Really great game! Ramps up sharply in difficulty.
posted by Finjamin (DENVER, CO) Sep 15, 2009
Member since Aug 2005
This game is worth a rental for sure - it's one of the best games for the wii out there - one of the most original, best designed and engaging games I've played on any system. It's not a shooter - it's sort of a platformer / battle / kingdom building game all in one. Lots of great cutscenes and art. Fun for all ages.
I did not finish the game because after I opened up about 60% of the kingdom, the boss levels suddenly became ridiculously hard. They start off fun and challenging but soon become tedious and extremely long with no checkpoints to save your progress. So I had enough and sent it back, but I had a great time for that first 60% of the game.
The controls suck!. I really wished I could have kept the game but the ability to find your target using the nunchuck joystick was very dissappointing. You need to point your villagers at the enemy to fight them but when the game seems to only recognize N, S, E, and W for sure and sometimes, the mid compass points in between each one (NE, NW, SE, NW, etc) it became frustrating in a fight.
Also the lack of any real interaction with your villagers other than giving them a job and sending them out to fight for you was a low point.
Other side, the game was very inventive and had a good story line, but for almost 40 price tag the controls should have been better. If the price drops, then I'll purchase it.