Many people – most of them bigwigs at Nintendo – have said that the graphical quality of Wii games isn’t of any great importance. Sales figures have probably proved them right over the last couple of years, but now Square Enix will be putting the theory to a radical new test with a dual-format game that’s identical on both Wii and DS. It sounds like a brilliant idea.
MadWorld is different. It's one of the very rare super-violent, M-rated Wii games, meaning it’s not made for children or the elderly. And it's an original property on a system known for dumbed down ports and repackagings. We recently spent some time with a near-final version and we're feeling confident it will stand out from the pack, and not just because it will be the only one dripping with blood.
Klonoa deserves better. A creature of indeterminate species wearing a Pac-Man baseball cap and with ears with hands on the end, he starred in a couple of brilliant PlayStation games before being lost down the back of the mascot sofa. Well, he’s back. Or, rather, Namco Bandai has finally remembered what he’s good at, after a few average handheld titles and the head-slapping misfire that was Klonoa Beach Volleyball.
One is a pure, bubbly and pretty-as-pink princess who rarely reveals even the skin of her ankle. The other is a sassy, sexy and no-nonsense computer program who has spent her entire existence in the nude. Within the tightly linked and extraordinarily small world of videogame voice acting, however, these two women are the exact same person.
Tenchu 4 marks the series’ exclusive foray onto the Wii, and with it come all new ways to murder your enemies. Follow our handy guide and get a glimpse of how killing with the remote and Nunchuk may be all kinds of fun.
There are two editorial gold mines in the videogame-list business. The first is box art, because laughing at other people’s hard work gone awry is fantastically easy. Right behind those myriad articles about game packaging are lists devoted to poking fun at their very names – and we’re not afraid to go back to the well for another bit of fun.
For a medium that lets us chainsaw faces off, punch presidents in their plums and slaughter endangered species, it's amazing how sensitive some of us get when developers do things we don't agree with. Certainly there have been many decisions to get us all worked up, whether it's Killzone 2's 'target footage' or Shigsy shedding that last bit of lingering dignity by playing Wii Music like a diminutive Japanese John Williams. That’s
Are you rich? For the low cost of roughly $5000, you can either purchase one segway (you tool) or the following 100 games that the GamesRadar staff is looking forward to most this year. Yeah, we know everyone’s got a list of games they want to see this year. But no one’s written about 100 of them!
Developers Headstrong are anything if not enthusiastic about Overkill. Sitting down for a hands-on session with a brand new level – a mutant outbreak in a hospital that makes MRSA look like TLC – we spotted a curious pre-level title card: ‘Presented in Slater Vision’. Chatting later to studio head Bradley Crooks we’re told that Slater is Mark Slater, the lead artist on the game.
Perhaps no other entertainment industry contains venomous fans arguing over the content of multiple versions of a solitary product. And for good reason - games are made to be ported over to multiple consoles in order to recoup staggering losses of cash. Each console has its own strengths and its own failings. That’s why we see a frame rate glitch here or a severely neutered feature there.