Excerpt: Last year, Konami released Elebits, a game where you play a young child that captures Elebits. I had the wonderful opportunity to review the game. This past year (September 18th, 2007) Konami’s team that worked on Elebits made the game Dewy’s Adventure. I have to say, I’m impressed with Konami and their effort on the Wii. What Elebits lacked graphically, Dewy makes up for it.
Conclusion: While the game is perfect in many ways it does have a couple problems. It may seem like I am nit-picking but the lifeless fan models that you will encounter as you circle the courses frustrate me to no end. Maybe it is just that every other graphical piece is so polished that the mannequin like fans seems like such a glaring error. Another bone of contention I have with the game is the lack of a damage model.
Excerpt: In Konami's latest Wii game, Dewy's Adventure, the creators vastly overestimated their target audience's gaming ability. The point of Dewy's Adventure is to get Dewy, a lovable little water droplet, across various levels, and at the end he'll face off with one of the six world bosses. The controls that accomplish this task vary, as Dewy can change his form from gas to liquid to ice, just like any respectable water droplet should.
Excerpt: Nintendo’s Wii system is chock full of cutesy titles geared towards the younger or casual gamer. While some see this as a good thing I am somewhat concerned that Nintendo’s onslaught of 3rd party games seems to be all over the map as the Wii is targeting everyone, young and old, male or female. Don’t get me wrong, but what about us hardcore gamers who have kept the industry alive for so long.
Excerpt: A year ago, when the Wii launched to incredible success, a few third parties were at the front of the action. Ubisoft had a massive presence, THQ, Activision had Call of Duty 3. Where were the Japanese publishers for this Japanese system? Clearly the Wii, with it's innovative controller, could be used in imaginative ways by developers. Konami's only release on Wii was a much talked about game called Elebits that never fully delivered.