Excerpt: Finally, another real-time action RPG game has arrived on the Nintendo Wii with Spectrobes: Origins that although pays homage to the original premise of the series on the handheld, it introduces a variety of new innovative features to the home console version.
Excerpt: Spectrobes has made it to the Wii thanks to Disney Interactive Studios. Spectrobes Origins is an action adventure hack and slash role playing video game that also includes monster raising. Before you ask, this is not a Pokemon clone. Spectrobes Origins is in 3D for one thing, and the monsters come from artifacts that are discovered. The mini game to free these artifacts from 3D cubes of rock is one of the best parts of this Wii game.
Conclusion: Spectrobes: Origins is a very impressive game. Though it is not punishing in difficulty or complex in story, the gameplay is fun, and collecting all of the game's Spectrobes makes for some decent replay value. This game is an easy recommendation for new RPG gamers, or RPG fans who don't take themselves too seriously.
Action role-playing game has frequent but mild violence.
Common Sense Media
3 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is an action-oriented role-playing game with frequent but mild violence. Players take on the role of a pair of noble young humans assigned to help protect the galaxy from evil aliens intent on destroying humanity. Battles involve monsters, aliens, and a variety of melee and energy weapons. There is no blood, and downed foes simply vanish.
Excerpt: Spectrobes: Origins is a well-made action role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii that combines the best parts of monster collection games like Pokémon with the spirit of adventure found in games like The Legend of Zelda. Developed by Japanese developer Genki, who are better known for their racing games, and published by Disney’s growing video game publishing arm, Disney Interactive Studios, Spectrobes: Origins brings a level of attention-to-detail and polish to the Wii...
Excerpt: Spectrobes: Origins brings the successful Nintendo DS series to Wii for the first time with a new story that reveals secrets from the past through flashbacks of significant events. You will use the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils, and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat.
Summary: Spectrobes: Origins is a sci-fi action adventure game where players will use the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat.
Summary: Spectrobes: Origins is an action role-playing game that pits you and your team of powerful spectrobes against a dark force that devours whole galaxies. It marks the first time that the series has made the leap from handheld to console and features a healthy variety of spectrobes and a promising battle system, but its core mechanics never mature enough to create a truly gripping adventure.
Pros: Fast-paced combat with neat motion controls, Open, aesthetically pleasing environments, Good variety of creatures to control