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: 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.
Boring filler and shoddy camera keep The Wonderful 101 from living up to its name (review)
15 September 2013
Conclusion: The Wonderful 101 is a good game … at times. Once I got the hang of its combo system, the battles were nearly always exciting and challenging, but Platinum’s Wii U debut has too much filler and a busted camera.
Pros: Fun combat The Wonderful 101 is all about bashing in giant-robot brains with a huge group of superheroes, and it’s just as fun as it sounds. Developer Platinum, which is probably best known for its stylish beat-em-up Bayonetta, has once again crafted a deep combat system that rewards skilled play...
Cons: Shoddy camera A few hours into The Wonderful 101, I already knew that I was dealing with a broken camera. I had experienced two separate areas where the camera got stuck looking up at the ceiling. I had to hold down the R-button (which supposedly controls the camera) to get the screen to kinda fo...
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...
Summary: If there was a game I was as hyped about as Atlus' , it would have been for The Wonderful 101. Hearing that Platinum Games was making a brand new game exclusively for the WiiU was practically enough to get me on board with the system.
Conclusion: Part Bayonetta, part Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 is a game with a phenomenal, hilarious presentation and plenty of great ideas that is frequently hamstrung by its reliance on some unfortunate design choices.