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Bottom Line...

posted by Browell (ROANOKE, VA) Nov 26, 2006

Member since Oct 2004

28 out of 34 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

BOTTOM LINE: The game is fun; has some great gameplay elements and even some amusing moments. It's meant to be a send-up of the Japanese action film industry (with comic-book elements thrown in). I am thrilled to still be playing it.

What hasn't been touched on as much is the unique aspects... Using the controller as a phone (the "Killer" 4 player game is really, really cool); reloading with the off-hand feels very natural and even cool when you're using the shotgun; the music is actually pretty good (whereas in most FPS' it's forgettable at best; distracting at worst); and the pacing very well done, considering how difficult some areas are.

...this game is not only a great launch title for the Wii, it's also a decent (if not great) FPS. I make that latter concession because I believe that those who are hardcore shooter junkies who have a PS3 and XBox360 will find the graphics less than the games they are playing. Are they ridiculously bad? No way. They are at times plain, but they are far from ugly. In fact, at times the gameplay has a strangely serene tone to it thanks to beautifully placed, if not rendered, graphics. Moreover, the lighting effects are great.

As for gameplay, I'm 5 hours in and I love the control scheme (yes, it takes getting used to, like ANY scheme that wasn't set up on a controller). But don't let anyone fool you into thinking that for an FPS that this control setup is somehow horrible. It's different. Period. Just like many people complain that FPS' on home consoles are less-than-perfect because it's not the same as playing on a keyboard with your PC, this game will have its detractors merely because it's different.

You can't go wrong renting Red Steel, but I'm happy I actually bought it.

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Very Good

Great game with that Asian film feel

posted by FatalVsion (RALEIGH, NC) Nov 27, 2006

Member since Nov 2006

16 out of 20 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

I bought this game for my first Wii experiance and glad I did. At first the controls do have a learning curve in getting the hang of it. But after that it's fun! Giving a quick jolt on the nunchk to reload and aiming with your mote really puts you in the game. The game storyline has a Asian movie film to it, sorta like Chow Yun Fat's Hard Boiled, that whole Asian gangster feel.If you even tilt the mote side ways you'll shoot gangster style. One of my favorite things is in a combat situation, you can give a jolt on the Wiimote and flip over a table to use for cover. This is a very exciting game, at first the learning curve was a lil tuff t get used to, however after calibrating movement of the Wiimote at the fish tank in the begining makes it a lot easy to control, after that I played the game non-stop till 2am and didnt even know it. The graphics, well it's the Wii and lets face it we play the Wii for the innovative gameplay, ot for the graphics, if you haven't already click on the Rent It!!!!

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The coolest First Person Shooter Ever?

posted by SethThomas (LOWELL, MA) Nov 24, 2006

Member since Nov 2006

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

There has been a lot of controversy about Nintendo Wii's First exclusive First Person shooter. The truth is that it really is a great Game. But it does have a few flaws.
First of all the controls, which seem to be the biggest problem. When i first started playing the game i didn't like it. The controls were awkward and unwieldy. After about an hour i was completely into the game. Later on i started using the sniper rifle, slowing down time and shooting guns outs of my enemies hands to make them surrender. Ubi soft put alot of intuitive ideas into this game and for the most part they work. Its just hard to get used to it. But once you do you'll love it.

As far as graphics and sound. The sound is great and using the speaker in the wii remote is a nice touch. The graphics are a bit dated and the "cut sceens" (if thats what you want to call them) are terrible. However huge explosions actionpacked gameplay and some really inuitive conrols make it a fantastic game. If you are willing to learn.

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