Legion of Wii Issue #2 will follow a new set-up. We are now posting all the issues from here on, onto a Legion of Wii webpage! An announcement will be made each time a new issue is released with a link to the page. This issue is going through a few changes so it's relatively small, we only have three articles to post. So bare with us this week!
De Blob By: Superdude392 Drugs have given us wonderful games that we all can't get enough of (much like the drugs themselves). They gave us very popular games like Katamari Damaci and Loco Roco. But in June 27th, somebody will have to get high again because the inevitable hit De Blob will be coming out for the Wii. That's right, the Wii finally gets a chance to shine! Like most great games, De Blob WILL have a storyline (you liberate alien cities that have outlawed fun and color), but when it comes down to it, there really is no point except for fun. By the way, don't worry. It will be fun. From what I have seen, there is explosions, excellent wii remote movements (both big movements AND easy control), and several different modes to chose from including campaign (single player), Time attack, combat, and obstacle courses. More might be added later on, but for now, those are the only sure bets we have. The graphics also are very smooth, vivid, and definitely colorful. So add color to your summer and buy De Blob!
[b]Boktai 3 Review[/b] By: Rwyoung
The Sun Will Rise Tomorrow
‘The sun will rise tomorrow.’ For many Boktai fans out there, that quote will ring a bell. It was uttered by the famed Otenko, the Messenger of the sun, in the first Boktai game. He repeats it many times through out the series. Now in the third installment in the series that made it fun to play video games outside fun, that statement might become false. The third installment has sort of a foreboding title. Time to start the review of this Japan only release!
Boktai 3: Sabata’s Counterattack
This game starts nowhere else, but the End of the World. You start playing the game as The Dark Boy, Sabata, who is the famed Solar Boy’s, Django, older brother. It seems that you are in a dream, and something ominous is there. Soon, after a quick boss battle, you find out that the beast is none other than the Eternal Beast, Vanargand, needless to say you lose the battle. An immortal in white appears, and asks Sabata to help, Sabata refuses, and not to give out too much info, the immortal in white says,
“A puppet has no need for free will!”
And, after a series of flashbacks, Boktai 3: Sabata’s Counterattack starts.
That is all I am willing to say about the game’s story, but I CAN say this, after the flashbacks you start controlling Django in a ‘Test’ dungeon. I also can say this; this has one of the best storylines I have ever witnessed.
Boktai 3 brings back the ‘Real Time’ batlles of its former installments, and adds an extra bonus too, ‘Trance.’ It brings back the Dark Django of Boktai 2, it also adds one more, Sol Django. I feel that this is the best transformation in the game. And with unified yell of ‘TAIYOHH!’ by Django and Otenko, the transformation bursts into action. Here is what I’m talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA0Gp9dFrps
You have to hear it to believe it. Over all: Perfect
They couldn’t have done a better job at finishing off a series. Well, that is all for my review! Hope you want to play this as much as I did.
You said earlier that this was a Japan only release! HOW CAN THEY PLAY IT HERE!?!
Ummm, they could just get the ROM (sorry if this violates any rules) and patch it with the English translations. For the ROM, use Google to help, but I got mine from dgemu.com, and for the patching program, use Lunar IPS, oh, you can get the patches from http://z4.invisionfree.com/BoktaiOnline/in...?showtopic=2691
For anyone that cares, this isn’t an advertisement, I only went there for the patches… Well, THAT ends the review. :D
-Rwyoung4, April 30th 2008
Defend Your Castle Review
By: Hyper Metal Sonic
Wii Ware Reviews Volume 1
This edition of Wii Ware Reviews presents reviews for three Wii Ware titles! Defend Your Castle!
Defend Your Castle:
You may have been familiar with Defend Your Castle before Wii Ware was even released. It is a game by XGen Studios and is available for free online. Now, after reading this, you're probably thinking "ZOMG, why botherz paying for itz then????". Well, XGen understands that they can't just rehash a web game and expect people to enjoy it, let alone buy it. They have gone back and given it a totally new look. They've now gone for a new artistic style in which it looks like a little kid with an infinite amount of crayons has made his own little fantasy world. It even has it's own charm by the health bar purposely being mispelled "helth". Many of the big site reviewers gives the graphics a low score. I understand they're "bad", but thats what they were going for, and they pulled it off. Though I suppose that some people may just slap PS1 graphics onto some game and get lazy, then merely say "Oh, it's supposed to be like that D:". So I guess you just have to take this into your own opinion. The graphics are childish but it works so well with the context of the game.
Curious about the gameplay of Defend Your Castle? It is a very simple concept. A horde of people are trying to storm the castle and it is up to you to stop them. Most of the common enemies are defeated by merely picking them up and throwing them, or raising them to the sky and dropping them. However, there are other enemies like the giants or catapults which have to be dealt with differently. There are also bombs being rolled by enemies that aren't disposed of regularly. Other gameplay mechanics include an upgrade system in which you can upgrade your castle. Doing so will give you new abilities to fight of the hundreds of enemies. You first must buy the upgrades to the castle, for example there is a pit of conversions, which is essential. Without it there is no point in converting your castle. The pit of conversions allows you to take enemies and drop them into a can of paint. Doing so awards you a point(presented under your "helth" bar). As you customize your castle you gain abilities. For example, on customization is a tower which unlocks magic power. You use the enemies you've converted to upgrade each tower doing so unlocks more power. For example, upgrading the magic tower will give you a diverse selection of magic to use(okay. . .there are only four choices, not exactly "diverese).
One of the lacking points in Defend Your Castle is the music. Most of the sounds are alright, like when people are dropping to their death or there are explosions and people flying everywhere. However, there is virtually no music in this game practically. The game would go along a little bit easier if there was some background music. . .and some epic music at that. What wouldn't be better than an epic score for a game about a large scale battle of stick figures!? Replayability is honestly not an issue in this. To be honest, things don't get the least bit hectic until stage 15(even then it's not too bad), but once you get to higher level things will be very intense and even if you just play a stage or two a day after you get high enough you'll want to come back sooner or later. There is basically an infinite amount of stages in this game.
So, I'm sure you're now wondering if the game is worth 500 points. I say, even if you've played the web version to death it is definatly worth it! Like it's been stated already, the game play just gets so hectic, and the upgrading system is cool and it's just got an over all nice charm to it. Defend Your Castle may not catch hours of interest of your day for weeks, but it will get you coming back for more and more.Coming Next Issue: LostWinds
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