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GF Rating
3.3

158 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Put This Game In The Iron Maiden And Execute It!

posted by RetroNerd (AUSTIN, TX) Oct 23, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Medieval Games, like other unfortunate Wii titles, has a great concept in mind, but is poorly executed. I rented this game expecting a nice party game that combined the flavor of a renaissance fair with a large number of mini-games most Wii titles are known for. Unfortunately, what we found was a game with sluggish controls, an AI that steals the fun, and a design obviously lifted from Super Mario 8.
GRAPHICS: OK. Granted, most owners didn't purchase a Wii for the graphics, but other games have been developed for the fun factor and still have decent graphics. MG is not one of those games. Choppy cutscenes and blocky characters make MG look like a klunky Gamecube title.
AUDIO: OK. I didn't come expecting to be wowed by the audio in MG, but at least it was more inviting than the graphics. The voices provided a sense of being surrounded by actors in a faire (although the red witch sounded alot like Magicka from DuckTales). That being said, there were many times when the voices did not coincide with some of the animatronic-like characters and the cutscenes were rather droll and made me want to skip them each time.
CONTROLS: TERRIBLE. The controls in MG are perhaps the worst I've experienced in a Wii game. Extremely sluggish, the controls are often unresponsive and sometimes complicated for younger kids. Catapults: overly complicated and difficult to control. Chickenfight: you'll never know how to hold your wiimote til the game starts. Jousting: jittery. Fighting the Black Knight was the worst, even for a veteran gamer like me.
GAMEPLAY: TERRIBLE. If you must play MG, be sure to play with 4 players. MG requires 4 players at all times, whether they be human or AI. That wouldn't be too much of a problem if it weren't for the fact that AI players are cheating knaves and there's no way to change the difficulty level. Add the fact that you're playing a cheap version of Mario Party 8, and you'll soon be asking yourself "Why am I playing this?"

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GF Rating
3

Bad

for the kids

posted by phoenix122 (UNIONVILLE, MO) Feb 13, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

because i love almost everything about the medival era but the only fun i could find in this game was jousting it was kinda fun but the board game is repetive and boring if i knew it was a board game i wouldnt have even rented it but i think the game might be fun for 5-9 year olds who like knights and castles and things of that nature but because they are not always judgemental about gifts but if they play more mature games (parents you should be ashamed) then they will be bored within minutes not to mention you can beat the whole game in less than 3 hours i was very dissapointed just felt like a very bad rip off of mario party that isnt fun

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Always read the reviews first!

posted by MissAmy (ROANOKE, VA) Jan 13, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is awful for SO many reasons. The worst part is how it doesn't sync up with the controllers properly, so it's incredibly slow and choppy.

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