gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The only reason (at first) I rented this game was after I saw the "bob & steve" skits on X-PLAY. I actually had never played a stealth game before, and thought I should at least try one, so I got this. After about 2 hours of playing this game, I was frikkin' obssed with it. The missions all have awsome stealth and platforming design, and its fun playing around with how stupid the guards are. The story I understood perfectly even though I had never played the past games, and the controls work perfectly all the time, no matter what anyone else says (althogh co-op dosent work so well at points). Anyway this is probally my favorite game for the Wii, as it NEVER gets boring. please, at least rent it, you wont regret it.
Wii seemingly makes sense, but doesn't really work
posted by TuxBobble (EDISON, NJ) Apr 7, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (84%) found this review helpful
The game itself is great. The story is well told, the stealth gameplay works excellently, and the graphics are satisfying, even though they could be better.
The only real problem with this game is that the Wii controls don't really make too much sense, and in the cases where they do make sense, they don't work properly. Switching hands (left/right handed shooting) helps at peaking around courners or into doorways, but from time to time it doesn't work properly, so while you're being shot at by enemies, you're trying and failing to focus and get them in your sights. In addition, the aim has to be extremely precise to take out cameras and trip lasers, and does not handle perfectly using the Wiimote. With further calibration this would not be a problem, but the game seems to have been rushed a bit for release, much like the other available Ubisoft titles for the Wii.
Additionally, the camera controls for a third person game like this were difficult to handle. Pointing at the screen will rotate, raise, or lower the camera angle. This works alright, as long as you're holding your Wiimote perfectly centered. This becomes increasingly difficult, for example, when playing split-screen cooperative play.
With control scheme changes, this game would be fantastic. If you intend to play single player, the game will be very fun, as the control problems can be overcome with a little practice. But playing split screen cooperatively limits where you point the Wiimote to such a small area that is is inconvenient and irritating to play.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
It's so hard to give this game a complete since i didn't really play the game all the way through... but it's for the following reasons...
I'm ot even gonna compare this games graphics to it's next gen brotheren as that would not be fair...but comparing it to current gen is fair and let me say it does look pretty bad...the colors are just washed out and so gritty it makes you almost feel like your tv is caked with mud...
The controls aren't horrible...but they just aren't quite there...at first i thought wow this controls pretty neat..but the camera control is mapped to the wii mote pointing functionality...which works at first but then just gets out of hand very quickly...i honestly yearn for the Zelda functionality where you only use the wii mote to attack or when shooting the sling shot...even with the auto centering once the wii mote leaves the screen instead of goin all wild like red steel it goes behind sam...but you'll find yourself occasionally drifting off and aiming your gun isn't really that hard but it does make steady headshots a wii bit harder...
all in all it's a game that i feel you should at least try and see what you think about it... it's definately worth a try...
as for me i decide to continue my quest of hyrule and maybe come back to this at a later time...