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Topic: Nintendo Power Reviews "Rage of the Gladiator"

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BulbasaurusRex

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The good news is that this means it should come out soon. The bad news is it only got the middle "Hmmm..." rating. Positively, they say it "has the spirit of Punch-Out!!," the gameplay strategy is "certainly satisfying," and it's "one of the most visually impressive titles on WiiWare." Negatively, it says it could use "a bit more polish," the first-person perspective "causes a slight disconnect in the action and makes some enemy attacks feel cheap," and none of the control schemes are "ideal." "The result is a game that's good but not great."

If the first-person perspective works so well in Punch-Out!! Wii, I don't see why it wouldn't work with this game, and everything here says the Wii MotionPlus control scheme works great. We'll see what NL says in their review after it's released, but I expect it to be more positive than this.

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Hardy83

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I say the same thing about Punch Out but that's because I really suck at it.

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robtyketto

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I'm looking forward to this but will wait for the reviews to come rolling in before purchasing.

Glad to see WM+ swordplay based titles coming thick and fast Wii Sports Resort, Ghost Slayer, Rage of the Gladiators and Red steel 2.

Red Steel 2 will set the standards being a full blown title and can't wait for a number of copy cat games to follow :)

Now if only someone would do a lightsaber based game, can't rely on Lucasarts in making a decent wii star wars game :(

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retrobuttons

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Bulbasaurus+Rex wrote:

If the first-person perspective works so well in Punch-Out!! Wii, I don't see why it wouldn't work with this game, and everything here says the Wii MotionPlus control scheme works great. We'll see what NL says in their review after it's released, but I expect it to be more positive than this.

Sorry Rex but Punch Out is in no way first person, you can see the character and it's a 3rd person view, don't be fooled by the fact that the character is transparant.

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robtyketto

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Really looking forward to this release, not long now (15th March).

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ACK

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Don't worry about the "hmmm" as NPs wiiware/dsiware reviews are really sketchy...

For instance, last month they gave the WiiWare version of Chronos Twins a poor review likening it to a lame megaman imitator with a gimmick. This month a different reviewer raved about the dsiware version saying that while the other reviewer may see it as such, the gimmick is actually brilliant enough to carry the game and make it a worthwhile, enjoyable experience.

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KnucklesSonic8

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Heh, precisely.

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Popyman

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I haven't really cared about them since they gave Okami a low score and urged people to buy the PS2 version...

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robtyketto

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Yes :)

It's got a very good score over at IGN
http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/107/1077271p1.html

I want!

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accc

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I wouldn't trust that review either, based solely on the fact that Dameon Hatfield wrote it. If I don't instabuy it I'll wait for some impressions from real gamers before I make my decision.

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robtyketto

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Well to be honest I did think the review was extremely short on content and didn't go into any detail how the controls handle for with/without WM+.

But heh I enjoyed GhostSlayer so I will definately like this!

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TKOWL

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Their WiiWare reviews are whack. They reviewed Cave Story even before it came out.

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Digiki

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I'm not keen on the NP reviews.

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Moco_Loco

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I don't subscribe to Nintendo Power, but I read the IGN review and I think it's one of the best reviews Mr. Hatfield's ever written. Usually he just dashes off a few quick notes about a) why it sucks or b) why it's okay but still kind of sucks. He actually went into detail, even if he didn't mention the Motion Plus support. I will still wait for further reviews, but if Nintendo Life also gives a positive review I'm sold. The videos I've seen are encouraging, and the acting being at a Saturday morning cartoon level is actually good for me--my kids might actually stay in the room while I play!

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LEGEND_MARIOID

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Bulbasaurus+Rex wrote:

The good news is that this means it should come out soon. The bad news is it only got the middle "Hmmm..." rating. Positively, they say it "has the spirit of Punch-Out!!," the gameplay strategy is "certainly satisfying," and it's "one of the most visually impressive titles on WiiWare." Negatively, it says it could use "a bit more polish," the first-person perspective "causes a slight disconnect in the action and makes some enemy attacks feel cheap," and none of the control schemes are "ideal." "The result is a game that's good but not great."

If the first-person perspective works so well in Punch-Out!! Wii, I don't see why it wouldn't work with this game, and everything here says the Wii MotionPlus control scheme works great. We'll see what NL says in their review after it's released, but I expect it to be more positive than this.

Analaysing that, the CONS don't sound too bad at all. Maybe even negligeable. The PROs on the other hand sound really good.

That's just re-inforced my insta-download assertion for this game!

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LEGEND_MARIOID

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9/10 on NL.

NL reviews >>>>>> Nintendo "Power" reviews

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Gamesake

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Bulbasaurus Rex wrote:

The bad news is "none of the control schemes are "ideal."

ACK wrote:

NPs wiiware/dsiware reviews are really sketchy... they gave the WiiWare version of Chronos Twins a poor review likening it to a lame megaman imitator with a gimmick.

Popyman wrote:

I haven't really cared about them since they gave Okami a low score and urged people to buy the PS2 version...

I'd say Nintendo Power is batting a thousand.

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Mabbit

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Nintendo Power has always confused me. Sometimes they are really lenient towards games and give it a high score without even taking it's flaws into account and sometimes they amplify the magnitude of flaws and give the game a low score despite its good qualities.

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