Product Type: Ubisoft Wii games
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Red Steel (Wii)
Member Name: Lehen
Red Steel (Wii)
Date: 16/06/09, updated on 16/06/09 (3 review reads)
Advantages: great 4-player multi-action, nice graphics and solid storyline
Disadvantages: sluggish and dated in places, better games out there
The game is set in current day LA and your girl gets kidnapped as her dad gets killed, who happens to be a Yakuza crime lord. You follow her to Tokyo to try resuce her and end up having to fight your way through wave after wave of terrorists and gangsters. Sounds great!
Red Steel was one of the first heavily promoted games on the Wii. I still remember the TV advert with the Wii Remote being featured to show the viewers it was used to shoot and swing in a realistic sword slashing motion.
The game however wasn't as good as the advert. It plays reasonably well, but it has the sluggish feel of a 90s first person shooter in a lot places throughout the game. The graphics are an improvement on the game play and this what keeps the game so popular, as well as the storyline, with the die hard Wii fans that played this game all night and day when the console first hit the shelves.
Is the game worth buying now that there are so many better games like this out there on the Wii? Well, I bought it recently to see what all the hype was, but mostly due to it being only £5. If you choose to do likewise, don't be surprised if you go for a quick trade-in not long after taking it out of the bag when you get home.
The main feature of Red Steel and I rate this as the only reason you should even consider buything the game - simply because in 4-player mode it's actually quite entertaining. If you are looking for a game to play solo, I recommend that you should look elsewhere.
Summary: If you don't play regular with 3 others then look elsewhere for your thrills
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