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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine LogoThe Wii version of  X-Men Origins: Wolverine suffers from just about every problem common to movie-licensed video games. While the combat system can be fun for a couple of hours, the game is heavily weighed down by repetitive enemies and bosses, poorly implemented and archaic design choices and a downright ugly presentation.

After seeing how well the Uncaged Edition of X-Men Origins: Wolverine for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was being received by fans and the gaming press alike, I had somewhat high hopes that the Wii version would be competent as well. These hopes were dashed within ten minutes of starting the game as I failed an obtuse quick time event and saw the game over screen before being forced to watch an unskippable cut scene for the second time. Read More…

Art Style: Aquia Review

Art Style: Aquia Title ScreenArt Style: Aquia is a simple DSiWare puzzle game which takes players deep undersea. Playing as a diver reaching for the depths of the ocean, the goal is to clear blocks to maintain your oxygen reserve level. The game offers a wide difficulty range and its 30 stages are completely unlocked from the start, letting players of all abilities play at an enjoyable pace.

The puzzle itself is made of a three-block wide column, which runs along the length of both DS screens. You start by choosing one of three shapes to play with - a two-block vertical, two-block horizontal or four-block cube piece. Inserting this active piece in the column, you try to clear horizontal or vertical lines of at least three matching coloured blocks. The inserted piece will push out another on the opposite side of the column. You are free to flip your piece to match colours more effectively. Read More…

WarioWare: Snapped! Review

WarioWare: Snapped! LogoThough it has only 20-30 minutes of gameplay, WarioWare: Snapped! serves as fun technical demonstration of the enhancements found in the Nintendo DSi. The title uses one of the DSi cameras to bring a sort of motion-controlled experience to the handheld console while retaining all the quirky charm of its predecessors.

The latest in a lifetime of moneymaking enterprises sees Wario open a theme park with the help of some familiar faces. Wario Park has four roller coasters to ride, each being a series of five themed minigames. One coaster features Wario, while the rest feature Mona, Jimmy and Kat and Ana respectively. Read More...

SimAnimals Review

SimAnimals LogoThe latest Nintendo DS title in the The Sims series from EA, SimAnimals takes you through a lighthearted mission of returning the land to its original natural beauty. Playing as an omniscient hand you will take care of 10 different locations by cleaning them up, growing plants and attracting new wildlife.

This simple management game is charming thanks to its numerous goals and achievements which offer hours of game play that can easily be enjoyed in long sessions or short bursts. SimAnimals is reminiscent of the Viva Piñata series on the Xbox 360 and DS but unlike its counterpart, this game presents no real conflict and offers a more linear and manageable gameplay experience. Read More...