Excerpt: It’s Like… …a surprisingly complete Dead Space experience on the Wii. Other than a switch from a third-person to a first-person on-rail shooter, Visceral Games compromised very little in bringing their survival horror franchise to the Wii. Extraction serves as a prequel to Dead Space.
Excerpt: In my view, EA’s Dead Space was up there with the best horror games. It was a true high production title, doing fantastic things with visuals and sound, and creating an atmosphere that was as wonderful as it was oppressive.
Excerpt: I loved Dead Space, the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC horror game that EA released towards the end of 2008. It combined stunning presentation, creepy gameplay and some neat mechanics to earn itself a worthy place in our top 10 games of 2008 list.
Excerpt: You turn a corner, nothing but darkness. You move along slowly, with your breath held, not making a sound. A loud ‘clang’ rings out - you turn, aim your gun and find that it was only a loose metal cover hitting the floor.
Summary: When the original Dead Space was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 it was a real surprise hit and received a huge amount of praise. As with most games which are re-made for the Wii I was not expecting anything like what I had previously played.
Conclusion: Dead Space: Extraction is everything EA promised Wii owners. Rather than getting a dumbed down experience, the developers were able to play to the console's strengths, bringing an electric, scary, and polished mature entry to the platform.
Excerpt: There’s a reason not many games are ported from Xbox / PS3 to the Wii, the power of everyone’s favourite white box simply isn’t up to handling the graphics of many PS2 games, never mind those of the newest console generation.
Excerpt: The most highly anticipated game in recent history, Spore, was released this month. Why all the excitement? Spore is the latest game from Will Wright, creator of The Sims — the bestselling PC series of all time.
Summary: EA took a shot at bringing this game to the Wii and I can’t recommend this game enough. It’s an engaging story that sets things up for the original with great narration, excellent graphics and enough of a spook-factor to keep you on your toes.