Excerpt: After the dual disappointment of Red Steel and Call of Duty 3, it's good to see that the Wii-mote can actually do a half decent job of making you feel like you are firing a real gun - though the quality of the impersonation is still more Les Dennis than Rory Bremner. After a sticky first level or two, with lots of flailing around and peppering walls with stray bullets, the controls of Far Cry Vengeance actually prove to be pretty intuitive and pulling off a headshot is...
Conclusion: It is clear that Ubisoft released this game well before it was ready. If they had spent more time developing this game and fixing these problems, Vengeance could have been a great title for the Wii. As it stands now, this game is just a complete mess. It appears that it was just hastily ported to the Wii to try and cash in on the lack of good shooters for the system. I can't stress this enough, stay far away from this game.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Being one of the limited games on offer at the launch of the Wii was the aim, with gamers picking up a copy due to the lack of options on the shelf. But at what price? Those picking up a copy and who don't know better will automatically dismiss the Wii (or Ubisoft) as an also-ran. The console and its fans deserve more.
Excerpt: When I learnt that my beloved Far Cry would be heading to the Wii, and for launch, I might add- I was overjoyed. I Instant Messaged everyone on my list, told them about it and how the Xbox ones were so good and that the Wii one will be awesome with the Wiimote.
Excerpt: Want to know what it’s like to be a jungle predator that’s smart enough to use guns and pick up women? Grab a Wiimote and get ready for Far Cry Vengeance. In this game, Ubisoft unleashes the beast on Nintendo’s motion-sensing Wii game system. Vengenace seems to understand what it should be doing, but be warned: it may abuse its owner and has a bad case of the mange.
Excerpt: The Nintendo Wii isn’t even two months old, yet many gamers including myself have gotten a grasp on which types of games play well and which ones don’t play so well. So far, the first-person shooter genre has been the target for a lot of controversy; some Wii gamers love stuff like Call of Duty 3 and Red Steel while others complain that the games are unplayable.