Category Archives: Wii

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Both Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine share the distinction of being the sole vanguard Mario titles, and the only 3d platformers, on their respective consoles. Super Mario Galaxy is the first to get a direct sequel on its own console. In this new game, Nintendo seeks to replicate and expand on the experience of the first. Galaxy was well known for its beautiful music, stunning graphics, and somber plot.

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Art Style: Cubello

Downloadable content on the consoles has made smaller, more inventive games more possible. With the Art Style series, Nintendo is putting out very small titles which are little more than ‘semi-mini games.’ Cubello is the latest of these titles. Cubello begins by presenting the player with a three-dimensional figure made up of variously colored cubes. […]

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Mega Man 9

More than a decade has passed since Capcom released Mega Man 8. One of the most beloved series of the 8-bit video game era, this franchise has long languished in tangential games which attempted to change up traditional Mega Man formula with ideas more reminiscent of the Pokemon series. However, this game is different from […]

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Soulcalibur Legends

Soulcalibur is a popular franchise of three dimensional fighting games which swirl around a highly dualistic metastory. A tale of two swords, Soulcalibur depicts a series of conflicts over the possession and destruction of the demonic sword Soul Edge, and its counterpart, the equally powerful blade known as Soul Calibur. Legends is the first title […]

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Ace Attorney series has been a runaway hit for Capcom. Originally a Japan-only franchise that was born on the Game Boy Advance, the series is noted for its humor and light satire. When it was brought to the United States, it became an immediate success because like so many examples of more traditional media […]

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Mario Kart Wii

There is very little that is new about Mario Kart Wii. The game is a decent racer. It holds up very well to its predecessors. It has a few new bells and whistles– like the inclusion of motor bikes, more racers on the track, and new weapons. This is all that Nintendo really needed to […]

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Wii Fit

One of the original selling points of the Wii console was that by its very nature, the control scheme necessitated more activity and movement in game play. This allowed the launch title Wii Sports to have an exercise theme beyond merely being a sports game. Several people also attempted to use that game to lose […]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

For many video game enthusiasts there is simply no bigger game than the Smash Bros series. What started as a low budget effort by Nintendo to produce a four player variation on the popular two-dimensional fighting game genre, has exploded into one of the most highly anticipated and wildly popular game series in history. The […]

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Super Smash Bros Brawl: The Subspace Emissary

There is no story more eloquently told in the medium of the video game than the tale of the hero. Virtually every narrative video game made today is a take on the heroic epic which forms the foundation of literature and informs modern storytelling. The Smash Bros. series is popular franchise of fighting games which […]

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Geometry Wars Galaxies

If you look at the list of games on our Reviews page, there are generally two types of games. The first are games with a strong narrative. They have engrossing stories and great characters. The second are games which lack those things, but make up for them in some other way relevant to new media. […]

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