Excerpt: I’ve played my fair share of role playing games, and enjoy most Japanese style RPGs that I’ve come across. When Atlus announced a planned localization of Baroque for the PS2 and Wii, I was pretty shocked, as I always felt that it was one of those games that would never end up on our shores.
Conclusion: It may not be the best game ever, but it managed to get me to think, panic, and wonder (sometimes all three simultaneously) more than any other Wii game has thus far. If you think the Wii needs more games that will keep you up at night and you haven’t played Baroque, you should.
Conclusion: Hardcore puzzle fans who also like to dig into adventure titles now and then will find Safecracker to be quite a refreshing and enjoyable challenge - one that can be gruelingly difficult at times.
Conclusion: Tenchu Shadow Assassins is a great example of a good game series that has gone bad and it is difficult to bear witness to a cult classic franchise that has fallen so far from grace. Games on the Wii are notorious for their lacking quality and sloppy ports but Tenchu shouldn’t be one of them.
Summary: You are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative. He has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the 35 safes scattered in his magnificent mansion.
Excerpt: To say that the Adventure Company gives us a mixed bag of games to review is a bit of an understatement. They released the excellent Traveler’s Tales game Sam and Max: Season 1 and the Evidence series of games.
Conclusion: I'm a sucker for a good puzzle, and this game offers up plenty of them, but once you figure them out, there's nothing left. Your average issue of offers up far more challenges for a fraction of the price, which makes this an easy recommendation as a rental, but a bit tougher as a purchase, even if...
Conclusion: Despite all of its problems, there are still a few redeeming aspects that hardcore hack-and-slash RPG fans may appreciate. It's a really tough game with decent replay value, and while the controls are poorly done, there's no denying the potential that Baroque has.