Gamer Mania 2

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Some Mini-Reviews

I was in New York City just recently, and whenever I go there, one the top of my agenda is to go to the wonderful Nintendo World Store. A great 2-story store that is sure to give you Nintendo Fever. Well in there, they have these white orb chairs in front of a Gamecube on an Aquos plasma t.v. (SWEET!) Of course, I had to jump on that and play a bit. In the Gamecube is a demo-disk with a nice variety of games. So here are some reviews of the demos that I played.

Mario Kart: Double Dash First, let us begin with the good ones. Mario Kart: Double Dash is a fun guilty pleasure sure to give anyone from 2 to 99 yrs. old some enjoyment. In the demo, you get to choose from 2 courses and the characters that are already unlocked when you just begin the full-version of the game. I very much enjoyed my time playing Double Dash being a big fan of Mario. The combination of cartoony environments, and nice weapons and distractions to ruin you opponents is just really good. I give the demo-version on Mario Kart: Double Dash a 4 out of 5.

Next up to the plate is Resident Evil 4. Back when this one was first released, it got so much hype from gamers and reviewers alike, and guess what, it deserved it. This demo was fun, scary, and annoying all in one package. The demo gives you about 2 levels to play, if you can make it past the first one. There is this awesome targeting system with a little red laser dot on you awesome shotgun which can kill some zombie. You also get a knife to stab some zombie. Although the game is fun, it's hard. It took me about 10 or 15 tries just to get to the second level it offers, and just barely make it. Also, it is annoying when the zombies won't die. Although it is embarrasing yelling, "Die zombie, you *******, die!!!!" in the middle of a public store, I did, and most likely you will yell this at least 5 times when playing this game. So overall, the game is very well done from the graphics (which are phenominal) to the gameplay. The demo gets a well-deserved 5 out of 5.

Ok, that's about all the good ones I played, so now (dun dun dun) the bad games. First let's start off with a game that will not make you look at your cat the same way again. I'm talking about the dreadful Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue. I don't know why Namco published this, but, they did. This game is about Kitty on roller skates, skating around places, and probably rescuing people. I really got out of it about 35 seconds in. The controls were absolutely and utterly horrible (a little Simon Cowell for you), and the gameplay, don't even get me started. Ok, the gameplay was typical. Typically bad. I know I am being a bit harsh on this game, let's talk about what good about it. Well, um.........it has a cat. Ok, the environments are pretty attractive, however, pink. So this game demo gets a 2 out of 5.

Curious GeorgeNext up are two movie games. The first is based of the movie with a lot of monkey business, Curious George. This is just one of those games. Well in the beginning of the demo, you are George trying to catch the dude that controlls you, I think his name is the man in the yellow hat or something (who is probably being kidnapped or something because he is yelling for the person who is driving him through the jungle to turn around.) You have to slide down branches, swing on vines, and climb vines to get to him, all while collecting bananas. The beginning gameplay is pretty fun when you are just starting to get into it, but then it gets very boring. And the controls, man, those controls are just bad. You don't know how many times I cursed out that monkey during the demo. Just another game that is continuing the movie game steriotype about how they are all bad. The demo gets a 1 out of 5.

Finally, the last demo/game I will be reviewing is......Chicken Little. This is another one of those games. In the demo, you get two levels, if you can stand it. For the first level, you have to get Chicken Little to school by sliding down power lines, jumping on trees, climbing poles and other stuff. You also have a whip which you will use a lot to break boxes and other things that are in your way. The graphics are.......ok, and Chicken Little comes out with a few sayings that are pretty funny which will make you smirk, but not much. The worst part though, is that you can't skip the cut scenes. Oh those annoying cut scenes, just make you want to throw the Gamecube. But seriously, this demo was, oh why. This one gets a lucky 2 out of 5. So that is all for now. Zam, out.

1 Comments:

  • Sweet reviews Zam, and I LOVE THE PARAGRAPHS!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger asdf, at 11:41 PM  

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