How is it that the GameCube and Wii both launched without a Mario game? Somehow it happened, and here we are, months after Wii took the world by surprise and we're just now seeing the iconic mascot appear on the system. To make things even weirder, it's not a 3D platformer or sports game debut, either. Nope, it's a new entry in the RPG-lite Paper Mario series, the last of which landed in 2004. But in order to make the game more digestible to the non-RPG fan, Super Paper Mario plays more like a
There's practically no reason to offer a review of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It's going to sell millions upon millions of copies regardless of what anyone says. We all know it's phenomenally fun and destined to become Wii's biggest game of all time, so what else should a review even bother to say? Spend 500 words arguing about wave dashing or meteor smashes? Nah, we'll just say "buy this immediately" and let you get back to smashing.
The golf in Wii Sports is surprisingly fun, but it's hardly deep or realistic. Along with every other sport represented in the game, it plays more like an appetizer - a fun little sample of what can and should be expected from Wii sports titles in the future. The more you play it, the more you'll wish for a bigger and fuller golf simulator.
Super Swing Golf is the answer to that wish. Though certainly not perfect, it manages to fulfill the potential shown in Wii Sports Golf, delivering a
Dec 14, 2007
Despite some nagging annoyances, the original Super Swing Golf impressed us with its surprising depth and flawless motion swing. It handily beat the option-light Wii Sports golf, but with two (!) Tiger Woods titles released in the last year (and the promising We Love Golf on the horizon), we couldn't take this blandly titled sequel against the field based solely on its heritage.
Luckily, we don't have to. Though fans of the original will experience a severe case of
Who’d have guessed that a cartoonish, side-scrolling real-time strategy game about meat-craving Vikings, chili pepper-obsessed Aztecs, and Imperial Chinese warriors with a toy fetish would be our favorite WiiWare game this year?