Excerpt: last month, the video game version of Batman�s cartoonish world hit the Nintendo Wii this week from developer WideLoad Games (A Boy and His Blob) and publisher Warner Brothers. Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Videogame takes the episodic format of the cartoon and applies it to the game. The game is broken into four episodes that are started with the intro similar to the cartoon.
Excerpt: Medal of Honor: Vanguard puts you into the boots of a US paratrooper taking part in four of the most notable airborne operations of World War II. Operation Husky is the invasion of Sicily, Neptune takes place in France, Market Garden is the famous “A Bridge Too Far” operation, and Varsity will have you dropping into Germany itself.
Good selection of letter-themed mini-games for preschoolers.
Common Sense Media
1 November 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that Sesame Street: Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure offers numerous educational mini-games that help reinforce reading and letter concepts for preschoolers. The controls are simplified for very young children, but tilting the Wii remote might be a little more challenging for toddlers than simply tapping on a touchscreen, as they would in the DS version. On the whole, the controls work fine for all versions.
Conclusion: Overall the good points (controls, musical score and cover system) were enough to keep me coming back for more. And although I can’t really find Ł40 of high quality gaming here, it certainly serves up enough to pick it up when the price starts to come down.
Conclusion: Overall, Medal of Honor: Vanguard just feels dated and unoriginal. Even by including Wii controls, Vanguard doesn't do anything to make the game stand out from any of the other dozens of WWII games out there, many of which are much more fun. If, because of some obsession, you have to play every WWII game, pick up MoH: Vanguard. For everyone else, you won't find anything at all new here.
Excerpt: Adapting the innovative control scheme of the Wii to a first person shooter must be a daunting task. Red Steel nor Call of Duty came close to nailing the Wii�s full spectrum of capabilities, but Electronic Arts decided to take a shot with the World War II shooter Medal of Honor: Vanguard. This entry into the Medal of Honor series follows the wartime trials and tribulations of Frank Keegan, a corporal in the 82nd airborne.
Excerpt: June 1944. You land on the beach and before you can even aim your weapon, the bullets are whizzing past your ears. Then, with the shells pelting down on the sand, you have to meet up with your general before playing your part in the battle that was to change the course of the Second World War.