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I've always been a diehard PC gamer, so when my girlfriend bought a Wii for us both to play together I was intrigued and immediately went down to our local branch of Game to grab some games.
As a newcomer to console games, I had no idea what I was looking for, so initially went down the road of looking at the picture on the front of the boxes and then the pictures on the back of the boxes to find something that looked interesting. It was then that Disaster: Day of Crisis caught my eye. Interesting storyline - check. Half decent graphics -check, Pre-owned for a fiver - check.
So upon getting home I loaded it straight up and began to watch the game intro.
Absolutely cracking - I was riveted and simultaneously in fits of giggles at the same time - The story is well conceived (I won't spoil it by going into detail, suffice to say it's a "rescue the girl" type of affair), but the acting - it feels as though it's been deliberately scripted and acted in a real low budget B-Movie style - really corny lines, even cornier acting - it's brilliant!!
The game itself is very linear, but this really isn't to the game's detriment since the storyline is so engrossing that I never once wanted to go off the track and explore the city/mountains/etc.
Controls-wise - very responsive - running, jumping, driving, climbing, shooting etc - all performed with ease on the Wiimote + Nunchuck (yes you need both).
It has a great difficulty curve and eases you in gently, the first few 'levels' serving as tutorials and teaching you the controls as you play.
The sound in particular is very good, nice meaty explosions, gunshots, and I love the way that the police radio transmissions come through the Wiimote!
All in all, the best fiver I've spent in a long time!
I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys action/adventure games, with an engrossing plot - so long as you don't mind the fact that you can't just go off and explore on your own.
You play the part of Raymond Bryce, ex-International Rescue Team member, and boy, is he having a bad day!
The opening scene shows Raymond and his colleague/friend Steve Hewitt trying to escape from erupting volcano. Sadly Steve doesn't make it and Ray makes a promise to him to look after his little sister, who then goes and gets herself kidnapped, the rotter.
"You can't save them all Ray"
"I've got to try....!"
Called in to help rescue his friends sister, he battles through numerous natural disasters (earthquake, tsunami etc) while at the same time fighting the enemy forces that are responsible for the kidnap, all in one day!
If it wasn't for the cheesy but awesome intro video I probably would have totally ignored the game. Which would have been a shame! The storyline is far-fetched and corny but the action is enough to keep you playing. Theres driving levels, on rails shooter (which is the best part!), rhythm etc so it never gets boring. Its not too difficult either so everyone can have a go.
Survive nature's most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummelled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogue Special Forces unit has taken advantage of the chaos and seized a nuclear weapon. Only Ray, a former member of an elite rescue task force, has decided to take a stand.