Wii Games of the Month: February 2010

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    The return of my Peabody-winning monthly column, Wii/DS Games of the Month! Yes, I'm posting early, but it's better to post before February begins and I have midterms for most of next week. I was also board and I get endless enjoyment from writing longs editorials.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Zangeki no Reginleiv

    Developed by: Sandlot
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: February 11th (Japan)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: Has some bad-ass looking features, but language barrier sucks
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Not much rumble

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    People always say "Nintendo doesn't support hardcore and mature games!" Well... That's true, unless it's theirs. Nintendo is publishing this Japanese bad boy, which has tons of blood and limb slicing, so I guess you can't say that Nintendo never does mature titles. Anyway, the game totes tons of hacking and slashing action, WM+ support, over 300 weapons (with customization as well), and four player online co-op. Are you as hard as I am yet? Still, the language barrier seems like it'd be real harsh, and this just doesn't feel like a title that would come to America. Sorry.

    Shiren the Wanderer

    Developed by: Chunsoft
    Published by: Atlus (America)
    Release date: February 9th
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: I haven't really tried many roguelikes
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Not real big fans of the balls-to-the-wall difficulty

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    This is actually the third Shiren the Wanderer game, but only the second one being released in the US. Anyway, this is a rogue-like game and part of the Mystery Dungeon series (which lends its name to the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games) which is apparently insanely difficult. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't attest to it, but expect your ass to get handed to you on more than one occasion. If you're a fan of rogue-likes and enjoy the difficulty, this may be your paradise. For those who aren't, I'd suggest skipping this one.

    Super Monkey Ball: Step n' Roll

    Developed by: Amusement Vision
    Published by: SEGA
    Release date: February 9th
    Genre: Action?
    My Hype Level: Never really liked Super Monkey Ball
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Not a lot of hubbub

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    If I'm correct, this is actually a remake of the original Super Monkey Ball for the Gamecube, except with Wii Balance Board support. I'm not sure how great the Balance Board is, but this could be some nice lighthearted fun. It also has some more mini-games and new levels, so if you liked the original Super Monkey Ball you may enjoy this. That is if you're good with a balance board.

    Data East Arcade Classics

    Developed by: G1M2
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: February 9th
    Genre: Compilation
    My Hype Level: Maybe I'm too young, but I've never heard of these games
    GBAtemp Hype Level: No chatter

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    I've never heard of any of these games. Still, they are some older arcade games, and I do love compilation games. I read an article about this in Nintendo Power while I was sitting on the crapper, and it did mildly get my attention. Well, that is if anyone can determine if these games are shit or not.

    Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Developed by: Sumo Digital
    Published by: SEGA
    Release date: February 23rd
    Genre: Racing
    My Hype Level: Another Sonic license butchering?
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Fuck, another Sonic game?

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    Yes, this is the same text from the DS description. Boo-hoo.

    This seems to be SEGA's take on Mario Kart, although they do bring in other SEGA characters, like Billy Hatcher and Beat from Jet Set Radio. The confirmed list right now is still kinda small, but given SEGA's extensive library of characters, who knows? If they give me Jack from MadWorld on his bike in the Wii version, I'll love this game forever. Still, it really does come off as another butchering of Sonic's license. And this poor hedgehog has been through the ringer too many times.

    On another note, WHY THE FUCK DOES SONIC NEED A CAR??? His name is "Sonic" after all! He's supposed to be super fast, faster than any of the little karts in this game can go! Sheesh.

    Other titles

    - Endless Ocean: Blue World (America): 2/22

    Overall Summary

    It seems like all the big titles that I thought were gonna be released this month actually weren't. That kinda leaves us with a dry spell of a month. Zangeki seems to be incredibly awesome, but is offsetting with the Japanese language barrier, Shiren has a very small area of appeal, Super Monkey Ball is still borderline between looking good or bad, Data East is a little too unknown for me, and Sonic Racing could easily be a butchering of Sonic's license.

    For next month, get ready for some big titles. Red Steel 2 drops down, offering us some badass sword swinging and gun slinging action. We also get Fragile, a new RPG game for the Wii, Sakura Wars, LEGO Harry Potter, and Mega Man 10.

    Have a fun February everyone!
     


  2. updowners

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    Doesn't seem to interesting for me :\ I'll probably look forward to the Phoenix Wright games being re-released to Wiiware.
     
  3. soulx

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    Meh.

    None of the games are even remotely interesting.
     
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    hyper dystopian dimension
    seems like february this year will be boring
     
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    I second this.

    I've just finished the first one. damn, I love this franchise!
     
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    you missed arc rise fantasia and fragile [​IMG]
     
  7. Guild McCommunist
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    Arc Rise has a Summer 2010 release date. Fragile was pushed back to March on GameFaqs and IGN (although Wikipedia says February 16th)
     
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    I am going to shit myself when Endless Ocean: Blue Ocean comes out. I loved the first one, and if they upgraded the engine of the first one... This will be a beautiful game. [​IMG]
     
  9. Satangel

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    [​IMG]

    Anyway, nothing for me this month, except maybe that first title, but as you mentioned, the language barrier is going to be too hard [​IMG]
    Hopefully we see it announced for US/EU soon, although I too doubt it....
     
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    What's wrong with liking Endless Ocean? It is one of the best looking 3D simulation games for the Wii. The new one has more RPG elements than the first one, so it should be all the fun of the first one and more. [​IMG]
     
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    The fact that you are going to shit yourself over a game.
    That's wrong.
     
  12. Hadrian

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    Sega Racing: It is by Sumo Digital who do some great racers but they do slip every now and again. Unsure about it.

    Endless Ocean 2: The first game was one of those that seemed shit but grew on you, not sure if I care enough to play this one though.

    That is it...I can already play all of the Data East Arcade Classics on various machines anyway and not all have aged well sadly.

    I've got enough to play anyway on PC, PSP, NDS and there are still a few Wii titles in this month we've still yet to have. Hopefully some long awaited WiiWare titles will drop in the next month.
     
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    them lying fucks at nintendo said feb for arc ! [​IMG]
     
  14. Emeraldman94

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    You should have Endless Ocean 2
     
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    Endless ocean seems interesting.. none of the other titles though. Except the japanese once which, i think, will be pretty cool if it where in english...
     
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    Endless Ocean! I know it's not exactly a game, but Good Lord, it's so relaxing and downright beautiful. I can only be imagining all those underwater landscapes with the upgraded gfx! Mmmm... Yummy! And maybe your character will stop walking on board the yacht like a crippled penguin. The only thing that used to irritate me in the original game. BTW, I'm pretty sure it's coming out early in Februaury in Europe, February 5, according to nintendo.co.uk, so we won't have to wait. Also had an eye for Shiren, but never heard about the difficulty... Well, gonna give it a spin anyway. For a lighter entertainment- Monkey Ball and the Sega racer. Not a fabulous month, but not that bad, IMO.
     
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    WOOP Shiren the Wanderer!!!
    I'm looking forward to that! [​IMG]
     
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    Hm, now I'm interested. The first one never even caught my interest to download because it just wasn't in my ballpark. Now that this has more gameplay elements as well as the free roam exploration, it seems cool. The online co-op could be very cool too.
     
  20. Giga_Gaia

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    Meh, this month is gonna be horrible for nintendo, there is no games in that list that are even worth a look at.