Excerpt: Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. When Samus Aran was unveiled as female, it was a revelation from the testosterone-heavy action men that were infesting video-games in the 1980’s. Samus struck a blow for women’s rights in the living rooms and bedrooms of teenage gamers across the world.
Conclusion: I’ve praised the game’s controls in past articles, and the final version has only strengthened my opinion that Corruption’s Wiimote-pointer shooting is a near-perfect scheme for first-person games. But any concerns that the quality of the gunplay would lead to a more action-focused game can be laid to rest; while combat has seen the most dramatic improvement, exploration and puzzle-solving continue to split the focus three ways, and those elements are at least as...
Conclusion: Whether you believe it or not, there are very few games that are truly worth six dollars, and beyond a shadow of a doubt, Rotohex is one of them. The game’s unique concept bundled with its very modern look results in a very stylish and trendy game. Like its spiritual predecessors, Cubello and Orbient , the risk of taking the emphasis off of the graphics and sound and unto gameplay has really paid off.
Conclusion: Many have disregarded the Wii, as it is lacking in the power department. Games like de Blob prove however that with an original, unique, and fun concept you can have an amazing game despite technical limitations. It’s not without its flaws, but this game is not one to be missed. Those of you who longed for a superb 3rd party effort, this is your chance to put your money where your mouth is. Don’t let this one slip under the radar, it’s a treat to play.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is the third first-person shooter in the Metroid series of classic games. The motion control system provides a more immersive experience as players use the Wii remote to shoot. But the game is lighter on graphic content -- the aliens aren't shown bleeding or dying in agony. This game also focuses on puzzle-solving. It's possible to play this game online; Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for anyone under age 12.
Conclusion: The game has no multi-player mode but the single-player plot is thrilling and challenging. The heroine, bounty hunter Samus, is up against her evil twin (dark Samus) and spends most of her time exploring and puzzle-solving.
Excerpt: If for some bizarre reason you thought Retro Studios would pull a Sam Raimi and ruin the entire Prime series with its trilogy closer, then think again. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is an excellent continuation of the series that propelled Samus into the 3D realm five years prior. Surprised?
Excerpt: Back in 2002, many skeptics were afraid that bringing Metroid into the third dimension could be a disastrous thing. I was one of those skeptics. Being the old-school gamer that I am, my list of all-time favorite games is largely comprised of classics from the SNES era. Thus, to say that Super Metroid is one of my favorite games of all time is clearly an understatement.