead 2 and 3 to the Wii as well as gave us a brand new title, House of the Dead: Overkill. These are another two on-rails shooters akin to the arcade and hopefully they'll be just as good. Now I only need Time Crisis and I'm set.

    Madden NFL '11

    Developed by: Tiburon
    Published by: Electronic Arts
    Release date: August 10th (America)
    Genre: Sports
    My Hype Level: I'd much more prefer a good soccer/footie game.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably the same


    I never really liked football. Even here as an American it's really seemed like a sport I never cared about. Watching a game of soccer (or real football) or baseball is a lot more amusing to me. As for gaming, I never bothered with the games. Odds are this will just be like last year's football game but with updated rosters... Whoop-de-do. And the Wii versions always get the short end of the stick on these titles too.

    NHL 2K11

    Developed by: Visual Concepts
    Published by: 2K Sports
    Release date: August 24th (America)
    Genre: Sports
    My Hype Level: Meh, don't like hockey games
    GBAtemp Hype Level: 2K10 got some great reception


    I wasn't too fond of hockey games in general so I didn't put any effort into learning the ropes of 2K10, but 2K10 got a great reception on the Wii, so much so that this title is exclusive for the Wii. Hopefully hockey fans can rejoice and get another great, exclusive hockey experience for the Wii.

    Ivy the Kiwi?

    Developed by: Prope
    Published by: Xseed Games
    Release date: August 24th (America)
    Genre: Puzzle/Platformer
    My Hype Level: Tried the DS version, wasn't impressed
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Apparently they were impressed


    Thanks to SoulSnatcher for the NA boxart/resizing [​IMG] As for everyone else with pics, thanks but I wanted a correctly sized one.

    Ivy the Kiwi? came around not too long ago to Japan. The DS version luckily had an English translation hiding in the midst of it so once it was patched most things were English. I played a bit of that and honestly I wasn't impressed. It felt like a more constricted and worse controlling Kirby: Canvas Curse. And it was pretty frustrating and boring. But apparently people here liked it so I guess they'll be glad this is getting a localization.

    Other titles

    - Tetris Party Premium: 8/5 (Japan)
    - Marines: Modern Urban Combat: 8/21 (Europe)
    - Twinkle Queen: 8/26 (Japan)
    - Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII: 8/30 (America)

    Overall Summary

    It's pretty average outside of Metroid: Other M being the only big highlight this month. Gunblade NY and La Machineguns looks like some fun arcade shooting though and you've got your sports games with NFL and NHL games. There's also Ivy the Kiwi? too, if you want it.

    Next month is a lot of super heroes. Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions and Batman: The Brave and the Bold both come down, as well as NHL Slapshot, a new Lord of the Rings game in Aragorn's Quest, a North American version of Samurai Warriors 3 (finally), and the disputed Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

    Have a nice August!

  2. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Upstate NY
    good job guild, always a good read. thanks for the info. i cant wait for metroid. i didnt like prime either.
  3. Mid123

    Mid123 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    Metroid cant come soon enough.Madden should be good fun too
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    why the god damn hell do they wait till the very end of the month to release the good games? might as well say other M it's coming out in SEPTEMBER!
  5. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Metroid Other M appeals a bit to me, but not that much because I simply don't like the 2D platformers.
    NSMB Wii is a fantastic game, probably the best game thanks to the level editors available now and should keep platforming fanatics going forever.
    I would really like to love that genre, just because of that game, but I just can't.
    Metroid is gonna be a bit of the same story, gonna play it for 2 hours and I'll drop it....
  6. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Jun 21, 2008
    Waiting for Ivy the Kiwi? and Metroid Other M (like many other peoples do).

    Oh, and here's a present, Guild McCommunist [​IMG]:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Sorry, only the Japansese-Cover avaiable [​IMG].
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Metroid: Other M will keep me more than busy.
    Ivy the Kiwi Wii is meant to be better so might give it a go but can't quite see what the fuss is about.

    Marines: Modern Urban Combat is already out and is awful.

    Hoping there will be some good WiiWare releases.
  8. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

    Aug 5, 2008
    SEGA's World

  9. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    Other M! `Nuff said...

    But seriously I was skeptical about Other M (still am a little bit though) but the gameplay and controls seem to be spot on from the gameplay footage I`ve seen. I also really like, how they haven`t shown very much of the game yet...

    Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack looks good but that comes from someone who absolutely loves On-Rail-Shooters [​IMG]

    Ivy the Kiwi? looks really interesting as well and I can see me playing it and enjoying it when I get better at it. I think it is the kind of game, that one gets to enjoy, when you get the hang of it and manage to do things very fluently. I`ll play it on DS though, since I think it`ll feel better to actually draw (like with a pan) rather then pointing in this case!

    I was also looking forward to the Aragorn game, since I think it has potential as a game but since I heard, that they came up with an own story whicht is not from Tolkin I`m somehow turned of by it... IMO they shouldn`t do something like this! But we`ll see...
  10. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm looking forward to Metroid, and that arcade game.
  11. Ultratech87

    Ultratech87 Advanced Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Same here. Though it's been years since I've played the arcade rail shooters.
  12. DjFIL

    DjFIL GBAtemp Maniac

    May 29, 2003
    BC, Canada
    I always prefer playing Madden on the Wii. I just find it more intuitive the controls, and gets me right in to the game. Also being able to play the 5 on 5 mode for an entire season is great for jump in and play.

    Looking forward to trying NHL 2K11, hopefully it's improved on 2K10 (which I wasn't a fan of the control scheme\response)... and then early September with EA's NHL Slapshot.

    Metroid Other M should be fun too.
  13. AaronUzumaki

    AaronUzumaki A.K.A. Ecstasy Espeon

    Feb 8, 2009
    United States
    Akron, Ohio
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    There's the English cover. It is mostly the same.
  14. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 3, 2007
    on release day, Metroid will be in my hands for 67,72$ (pre-ordered ftw)
  15. AaronUzumaki

    AaronUzumaki A.K.A. Ecstasy Espeon

    Feb 8, 2009
    United States
    Akron, Ohio

    Metroid Other M is looking to be one Heck of an installment to the series.
  16. Ossot

    Ossot GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 7, 2009
    United States
    Saying you'd rather watch baseball than football is like saying you'd rather get stabbed in the balls than a blowjob.
  17. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Metroid looks fun, but otherwise august really sucks.
  18. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    God forbid I have an opinion. The horror.

    To everyone, just wait until October. That's the biggest month coming up.
  19. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    I actually know quite a number of people who prefer a stab in their balls (preferably with stiletto heels). [​IMG]

    And having to choose between baseball and American football...I dunno. I never understood American football even the slightest bit*, which happens to be a plus for baseball.

    *seriously: it's a ball game. All that repositioning and tactical stuff just sucks the fun right out of it, if you ask me.
  20. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Here's the Ivy The Kiwi boxart...

    Metroid: Other M is a must buy for me.
    I'm definitely going to purchase it the first day it's released.