Excerpt: You really have to feel sorry for my poor Wii. It languishes below my TV, watching as I put hour after hour into the 360, or my PC, without anything to offer to pull me back. If I weren’t so terrified of spiders, there’d probably be webs all over it. The continued lack of interesting, gamer-grabbing titles for the console is bordering on the criminal, with the much maligned party game titles appearing to take up much of the release schedule.
Conclusion: All in all, Kivi’s Underworld is a wonderful title for those players who enjoy good old-fashioned, straight-forward, to the point, no-frills gaming. It makes a great time burner if you have a stray half an hour or so at your hands. Just be mindful that it can become addictive trying to unlock new characters and hunting down those elusive hidden treasures. Also, with a considerable cast of 20 playable characters, Kivi offers a pretty decent level of replay value.
Excerpt: I'm no dancer, and not much of a singer either, but videogames based on these activities rarely judge your real world talents. Boogie is a game that allows you to sing and dance to your heart's content. It won't laugh at you or stare at you with a mixed look of embarrassment and frightened awe, but you can still invite your friends over for that. Boogie is essentially a karaoke game, so sound and music choice is of the utmost importance.
Excerpt: The Wii is an ideal breeding ground for video games based on new, original intellectual properties, particularly of the casual variety. Even EA, having gained a reputation in recent years for not thinking outside of its hit franchises, has joined the movement. Their latest creation, from the development team at EA Montreal, is a title called Boogie.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a game that requires you to sing using an enclosed microphone and "dance" using the Wii controller. Some of the songs in the game feature "suggestive" lyrics including the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" ("Don't-cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?") and Britney Spears' "Oops!...I Did It Again" (with the famous line: "I'm not that innocent").
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The Nintendo Wii was heralded as the next leader in the gaming market, thanks to its sleek design and innovative control schemes. Before long, the Wii became a great family-friendly console, and the slew of games that followed was mind-boggling. And what better family-fun game is there than karaoke? In Boogie for the Wii, players get to sing or dance to some great songs and rack up points.
Excerpt: Dancing games seem a natural fit for the motion-friendly Wii, and Boogie is the first game to take the dance floor and give it a go. The game is not without its charms, but like many other Wii games in practice it’s not quite as much fun as you’d think it would be.