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If Nintendo were really so serious when they claim their motivation with the Wii is the sell gaming as an experience to a wider audience, you'd think they'd do something about all the shovelware to be found on it. Most families I know now have a Wii lurking somewhere in their home and the amount of time I've heard people say "I bought it and I never use it" is phenomenal. Mind you, it's not so surprising when you look at the games they're playing. I understand that to some people one game is much like any other but I don't think people will ever really enjoy their Wii until they learn that the vast majority of the Wii titles flooding the market are the video game equivalent of DVDs from the pound shop.
Anubis II is one of those games, a cynically produced ploy to trick the casual gamer into never picking up their controllers again. First on the list of its many "quirks" is the title. You might be fooled into thinking Anubis II is the sequel to some well loved, successful game. It isn't, it's just called Anubis II to make you think that. It isn't the sequel to any game I or google have ever heard of.
Secondly, the game itself is the most awful, sloppy piece of rubbish I've ever played. Supposedly a platformer, it is barely deserving of the title and is practically unplayable. I would never normally review a game I hadn't spent a decent amount of time playing but as there were only 9 levels, all of which were horrendous and broken, I think I can forgive myself.
I would have been prepared to give Anubis II the benefit of the doubt, written it off as a bad game made by inexperienced developers rather than a concerted effort to fleece people, but for one small factor. The developer previously released a title for the Wii called "Ninjabread Man" and both games are the same. Exactly the same. At about ten minutes into Anubis II deja vu struck and I realised I was playing exactly the same levels as Ninjabread Man, right down to the rubbish background music.
Anubis II isn't a game, it's a con. Don't give anyone any money for it and if you already have, go get it back.
Take control of Anubis, the Guardian of the Underworld as he embarks on his quest to save Egypt from the terrifying Curse of the Pharaohs!