Excerpt: I'm completely torn over my feelings for Trackmania on the Wii. On the face of it, the game is so basic-looking it rekindles memories of N64 titles, the frame rate stutters all over the place and the structure is extremely basic. Play it, though, and you'll find an addictive time-trial racer so tough you'll want to tear your hair out, clever non-racing modes, a smartly-designed track creation tool and impressive (for the Wii) online functionality.
Excerpt: Trackmania s'exporte sur console, au grand dam des joueurs PC pour qui le titre est devenu une véritable institution en matière de multijoueurs. Après un passage sur DS, la licence phare de Nadéo s'installe sur la Wii. Le choix de la console étonne, la Xbox 360 et la PS3 ayant par comparaison un aspect en ligne plus exacerbé que la console de Nintendo. Et pourtant, c'est bien sur cette plateforme que la nouvelle expérience Trackmania a lieu.
Conclusion: It’s a bit slow to get going in single-player, but everything else makes up for that by being good fun. Trackmania isn’t perfect – it looks ropey and sometimes runs poorly – but those of you looking to flex their creative muscles (and who have missed out on the PC and DS versions) should definitely take a look.
Conclusion: One of the most anticipated fighters of the decade is not a disappointment. Rather, it is perhaps one of the greatest of all time. It is also in my opinion one of the best two players versus titles on the market right now no matter what genre. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is amazing to play and fantastic to watch. It is a game both fighting game fans and regular console players will enjoy and are even able to play together now. It has its problems, but no game is perfect.
Pros: Simple mode controls for beginners, fast and furious action.
Cons: Unplayable online mode, unbalanced characters, questionable character choices.
Conclusion: Firebrand Games have created a fantastic title that brings nothing but fun, smiles, laughter and above all enjoyment. The controls are fluid with the different vehicles handling very differently, all of which translate very well when using the Wii Remote as a steering wheel. The amount of content also means Trackmania has a very long life ahead of it, and it will keep you busy and amused for a long time. Simply put, Trackmania on the Wii is a must have for any gamer.
Pros: So much to do. Short sharp bursts of gaming. Controls are perfect.
Conclusion: TrackMania on the Wii feels very similar to the PC versions, which is a real compliment to the developers. The quick, fun, arcade gameplay and accessibility should appeal to all and it turns out to be rather addictive once hooked. There is great variety in tracks, cars and game modes, as well as an extensive multiplayer component that really adds depth.
Summary: After a somewhat lacking attempt at a DS instalment of TrackMania, the franchise has now more than successfully been brought to the Wii. While the multiplayer has lost a considerable amount of its magic due to the much lower number of max players, everything else has been very well done: with over 150 tracks and the ability to create your own, achievements, and online multiplayer with up to five others, it captures the feeling of TrackMania perfectly, and will hopefully...