Wii Games of the Month: October 2010

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Sep 26, 2010
  1. Guild McCommunist
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    A few things. First off I changed up formatting by adding cool little text box thingies (forget the "technical" name for them). Second off, here's something new I'd like to introduce: community input!

    If I missed a game you really want coverage on then simply send your write up to me (via PM). If it's good enough and follows proper formatting I'll add it here with credit to you! <b>Check the "Other Releases" section at the bottom and see the bolded games to see what games I would want write ups for but am not all too qualified to do myself</b>

    Hadrian has also made his own thread akin to these after a long hiatus from the Games of the Week threads. You can read it <a href="http://hhttp://gbatemp.net/t252115-nintendo-wii-releases-for-october-2010" target="_blank">here</a> and I highly suggest you do.

    Overall though, a fantastic month with plenty of variety and high quality games.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t257027-ds-games-of-the-month-october-2010" target="_blank">here</a>

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b>Wii Party</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> NDCube
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 3rd (America), October 7th (Australia), October 8th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Party
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> A genre more dried than a raisin
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> It's a Nintendo game, who knows

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/073/073533/Wii-Party_Wii_US_ESRBboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    So Mario Party kinda died a while ago. Mini games just started running out of any type of fun and by the time the Gamecube ones were out the steam was getting lost. So with Mario Party 9 proving that Mario Party truly seems to have lost it's fun, what did Nintendo do? Take out Mario! This just looks like another Mario Party game except with Mario, meaning we'll just see more boring mini games and a lack of excitement. Might be worth pulling out for a party just to try but it's still seeming very boring.
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    <b>Kirby's Epic Yarn</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Good Feel
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 14th (Japan), October 17th (America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Platformer
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Definitely worth a try
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> It's fucking Kirby!

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/853/853826/Kirbys-Epic-Yarn_NDS_US_ESRBboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    Kirby really needs a good new game, seeing as he's joining Star Fox and others in what seems to be Nintendo's "forgotten characters" bin. With Epic Yarn announced and looking pretty strong, this may be it. Sure, it may lack some of that classic Kirby "float and suck" gameplay but it could just be an excellent platforming game, which is good enough for me.
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    <b>NBA Jam</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> EA Canada
    <b>Published by:</b> Electronic Arts
    <b>Release date:</b> October 5th (America)
    <b>Genre</b>: Sports
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> IS IT IN THE SHOES?
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> NBA Jam, hell yeah

    <img src="http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp/image/object/056/056365/nba_jam_wiiboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    Unfortunately I haven't tried a NBA Jam game yet, but this still looks promising. From the art style to over-the-top presentation it looks like a game that's worth trying. I was a bit worried when I heard about it going "non-exclusive" but luckily the Xbox 360/PS3 versions are just watered down pack-ins with NBA '11. So the Wii game is still going strong as an "exclusive".
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    <b>Rock Band 3</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Harmonix
    <b>Published by:</b> MTV Games
    <b>Release date:</b> October 29th (America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Music
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> I love the tracklist
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> They don't like the tracklist

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/028/028568/Rock-Band-3_US_Wii_RPboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    Maybe I've been too hard bent into 80's music by my dad's love of it, but I like the tracklist. Compared to how mediocre I thought Warriors of Rock looked, this looks like the Rock Band to beat Rock Bands. That being said, I probably won't be trying it for a while. I simply don't have the money to buy the whole set of instruments and there's many other things I'd buy before that. Maybe Christmas will be good for it.
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    <b>Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Published by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Release date:</b> October 12th (America), October 15th (Europe, Australia),
    <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> The Wii could use a "stylish" combat game
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Looks cool!

    <img src="http://dsmedia.ign.com/ds/image/object/142/14222659/Sengoku-Badara_WII_US_ESRBboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    Well, I haven't heard much of Sengoku Basara as a series until the third one was recently released in Japan, but from what I've heard it's a "stylish" combat game kinda like Devil May Cry, which seems cool enough to me. Hopefully it'll take a good direction with using (or not using) motion controls. For the record, No More Heroes and MadWorld were both good way to do combat on the Wii.
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    <b>Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> LucasArts
    <b>Published by:</b> LucasArts
    <b>Release date:</b> October 26th (America), October 27th (Australia), October 28th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Waggle fest but worth playing
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Xbox 360 or PS3 versions instead

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/055/055058/Star-Wars-Force-Unleashed-2_US_ESRB_WIIboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    The first Force Unleashed on the Wii wasn't bad, but it was still just "throwaway entertainment". You pick it up when there's nothing else to do, play it once, and probably never touch it again. The Wii version also had all the flaws of the other versions plus a bunch of waggling to do, often being cited as the most waggle-heavy Wii game out there. I'm really hoping they put some serious effort into this sequel, fixing the problems throughout all the versions and making the Wii version less of a motion controlled gimmick. I liked the concepts introduced by the first game, I surely hope this makes them live up to their potential.
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    <b>DJ Hero 2</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> FreeStyle Games
    <b>Published by:</b> Activision
    <b>Release date:</b> October 19th (America), October 20th (Australia), October 22nd (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Music
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> I don't like this music at all.
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> They'll probably like Rock Band or Guitar Hero instead

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/057/057889/DJ-Hero-2_US_ESRB_GAMEONLY_WIIboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    I just don't like DJ Hero. For all the cash you're paying it's still a one player game and two players costs another big chunk of cash. At least a Rock Band set is 2+ people support off the get-go. Not to mention rap music is just not my style at all. I'll pass on this one, especially since I don't have a peripheral.
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    <b>Rock of the Dead</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Epicenter Studios
    <b>Published by:</b> Conspiracy Entertainment
    <b>Release date:</b> October 5th (America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Musical Rail Shooter
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Game of the year
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> What?
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    Boxart appropriately sized much appreciated.

    I posted some news about this months and months back, but this looks fucking awesome. What do you get when you combine Guitar Hero, Typing of the Dead, Neil Patrick Harris, and Rob Zombie in a video game? You get this, a zombie rail shooter where you slay your foes with the power of musical notes. I'm severely hoping this game is released and not pushed into vaporware, but if it isn't, expect me to be picking up a guitar peripheral and perhaps even buying this game.
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    <b>Sid Meier's Pirates!</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> 2K Shanghai
    <b>Published by:</b> 2K Games
    <b>Release date:</b> October 5th (America), October 8th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Already got the PSP version to play
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Not sure if a lot even know what Pirates! is
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    Boxart appropriately sized much appreciated.

    Pirates! has already come to the Xbox and PSP, as well as having the Xbox version put up for sale on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, but a Wii version can't hurt, right? Pirates is just incredibly open world, giving you a ship and the freedom to do whatever you want basically. Raid other ships, engage in trade, attack towns, all done through a bunch of mini games. For some it may seem a little too open but to others it can be quite addicting.
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    <b>Just Dance 2</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Ubisoft Paris
    <b>Published by:</b> Ubisoft
    <b>Release date:</b> October 12th (America), October 14th (Europe, Australia)
    <b>Genre:</b> Music
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Fuck I hate this game
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Not interested, thank God

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/073/073471/Just-Dance-2_Wii_US_ESRB-FINALboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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    I just fucking hate Just Dance. It's shit like this that makes shovelware so bad. It's a game that's broken and completely retarded but still sells millions of copies. It's just stupid. I mean for all that cash I may as well buy some music- hell, pirate some music, play that music, and start dancing to it. This is basically that with some shitty visuals and broken controls. This series just needs to die.
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    <b>Super Mario Collection Special Pack</b>

    <b>Developed by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 21st (Japan)
    <b>Genre:</b> Platformer
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Might as well just throw Super Mario All-Stars on an emulator
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Probably will like

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    Boxart appropriately sized much appreciated

    It's basically just a rerelease of Super Mario All-Stars but for the Wii and with some small goodies. Not really interested and it's just a limited Japanese release. Mario fanatics will probably import a copy but for me I'm just happy playing Super Mario All-Stars on an emulator. Or playing the GBA versions of Mario 1, 2, 3, and World.
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    <b>Other titles</b>

    - FIFA 11: 10/1 (Europe)
    - <b>Def Jam Rapstar: 10/5 (America)</b>
    - Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest: 10/6 (Australia), 10/29 (Europe)
    - <b>Pro Evolution Soccer 2011: 10/7 (Australia)</b>
    - <b>Dragon's Lair Trilogy: 10/8 (America)</b>
    - A Shadow's Tale: 10/15 (Europe)
    - Ivy the Kiwi?: 10/15 (Europe)
    - <b>Flip's Twisted World: 10/19 (America)</b>
    - No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle: 10/21 (Japan)
    - Shaun White Skateboarding: 10/24 (America), 10/28 (Australia)
    - Tony Hawk Shred: 10/26 (America), 10/29 (Europe)
    - <b>Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: 10/29 (Europe)</b>

    <b>Overall Summary</b>

    It's looking good. For me, Rock of the Dead is the game to look out for, but Kirby's Epic Yarn and NBA Jam are also to be on the lookout for. Rock Band 3 looks great, if out of reach, while Sengoku Basara and The Force Unleashed look like some fun hacking and slashing. Wii Party and DJ Hero 2 top my "yawn" list while Just Dance 2 just pisses me off.

    Next month is first person friendly! Goldeneye 007 finally drops and Call of Duty: Black Ops provides some more CoD action for CoD fans. A new Raving Rabbids game also may give some goofy party gaming. The big toppers here though are Epic Mickey and Donkey Kong Country Returns. Worms: Battle Islands also looks like a worthwhile Worms game for the Wii.

    Have a nice October!
     


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    You forgot to change the link to the DS version.
     
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    Oh shit, thanks. I'm not used to having two links in the opening part of these threads and I accidentally replaced the link to Hadrian's thread with the link to the DS one. All fixed though, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Kirby's Epic Yarn seems like the only must-play title for the month... Flip's Twisted World too if it doesn't suck :/.
     
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    The Kirby game looks good. The Dragon's Lair Trilogy also interests me. [​IMG]
     
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    Kirby's Epic Yarn:I wanna play it so badly (I hope it will get leaked)
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes:F*UCK yeah!
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II:I wanna play this one too [​IMG]
     
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    would an xbox be better? i've gotta choose, you see.
     
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    Um, kinda off topic but both systems are good. A PS3/Wii or a Xbox 360/Wii or a PC/Wii is a great combo. I'd say yes to either personally. But keep the question to your thread though [​IMG]
     
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    Wait i thought pes 2011 was in november?
     
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    It is for all other regions, it gets an early as hell release in Australia though (according to GameFAQs).
     
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    Wow thanks for the heads up, cant wait!
     
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    lmao 'Ivy The Kiwi?!' It makes them sound like "What the fuck? There's a kiwi called Ivy in my back yard !?"
     
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    Fine by me, I'll download whatever version I can get ASAP, PES Wii is the best game of the system IMHO [​IMG]
    Fine month, Wii Party, Kirby's Epic Yarn, NBA Jam, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and FIFA 11 all look quite interesting but they just fade away by the pure addictiveness of PES Wii [​IMG]
     
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    Rock of the Dead is going to KICK ASS. Too bad there's no licensed music in it, at all :\

    That said, I'm disliking the DJH2 list so far, as I loved the blending of genres in DJH1 (It's $30 now with peripheral, and I have to say, it's pretty good... a lot of pop and rock in there to balance out the rap, as I too dislike rap) and this one seems like the Warriors of Rock of rap. I'll check it out, but the jury's out on the purchase.

    And I already have Rock Band 3 and the Protar paid off. Wewt. :3
     
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    WiiParty: I saw a few video of this and it looks like the game MP8 should have been. Very polished game and I think with friends it`s going to be great!

    KirbysEY: This game looks great. I loved every Kirby game I got to play thus far and this looks to be just as great, even though it is pretty different. Hopefully it will be challenging enough... Most definitely one of the greatest looking games ever and the things that can be done with the fabrics in the game makes for pretty interesting game mechanics!

    NBA Jam: Multiplayer with friends! Nuff said!

    Rock Band 3: I really like GH and RB but at the moment I don`t play as much as I used to play.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: I liked the first one, since I thought the controls were pretty engaging. The levels and structure however could have used a little more work. Don`t know how I feel about the control-changes in this sequel, since I found it pretty unnecessary to add the pointer. I would have much rather seen a (optional) WM+-enhancement.

    Rock of the Dead: Wasn`t on my radar but from what I`ve read it sounds interesting [​IMG]

    Flip's Twisted World: I think this game looks really interesting and hopefully the genre of pure 3D jump-and-run adventure games won`t die out, since I love these kind of games but unfortunately the aren`t many of them anymore [​IMG] Got a 6 from NP so who knows. I thought the game looked pretty good from the trailers...
     
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    Rock of the Dead looks so terrible I might just play it just to get a great laugh.
    I almost died laughing at how bad the trailers made the game look already.

    I'll be playing Star wars on my 360. Not a fan of the motion controls.

    I might try Kirby-themed game: Epic Yarn. But honestly i'd rather play a kirby game, not a kirby themed game. The artstyle is pretty awesome though of course. About the only reason i'd ever play it.
     
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    NBA Jam is all i need. It's gotta be the shoes!
     
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    I hope it's not vapourware....

    I (might be wrong but,) remember hearing that the Wii version was put on a hiatus, and they were going multiplatform.
     
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    I doubt it, it's just a rather small time game and going multiplatform is probably budget they can't afford. They chose the Wii since more people probably have guitar peripherals and this game doesn't come packed in with one. GH3 is one of the highest selling third party games after all, not counting all the other GH and Rock Band games.
     

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