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Wii Fit, A Compelling Package for Basic Exercises

Despite watching the parody trailer and knowing how much it was going to cost, I still went ahead and pre-ordered Wii Fit and managed to slip one in on Amazon before it got pre-sold out. The demand is so high it doesn't look like the price will drop any time soon and it is a first party Nintendo title. Yesterday I received the package which...


Mario Kart Wii, A Smooth Online Experience and Fun New Tricks

Decided to pick up "Mario Kart Wii" while I was waiting for my copy of Wii Fit to arrive. Finding a copy was pretty difficult. About a week after release, there was still plenty of stock in both shops and online stores over here. However, another week later and it was pretty much sold out. Fortunately I just happened to find one store online...


Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, New Challenges and the Felyne Buddy

I remember how I bought the first Monster Hunter game for the PSP and almost gave up after spending an hour on it because I didn't like the controls one bit. The weapons were hard to use, there was no lock on, the monsters you fought can kill you in one hit and the camera had to be adjusted manually. It was a good few months before I came back to...


Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party Wii Package

Ordered this from Amazon.co.uk recently. Never played any of Konami's DDR games but since I got into the rhythm games Ouendan (remade as Elite Beat Agents in the West) and DJ Max Portable so much (I hope the hints about DJMP3 are true!), I thought I would try out the DDR game that just came out for the Wii over here. Try stepping to the rhythm...


Time Hollow, 5 Hours of Amending History with a Pen

With a title like "Time Hollow: Seeking the Stolen Past (Ubawareta Kako wo Motomete)" I'm sure Konami's latest visual novel game will catch quite a bit of attention. After all, I'm sure the majority of people would be interested to know what it would be like to change the past or travel through time. The story begins the day just before...


No More Heroes, 15 Hours of Style and Wiimote Finishings

Right after the opening video you're thrown into the first main stage of the game, ready to fight your way to the first boss assassin. You're also given an optional interactive tutorial where you get a chance to learn the basic controls. Once you've worked your way through, you're pretty much left to your own devices. You can hang out at...


DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Dragon Ball History Summed Up in 8 Hours

Decided to buy "DragonBall Z Budoukai Tenkaichi 3" after hearing about the delay No More Heroes had to go through and having nothing much else to play on the Wii a few weeks ago. Launching the channel you'll hear someone reading out the entire game title in a cheezy way which doesn't give very good first impressions. However, this is...


Eternal Sonata, 20 Hours of Beautiful Environments and Evolving Gameplay

I was able to play Eternal Sonata because my brother recently bought himself an Xbox 360 and have packed away his PS2 (which means no P4 for me unfortunately). It was the beautiful graphics and interesting looking battle system that caught my attention on this one. Originally known as "Trusty Bell: Chopin' no Yume", the story is...


Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea, 12 Hours of a Monolith and Pet Monsters

Here's an ARPG I just stumbled across and decided to play because it had a tint of MegaTen feeling to it when I saw its screenshots. "Coded Soul: The Successor of Ildea" developed by SCEI. The story begins when a mysterious monolith is found in the depths of the Bermuda oceans. After scientists found that it was composed of a material...


Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, 13 Hours of Wiimote Goodness

I didn't really have my eye on "Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure" because the story and adventure puzzles didn't seem all that appealing. Then the game reached the Western shores of NA and many good reviews, video clips started to crop up on the regular gaming sites I read so, I decided to give Capcom's first foray into the world...