posted by loukerri (EAST ROCHESTER, NY) Jan 29, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
I have this for the DS and was hoping that on the big screen it would more fun because of less eye strain, wrong! It is much easier to read on the DS, the main concept of the game is great in the DS version and I have beaten it but I didn't get beyond the first quest before I started to get a headache on the Wii version. Play this game it's great, but get the DS version instead.
The battles are nothing more then switching to a two player game of Bejeweled, you against the computer.
The menus are hard to read even on a 50" HD plasma. I can't imagine them even being seen on smaller screens. A really poor choice of text styles.
This is very much an RPG, go to this castle start a quest, go to the opposite side of the game world, complete your task, go all the way back to your original castle for a new task. Normally the doldrums of an RPG fade away with a good story, but there really isn't a compelling story here.
This game was a port to the Wii from the PC game of the same name. I actually rented this game because I enjoy it on my laptop, but my wife took over the computer once she got addicted to the game. I figured, what the heck, play it on the Wii, same thing, right? Wrong! They did a straight port, not accounting for the control difference between a remote and a mouse. More often than not, I would hit the wrong move thanks to the shaky remote issue. But that is NOTHING compared to the graphical nightmare that this port is. Since this is kind of a mashup between a puzzle game and a JRPG, there is a ton of text to read, armor to buy, spells to learn, creatures to capture. All fun, all exciting, on the PC. On the Wii? No. you cannot read the text, even on my 42" HD Samsung. The text, all of it, looked like a BADLY pixelated render of an 8 bit game. I was unable to play for long due to the constant squinting just to see what was going on. Navigating the world map is nearly impossible, and the game just doesn't get close to its awesomeness on the PC version. Skip it here, buy it for $15 for the PC, and enjoy.