Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Current Gaming

Red Steel

I actually had a lot of fun with Far Cry Vengeance despite the gameplay and controls being the only saving factors of the game. I was expecting this game to be much better in comparison, but it's not. The controls in the game just don't feel right to me. Even though I use the Wii-mote to aim, I stll have problems hitting enemies. The swordplay is pretty clunky too.

It is kind of cool how you can turn the Wii-mote to turn the on-screen hand but overall this game just doesn't amuse me and has caused me to go back to...

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Did I shock you there? I am finally starting to see that I have completely overplayed this game. I have overplayed RE2 in the past to the point where it's just not really as much fun anymore and I think I am starting to the do the same with this one. I'm actually relying on the Hand Cannon now to get me through boss fights quicker - completely taking the fun out of the game.

Besides getting bored with Red Steel, the other reason why I returned to this was to confirm some extra info that readers have emailed me with for my RE4: Wii Edition guide. I confirmed everything that I set out to, so at least I got that taken care of. The updated version went up today and you can view it right here.


I haven't really played this game enough to judge it, but from I have played so far it is very enjoyable from a gameplay perspective. The story seems rather shallow to the point of almost being nonexistent, but the overall sandbox gameplay is great. One really nice thing about this game is that the collectibles don't blend into the environment like they do in other games (Assassins' Creed), so it might actually be enjoyable to try to find them all.

In a way though, I kind of want to move on to Condemned. I have heard a lot of good things about it and really want to play it - it's sitting right next to me still factory sealed.


sephirosuy said...

Try this at home with your RE4 Wii XD

Berserker said...

Can't get that video to play on my comp - that's why I haven't responded to it on your blog.

Is there a youtube version?

I have tried defeating normal Ganados with eggs, but not bosses. :p

sephirosuy said...

hmm can't play the video, how about try the original website here. *o* wonder my blog got problem??

no Youtube version I'm lazy upload there =.= or the lower quality Google version :D

Berserker said...

I can't see the full video *slow internet connection* but I pretty much get the idea. ;p

I would use eggs more often if the aiming was better. :(

Nish said...

I keep toying with the idea of picking up Red Steel if I ever saw it cheap enough. The trouble is that it's never been cheap enough.

Have you noticed that Nintendo got there first with the turning hand thing? Try it on the Wii Channels screen...

Berserker said...

I had the same problems with Red Steel but eventually found a bargain on it for $7.99 around the holidays.

Yeah, I basically only use the Wii Channel screen for selecting the current Wii games, so I tend to forget about the rotation use there.

The overall arm of the character in Red Steel moves rather awkwardly and unrealistic at times which kind of takes away from the overall gameplay and feel of the game to me.

Nish said...

Whoah, that is cheap! That works out at around £4 over here. You can't buy a decent games magazine for less than £4 in the UK.

The cheapest I've seen the game is £15 ($30), used, and on a forum rather than the stores.