Wii Games of the Month: September 2010

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Not particularly exciting, that happens in October and November.

    You can read the DS version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Batman: The Brave and the Bold

    Developed by: WayForward Technologies
    Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive
    Release date: September 7th (America), September 24th (Europe)
    Genre: Action Platformer
    My Hype Level: Haven't looked much into the Wii version but do want.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably not as interested unless you're Hadrian


    Same write-up as the DS thread, my comments feel about the same.

    I was never into comics or even superhero cartoons as a kid, but nowadays I've been more interested in superheroes in general. And Batman: The Brave and the Bold (based off the recent cartoon) looks to be just that: a classic superhero video game, retro in all its glory. Being only a Wii/DS game means it should have plenty of effort into it (I hope), and I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

    Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions

    Developed by: Griptonite Games
    Published by: Activision
    Release date: September 7th (America), September 10th (Europe), September 29th (Australia)
    Genre: Action Platformer
    My Hype Level: I'd probably just go for the Xbox version if I wanted
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Wii version usually gets the short end


    Now, when taking a Wii version of a multiconsole release, there's a few things you can do. You can dumb down the graphics, add a lot of motion controls, and hope it works. These versions usually are pretty meh but aren't terrible (see The Force Unleashed). You can take the game and build it from the ground up, making it unique and actually pretty good. These are usually the best in most cases (see Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands), but other times they can suck (see Transformers: Cybertron Adventures). Or you can just take the game and fuck it up completely (see tons of games I'm too lazy to dig up). I don't know which one they're going with here, so I'll be skeptical.

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

    Developed by: Vicarious Visions/Neversoft Entertainment
    Published by: Activision
    Release date: September 28th (America), September 29th (Australia)
    Genre: Music
    My Hype Level: This looks like shit
    GBAtemp Hype Level: It's Guitar Hero, it can't hurt


    I'm not gonna lie, this looks awful. The tracklist seems to be the worst I've seen, the presentation is just awful (basically Brutal Legend skin but without funny stuff, Jack Black, and it tries to take itself seriously), and the series has just felt to be running on empty by producing six main games plus countless spinoffs. I'm just not interested at all. Well, it also doesn't help that I don't have a band kit or guitar controller. I'd wait for Rock Band 3, regardless.

    NHL Slapshot

    Developed by: EA Canada
    Published by: Electronic Arts
    Release date: September 7th (America)
    Genre: Sports
    My Hype Level: Trying to make a sports game literal, no thanks
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Same


    Ever wonder how many things you can break while playing your Wii? You thought you already smashed enough TVs, priceless vases, and friends while playing Wii Sports. Now what if you were swinging around a hockey stick like that? Well, here ya go, NHL Slapshot! Yeah, this looks stupid. People don't play NHL to feel like they're playing hockey, they might as well play real hockey if they wanted to, they do because it's a fun type of strategy game, if you think about it. Positioning players, doing the right moves, etc. Last time we saw a sports game try to be an actual sport simulator was Tony Hawk Ride, and that obviously went so good. Well, it sold surprisingly well but the game got shit reviews.

    Samurai Warriors 3

    Developed by: Omega Force
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: September 27th (America),
    Genre: Hack and slash
    My Hype Level: Finally, in English! And playable!
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Meh, I don't like Samurai Warriors


    Dynasty Warriors is one of my odd video game fetishes. It has absolutely no depth, terrible voice acting, no narrative, and is some of the most mindless gaming you'll find. But for some reason I can plop myself in a chair and hack away horde after horde of baddies for hours on end. Having played the Japanese version of Samurai Warriors 3 I can safely say it does just that and works pretty nicely too. Unfortunately, the PAL versions are pretty much unplayable on NTSC settings, so I've had to wait around for this to get a dose of it in English.

    A Shadow's Tale

    Developed by: Hudson Soft
    Published by: Hudson Soft
    Release date: September 8th (Europe)
    Genre: Action/Puzzle Platformer
    My Hype Level: I have the Japanese English version
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Hey, it got a write-up!


    Since y'all bitched and moaned about this not getting a write-up last month, I've decided to give you one. And it's "A Shadow's Tale" in Europe, not "Lost in Shadows". Deal with it.

    I played a bit of the Japanese version and it's definitely pretty good. Combat is a bit clunky and that's probably my only complaint. The visual style and looking at the world as a shadow is very cool. Plus some of the shadow manipulation you get to becomes neat. Odds are not many of you will bother with this version since the Japanese one was packed with tons of languages, but if you're interested in one with slightly more English, here it is.

    Other titles

    - Metroid: Other M: 9/2 (Japan, Australia), 9/3 (Europe)
    - Tetris Party Deluxe: 9/3 (Europe)
    - Cabela's North American Adventures: 9/14 (America)
    - Swords: 9/14 (America)
    - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Duel Transer: 9/14 (America)
    - FIFA Soccer '11: 9/30 (Australia)

    Overall Summary

    It's not bad, but it's nothing too exceptional. It'll keep you satisfied until next month, and then if you start complaining next month, then you're just retarded.

    BOOOOM NEXT MONTH. NBA Jam and Kirby's Epic Yarn are headlining. Plus there's also the forgotten favorite Rock of the Dead, a localization of Wii Party, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (in English!), DJ Hero 2, Rock Band 3, The Force Unleashed II, Sid Meier's Pirates!, and the list goes on and on. It's gonna be a huge Wii month next month, and November may even be bigger.

    Have a nice September!
  2. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Horrible month.
    Not a single game I'm interested in except for Lost in Shadow.
    I wonder what Lost in Shadow's NA release date is.
  3. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    That upcoming Spiderman: Shattered Demensions is hyped, hope it's good on wii. What about Flip's Twisted World ? The biggest and most egregious omission from this list is of course a brand new Bonk game. WHAT were you thinking, sir ?
  4. erikspyder

    erikspyder Advanced Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    I'm waiting for NHL Slapshot...
  5. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

    Oct 8, 2008
    United States
    Yeah October!!!!! NBA JAM!!!!!!!!

    Almost forgot to say BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Mid123

    Mid123 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    Jesus can we get at least a few good games soon
  7. DjFIL

    DjFIL GBAtemp Maniac

    May 29, 2003
    BC, Canada
    I'll enjoy this month... NHL Slapshot (to compare with NHL 2K11 once dumped), Cabela's North American Hunting (i like the 'simulation' hunting games more then the arcade slaughter-fest) & FIFA 11.

    But my Xbox 360 will be busy too with F1 2010, Dead Rising 2 & Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (which could also be added to the Wii release list, but I want Xbox 360 version for Xbox Live online play).
  8. cacildo

    cacildo Went and came back

    Jan 20, 2009
    Burkina Faso
    Love these Games of the Month posts.

    You should have your own gaming blog!
  9. ChuckBartowski

    ChuckBartowski GBATemp Nerd Herd Specialist

    May 31, 2009
    United States
    Burbank, CA
    For anyone who hasnt played lost in shadow yet, DO IT. Its quite good.
  10. Jugo

    Jugo Advanced Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    United States
    I hope that this Spiderman game is good. Maybe I'll get Metroid and Lost in Shadow if its not.
  11. Bladexdsl

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

    Nov 17, 2008
    lost in shadow the rest can GTFO
  12. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Cool Samurai Warriors 3.
    About all i'm interested in.
  13. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    Lost in Shadow looks really great, even though I already have the jap. version, which even is in german [​IMG]

    Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions looks great from what I`ve seen of the other versions so far. I still have to see which version I`ll play but that I`ll play it is already decided! Nice game!

    Batman looks like a great game to play with a friend co-op.

    But overall I´m sure I`m going to be pretty busy with a particular game that`s coming out late this month so all of these will have to wait [​IMG]
  14. SFenton

    SFenton ಠ_ಠ

    Oct 14, 2008
    United States
    Spider-Man and GH6. High five, Activision.
  15. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Only thing about Shattered Dimensions is that the dev (Beenox) doesn't exactly have an impressive library. This is all their developed games:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    That being said some devs can surprise you and I've seen worse lists of developed games.
  16. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Only 2 titles can attract my attention a bit, hopefully I like that Samurai Warriors game.
    Only a few games for Wii that are announced that I really want, PES 2011 being the main one [​IMG]
  17. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Ha ha I wrote up a NDS & Wii one but abandoned it out of boredom. [​IMG]

    Batman: Do want but the DS version looks better!

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimension, usually none GH Activision games on the Wii end up shitty, but this time its the EXACT same game but they're giving it a different look to it and some of the versions of Spider-Man like "Amazing" actually looks better on the wii! Could be one of those good suprises. Sure its by Beenox but crap developers can make good games.

    GH: Warriors of Rock: Looks like they're going down a different route but I'm not that keen on the tracklisting this time and I've sold my guitar anyway due to only Beatles: Rock Band being the only game that lasts longer than a week.

    A Shadow's Tale, loved the Japanese release and its one for fans of old-school Prince of Persia, Another World etc.

    You forgot Flip's Twisted World which looks like another Wii game that will be pretty good but forgotten about.

    I really hate the way the new game looks!
  18. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    United States
    Although the Batman game doesn't really catch my attention, it's certainly got potential. WayForward's a pretty good developer, too.

    I definitely agree that Guitar Hero is getting pretty much too stale. It's sort of stuck in a rut. And that art style is ridiculous. Rock Band 3, please.
  19. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    That game really shouldn`t be overlooked.

    I played through the KORE Gang a few days ago and even though the game was rather unpolished in some things, the level design was inconsistent and that the game felt very "last-gen"-y (due to the genre I guess [​IMG]) it was fun and I think Flips is going to be mediocre for many people, who just don`t play these kind of games anymore, but I know I will love it! I would love to see it edited into the list, because it would deserve it [​IMG]

    [​IMG] to the 3D plattformer!
  20. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

    May 31, 2008
    Only really looking forward to Spider-Man and Samurai Warriors.

    Was looking at Slapshot, but we have NHL 2K11 coming out in.. 3 days so I'll stick with that.