Excerpt: Sega Bass Fishing for the Nintendo Wii is a port of the arcade and Dreamcast title of the same name, only with the obvious addition of Wii Remote controls. The game wears its arcade heritage on its sleeve with the relative simplicity of the gameplay and its non-simulation style. But more obvious than its roots are the flaws made apparent by plucking this fish out of its 1999 waters and dumping it upstream onto a current game console in 2008.
Conclusion: Sega Bass Fishing for Wii is a good game that combines pick-up-and-play simplicity with some deeper gameplay aspects that should make it a fun choice for everyone. The graphics are nice, and the gameplay is pretty good. The controls and the lack of a career mode and no multiplayer options do leave quite a bit to be desired, but all in all it is a very fun game that does a good job of recreating the fishing experience in your living room.
Conclusion: Talk about a blast from the past. SEGA Bass Fishing harkens back to the days of the Dreamcast and when arcades were still clinging to life. This Wii port barely changes the original formula which turns out to be unfortunate in regards to the presentation. While the game plays decently enough and the controls are generally responsive, It simply looks and sounds like it crawled out of the �Box of Games that Time Forgot� in my basement.
Excerpt: Sure, fishing can arguably be deemed "boring," or "unfulfilling" by some folks, but then again, those who never played Sega's long-time running arcade fishing franchise would say that. Thanks to the Wii's versatile remote and nunchuk, the popular series receives a breath of fresh air after nearly eight years. But is wrangling a record-breaking bass on the Wii worth the effort, or does this version sink to the bottom?
Excerpt: He's twenty years young, and judging by the latest instalment of this apparently never-ending series, he's got a good few games left in him yet. Sonic Generations is both an homage to the original Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog, released in 1991, and the suggestion of a possible future for the interminable hedgehog where 2D and 3D live happily together. 3D has always been a bit of a problem for Sonic.
Pros: Lovely new 2D Sonic levels., Wonderful tour of hedgehog history., Unlock the original Mega Drive game.
Cons: Slightly laggy controls spoil the party., Bottomless pits. Just stop., Only a few hours long.
Excerpt: Remember a time when the arcade was the king of gaming under a social context, I can still smell that stale smoke on my jacket from the memories. Arcades were big business in the late eighties and into the nineties. With many of them now shut, it’s with a nostalgic take we can now see Sega’s Bass Fishing for the Wii. During the mid nineties, the real money (and graphical power) in the gaming business was accessed through these arcades.
Conclusion: If fishing in your underpants is your idea of a cool way to kill some time, or you’re just trying to get your dad into playing the Wii you could do a lot worse than Sega Bass Fishing. Otherwise I’d kiss this one and throw it back.
Pros: Catching a big fish feels like an accomplishment.
Cons: This is a Dreamcast game emulated on the Wii.