The game plays decent and the graphics are okay, but the key to any good game is control. The Jackanisms and action sequences are interesting, but normal fighting could have been tightened up a bit more. The game is entertaining when you aren't constantly fighting as the moves aren't very deep. Constantly receiving whole chickens (health points) isn't something I look forward to as you have to eat them often if you are slashed a couple of times when a gang swarms you. I guess part of my problem may be that I have been playing God of War 1 & 2 (for the 1st time) so much on my PS3 over the past couple of months that the bar is set pretty high for an action/adventure game.
Graphics could definitely be tuned up because they are still below par on the Wii. Multi-console release games don't really get enough focus on the Wii as they should to make a good game. Companies definitely need to start sharing the wealth of their programming team resources. Yes the Wii is underpowered from a graphical perspective, but most ports aren't receiving an honest effort to make a good game.
That said, if you like action/adventure games there isn't much else to choose from on Wii, yet... If you can wait a little longer through the summer do just that as games like Resident Evil 4, Scarface, and Metroid are on the way. First two in June and Metriod on Aug 20th...
Rent? - Yeah it is worth some of your time on the weekend.
Purchase? - Not a chance. Not even if Wiis fly over the moon.
Gameplay: Fun Difficulty: Hard Graphics: Good Audio: Good Controls: Good Camera: Good Length: 10hrs Replay Value: Medium
This title is very good but it is more towards teens and older. It is linear but there are some side missions and it is worth a rental. It follows the 2 movies very well and there is not much bad things to say about it.
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The graphics look unfinished and cheap ... and the controls are horrid for fighting. You just swing, shake, bash the remote to fight people -- which becomes non-stop by the second level and therefore means you just shake the remote non-stop which becomes horrible and old very very quickly -- not to mention the pain in the arm and wrist that comes from it.
Just because the remote CAN be used like that does not mean it SHOULD.
Very poor control system, boring gameplay, bad graphics.