Wii Games of the Month: March 2010

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Feb 20, 2010
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Well, we've got some nice stuff here.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Mega Man 10

    Developed by: Inti Creates/Capcom
    Published by: Capcom
    Release date: March 1st
    Genre: Platformer
    My Hype Level: Can't really play WiiWare, Wii is too full
    GBAtemp Hype Level: I AM MEGA MAN

    [​IMG]

    Tons of people love Megaman. Real people love Mega Man. That space in the two names is a universe of distance between the two halves of Mega Man (flashy anime and 8-bit loving). Mega Man 9 brought back the 8-bit loving with some hardcore platforming that made many super pleased, and Mega Man 10 comes to do the same. Unfortunately for me, I suck so bad at Mega Man and my Wii is full, so I haven't been able to play any new WiiWare releases for months. Sigh.

    Red Steel 2

    Developed by: Ubisoft Paris
    Published by: Ubisoft
    Release date: March 23rd (America), March 25th (Europe), March 26th (Australia)
    Genre: FPS
    My Hype Level: Was super hyped originally, but not so much anymore
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Decent hubbub

    [​IMG]

    Don't bitch and moan over the cover art. That's what IGN had.

    Anyway, the original Red Steel pretty much blew. It was crunched for time and felt very unfinished. Red Steel 2 comes to correct the wrongs while utilizing the WM+ for some true 1:1 sword hacking and slashing. Still, a lack of a multiplayer seems to REALLY suck, so I'm borderline on this one.

    Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon

    Developed by: Namco/tri-Crescendo
    Published by: Xseed Games
    Release date: March 16th
    Genre: Adventure RPG
    My Hype Level: The "adventure" part isn't up my alley
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Lots of talk

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    It looks nice, but I feel like it'll be a lot of "adventuring" and not much combat/RPG elements, which kinda sucks to me. It'll appeal to a lot of other people, though, and with all its ambitions looking like they're reached, as well as an intriguing environment and story line, this is something to definitely check out.

    Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

    Developed by: Idea Factory
    Published by: NIS America
    Release date: March 23rd
    Genre: SRPG
    My Hype Level: See my SRPG bit on the DS GotM
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Some people are giddy with Sakura Wars

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    I'm sick of SRPGs, to be short. Sakura Wars is a SRPG, so odds are I won't be trying it out. It does look like a much-needed RPG game (yes, it's a SRPG, but still a RPG) for the Wii, but nothing I'm excited about.

    Calling

    Developed by: Hudson Soft
    Published by: Hudson Soft
    Release date: March 9th (America), March 19th (Europe)
    Genre: Survival horror
    My Hype Level: Hello, I'm a complete fucking pussy
    GBAtemp Hype Level: GBAtemp has more balls than me

    [​IMG]

    It's a survival horror game with a creepy ass girl on the cover art. So odds are you'll shit your pants probably once, if you're me. It seems to bear a lot in common with Fatal Frame 4, so if you liked that, I suggest this. Not much else to say except I'm never trying this out. I'm chicken shit.

    Racquet Sports

    Developed by: Ubisoft
    Published by: Ubisoft
    Release date: March 16th
    Genre: Sports
    My Hype Level: Fuck it, no comment here. This game doesn't deserve one.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: I need Blades for a good "shovel" pun

    [​IMG]

    For some reason, there's been a semi-wave of camera-based games on the Wii. I mean, c'mon, we have all these other, good peripherals for the Wii, we don't need a camera. Especially for fucking racket-based sports. Use a WM+, Ubisoft! Anyway, looks like terrible shovel crap. Stick to the array of decent tennis games on the Wii (Wii Sports, Virtua Tennis, Grand Slam Tennis) or other "racket" games (table tennis on WSR) instead of this hunk of junk.

    WarioWare DIY Showcase

    Developed by: Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: March 28th
    Genre: Mini-games
    My Hype Level: ZOINKS!
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Yessir!

    Couldn't find an image, sorry.

    Anyway, this downloadable channel comes with WarioWare DIY and allows you to play 72 microgames as well as play games you developed on your DS on your Wii. Sounds cool, although we know that DS-to-Wii ports don't fair so well (FFCC: Echoes of Time, Phoenix Wright). It looks like fun though and if you love DIY you should definitely give this a try. Of course, you'll need a Wii connectivity compatible flashcart to make good use of this.

    Other titles

    - Super Meat Boy: Q1
    - Zombie Panic in Wonderland: Q1
    - Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Trancer: Q1
    - And Yet It Moves: Q1
    - Rage of the Gladiator: Q1
    - Bonk: Brink of Extinction: Q1
    - Sam and Max: Season 2: 3/9
    - Rooms: The Main Building: 3/23
    - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Rise From the Ashes: 3/28

    Overall Summary

    Compared to the DS games, this is pretty slow. We do, however, get Red Steel 2, a huge game this year, Mega Man 10, a great retro revival, Sakura Wars, an addition to the Wii RPG library, and Fragile Dreams, a haunting yet gripping adventure. We also have Calling to keep you scared with fear and Racquet Sports to facepalm.

    Next month is even slower, outside of quite possible the biggest third party game this year: Monster Hunter Tri! There's also a new Lord of the Rings game, Aragorn's Quest, and the Wii's new doctor sim, Trauma Team.

    Have a fun March everyone!
     


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    Why does everyone have to crap talk Red Steel? It was awesome, and looked great if you compared to most showelware the Wii gets 90% of it's time.

    The second is going to blow anything the Wii has gotten so far! [​IMG] Just wished it had MP.
     
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    maybe mega man 10 and that's about it for me here.....
     
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    Seems like a pretty fair month. Megaman 10, Red Steel 2, and Fragile are all pretty good games it seems to be, and all hyped up. Hopefully they'll be good, but due to the fact that I don't have a WM+ yet, I'm not too up for Red Steel 2.

    Megaman 10 better be a riot or I'll get real pissed.
     
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    RED STEEL 2!!!! [​IMG]

    Have been waiting soo long for that. Mega Man 10 and Fragile are going to be great too. Solid month overall.
     
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    Fragile: Will give it a go if word of mouth is good.
    Calling: Just seems really mediocre to me.
    Red Steel 2: Sounds like one of those games I'll love until it gets repetitive.
    WarioWare DIY Showcase: Want it
    Mega Man 10: Want it, hopefully it'll be harder then 9.
    Super Meat Boy: Probably the one I want the most, if its actually out in March.
    And Yet It Moves: I already have it on PC but others should give it a go.
    Bonk: Brink of Extinction: I don't like how it looks but I love bonk games so will give it a go.
    Rage of the Gladiator: I've been keeping an eye on this game but I get the feeling that it'll only be decent.

    Also there is a lot of good talk about Alice In Wonderland from what I've seen and read it could be one of those sleeper hits. While it is a game based on a film it is only on Wii & DS and the developers have spent a lot of time on it. Of course Where The Wild Things Are was meant to be promising and well it wasn't.
     
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    Really good month IMO, really looking forward for MegaMan10 (big MM fan) and Red Steel 2, also Super Meat Boy [​IMG]
     
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    sakura wars, calling, red steel 2 I will be wanting.

    guild you should work for IGN lol you do a better job
     
  9. Guild McCommunist
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    Meh, I'd rather work for another site, honestly. IGN has shitty reviewers. They're either biased as hell or nitpicky as hell. There's some games that deserve much higher scores than they gave and some games that deserve vastly lower scores. I'd rather work for 1UP or Nintendolife, since I agree with most of their reviews. Gamespot is a distant 3rd since I find they're a little overly critical, but I feel they're scores are a little different from other sites (like a 7/10 is a good score there).
     
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    pretty sweet month, i cant wait for red steel 2. And mega man 10? coooool.
     
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    Been waiting for

    RED STEEL 2!
     
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    Mega Man 10 - super excited, though i'm not a huge huge fan of oldschool mega man compared to the X series (er, before it went 3D).

    Red steel 2 - Not excited. Maybe if it had multiplayer it'd be better. The first one was terrible, though you can't really talk too much shit about it...it WAS a launch or near launch title (I forget which). I'll wait for a ton of reviews absolutely molesting this game with praise before I bother downloading it.

    Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon - Might try it out. Seems sort of interesting.

    Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - this looks stupid and boring.

    WarioWare DIY Showcase - Will probably be getting this. Good ol' warioware.
     
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    red steel 2 and fragile OH fuck yeah finally get to try out my new m+. calling is trying to be like fatal frame 4 but I'm afraid it fails...badly if you go watch the previews you'll see why [​IMG]
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Calling sounds right up my street, I love games that make one shit themselves. Keep's the blood pumping!
     
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    Red Steel 2 is the only thing that got me really interested. Too bad it doesn't have multiplayer though, that's really a bummer.
     
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    why is every1 these days so obsessed with mp?
     
  17. Hells Malice

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    Because FPS have terrible stories and boringly simplistic AI. Meaning anyone even half-assed good at an FPS will get bored at how easy it is and thus require a real challenge, that being other people who are also bored of how easy said game is.
     
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    EDIT: Nevermind, just realized once I hit post.
     
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    I really wish I had a Wii [​IMG] .
     
  20. BORTZ

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    Download one like everyone else.
     

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