Excerpt: Here's a crazy idea: get one of the most successful and brutal fighting franchises and add gesture-based controls. Sound like a disaster waiting to happen? I thought so too. Fortunately the team at Midway has pulled off a miracle. Armageddon for the Wii not only delivers the goods, but the gesture-based combat is surprisingly responsive and actually enhances the overall package.
Conclusion: The short length of play time as Dante makes it seems like this should have just been an offshoot of the Devil May Cry franchise. The repetition of both levels and bosses knocks it down a peg. However Devil May Cry 4 is a very good game. Fans of the series will love it and play it through the five levels of difficulty attempting to get the highest score possible for a long time to come.
Summary: If you own one of the last-gen versions of this game, you may be hard pressed to purchase this title, but a rental is definitely worth is just to experience the change in controls. If you never purchased the other versions, then this one is the one to get.
Summary: Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will feature the most complete Mortal Kombat roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, Create-A-Fighter and Create-A-Fatality modes, plus a brand new Konquest mode.
Conclusion: While some games have managed to use it to their advantage, the jury is still out on the Wii’s novel controller. To me Armageddon still is an enjoyable game, but is still one that does require a lot of patience to get into the controls and the game itself. If you’re a fan of the franchise, then you’re going to find a lot to enjoy in MK Armageddon on the Wii.
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat has long been a controversial game. Ever since its release back in 1992, the game has drawn the ire of parents and politicians alike. Perhaps fearing a backlash, Nintendo forced the SNES version to not include blood due to the family friendly image they wanted to portray. I guess you can say it was one of the more fatal mistakes Nintendo made at the time to alienate mature gamers.