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GF Rating
4.0

873 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Sleeper Hit... Buy Don't Rent!

posted by MrMartinL (TAHOE CITY, CA) Oct 5, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

I bought this game at full price the day it was released, and I'm still playing it months later. I'm pushing it to anyone who will listen...

This is not a flashy graphics game. It's a scrolling shooter with so many features it's a steal now to buy it for under $20.

The game includes 15 levels that show off its new "sticky" mechanic, and by playing these you unlock small PC games by Kenta Cho, which are all worth the price of admission by themselves. The real value in Blast Works is in the suprisingly powerful editor and creation tools: with time and patience Blast Works will let you create almost anything you want in the shooter genre! On top of that, you can share your creations and try others' creations at the Blast Works Depot for nearly endless enjoyment and new treats. There are some truly impressive creations there already...

That's why I'd recommend buying this game if you have any interest in it. For the price of a month's rental, you can enjoy the game for as long as the Depot provides new creations and well beyond. It's more of an investment of time, really, and if you're willing to learn to use the tools offered, it's more than worth what you put into it.

This is a surprisingly innovative game for the Wii; anyone complaining about graphics or difficulty has simply missed the point.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very misunderstood

posted by MrPiggin (SPRING, TX) Jun 23, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Well first of i'm not a man of graphics(though it helps)I'm a man of gameplay. wich this game has loads of in the first plase but people who rate this game bad didn't want to be creative they want to be destructive. I say rent this Quik so reading this and add it to youre game Q.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Almost everything Hardcore Wii Owners want

posted by RichScarry (MISSOULA, MT) Jun 19, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Nov 2006

20 out of 23 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

This game has been accepted in a pretty harsh way. Blast Works has a ton of features, including downloadable content, level editors, and co-op play up to 2 players in campaign, and 4 players arcade. The major downside is that it's a narrow genre. People who enjoy classic games like Gradius, the new WiiWare title StarSolider R, and any side scrolling shooter-score game will love Blast Works

The game's presentation is pretty simple. Start up, you have your options of campaign, arcade, online, editors, options and etc. You can create your own profile that tracks all of your stats including shotting accuracy, planes created, and shared levels.

The gameplay it self is just like any other side scrolling shooter, except you can pick up enemy aircrafts and add them to your plan collection as you travel through the level. This is good, and bad, and a key point in the gameplay. Its difficult, but not 'broken' difficult. You won't be able to fly through the levels as you gather these extra parts that help you destroy, but rather balance it so you can use it to the most effectiveness. This isn't an easy task and creates more gameplay hours and enjoyment, at least IMO.

The flaws in the games are that all these features come in a narrow genre. It's great for fans, but the game may not be the biggest draw to new players to this type of game. Secondly, to use downloadable content, you must visit their site, set up a queue, then download it to your Wii, a bit of a pain, but very similar to IGN's Smash Bros website to access users levels. Also, the campaign mode can be rather difficult, even on 'rookie'. There are no continues in this mode, and if you die, you start completely over from mission 1 of the campaign. That was the biggest frustration for me.

Overall, great game, great features, and worth a rent. The 40 dollar price tag IS a little steep, and I would have liked to see this on WiiWare. But it's a step forward for Wii in general, even if it will most likely overlooked.

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