Following on from Quimby’s excellent article on the possibilities of the upcoming new Nintendo console (the Wii – though I still prefer Revolution) I’ve decided to take a look at some of the games that are going to be released on or around the middle of November – that is provided it is not delayed.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
It’s the long awaited return of Link in a more mature form; with this flagship launch title looking to be one of the darkest and most amazing adventures in the series yet.� When Link travels to the Twilight Realm he turns into a wolf.� You of course use the Wii control to full effect, swinging for sword attacks and even fishing (there’s my idea gone).� Similar to Ico you have a horse to explore the world, and by all accounts it is sounding like it is quite a decent size too.� This is one of the games that truly everyone is looking forward to seeing.
Super Mario Galaxy
Bizarre and odd storyline aside, Super Mario Galaxy is everything that Mario Sunshine should have been.� Point and drag using the Wii controller, move Mario around the worlds in a slingshot motion, control him a more typical fashion on the levels and much more.� Finally, a Mario game that could meet expectations.
This game is an Ubisoft exclusive that takes full advantage of the movement of the controller to offer precise first person shooting and sword action.� Again, bad storyline aside you can fully control your character as you move forward to engage in hand to hand combat with a katana and a variety of other weapons.� Swing, and it swings with you.� Or does it?� There’s still some controversy over whether it is ‘free’ or pattern movement based.� This certainly sounds like it could be a lot of fun in multiplayer mode.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Once again Ai Ai, Me Me, Gon Gon and Baby return to a Nintendo console, only this time the controls will be even better!� Super Monkey Ball has always been a favourite of mine so I really hope that the Wii control system manages to be both accurate and fun – sore wrists I do not want!� Interestingly this version of the game offers boss battles, and a curious ‘jump’ feature with a flick of the Wii controller.� If it is still kept simple that one extra movement feature could allow even more nefarious puzzles! [Read more…]