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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: After years of playing second fiddle, music-based gaming finally reached the forefront with the release of 2005’s Guitar Hero , a game that expertly mixed accessible controls with high-quality licensed rock music (as opposed to the forgettable techno/electronic tunes of Dance Dance Revolution and...
Conclusion: All in all Boogie is strongest when considered in a family setting. It isn't going to hold its own amongst the likes of Sing Star, Rock Band or Guitar Hero. What it does do however, it does well. This is particularly refreshing and makes you realise how much games neglect the wider-gaming audience.
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.
Summary: Nintendo fans were quite shocked when Electronic Arts not only revealed plans to bring exclusive versions of The Godfather and SSX to Wii, but also a brand new Intellectual Property in the form of 'Boogie'. But is this rhythm / singing game worth the money?