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.
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...
Excerpt: Date: 4/11/2007 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...
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.
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.
Summary: To say first-person shooters based on World War II are a dime a dozen might be putting it mildly. There are still some great ones every now and then, such as Call of Duty 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but even the best WWII games are getting dangerously close to having their top-notch...
Pros: Gameplay is decent, if unremarkable
Cons: It's another WWII FPS, Sloppy hit detection makes shooting big guns unsatisfying, Parachuting adds nothing to the game
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.