Rent Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure for Wii
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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

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Fresh, New IP & Great Use of Wiimote

posted by RKDynamic (PLANO, IL) Nov 9, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

While I do love the Wii so far and there are some great experiences to be had, original IP based titles that use the Wii's strengths are few and far between.

This game looks like it is going to be for kids, but it is in no way just for kids. The graphics are stylized toward the wii's strengths and they look kiddy, but that is part of what makes the game enjoyable.

This is a great game, but I DO NOT agree that it is an Action Adventure game like the Gamefly Category indicates. There are some action/adventure elements, I would argue that this game is as much of a puzzle solving game (think trying to figure out a puzzle in a Zelda dungeon room) as anything.

You find yourself going from area to area trying to get to a treasure chest. The treasure chest is only accessible by using the environment around you in a point/click type adventure. The game reminds me a lot of Lucas Arts Point & Click type adventure games in that you click on an item to pick it up. You have to figure out how to use each item to interact with some part of the level to make something happen.

I'm 10 hours in and, while the game is very challenging sometimes, I'm loving it. Difficulty is moderated by the fact that the game provides you with the opportunity to buy tips from a fortune teller-esque person.

Rent this one. I went out and bought it because I want to encourage companies like Capcom to take chances on Wii by making new IPs for the console. Enjoy!

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reminds me of zelda games, minus the adventure

posted by jfuse1212 (WORCESTER, MA) Nov 8, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

I'm not going to lie, the game looked a little cheesy at first, but when i popped the game in i was pretty hooked. The game is basically solving puzzles with a kid named zack and your side kick wiki. you look for an old treasure hunters body parts but end up having to figure out all sorts of crazy puzzles. the way the game looks, makes me think of wind waker. the puzzles can be really challenging at times if you don't have your thinking cap on. in the end when u finish one of the puzzles you feel like a champion =). definitely a good game and should take a look at it.

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posted by punkemon80 (MOUNT SINAI, NY) Nov 7, 2007

Member since Oct 2007

really it seems to be just for kids, i thought id be swash buckling and moving around on my own, not just pointing and clicking.... it could have been an awesome game...great idea and story, just kinda boring and monotenous

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