Red Steel Nintendo WII
Red Steel is an exclusive Wii launch title that takes full advantage of the console's innovative controller and puts players directly into the action-packed first-person experience with the weapon in their hand - literally.
An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father - a Japanese mafia kingpin - murdered by a rival gang.
The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from Los Angeles to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld. By learning the ancient art of Japanese fighting with your katana and the focused precision of modern firearms, you will progress and adapt yourself to this foreign environment, where skills alone may not guarantee you victory.
Rent Red Steel on Nintendo WII
Yeah it is really quite a good game. Some of the levels are very much the same but overall it has good gameplay. The number of assailants you have is overwhelming at times but I do like the fact you can hide behind something and then let rip. This does add an air of realism. The sword fights are good as well. A bit more interaction with your surrounding environment would really add a new dimension to the game, but nonetheless worth wasting hours on.
I liked this game BUT it has a couple of major flaws - it has a tendency to "slow down" on some stages making it even harder than it should be and on one section I gave up completely as my man was unable to hop through a window!
Real good, hopefully 2 will have more freedom with the sword.
A good game, but it lacks variety. The controls are good once you get used to them, acting like blend between a light gun game and a "normal" first person shooter. The levels aren't that imaginative though. Good fun to play for a week, but not worth £40 to buy. Perfect for rental in other words!
With exception of the controls which are ok the rest of the game feels quite basic and clunky. Not very impressive considering the wii's capabilities.
Great first issue of a first person shooter. Dissapointed with some aspects of the graphics, which will improve with further generations of this type of game in time. Good use of the unique Wii controls make this game interesting. A good "Rent it" title to try it out - but i would not buy at this time.
Overall: Awesome game worth buying. Everyone should play this. Being the first shooter on Wii, it had a great deal on it's shoulders, and despite mixed reviews most people think it's a great game. If it wasn't for the amazing pointer controlls this game would be rubbish. The story is an average length but theres only the basic guns which are to be expected, the AI is good but not that good, the sword fighting is fun but not as fun as the shooting. Multiplayer is incredibly limited. But despite all of this, playing a FPS with the Wii remote is an awesome experience. The aiming is almost too good. In multiplayer two good players can jump out aim and get a headshot from opposite sides of a large level... in about 1 seccond. This vulnerability when playing good players means that you play tactically, jumping from cover to cover, and never just blasting away hoping for a shot. Of course casual players can have a laugh gunning each other down, but it's not as effective and merely as good as using a regular controller. Playing single player you will find yourself jumping around a little in your chair. Little extras like twisting your hand sideways making your character turn his gun the same and shoot 'gangster style' really makes you feel part of the game. Despite being awesomely fun, most shooters to come on Wii will out-do it. it lacks modes, guns, and many little extras that are oftern taken for granted in other games. No online is also dissappointing, but 4 player makes up for it.
All I heard were bad or mediocre reviews. This game is pretty fun, the controls arent that difficult I dont know what people were complaining about. Would reccomend for a rental.
I really enjoyed this game and may well buy it when the price comes down. The controls are intuitive (well after a short practice anyway) The start up screen and game load can be little confusing but a full manual would probably sort this out. Generally standard FPS fayre, go somewhere, kill everyone, go somewhere else. But the sword fighting aspect is quite novel and fun though not sure why its there, why mess with swords when you could (if the game let you) give them 2 taps to the head from the automatic pistol? That said it is great fun to have that hand up close and personal experience. The plot and story seem a little confusing, but that is the point you’re supposed to be a foreigner getting involve with Japanese gang culture for the first time. The variety of weapons is good and each have there specific specialities and for once in a game the UZI if highly inaccurate but great a subduing large swathes of bad guys. Most of the weapons seem to behave properly. If you are not sure about this game but like FPS give it a go, I was pleasantly surprised.