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Review: Alone in the Dark Wii
12 years ago

Review: Alone in the Dark Wii

Alone in the Dark is a franchise that has been around a long time.  The series recently debuted on next gen systems, Wii included.  The game is a third-person action/adventure that follows a very large, episodic storyline.

The game starts out with you waking up in the middle of, what looks like an examination room.  The opening cutscene sets up the beginning of the story where these large cracks or fissures are appearing all over the place.  As the player, your only job during this cutscene is to continuously blink your eyes using Down on the D-pad to clear your vision as you’re trying to gain your bearings.  This can get a little monotonous, but thankfully it doesn’t last long.  I don’t want to ruin the storyline, but suffice it to say Central Park plays a key role as it was built to hide something ‘big’.  Your job in the game is to survive, but also figure out what the hell is going on.

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Hands-on: EA’s Skate-It (DS and Wii)

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Wii Version

One of the most amazing third-party Wii games at E3 was EA’s Skate It.  The game carries a lot in common with last year’s Skate for the 360 and PS3.  The storyline revolves around a disaster that happens in the city from the first Skate.  The entire city is now in ruins and your character gets to skate wherever they want.  EA really wanted to emphasize an open environment where the players could skate virtually anywhere and anyway they want to.

The demo of the game consisted of one basic area in the heart of the ruined city.  All the main elements for a skating game were there: gaps, jumps, verts, fun boxes, rails, and all sorts of skatable rubble.  First, I got to try the game using just the Wii Remote.  Every move and button can be mapped to only the Wii remote, and it basically controls just like a skateboard.  To turn left, tilt the Wiimote left.  To ollie, flick the Wii remote up.  It’s very intuitive and easy to get used to grinding and performing tricks to string together multiple lines.  The game’s scoring system is based on how many tricks you can do within a given ‘line’.  There are all sorts of combo multipliers and linking varied tricks can lead to a lot of points.

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E308: Nintendo’s Developer Rountable Live-Blog Info

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Right now, Animal Crossing: City Folk is the topic of discussion

– Halloween has returned to the game

– WiiConnect 24 will send you new items

– the city has …
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Castlevania Judgment Details from Press Conference

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“Koji Igarashi calls the game “3D versus” action game. Igarashi also hopes that the players consider it as such, because you can move a full 360 degrees. Igarashi made Castlevania …
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Up Close and Personal with Wii MotionPlus
12 years ago

Up Close and Personal with Wii MotionPlus

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Here’s a much higher resolution image for Nintendo’s new Wiimote attachment

Nintendo Press Room

Resident Evil 0 Wii – details

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– no new game modes – audio/CG compression better than the Cube – no added Wiimote gestures – Classic controller support – Wiimote/Nunchuk details -Walk: Nunchuck control stick (Wii remote …
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Star Wars Force Unleashed ‘Launch’ trailer

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This trailer does not show the Wii version of the game, but it does tell some interesting story points. As pretty as the PS3/360 versions are, using the Wiimote …
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CliffyB Calls for Less Buttons with New Xbox, Mentions Wii as Example

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I know this isn’t exactly Nintendo news (although it does affect Nintendo), but it is interesting to note that even one of the industry’s biggest supporters of Hi-def graphics is …
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Hacker Gets Goldeneye Running on Wii

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We posted the other day about Quake being run on the Wii using the Twilight Princess Hack.  Now a precocious little hacker has managed to get Goldeneye to run on the …
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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 14: Summary

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Chocobo Mystery Dungeon Wii
-Daemon really likes it.
-”Great challenge without being too frustrating.”
-A lot more strategy than Pokemon Myster Dungeon series. Job system heavily affects how you play.
-”Feels like a very polished last gen game.”

Magenetica Twist (WiiWare)
-Craig thinks it’s pretty good, but the DS verison is better.
-Hard to quickly turn around because of the remote.
-Disappointing that there is no online, but still local multiplayer.

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More Sonic Unleashed Info

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– Sonic will have new actions – Wii stages follow the theme of 360/PS3 levels, but they are built differently for the Wii. – Both Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic …
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On the Phone: Master Higgins Talks Adventure Island for Wiiware, Balance Board talk
12 years ago

On the Phone: Master Higgins Talks Adventure Island for Wiiware, Balance Board talk

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Hey everyone!   Last night I got the opportunity to be a part of a conference call with Master Higgins (Toshiyuki Takahashi) of Adventure Island fame.  The …
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Nintendo Power reveals Castlevania Judgement for Wii
12 years ago

Nintendo Power reveals Castlevania Judgement for Wii

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  • Characters confirmed thus far – Dracula, Simon, Alucard, Shanoa, and Maria Renard.
  • Classic subweapons – holy water, magic spells, dagger, boomerang
  • Subweapon use still …
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CONFIRMED – Mega Man 9 Heading to WiiWare
12 years ago

CONFIRMED – Mega Man 9 Heading to WiiWare

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Coming from Nintendo Power:

Robot Masters

Magma Man Galaxy Man Jewel Man Concrete Man Hornet Man Plug Man Tornado Man Splash Woman

– Dr. Wily returns – …
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IGN Voice Chat Episode 13 Summary

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Rock Band
– Underwhelming – comes very late after other versions, the great features aren’t in the Wii version
– Can’t make own band members
– Drums not wireless – there was an error on the press release
– Sub-par stereo sound

Madden All-Play
– Visuals “updated” – looks like they’re tweaking with the system
– 5 on 5 mode – easier to play – ex: throw automatically
– Call Your Shot: Draw own shots – can do this online
– Overall, gameplay more fast, “arcadey” – Bozon says this isn’t a bad thing
– Core football isn’t gimped (not too much missing from other versions)
– Hardcore gamers will go for the 360 version, casual gamers will go for the Wii version

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Wario Land: The Shake Dimension Details

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  • when Wario is near an exclamation mark, shake the controller to send him into a tizzy
  • when Wario is infuriated after a good shake, his surroundings will crumble to reveal new …
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SOON YOU WILL CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION WITH”DETECTIVE CONAN” ON YOUR NINTENDO Wii!

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Who is Conan?

The most popular Japan manga comic “CASE CLOSED: ONE TRUTH PREVAILS” was created in 1994. 120 million copies have been sold since!

In 1996 Conan made his television “debut” on famous TV channels like: TF1 in France, Italia 1 in Italy, Cartoon network in Spain …

1997, the first Detective Conan movie is released and is a hit at the box office in Japan!! The latest event: a new Detective Conan movie in April 2008!! What is this new and mysterious investigation about?

Conan is inaugurating the new “Mirapolis” theme park but a series of crimes crashes the party …

In September 2008, Detective Conan fans and young detectives all over the world will enjoy “CASE CLOSED – The Mirapolis investigation” on the Nintendo Wii! This adventure game will thrill kids: visit crime scenes, solve enigmas, find clues, collect evidence, play super fun mini-games (football, Super hero arcade battles, smash the groundhog and more!), and of course catch the bad guy. You will also enjoy game Extra: listen to music with the jukebox, view your ingame picture collection!
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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat Summary

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– They talk about the iPhone 3G and Super Monkey Ball
– Bozon thinks the iPhone will become a good gaming platform
– Craig wants an air hockey game for iPhone like the demo that was shown at E3 a while back
– NCAA and Top Spin coverage coming tomorrow
– Madden 09 is looking good and has good Wiimote capabilities, feels like PES08
– Matt says it’s running at 30FPS, but “really solid,” looks noticeably better than 08
– Rock Band guitar is wireless and drums are wired, take up both USBs

– The Guitar Hero guitar won’t work on Rock Band Wii
– Hulk for Wii is horrible, has “epic fog” like in Superman 64, controls suck
– Tiger Woods > We Love Golf
– Craig downloaded My Pokemon Ranch, he can’t “find a game in there”
– The game will give you missions where you catch ___ Pokemon and bring them back
– Spyborgs is built heavily around co-op play
– Damon says it’s like a combination of Ratchet & Clank and Lego Star Wars, isn’t very excited about it
– Star Wars: Force Unleashed doesn’t look hideous, though they think some of it is bullshots
– Tenchu for Wii “came out of nowhere,” hasn’t been good since the first game, though it looks decent
– Wild Earth is basically Afrika if you “put on glasses with vasoline on them and if you were really drunk and your whole world looked sluggish,” like Pokemon Snap

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