Summary: Platinum Games has made a name for themselves as the go-to developer for over-the-top intense action games. From 'MadWorld' and 'Vanquish' to the fan favorite 'Bayonetta' and even ' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ', their focus has been on incredibly tight brawler controls and fast-paced...
Excerpt: If the Wii U were to have a killer app - it would be The Wonderful 101 . The bright and colorful action game is remarkably fun and even charming at times. It's deceptively deep and manages to change how you'll deal with a number of very old gaming clichés.
Excerpt: Pikmin met The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They fell in love, got married and had a baby. That baby is The Wonderful 101. This is part Power Rangers, part Pikmin, and all campy 60s super heroes. Mix in a little Nintendo and you have yourself a Wii U game that hardcore gamers are going to worship.
Excerpt: Camera annoyances aside, my biggest complaint with W101 is the fact that it was supposed to be a “launch window” title and, like so many Wii U titles, was repeatedly delayed. I waited ten long months between picking up my Wii U and the release of the game that originally convinced me to buy it.
Pros: Crazy over-the-top superhero powers and story, deep combat filled with hidden surprises
Cons: Perhaps too hardcore, many surprises “hidden” due to dearth of tutorials, camera issues
Conclusion: I personally can’t blame anyone who doesn’t fall heads-over-heels in love with The Wonderful 101 because its appeal is not universal. Someone who is looking for nothing more than a straightforward action game might be a little disappointed, because the action isn’t as complex as something as...
Excerpt: Platinum Games has quickly become a fan favorite developer. Their particularly eccentric style mixed with over-the-top and unique gameplay ensures that each title provides for a thrilling ride that always seems to strike the right the chords within many.
Conclusion: Concept: Perform feats of derring-do while controlling a mob of superheroes
Graphics: Bright colors and a cartoony style make this an excellent homage to the Japanese heroes-and-aliens TV shows that inspired it
Sound: Corny dialogue and heroic music accompany the action well
Playability: It uses the...