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 experiences. Most recently, they have lent their development skills to the Wii U and provided Nintendo with the exclusive title, 'The Wonderful 101.
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. Be warned though, just when it starts to seem like the game it could be, The Wonderful 101 shoots itself in the foot by failing to fully utilize the Wii U's gamepad.
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.
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 Bayonetta and the story and presentation have a sense of humor that not everyone might find funny, and the material it pays homage to might not be familiar to everybody.
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. Their latest endeavor, and first Wii U exclusive, The Wonderful 101 , continues Platinum Games' growing legacy of original, quirky, and impressively fun titles with gusto.
Summary: The Wonderful 101 was originally pitched as a Nintendo franchise crossover title, and the remnants of that plan remain in the final design. The cast of playable characters are all easily linked to some of Nintendo's biggest names. Wonder Red (the game's lead) can break blocks and shoot fireballs with his hands, not unlike the worlds most beloved super-powered, baby-bodied plumber.