posted by megamanretro (POPLAR GROVE, IL) May 3, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
this was the first game i got and i have to say it is the best game that they have for it so far. the 3d aspect is very good and adds alot to the gameplay. there is also a good variation of missions to do in the game and they are both fun and callangeing. the only thing that i didn't like was the fact that you were stuck on the same island the whole time and there isn't alot of variation to the island once you travel the whole place. but this is the best 3ds game untill legend of zelda comes out and anyone that owns a 3ds should check this out!
I definitely feel this game has been underrated by the critics. The fact that I'm a fan of the older versions of this game might have swayed my opinion a bit, but nevertheless it is worth noting that I throroughly enjoyed it. Before buying this I read alot of misleading information about how short on content this is. I already logged 18 hours into it and I still am trying to get perfects on all the missions, which is going to take awhile. It's not short on content if you play the game the way it's supposed to be played, like getting 3 stars on every mission, and collecting everything (or as much as you can) in free flight mode.
Graphics/3d effect: The graphics are decent but I don't feel that they really showcase the power of the 3ds. The 3d works well in this game and actually improves gameplay and depth perception. The 3d dioramas that you unlock are pretty good demonstrations of the 3d effect and a couple of them even appear to pop out of the screen.
Sound: The music is ok, not bad not good. The 3ds has a surprising good sound quality to it but I don't feel that this game really does anything mindblowing with it.
Controls: Controls are solid, and they better be because that would be a dealbreaker if they weren't. The analog stick feels good and works well with this game.
Lasting Appeal: My overall experience was a very good one with PWR. Like I said earlier, I'm a fan of the previous versions, so it appealed to me from the get-go, but I think anyone who has a 3ds should definitely at least rent this . If you play this the right way and try to get 3 stars on every mission, you will find a very challenging and rewarding experience, and if it's not your kind of game, you can at least blow through it and beat it as soon as possible.
I did not rent this game from Gamefly, I bought it at release. It's pretty awesome! I wanted to get this game cause my dad's a pilot (but that's not his line of work) and I'm interested in being a pilot when I get a little older (I'm a teenager). I know this game isn't a flight simulator or anything like that, but it's a good start for people of all ages who are interested in aviation.
Anyway, let's get to the game. Wuhu Island look's the same as it did in Wii Sports Resort, and the 3DS graphics are so good it's like actually being on the Wii, but it's even better cause of the 3D. Gameplay controls are simple, but getting good scores in some missions require skill. That's what Free Flight Mode is for. In, Free Flight Mode, you get 2 minutes to fly around, but don't worry, you can do it as many times as you want. There's also a bunch of stuff to collect like locations, white balloon things, stunt rings(you get stunt rings when you unlock the silver class in Mission Flight Mode), and rings(you can only get those when you unlock the pedal glider). In Mission Flight Mode, there are five different classes: in order: Training (where you start), Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. I'm currently in Gold Class. To move up to the next class, you have to earn a certain number of stars. Also, you can always replay a mission that you have already completed. At the beginning of the game, you'll pick a Mii character to use.