For those of you that know the great adventure series like: Leisure Suit Larry, Monkey Island, Police Quest, Sam and Max, Grim Fandango Etc. You may be a tad disappointed if you set your hopes too high.
-The graphics are satisfying as with most cartoon/ cell shaded Wii games.
-What little dialog there is, is good but not as good as the more classic titles.
-The game is pretty addicting.
-you can actually die unlike other similar games (I personally think this is for the better and makes the game funner)
-Good difficulty (not too easy)
Cons: -1st of all... NO VOICE-OVERS?! Whats wrong with you guys! games like this should always have voice-overs. And good ones at that!
-The game offers more of a puzzle solving than adventure feel. Meaning that the game is broken up in different sections which are short puzzles instead of a continuous mode.
-The inventory handling is not very good and there is no stock for it.
-Not a great deal of character development and practically no character interaction (EX. going around talking to characters and having humorous dialog) However without the voice acting this is probably for the best anyways.
Verdict: definitely worth looking at if you enjoy or have at some point enjoyed adventure type puzzle games. It keeps you playing but if your the impatient "I can't figure out what to do, this sucks so much" type then stay away. AND LUCAS ARTS ADVENTURE GAME FANS: don't get your hopes too high and you'll still have fun!
Zack and Wiki is one of the best third party efforts on Wii. It has a very good art stlye to it, fantastic level design, interesting gameplay, and brain teasing puzzles. The only complaint is that it only lasts 15 hours with no replay value after that. If you like great games...BUY THIS. It is only 40 dollars for one of Wii best games.
They will make you "help" them beat this. Not bad for most games, however after a little while you will discover the only way to beat this game is to literally destroy it. The audio combined with the controls is enough to make any sane adult violent. Then you will have to explain to your children why it's perfectly O.K. to break things that are truly evil, and have to pay gamefly for the game.