posted by Belliqueu (JEFFERSON CITY, TN) Apr 17, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
gamers (9%) found this review helpful
Am I alone in thinking that this may be one of the worst games to hit the Wii?
First things first - no motion controls, at all, ever. The whole point of the Wii is the motion controls. It's not like the system is that powerful or pretty to look at it. If the game came out for SNES instead of the Wii, it would have fit better and would have received a higher rating.
After a pretty neat intro, I was all set for some decent voice acting and action. What I got was standard last-generation RPG text conversations, and what could be the most boring turn-based combat I've ever encountered. I'll even forget the fact that I spent half my gameplay session watching "tutorials" (that continued well into Chapter 4), while trying to remember the 5 billion aspects of the slow-moving story line.
This is a game that tries very hard to be a challenging, engaging and epic RPG but fails miserably.
posted by ThePauls (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Nov 14, 2009
Member since Jan 2007
Another reviewer was right this is Shining Force for Sega ... just not as good.
This game could have been produced on gameboy minus the cinema graphic intro.
A friend asked how I can rate it so low when I liked it enough to buy it. (Still haven't beaten it in hard.) My response was I like word searches too but if you make a game out of it ... it would suck. (Great now Wii will probably end up doing something that stupid ... oh wait it's called Sodoku.)
Several reviewers have mentioned disappointment that the wand functions aren't used ... but that was something I liked... several of Wii's games have been royally messed up but trying to use the wand functions. (Glad I am seeing more games with control options.)
If you can enjoy computer chess try this challenge just don't expect anything more than watching pieces slide across the board. (and a thin texted story board.)