Excerpt: It looks like 2008 is going to be the year of the 2D platformer, and I assure you that isn't a typo or mistaken date. I can hardly believe it myself, but it's true. Twenty years after the genre's heyday on the NES, SNES and Genesis, the 2D run-and-jump game is back in a big way, and I couldn't be happier.
Conclusion: Wario Land: Shake It! may have given you the same initial assumptions I had before playing the game. Its gimmick sounding title smells of the gimmicky motion controlled games of which the Wii has been plagued. However, once you get your hands on this title, you'll realize that it's a glorified 2D platformer of great proportions.