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Onslaught Review

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Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Can Hudson really pull off an FPS game on WiiWare?

Japanese developers are not known for creating first person shooters. After all it is far from being a popular genre in the land of the rising sun. The few Japanese FPS games that spring to mind failed to compete with their Western counterparts. Considering the limitations of the WiiWare service, can Hudson succeed where so many other Japanese developers have failed?

Compared to the run-of-the-mill FPS game, Onslaught has some unique elements. As you might expect, it is divided into levels with missions such as reaching the end or protecting a target, but the main focus is on achieving a high score, not progression through the levels. The aim is to beat the levels as fast as possible, killing as many enemies as you can and taking as little damage as possible in order to achieve a good score and get a high rank.

To help you there are two AI controlled teammates who aid you against the Onslaught. They will shoot anything that comes from the direction you tell them to guard. To gang up on tougher enemies they can be told to shoot in the same direction as you, to protect your sides, or to protect your back. It’s a neat feature that adds a bit of strategy to the proceedings.

Another neat touch is that when you take out an enemy, they explode in a mess of green alien blood. If you are too close to enemies when they die your visor will be splattered with the stuff, so you have to shake the nunchuk to wipe it off before it starts chewing through your armour! Some enemies will also latch onto you by jumping at you. If this happens shaking both the nunchuk and Wii remote will shake them off.

There are a total of four regular weapons at your disposal: an assault rifle, which deals average but consistent damage, a submachine gun, which deals low damage but has a ton of ammo, a shotgun, which can take out large groups of enemies easily but is far less effective from a distance, and a rocket launcher, which deals devastating damage to big groups but has a very slow reload time.

There are also two sidearms that you can use if you’re in a bind. And, you have a small stock of grenades, and a beam whip, which instantly destroys any normal enemy if they are close enough. All weapons except the whip obviously have a limited supply of ammo. Each of the four main weapons is loaded with about ten cartridges initially, but when they are all used up you will have to find more ammo. Picking up ammo will refill your entire stock of cartridges for the weapon you currently have out, so be sure to switch to the weapon you want to refill! The whip automatically recharges over a period of time.

The controls are solid. As you might expect, you aim with the Wii remote, shoot with B and move around with the analogue stick. The D-pad lets you cycle between weapons, while C or Z plus a nunchuk shake lets you throw a grenade or swing the beam whip, respectively.

As you go through the levels in Story Mode you will occasionally find secret weapon caches. If you break these open and take the power-up inside, you will unlock a stronger version of one of the normal weapons or sidearms. Each of the six weapons has a total of two upgrades to find. While moving you can also perform a quick dash forward, backward or to the side by tapping the analogue stick in one direction twice.

In addition to this there is also an “ultimate” weapon. Some levels feature the BKD-G9, a jeep armed with two miniguns, which will mow down any enemy in a fraction of a second. Naturally this has some downsides. It only has a limited supply of ammo, which can’t be replenished, and your teammates will also get in the vehicle, which means you will not have any protection to the side or back! When it is out of ammo, the jeep can simply be abandoned. In defence missions it can serve as a handy barrier to slow down enemies.

The Story Mode is playable in single player only and contains thirteen levels divided into “tiers”. You start off with three, which you can attempt in any order, but you’ll have to beat all three to unlock the next section where you will face a boss. Beating the boss unlocks three more stages, and it continues like that until the end, which has two boss stages in a row. The Story Mode has a total of five difficulties: Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard and Ultra. Only the first three are playable right away, but don’t think that this a bad thing, the game gets hard very fast, even on Normal.

The Story Mode’s plot is the usual sci-fi guff: you have crash landed on a planet overrun by “insect cyborgs”, and soon encounter two other soldiers. You decide to help each other defeat the bugs and save the day! It’s all very silly, but the story is vital to the gameplay, as every enemy is part insect and part cyborg and their body is weaker in certain places. Shooting the green core on any enemy will kill it in a handful of shots. Shooting flesh will also kill it quickly, but not nearly as fast as shooting the core. Shooting metal does almost no damage, meaning you’ll waste a ton of ammo before the enemy dies. Always aim for the core!

One strange thing in Story Mode is the announcer. After landing several good hits, you’ll hear a strange voice yell out extremely weird stuff such as “That’s why you’re still a kid!” This doesn’t make any sense at all, but thankfully it can be disabled if you want.

The game’s main draw is the fact it has on-line multiplayer! There are two game modes available on-line: “Free Battle” and “Ranking Battle.”

Free Battle is the co-op mode. You can play with up to three others and try to beat any of the levels from Story Mode. Of course there are no AI teammates, so you’ll have to work together well, as the difficulty seems to always be set on Very Hard. Accidentally shooting teammates won’t hurt them, but it will hurt you, so it’s not recommended!

If a mission’s goal is to simply make it to the end, not all players actually have to make it. If just one player reaches the end, the mission will be completed. When a mission is over, every player gets a score based on his performance, and you can then part ways or play another mission together. If you die in co-op mode you will be revived, but you’ll lose a ton of points and probably will not be able to become first anymore!

“Ranking Battle” is more unusual. All players are pitted in a giant level filled with enemies and are given a time limit. The goal is simple: score more points than the other players before the time is up! Near the center of the stage you can also find a boss - Naturally he gives massive amounts of points, but he takes a while to beat, so you've got to figure out for yourself if it's worth the time killing him. As in co-op mode, hitting other players will damage you, so don’t do it. If you die here you will also be revived, but again, you will lose a ton of points!

Unlike most other Wi-Fi games, you don’t actually have to wait for a game to fill up before it starts. If there are two or three players and the game is still searching for others, you don’t HAVE to wait. If all currently found players press the 2 button, you can simply start with the people currently there. This will be quite handy when playing with friends!

Graphically, Onslaught is one of the better looking WiiWare games to date. Of course it would be an impossible task to compete with the visuals games developed using the Unreal Engine on PC/360/PS3, but if you take it for what it is the visuals do the job perfectly. The music is fairly upbeat and non-intrusive and the voiceovers add a touch of arcade style flair, even if it can get a bit repetitive after a while.

Conclusion

Onslaught provides an enjoyable single player experience. It has lots of unique features and is really fun to play. The Story Mode has a great deal of replay value due to its five difficulty settings and different ranks to achieve. The game really excels on-line and co-op is pretty much flawless. There is no lag to be found and the matchmaking is fast and without issues. Hudson has even provided online leaderboards on their website which should keep score freaks happy. The FPS genre is a perfect fit for the Wii, but due to the file size limit on WiiWare we never expected to see a downloadable one. Hudson has achieved the unthinkable and created an original and entertaining Japanese developed FPS which comes as a great surprise. This is a must-download for fans of the FPS genre, for only 1000 Wii points it is a real bargain.

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User Comments (348)

0-Watt

#1

0-Watt said:

I'm actually surprised by the score to be honest. Some people didn't like what they played on other places I've been on.

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

Great review Drake! This is definitely a game FPS fans should give a serious look to.

Der_tolle_Emil

#4

Der_tolle_Emil said:

Wow, a 9. I really enjoyed this but didn't expect such a high score. It is definitely worth a purchase though.

Awesome5

#6

Awesome5 said:

Wow, it did better then I expected. As soon as Swords and Soldiers comes out, I'll get this along with it.

ElectricSplash

#7

ElectricSplash said:

First 9/10 since Rockman 9(MegaMan 9). Kinda surprising such a high score... Surely I download it in a near future...

Omega

#8

Omega said:

This seems to be a great game. It's now in the TOP 6 of WWW rankings.
Previously, Hudson was one of the best developers for the PC Engine/TG16 and now they continue with WiiWare. I think this is good.

Scryble

#9

Scryble said:

Fantastic review, and to my knowledge, the first official one for this game!
To be honest, I really didn't know what to think about Onslaught. Like you said at the end, a FPS (even without online) seems unthinkable for Wiiware. But if you guys give it the thumbs up, it must be good!
Day one purchase for me when it reaches North America!

Outrunner

#10

Outrunner said:

Oh man! I can't wait to get some points! I wasn't interested until I heard it was score-based and like an arcade game.

Bahamut_ZERO

#11

Bahamut_ZERO said:

Oh....my....God.....

A 9/10!!!!!! I wasnt expecting that! I mean, a 7 or 8, but a 9!!!!!!!

Well, now I have to buy it. I pray it comes out on Monday. I was going to spend my $20 on WarioWare, bu now, Im getting a Wii Point card.

Great, review Drake. Now I have an insta-buy :)

DrakeStaff

#12

Drake said:

I was extremely skeptical of the game when it was first announced, FPS games of late are all extremely similar and WiiWare games only have a 40 MB size limit, so I thought it could never be good. Thankfully Hudson continues to make awesome WiiWare games (Let's forget Snowboard Riot) :p

Objection

#14

Objection said:

Wow, even higher than I expected! I will be snatching it up ASAP when it comes over. (Any word on when that would be?)

Cthuloops

#15

Cthuloops said:

Now Drake is 17th on the rankings! You better get another high score already if you want to compete! :)
Nice review. I'll plan on getting this when it comes to NA.

Bahamut_ZERO

#16

Bahamut_ZERO said:

Im just worried about the block size. Im going to have to delet something I like :(

Anyway, your score better not beoff Drake. My wallets in the hands of WWW (anything that gets a 9 or higher I pledged to must buy, even if I hate the genre).

Link79

#17

Link79 said:

I was never a big fan of first person shooters but when done well they can be easier to get into. The Metroid prime series really helped me to like that style of play better. I know it's not exactly the same but It's close enough. I had serious doubts about Onslaught. If it's as good as you guys say I might give it a chance.

Pablo17

#18

Pablo17 said:

Very nice review. I wasn't that interested in this game but I will now keep an eye out for a USA release.

Shortay

#19

Shortay said:

I'm really looking forward to trying this one, looks very interesting indeed, and I'm pleasantly surprised by the score.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#20

Philip_J_Reed said:

Holy shirt! Looks like I have a new must-buy game.

As fun as the negative reviews are (and they are fun!) this is why I love this site: you guys make sure I won't miss out on any absolutely wonderful games.

Rock on, boys.

Objection

#21

Objection said:

According to the ranking link, only 256 people have bought Onslaught and played online. C'mon, support!!

KDR_11k

#22

KDR_11k said:

BTW, the boss spawns at the start in VS mode (I've done some pretty fast dashes for the plateau and it was always there waiting for me), if you see it respawning later that's because someone killed it before.

You also don't have to hold the 2 button, just pressing it once is enough. Unfortunately there's no onscreen indicator that you've pressed it but you can probably remember that.

What I like is how the game was really designed for the Wii, shooting the core would be much harder to do fast using dual analogs and having precision shots in a game with these enemy numbers would not work out.

Objection_Blaster: I think it enters every score you reach into the table, at least some names are present multiple times (though it's also possible that some people have multiple profiles for different difficulty settings).

Wiiloveit

#23

Wiiloveit said:

I can't wait for this: I've just got to wait until Monday morning before I can play it :'( , but at least now I know that the wait will be worth it :D

@Bahamut_ZERO: Even if you hate the genres? Despite being someone with loads of WW titles, I still haven't got Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life As A King. Anyone recommend this to me, despit hating RPG's?

@Drake: You think your score is good: you have to see my ranking on the Tetris Party tournament leaderboard for the co-op tourney: http://tetrisparty.com/uk_en/tournament/leaderboard
I can't believe I managed to get all the way to 431!

Also: how can you say "let's forget Snowboard Riot" when it hasn't even been released here yet, meaning you can't have played it (unless you have a second Wii)? That's a bit unfair isn't it - I seem to recall KS8 really loving it, so who knows: you might, too.

Mik

#24

Mik said:

Fantastic review. I was really excited for this game and I'll be downloading it as soon as possible!

Bahamut_ZERO

#25

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@WLI: Well, its not an RPG, its a building sim (think Sim City). I cant recommend it though. I got it cuz it got a 9 (darn you WWW :P ), and it was nice for a few hours, but got boring on Day 100. You do the same thing every day. The people say the same thing every day. Granted, I still got several hours of fun out of it, but I just never finished it.

Objection

#26

Objection said:

@Wiiloveit-I really don't consider My Life As A King a RPG. It has some characteristics of one, but it's best described as a City/Adventure Sim with a FF skin and some light RPG elements. I recommend it but you should probably watch some gameplay vids.
EDIT: Awesome, 32 more people are on the rankings.

Wiiloveit

#27

Wiiloveit said:

@BZ / OB: I see, I watched a bit of footage and read several reviews before deciding to stay away, since many different sites all had it listed as an RPG game. I may get it in future when I've got some spare points, but I still think that I'll stay away.

EJD

#28

EJD said:

A great review once again and a surprising score as well. I thought it would get a 8 but a 9 is awesome! I'll definitely be picking this one up soon. :)

@Drake: Just out of interest, what would have made this game a 10/10? It didn't seem like there was anything wrong with this game in the review.

@Wiiloveit: Will you be doing tournaments for this game like you have done for Mario Kart Wii? I haven't got round to playing online for months.

Wiiloveit

#29

Wiiloveit said:

@EJD: I don't know: it might not be the same in co-op as it would be in versus, but I shall see.
In the meantime, I am doing a Mario Kart tourney this Friday, and a Bomberman / Tetris tournament the day after.

DarkLloyd

#30

DarkLloyd said:

im totally saving my wii points just in case this shows up on monday
if not i will just get another wiiware game tetris maybe or snowboard riot man theres just many games i have yet to get for wiiware

and im getting a 40 inch hdtv tommrow can't wait

Bahamut_ZERO

#31

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@EJD: 10/10 is pretty much impossible. Nothing, no matter how awsome, really ever gets a 10/10. WoG got it cause it was origional too. 10/10 is a big statment to make.

@Drake: How long is this game? On one runthrough on lets say, Normal difficulty?

DEADCELL

#32

DEADCELL said:

Wow. This looks pretty awesome. I was expecting a score between 4 and 6, but a 9 has gotten me really excited. Can't wait for it to come out in the states.

Kokstra

#33

Kokstra said:

So I haven't played online yet, just the single player on easy and normal, and although I enjoy it, I would give it a 5 or 6 at best. I know I shouldn't expect much from a WiiWare FPS but this could have been a whole lot better if you were able to run and the characters would've actually looked scary. The music kinda reminded me of Duke Nukem 3D, so I guess that's kind of a plus. But while it just feels a bit too repetitive, I do really like the effort Hudson is putting into WiiWare!

SilentJ

#35

SilentJ said:

I was hoping for a good score but 9/10 is just awesome! I can't wait to try it out for myself.

KeeperBvK

#36

KeeperBvK said:

Yet another high score by Drake. g
Just kidding, I'm sure the rating's justified and I can't wait to buy some Wii Points and get this. :)

Edit: Looks like Germany's pretty much dominating the Top 10. ^^

KDR_11k

#37

KDR_11k said:

Kokstra: The running speed isn't very high but you can dodge forward with a doubletap.

I finished the game with a little bit over 4 hours on the clock but that included an MP game or two and a bit of replaying older missions to find weapon crates (so far I got one per mission tier...) and improve my scores.

Does anyone know if starting a new game resets your weapon unlocks? What happens to your grades?

Loopstar

#38

Loopstar said:

Nice score! I'm really enjoying Onslaught, even the singleplayer mode, but I'm currently stuck at stage 8. Does anybody know how to defeat the boss of that stage? I keep firing at his weak spots but eventually his purple beam or other attacks get me...
Anyway, the online mode works flawlessly and is a lot of fun. Too bad, though, that they didn't include any way to communicate with each other. Even preset text messages would have helped a lot.

Drizzt

#39

Drizzt said:

9/10, only $10, online multiplayer...I'm in!

And, to be honest, you are the only ones whose reviews I trust. If you say it's good, it's good.

CanisWolfred

#41

CanisWolfred said:

Wow, that was unexpected. I might look into this when it gets released in NA. I was expecting it to be a little too easy, since you have a ton of ammo and two partners to protect you, but from what I've read, the difficulty sounds just right. Thanks for the Drake. you did a splendid job!

KDR_11k

#42

KDR_11k said:

The partners aren't that strong I think, they're more like option pods in a shmup. Plus they always stay near you while often the difficulty is that the thing you're protecting is being attacked from every direction at the same time and you have to move around to intercept the attackers. When the game gets hard the difficulty doesn't come from running out of ammo but from getting that ammo into enemies without them getting any claws or teeth or whatever into you.

Loopstar: I went back and unlocked better weapons, since I tried using the SMG on him the upgrade to lv2 gave a massive DPS boost.

chiefeagle02

#43

chiefeagle02 said:

Here's hoping for a North American release. This is the first game for WiiWare in a long time that I'm actually looking forward to. :) Kind of bummed that there's no deathmatch, but the rest sounds great.

Bahamut_ZERO

#44

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@KDR: SO lets sat 3 hours then. Thats still a phenominal deal. Most $60 FPS are 10 hours, so the game is longger than it needs to be a good deal. Yay :)

-TR

#45

-TR said:

Blimey. You've convienced me to buy it- I was put off before.

DrakeStaff

#46

Drake said:

@ EJD: As others have stated we don't hand out 10s unless a game does something unprecedented - Onslaught's just an FPS with a unique twist, but World of Goo (Our only 10 as you probably know) is a totally unique game.

@ Bahamut ZERO: It's hard to say, but one go through the game on Normal (Without ever failing, and exploring everything) would probably be about 2 hours. In defense missions you have no choice but to wait until the time is up (Usually about 7 minutes), but in other missions you usually get like 30 minutes while you only need 10 max.

Kawaiipikachu

#47

Kawaiipikachu said:

I was expecting a 7 but a 9 WOW .
I decided to download after reading the instructions which by the way should be included with every Wiiware game .
I loved it & drake you loved it obviously .

This is a great game :)

KDR_11k

#48

KDR_11k said:

Isn't 10 hours already considered long for a commercial RTS? From what I heard the average seems to be closer to 5-6.

I think you'll only get 2 hours if you do a mild speedrun. Playing without failing even once is pretty damn unlikely.

Esposch

#49

Esposch said:

I was thinking this game would get a fairly carp score.
Or should I say halibut?

EJD

#53

EJD said:

@Drake: Thanks for clearing that up. I should have read the scoring policy, sorry. I'll keep this in mind for future reviews. The review has really helped me make my mind up about this game and I know for sure I'll be getting it. :)

@Wiiloveit: Thanks for letting me know, I may not be able to join in MKW but I'm up for Bomberman Blast and Tetris Party. I haven't played Tetris Party online before. :(

Falk_Sturmfels

#55

Falk_Sturmfels said:

I downloaded the game two hours after it was released. Its a great 1000points massacre, with millions of enemies. Some levels are like the Fort in the movie "Starship Troopers", where they had to defend it against an army of bugs. Onslought sometimes has the same panic moments. Sure, there are some little things which could make this game better, but still, like I said, its a great and lovely highscore massacre.
I´m really happy that other people enjoy this like me - I´m also in the rank lists with my nickname. Now you guys have to buy it - then we gonna see more of this!
I DON´T WONNA HAVE ANY MORE PUZZLERS! Get Onslought! Make this a success.

djshep1973

#57

djshep1973 said:

Wow, great review; a really interesting read and I'd say I agree with pretty much everything that Marcel has commented on. Maybe not a 9/10 for me, but a definite 8/10, though I've probably not put as much time into playing it as he has, lol..

Well worth 1000 points anyway! :-D

Fernando_Rocker

#58

Fernando_Rocker said:

Jus a quick question:

At first I had my doubts... I mean, a good FPS on WiiWare? But color me surprised, Hudson did it.

Now... is the co-op mode WiFi? How do you communicate with your friends? Does it have a chat system, or can you use WiiSpeak?

Mik

#60

Mik said:

I'm not kidding when I say this: This is one of the best FPSs I've ever played. Brilliant control system, fantastic graphics and flawless gameplay. This should've been a 10!

Popyman

#61

Popyman said:

Wow, a nine...I might have to get this, but I still haven't got LIT >_>

The online stuff sounds really cool.

RGVEDA

#62

RGVEDA said:

Wow!! Great Review and 9 Points! That is great! I might download it...maybe next Month, i am out of money this month.... :(

calculon

#63

calculon said:

@Comment 59:

Yes the co-op is Wifi.
No, you can't use Wii Speak nor is there a chat system.
You don't communicate with your friends because technically they're rivals trying to get a better score than you. If you want to cover someone's back then do so - just don't expect any sort of reward other than personal gratification.

Mik

#65

Mik said:

@Majora: It's a 10€/£7 game and for that it's totally worth the money. Sure it's kinda short but the longevity of it is increased due to the addictive and deep online mode!

MarkyVigoroth

#66

MarkyVigoroth said:

Heh, I am not as interested in FPS (prefers RPGs), yet, like others, I am surprised with a 90% score.

By the way, Square/Enix released King's Knight, and Konami released Critter Round-Up and Sandy Beach, so even the "Big Guys" get sick occasionally.

CanisWolfred

#68

CanisWolfred said:

And I'm more or less the exact opposite - I'm a big FPS fan, although I don't mind a good RPG every now and again. I'll definitely be getting this!

Fernando_Rocker

#70

Fernando_Rocker said:

Well... I just sent an email to Hudson...

As far as I know, WiiWare can be patched, right? If I recall correctly, I have read about some WiiWare games being patched.

I hope they can update the game to offer some kind of communication... very unlikely, but at least I'm giving a shot.

NintendoNaut

#72

NintendoNaut said:

I agree with Thomas (Post 43). I'm disappointed by the lack of deathmatch, but a 9?! Wow. Must be good anyways!

Ricardo91

#73

Ricardo91 said:

I didn't expect much from this game. I expected it to get a 6 or 7. I'm not a huge fan of FPSs that don't star female bounty hunters, but I'll give a good one a shot now and then, and this one has definitely got me interested in it's arcade-esque gameplay and online play. Can't wait for it to reach America!

Wonderful review Drake, as to be expected from WWW staff!

EDIT: Crap, this makes for yet another great Wiiware game I have yet to buy. :|

BulbasaurusRex

#74

BulbasaurusRex said:

This game is a must buy for me, but with a different WiiWare game already scheduled for Monday, us North Americans will probably have to wait until the week after for this to be released.

Is it possible for Hudson to skip around the 40MB limit like Square-Enix and Taito did in Space Invaders Get Even by releasing a Death Match Mode as DLC?

MasterGH

#75

MasterGH said:

Was expecting a 7 myself, which I still would have bought it with, but it great to see it scored so well! I guess I'll have to get 6000 points sometime this week for what I want to get (F-Zero X, Megaman 2, Super Mario World and Onslaught now; Bubble Bobble Plus and Cave Story when they come out). Happy gaming for me :D

Esposch

#76

Esposch said:

@ MasterGH

Go to Big W. $25 for 2000 points. Cheapest I've ever seen them.

RADE

#77

RADE said:

A Deathmatch for DLC could turn this 9 into 9.5 not a 10 though haha

MasterGH

#78

MasterGH said:

@Esposch: Actually, that was exactly what I was going to do (saw the catalog on ecogamer.com). Wanted to get them on Friday, but something came up. I was originally going to get 3 just to maximize savings, but I'll need them now :) Should be getting them sometime this coming week from the Orion Shopping Village in Springfield. I'll get 1000 points extra compared to what I'd pay normally buying them inside the Wii Shop.

Chrono_Cross

#79

Chrono_Cross said:

Wow.

Its funny that just because this one site gave this water-downed FPS a good rating their going to go buy it haha lol

@Bulbasauras Rex
Yeah Hudson could very well do so but It`d cost some space.

MasterGH

#80

MasterGH said:

@ Crono: Well, I do like my FPS games (I currently play CoD 2 a lot online, and have many others on the PC, as well as Metroid Prime 3 and Red Steel on the Wii), so as long as they got the basics right on this thing I was going to get it. Not only because I'd have fun, but to try to encourage the development of more FPS games in the future on WiiWare.

KDR_11k

#81

KDR_11k said:

I think a 9 is warranted both by the game being one of the best Wiiware games (definitely better than most 8s) and there being many ways it could be improved (not necessarily directly since it's already at the size limit but a later game might have e.g. more variety, more modes, etc). A 9 seems a bit high if you compare the game to what the theoretical optimum would be but then again grading it 7 or 8 would be low compared to other games (especially with Niki at 8 ).

@KDR: This is an FPS (First Person SHooter). RTS (real time stratgey) are like Age of Empires.

Yeah, sorry, typo.

Does online require friend codes?

You can trade friend codes to play coop with people you know but both modes have "match me with whoever wants to play" modes and in fact ranked cannot even be played with friends (I suppose so you can't have everyone except one stay still to get yourself on the highscore table).

As far as I know, WiiWare can be patched, right? If I recall correctly, I have read about some WiiWare games being patched.

I hope they can update the game to offer some kind of communication... very unlikely, but at least I'm giving a shot.

Not sure. On one hand it's likely that updates aren't allowed so people don't push out bad code and patch it later, on the other at least MS's policy is "no patches except for online play" and Wii Speak would be for online play.

CanisWolfred

#83

CanisWolfred said:

@Crono

Even if they hadn't have rated it highly I would've gotten it at one point or another, because I really do like FPS's.

HOT-ROD

#84

HOT-ROD said:

Not only a downloadable wiiware fps, but an actual good fps on wii. This is great. I am very excited for this to land in the US!!
Europe, I am very jealous =)

Draygone

#85

Draygone said:

Zomg, this was quite unexpected. WiiWare FPS, getting a whopper of a score like 9/10? Heck, the moment I read that you had AI partners, I was expecting it to be followed up at some point with "but they are really no help" or "they tend to get stuck in places" or "they have a tendancy of destroying things you don't want them to". Surprised that wasn't the case. And wow, online mode. Strange that multiplayer isn't available offline but it is online, but I benefit more from online multiplayer, anyway, so I'm not complaining. Especially nice that one doesn't have to dedicate themselves to another team for co-op mode. Oh, yes. And the fact that it's score-based is a nice draw. Means I'm not going to go into this expecting a serious FPS and get disappointed when I find that it isn't. :P

Hudson, please bring this to America. I want it. :)

Yasume

#86

Yasume said:

Wow, wasn't expecting a 9. I haven't played a FPS in years, so I'm going to give this one a shot. **Adds to wishlist**.

Jockolantern

#87

Jockolantern said:

Woohoo! Great review and I'm very pleased to hear about how good it is. Looking forward to the stateside release of this FPS gem. Sounds quite exciting.

matroos

#88

matroos said:

I agree 100% with the review ... it's great. I never played much FPS games, and with having a Wii, the choise of such game is not greatly available. Now with this game for just 1000 points you get a fun story mode (which I find already tough in easy mode, lol) and a great online mode where even an newbee to this genre like me can have loads of fun!

I even got a "cheap" gun like holder to fit my controller and nunchuck, which works actually great for this game!

I like it, specially given the size and price of the game!!

Tnx for the great review!

matroos

#90

matroos said:

@FALK: Yup... for me it works great!!

And i agree on the teammates in story mode, specially the 3 options you can give them (help attack or defend your six or flanks! They really help out!

Kirk

#92

Kirk said:

How fast/responsive/good is the actual aiming/pointing and turning though?

That' s what I want to know.

I mean I have played Quake Wii on Homebrew and I would really love to play an FPS game that is as smooth and fun to control and play. Most commerical Wii FPS games don't even come close to feeling as intuitive and responsive as that Homebrew effort.

So, again, how does the actually aiming/turning work and feel?

It needs to be faster and more responsive than say MP3 imo or I just won't be able to get into which is the case with every single Wii FPS game I have played so far. Only Quake Wii so far has felt the way I expected and want FPS games to feel on Wii.

KDR_11k

#93

KDR_11k said:

What did you expect, Doom-style running at 60MPH? Movement is fast enough IMO. You can use doubletap dodges to move a bit faster as well.

I haven't tried Quake on the Wii but turning is fast enough especially since your targets don't tend to run circles around you. You can't do split-second turns but you don't need to.

Falk: Wouldn't the Zapper make it hard to shake the nunchuk or the wiimote without shaking the other?

SevenForce

#94

SevenForce said:

Have to say this looks like a pretty good game a FPS where the object is just shoot to kill and kill or be killed much like the PC classic Painkiller. Might give this a go.

Kirk

#95

Kirk said:

@majora

It's not about comparing it to the actual Quake games but about how the Wiimote control was implemented in Quake Wii homebrew.

I just want a game that actually gets the aiming/turning right and the best example I have played on Wii so far is Quake.

I really can't enjoy most Wii FPS games because I just find the turning is done wrong.

It's really hard to explain unless you play it yourself but Quake Wii has the right settings for the aiming and turning, and that is seperate from the way it lets you increase/decrease that speed as most Wii games do.

It's like the guy that made it set the acceleration curve just right. I doesn't turn really slowly for ages and then suddenly speed up when you move off centre quite a bit and it doesn't feel sluggish or delayed in any way. It just feels right.

Kirk

#97

Kirk said:

**** it!

I'm just gonna download it and I'll let you all know.

KDR_11k

#98

KDR_11k said:

Mark: That's probably US dollars? I think he meant Australian dollars.

I've only managed to find three weapon crates so far (one per mission tier), did anyone get more?

Kirk

#99

Kirk said:

I LOVE THIS GAME!

It feels really really good and I am actually having a lot of pure umcomplicated old school fun!

Great controls that are very responsive, including all the things like throwing grenades, using the whip, reloading and wiping goo of your visor etc. The aiming and turning is great, not quite as fast I would set it if I could, but better than any other Wii FPS game I have actually played and what I was hoping for. There are a **** load of enemies to shoot and it feels nice and hectic. It's really easy to get into the game and use all the options and stuff and it's the first time in ages I have played a game that made me feel like I did when I was playing games during the SNES era and yet it still has a modern feel because of the great new controls and motion stuff etc.

Very impressed and I would recommend it to anyone.

It's not next-gen in terms of HD graphics or complicated plots but it's way more fun (and so many games have forgotten how to be fun these days) and better executed than most games I have played in the last few years.

Me is happy!

:)

Mik

#103

Mik said:

I would like to point out that when on the WiFi mode and trying to find a battle it say "Recruting" which is a obvious spelling error. I'm wondering the reason for this... could anyone maybe tell me?

Kayzai

#104

Kayzai said:

I REGISTERED NOW JUST TO COMMENT ON THIS GAME!!
Ok. I just downloaded this game about 30 minutes ago.
Played Single and multiplayer online!
This game is DEFINITELY VERY GOOD.
The bugs remind me of Body Harvest (N64). Anyone agree?

Also, Change the control mode to (A) for the best turning speed. SWEET!

DrakeStaff

#105

Drake said:

@ Mik: Yeah, I noticed the same. In one mission in Story Mode one of the soldiers also says "You're" when he's supposed to say "Your". Oh well, just ignore it :p

Chrono_Cross

#106

Chrono_Cross said:

I`m new here at WiiWare World in all but as I was saying just because this one site gave this game a good rating doesn`t mean you should make this a definite buy.
Seriously, I`ve that same mistake-trusting one website for the games I`m gunna buy.
As for WiiWare titles I now come here and IGN.
Onslaught does look good but not no 9/10...or atleast not in my book. Comparing this FPS to other FPSs this is complete shovelware.
I`ve truly never played this game but just hearing 4 player co-op online and no death match really stuck it out there. I`ve read some comments saying this game has better graphics than most Wii disc games and I have to laugh...its called Metroid Prime 3.
...but thats just me lol

CorbsAdmin

#107

Corbs said:

You have to keep in mind that when we review a game here at WiiWare World, we have to take into account that these games have a 40MB limit, are generally under $15, and have development times that are 1/4 what some retail titles endure. Not to mention that there are generally 4 or 5 people working on the games instead of the teams of 50+ we see in many retail titles.

These factors have to be factored into the score and while we will sometimes throw in a comparison to retail titles, it's generally just for effect because comparing the two isn't really fair in the overall scheme of things. Just please keep that in mind when reading the reviews. And always check other reviews out before making a final decision. :)

PHANTOM93

#108

PHANTOM93 said:

I'm definitely going to get this game when it comes out in North America.

Oh, and I have one quick question about the game: Is there an option to flip the characters gun so it looks like he's left-handed? It's just frustrating for me to play a Wii FPS because the on-screen gun and my Wii-mote aren't in the same spot, so it screws up my aiming.

Chrono_Cross

#109

Chrono_Cross said:

Yeah but I know that WiiWare games have a 40mb memory limit and a couple people work on these games.
All I`m saying is that its funny to see people praise this game. Then again I don`t blaim them considering all the Sport shovelware and Puzzlers on the service.
And another thing I`m saying is that don`t just go by one Game Reviewing website when deciding to buy/purchase a game.
I`ve learned a good lesson on that. Some websites favor certain games while others do not.

CanisWolfred

#110

CanisWolfred said:

@Crono

I whole-heartedly agree with you, reviews should always be taken with a grain of salt, and it's always best to get information from multiple sources before making a decision about something.

Now personally, judging from the content of the review, the comments from other people who've played it, and the videos that I've watched, this sounds like a game that would appeal to me.

Oh, and as for the graphics comment, they're talking about the shovelware that makes up the majority of the Wii's library.:P

@PHANTOM93

So far, it's only stealth games that do that, unfortunately.:P

KDR_11k

#111

KDR_11k said:

Also, Change the control mode to (A) for the best turning speed. SWEET!

Huh? Isn't D the fastest? AFAIK A makes you turn slower than the tank.

I`m new here at WiiWare World in all but as I was saying just because this one site gave this game a good rating doesn`t mean you should make this a definite buy.

Yeah, instead you should listen to the masses of people here who love it (after actually playing it, not just guessing from screenshots and bullet points) and buy it because of that :P.

Oh, and I have one quick question about the game: Is there an option to flip the characters gun so it looks like he's left-handed?

AFAIK no.

Chrono_Cross

#112

Chrono_Cross said:

@Mickeymac
Thank you for agreeing with me.
There is a lot of shovelware on Wii but the same goes for PS3 and 360. With every console ever made theres always going to crap on the systems. And thats what makes the better games better I guess you can claim lol

Bahamut_ZERO

#113

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@Crono: If you've been at WWW as long as I have (since the begining), you learn to trust these guys with there reviews. I dont trust IGN, Gamespot, and the like (I went all DEMON212 there :P ), but these guys are always spot on.

Trust me.

Luigi_La_Bouncy

#115

Luigi_La_Bouncy said:

I've been coming to this website since it was launched and looking back at their record I believe their scores to be fair and accurate. In fact I wish thses guys also reviewed retail games.

On the other hand I think WiiWare is a bit off a rip of for most gamers (the one's who like to consider their purchases before rushing in). Case in point, you can buy Metroid Prime 3 for £15 online or second-hand then you can play it an enjoy it to the maximum, then trade it in to the value of about £8. So overall the the game cost you £7 the same price as Onslaught.

Now Corbie says we shouldn't compare retail and WiiWare points but I am going to compare them cos overall the cost is about the same. And Metroid Prime 3 is indisputably a far superior gaming experience to Onslaught.

Bahamut_ZERO

#116

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@luigi: That makes no sense. Now MP3 is about 30 bucks, but when it was released it was 50. MP3 was a major franchise entry with a huge budget and team. Onsluahgt was cheap and had like 6 people.

You cant compare them.

0-Watt

#117

0-Watt said:

@LuigiLaBouncy: Metroid Prime 3 is that cheap because you're buying it second hand and over a year and a half ago. Onslaught can only be bought new and just came out. Overall, the cost of MP3 is 50 from Nintendo, even if it costs less used.

WiiWare is not necessarily a ripoff, mainly because games are a fraction the price of main price games. Furthermore, it allows smaller development teams to make games out for the Wii or for more experimental titles.

As for Onslaught, I'm certainly interested to see when it comes out for the US.

Falk_Sturmfels

#118

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Gentlemen, this Onslought-Thread was getting quickly one of the very longest I see on this page. I hope many american guys will buy this game (and of course many others from different countries). We players have to show with our download, that there is a market for non-puzzlers on WiiWare. Damn, I´m getting so tired of all these freaky stone-collecting, blocks-moving or button-turning game with one simple screen message: Congratulations! You beat Level 1456 in 38 seconds. Lets go for the next one!
Thank you, Hudson, for this funny bug-massacre! The best download on WiiWare since MM9, World of Goo and Tetris.

Rawk_Hawk

#119

Rawk_Hawk said:

You go Hudson! Good job on making a fine FPS on Wii Ware. Yes I was very skeptical of this game as well, but a 9/10 surprised me for sure!

Luigi_La_Bouncy

#120

Luigi_La_Bouncy said:

@Bahamut and 0-Watt. Essentially what you're getting on Wii-Ware is mini games and they can be good at what they do. However just like the many mini-game compilations that are available in retail most of the time they don't add up to much.

By the time you've bought a few of these "highly rated" WiiWare titles you will have come to the same price as a Metroid a Zelda or Mario game, especially as these games are available quite cheap second hand.

I know that I'd rather save my money for something truly epic rather than wasting my time and money on ultimately unsatisfying games. So far WiiWare has produced World of Goo (a one off) and updated versions of old puzzels games that I already knew I like. The rest is a waste of time and money.

I don't care how small the team was that made the game or what there budget was, all I care about is how much bang I get for my buck. And I'm saying that getting excited about an FPS on WiiWare is silly. You'd be much better off spending your time and money on a proper retail game that will really satisfy you.

calculon

#121

calculon said:

Calculon really does want to comment on Luigi's statement but ... nah. What's been said has been corrected far more subtly that he would handle it. Demeanor switch flicked from uncontrolled ranting to 'Ha Ha!"

Objection

#122

Objection said:

@luigi-Well then go buy your retail games and others will buy Wiiware. You can get just as much bang for your buck if your expectations are realistic. Anyway, what's the point of coming to a WW site for a FPS review and essentially saying that nearly all WW games are awful compared to retail games and that one should just buy retail FPS games?
@calculon-I need to fix that switch on me.

KDR_11k

#123

KDR_11k said:

Onslaught is at #6 in the popular games list here now (pushing SPOGS off), on the not so bright side Popup Pirate is at #14 and pushed Orbital out.

Kirk

#126

Kirk said:

For record I know a few people have brought up MP3 to compare this game to...

Now let's be honest here. The game obviously looks nowhere near as good as MP3 and obviously has far lower production value etc BUT the controls are superior and the game is simply more fun imo and that is more important than anything else to me.

This game feels much more satisfying to actually play when you are killing swarms of enemies (DOOM style) and it just all feels so natural and responsive, and some of the things it is doing are just downright cool, like having to wipe the acid like blood of your visor by shaking the Nunchuck or else you get damaged.

I don't know about anyone else but as an actual game, and not something to say oh look how nice the visuals are etc, this game blows away MP3 imo for sheer fun and value.

Even the fact that it has online multi-player and leader boards is brilliant and just gives me another reason to play this over MP3.

If you don't believe me then try it and form you own opinion but the controls made this a no brainer for me.

I would rather play this game than MP3 and that is a fact.

Kaeobais

#127

Kaeobais said:

Sweet. Definate buy once it's released. Hopefully monday?

Is there local multiplayer or not? I don't really care but it'd be sweet.

Mik

#129

Mik said:

Yeah I guess I shall ignore the bits of spelling errors. Though is there any reason for them?

jordanr

#130

jordanr said:

@ KDR_11k (comment 115)
A is the fastest turning speed, I had it on C originaly and felt it was a bit slow so switched to A and then it too fast :p Im on B now which I feel is just about right.

Starwolf_UK

#131

Starwolf_UK said:

Woah Drake is down to 38th on the online rankings. I wonder if a lot of people bought it based off the review leading to more competition in the rankings?

Anyway, this game has to have the weirdest implination of fiendly fire I've seen in an FPS 9usually its a case of do you hurt them or not?

Chrono_Cross

#134

Chrono_Cross said:

@Bahumut ZERO said:
"you learn to trust these guys with there reviews"

I never said I didn't trust these guys I just wanna give me people some advice on what to buy/purchase for games to play. Going to one website (as I've said before) for ratings on games to see how good they are so they can get them is just, oh I dont know stupid.

Ricardo91

#135

Ricardo91 said:

@Crono. It's true that people shouldn't rely on a single site to influence their purchasing decisions, but I was interested in this game before the review came out, and these guys are pretty trustworthy. They're by far the best WW review site available (good luck trying to find another review this detailed.), so it makes sense that so many people are considering the game due to it getting a good score here.

Also, it's spelled "Chrono".

bboy2970

#137

bboy2970 said:

@ luigi: Firstly, wiiware (not wii-ware) does not host a bunch of "mini games". Yes, there are some truly awful titles on it (looks at spogs and pong toss) but there are also some really great titles out. As far as "bang for your buck" goes, wiiware offers a pretty substantial bang for most games. Are you gonna find AAA titles like you mentioned on wiiware? No, But you also will not find a 50 dollar title on wiiware. All i am saying is, wiiware is not as you described it and shows great potential for the future and has already delivered on multiple occaisions. I for one have purchased around 30 or so wiiware titles and am pleased with most of them where as if i would have taken that money to retail i might get 5 or 6 games. Please dont come here and spew ignorance about something you dont seem to know much about.

Falk_Sturmfels

#139

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Damn, yesterday night I tried to pass Mission 8. You have to beat it to open the next missions. It can´t eliminate the last enemy in that level. Damn. I´m playing it at Normal. Still great an funny game. The bugs getting bigger stronger now. There´s a new type, something like a tank with a cannon, and when they shoot you see nice blue lighteffects and a weird lasersound. Cool. These tanks look exactly like the ones from "Body Harvest" from N64. Anybody remembers that game? I always had a tendency to games with hordes of bugs. I like these panicshooters.

opeter

#140

opeter said:

Why is that, that we in the EU don't get some games (look at the list):
http://www.wiiware-world.com/games/browse

... but US get's almost everything?

That's why I hope that the US region will not get this game :p
Why? Cause i want another Hudson game: Snowboard Riot.

Wow, can't wait to get home, so i can download Onslaught. :)

CaPPaEpidemic

#141

CaPPaEpidemic said:

@Falk Sturmfels - I used to love Body Harvest! It would be nice to see that on VC.

Now people are saying that this has better controls than MP3. Is that MP3's 'normal' or 'advanced' controls? If it truely is then Onslaught must have among the best FPS controls on Wii, as the only games that match up to MP3 are MOH:H2 and COD:WAW (with dead zones minimized and speed maxed). Not sure how anyone could find any of those controls too slow though. =S

smudge

#142

smudge said:

Kirk commented that it was "uncomplicated old school fun".

That's it in a nutshell. For 1000pts its a no-brainer. I'd put this second only to World of Goo on Wiiware right now.

Falk_Sturmfels

#143

Falk_Sturmfels said:

@CaPPaEpidemic: Well, the MPIII controls were great. I would say Onslought has very good FPS-controls, but not the best ones on Wii. Theres one big negative thing on the controls, and thats the quick sprint. You have to tap twice the nunchuk-stick, and thats pretty weird.
But still this is a damn good shooter. Movement is as quick as in Advanced-Mode of MPIII, but you can change that to slower moves like in Red Steel. Your choice!!
Again I tried this morning that bastard in Mission 8, and this huge creature nailed me twice. Next time I´m doing it.

KDR_11k

#144

KDR_11k said:

Did you unlock some lv2 weapons yet? 2/3rds more damage output and clip size for the SMG make a massive difference.

Wiiloveit

#145

Wiiloveit said:

I've been playing this for a couple of hours this morning and have to say that it is FANTASTIC and well worth a purchase! The only thing I dislike is the repeating voice snippet that I hear whenever I kill a bunch of enemies. The main problem is that I can't hear what it's saying (something about being a kid?), but since it's only a small fault, I'll let it slide. Right now though, I'm only a third of the way through the game (I was impressed at the amount of levels - 13 - and their length. I was expecting about five at first, maybe lasting around five minutes each.).

Hudson, you done good (again).

@KDR: Onslaught is at three in the charts here, and I believe it has been since yesterday morning. Also, Pop Up Pirate is currently at 5 here... :(

@Bahamut ZERO: Well... almost spot on. I still think that PLATTCHEN was highly underrated, and TV Show King surely deserved at least a seven :D

jordanr

#146

jordanr said:

@Falk Sturmfels I am having the exact same problem. I was stuck on level 8 on friday at the final boss so decided to give it a rest. Went back to it this morning, got a few new level 2 guns from previous levels and still can't kill it.

Loopstar

#147

Loopstar said:

Could s.o. tell me in which levels you can find those level 2 guns?
I think they should have just let you unlock new weapons by getting high scores or something like that. I don't really like to comb through levels I have already beaten...

Wiiloveit

#148

Wiiloveit said:

What would be good would be if you could continue past levels that you play online via co-op (providing that you've already unlocked the levels in the first place, mind).

Ian_Daemon

#149

Ian_Daemon said:

@ Starwolf_UK: "Anyway, this game has to have the weirdest implination of fiendly fire I've seen in an FPS 9usually its a case of do you hurt them or not?"

I think this implementation of friendly-fire is an awesome idea. It could virtually eliminate "spawn camping"!

KDR_11k

#151

KDR_11k said:

I've searched every nook and cranny and I've only found three crates (one in each tier, the ones I found weren't hidden that well so I wonder if there even are more crates or if there's something else needed to get the guns). I also S-ranked the whole first tier of missions on Hard and didn't get anything for it.

I found them in the missions three, five and eleven if I recall the numbers correctly

jordanr

#152

jordanr said:

@Loopstar I only have 2 at the moment. I found them on level 2 ( go up the map and shoot the crates on the right hand side) and level 5 (go aroung the right hand corner where you spawn, there are some crates next to the base).

KDR_11k

#153

KDR_11k said:

Huh? Those crates in level 2 only contain ammo for me (like the weapon crates I already picked up)...

EDIT: I retried with another account, while the crates still only contained ammo I set my country to France for that one and the labelling of the rotation speeds was reversed with A being the fastest instead of D (C being the default for both). It feels like the French A is a bit different from the German D but I can't say for sure.

Kirk

#154

Kirk said:

@Wiiloveit

I can't remember off the top of my head but I think he says " i guess that's why you're still a kid" or something like that, and i actually think it's like saying only a kid could kick so much ass on a computer game like this.

It happens when you kill loads of bad guys.

"I guess that's why you're still a kid!"

KDR_11k

#155

KDR_11k said:

I think that's a comment from your squadmates (hence the male and female voices) though it's a bit silly when they're not around... They're elite forces soldiers after all while you're still a "kid" to them. "That's why you're still a kid" is only for the lowest combo levels, the comments get more and more praising as you get higher combos.

Falk_Sturmfels

#158

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Finally i kicked the ass of that Mantis in Mission 8 and went to the next levels. Right know i have 2 upgrades for the weapons. I tried Mission 12 and had to lough. Great design in this mission. I was close to the last entry as they killed me. Fantastic bug-shooter.

calculon

#159

calculon said:

Holy crap! I haven't played Call of Duty since Friday. Onslaught has take over as my current Wii FPS shooter of choice. The on-line co-op is limited (yet still enjoyable) but the single player is awesome.

Not that I'm doing too well at the moment: This game hands you your ass just when you think you've got it licked. I've completed the game on normal but I'll be damned if I can get past mission five on hard. I get right to the last minute and the all-out bug assault always seems to be just one or two bugs too many. Oh well at least there's the added bonus of getting a better score each time until I finally beat it.

Seems like every day I appreciate this game more and more and I now agree with WiiWare World's review score - it is a solid 9/10. Not since Mega Man 9 have I ever known a game that I was looking forward to, score higher than I anticipated.

I can only hope that Hudson start working on a sequel which I'll gladly hand over my cash or soul for :D

KDR_11k

#160

KDR_11k said:

Yeah, I got stuck on that until I decided to save my tank ammo for the final onslaught which made it much easier. The stuff that comes before it can mostly be handled with rifles if you use the tank for a moment to snipe the nests (and maybe the jammer bugs) in the rear.

Also it felt so damn awesome to kill the level 8 boss on Hard. I'll definitely need lv3 weapons for that thing on Expert. Definitely That One Boss.

lockelocke

#161

lockelocke said:

wow, that 9 was totally left-field, did not expect it at all. I was gonna blow my next 10 bucks on Lit, but I may hold out.

jordanr

#162

jordanr said:

What weapon are people using to kill the level 8 boss? Had a few more tries and still can't do it. I'm only playing on normal as well. I must suck bad :p

Terra

#163

Terra said:

I never saw this coming. I thought it would be decent, coming from Hudson but limited due to file sizes. I was way wrong. At the best, i expected a 7, not a 9. I'll download this when i can as i do like a good FPS.

Falk_Sturmfels

#165

Falk_Sturmfels said:

@jordanr: I used Level2-Machinegun with 200 ammo. Stay in distance and aim just for the head. Let you teammates attack front. I made 8 or 9 "Excellent" in a row, and that thing died pretty quick.

jangonov

#167

jangonov said:

kinda sad for us Americans....
All you Europeans are flooding the page with how great the game is and here I am at 2:30 in the morning wanting to play it. Oh well maybe next week right?

Falk_Sturmfels

#169

Falk_Sturmfels said:

@jangonov: Well, in truth we are workers at Hudson. We hate the game, we just want to make it a success. Don´t buy it, it´s just an actionshooter with hundreds of bugs.

Harharharharharhar...

KDR_11k

#170

KDR_11k said:

There's another review by another website (http://www.teletext.co.uk/gamecentral/features-reviews/165e831bc91fd83fe3105b484bd3924a/Onslaught+(Wii).aspx) but I find it pretty uninformative, the main text of the review seems more like a list of features on the back of the (imaginary) box than a review and the actual criticism seems to be limited to the last few lines with little elaboration and many parts of the game not judged well (what does "limited lifespan" mean? How's the multiplayer, did they even try it?). I'm not entirely sure how the words "nuanced" or "versatile" apply to FPSes or how the weapons aren't "powerful" (compared to what?)... I guess the review is rushed or something.

Wiiloveit

#171

Wiiloveit said:

HOLD THE PHONE!

Here's what I never saw coming:
"Holy crap! I haven't played Call of Duty since Friday. Onslaught has take over as my current Wii FPS shooter of choice. The on-line co-op is limited (yet still enjoyable) but the single player is awesome."

Calculon is happy, everyone!!!

@KDR_11k: When it comes to reviews, Gamecentral can be a bit iffy - although usually they are spot on (they are one of the few places that recognised Super Mario Galaxy as been better than GTA IV, and in their history have only ever given out four 10/10's). In their eyes though, a 6/10 is still "good", since they usually say that a 5/10 score is average. Either way, I was very disappointed with this review. For shame Mr Hargreaves, for shame.
EDIT: Scratch that: they've now given out five 10/10's thanks to Street Fighter IV.

Wiiloveit

#173

Wiiloveit said:

Oh my god! I've e-mailed them asking them if it's the same guy - I'll keep you posted :)

DazzaAdmin

#176

Dazza said:

This Roger Hargreaves used to write for Pocket Gamer as does our Damo. He's not really that bad of a writer. I expect Teletext make him dumb it down for the couch potatoes watching TV! lol

IAmNotWill

#177

IAmNotWill said:

@ Opeter #172: And when America does get it, WE will be the ones doing the tounge sticking. :P You'll get your Snowboard Riot next month, and we will get our Onslaught. So please stop being so selfish, its a game.

container1024

#179

container1024 said:

Hey everyone, I've been reading WiiWare World (and VC) for ages now - but this is the first time I've posted here!

Just a quick Q. to all who have played Onslaught... Is there a controll method that supports the wiiZapper?

KDR_11k

#180

KDR_11k said:

Not an intended one though some people report they had success with using the thing.

I beat the game on Hard and got the lv3 SMG for it and unlocked expert difficulty.

Objection

#183

Objection said:

This is probably the most long-living thread in some time. All (most) the Euro gamers are talking about how great Onslaught is while all (most) the US gamers weep impatiently.

container1024

#184

container1024 said:

@KDR: Cool! I'm more of a PC FPS man myself - but (allthough the game itself was average) Medal of Honor Heros played so nice with the wiiZapper (so did the wiiBrew version of Quake) that it allmost converted me.
I can't wait to get this on Sataday (my next day off work).

@The US gamers - it's not so bad getting a game later. It happens to Europe gamers all the time - and it gives us a chance to read up and research a game based on real gamers opinions before you buy it.
In this case - it looks like when Onslaught comes out for you - you know your not going to get a turkey!

Scryble

#185

Scryble said:

@KDR #174
I just read the review. I'm lost at trying to comprehend what he expected out of this game. Onslaught is a digital download title, not a retail game. You can only expect so much from a game of such humble roots. As well, he actually compared this title, which I remind everyone could only fill a maximum of 43 MB, to "any serious alternative on the 360/PS3". If I were Hudson, I'd take that as a compliment.

Scryble

#186

Scryble said:

Fix 4 #189 (sorry about the double post)
That's not to say Hudson's FPS offering wasn't serious.

chiefeagle02

#187

chiefeagle02 said:

The 1,200 Wii Points I won from the first Tetris Party Tournament came in tonight. I'm really hoping this comes to America on Monday.

Falk_Sturmfels

#188

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Yesterday night I had the first coop session. Hell of a fun. We played on hard, because both of us beated the game on normal. Outstanding product for just 1000 points.

KDR_11k

#189

KDR_11k said:

You can pick a difficulty for coop? I didn't see any option for that, is it only for friend matches?

opeter

#190

opeter said:

@to all EU gamers, who play Onslaught:

I do have a question: do you use offten use the whip? How close must come the bug, that you can reach it? I offten got, that the ammunition of my guns is empty and the only weapon i can use in these situations is the whip.

KDR_11k

#192

KDR_11k said:

I use the whip mostly when I'm close to deal some massive extra damage, never because I'm out of ammo (how the hell do you even manage to run out of ammo? Do you just fire blindly or did you forget how to reload? Or do you just mean an empty clip?). The whip is my standard approach against nests. You don't have to be THAT close (there's no distance display in the game so I can't really say it very exactly) though you'll probably get melee attacks from the enemies at the distance, gotta kill them before they hit you. Judging the whip range is just something you have to get used to. Also I prefer the whip against the flying things when they get too close, especially the explody ones since they don't explode when whipped.

Wiiloveit

#194

Wiiloveit said:

Whipping bugs is one of the most satisfying feelings I have had in a game for some time - I love it! Why does it run out of energy every so often though?
Oh, and I do the same as KDR_11k.

KDR_11k

#195

KDR_11k said:

I think the limited energy supply is a great idea for the thing, allows the whip to be as awesomely powerful as it is without turning the game into Castlevania since you can only use it occassionally instead of using it as your main weapon.

What I'm kinda worried about is whether the whip gives fewer points than shooting the weakpoint (or do all ways to kill an enemy give the same score?).

calculon

#197

calculon said:

I'd love to see this game reworked with zombies, flying demons and a few closer-to-home locales. How much of a shafting would that give Dead Rising? Oh man, I can just imagine putting that bug-spatter code to good use.

KDR_11k

#198

KDR_11k said:

A problem with urban areas is that they require tons of different textures to look good, not a good thing for a Wiiware game.

Sinister

#199

Sinister said:

hey another long time lurker shows his face.

i just love the game. so much fun just blasting your way through hunderds of bugs. coop multiplayer rocks especially with a full team.

anyone here knows how to unlock all the weapons ?
so far i know of 4 upgrades and how to get them. but since there are supposed to be 12 i realyl would like to find out where to get the rest.

i know that you can get the first upgrades for smg, shotgun and assault rifle in the levels 3, 5, 11 on easy and normal. and when you beat hard you get the second upgrade for the smg.

kdr_11k you found any other upgrades so far ?

oh and i got a big question. when you start a new game on a higher difficulty do you lose all your unlocked weapons ? or can you play the higher difficulty with the weapons you already unlocked ?

Wiiloveit

#200

Wiiloveit said:

@Mik: No, PLATTCHEN twist 'n' paint is still the most commented game review yet, but this review has now just gone and beaten the comments on World of Goo!
The least commented-on reviews are Lonpos and Protothea.

Btw, just got to the highest score on level 10 (normal - screen name Billy@Wli). I am also surprised to see that in Expert mode, only one person has got a score - never mind the Ultra mode as well! Although, I suppose that when you consider the difficulty anyway, I've seen many more surprising things.

Also: I'm stuck on level 9 of the game (normal) - the one where the enemies circle around you and you only have one guy to help you. Any tips from anyone?

Sinister

#202

Sinister said:

am i right that there is nothing more to get in normal or easy cept for the 3 weapons i already own ?

cause if there is nothing left i will jump to hard and try to move on there.

KDR_11k

#203

KDR_11k said:

In level 9 you should listen to your partner when she says don't disturb the nests. Only shoot the ones that are already active. If you disturb them you'll quickly face a large amount of enemies that may be nice if you're going for a highscore but not if you just want to survive. The level ends once all nests and enemies are dead BTW, you don't have to wait for the timer to expire.

No idea if there's more on easy or normal, maybe if you S rank everything, I didn't do that before going to hard.

I'm not going for Expert levels yet because I only have like 4 levels with less than S ranks left in hard and want to try a bit more. The Lv3 SMG helps a lot with its absurd ammo capacity. That's a lot of dakka!

Wiiloveit

#204

Wiiloveit said:

Although I appreciate your help, Falk Sturmfels, I'm already doing that. And anyway, your advice of "shoot", is like a football captain telling his team to kick the ball xD

@KDR_11k: Thank you very much! 'Preciated!

Sinister

#208

Sinister said:

just so you know guys. if you complete expert mode you unlock the second shotgun upgrade.

KDR_11k

#209

KDR_11k said:

I suppose Ultra unlocks the lv3 assault rifle then... Leaves the rocket launcher, beam whip and grenades without any upgrades...

Sinister

#210

Sinister said:

perhaps get s in all levels on a certain difficulty unlocks one upgrade. and if you have all upgrades you get the final one ?

edit:
with beam and grenades in easy, normal, hard, extra
first rocket update s in ultra and second rocket upgrade if you got all others

KDR_11k

#211

KDR_11k said:

Heh, from what I've seen in VS mode I don't even WANT the second rocket upgrade, the second has 10 shots while the third has only 4.

KDR_11k

#214

KDR_11k said:

The review or the game?

I'm currently having trouble getting any decent rank in mission 9 (hard)... Stirring up multiple nests means I have enemies coming from more directions than I can defend (especially with the flying things) and not doing so leaves me with too few points, all I can get is a B rank... Other than that I have mission 8 and 13 at an A rank and the rest S.

JEPEREZ4EVR

#216

JEPEREZ4EVR said:

Now when is this one going to hit the U.S. wii shop? it looks great! I would never think an fps could be pulled off on wiiware.

Objection

#218

Objection said:

If there's any justice in the world (I've jinxed us) we'll get this soon, preferably next update. I can't wait to boot up my Wii for the first time in a couple weeks. (The only game I've been playing lately is RE:UC.) PS2 has actually been my No.1 system lately. Old games=cheap. Also, only 10 more comments makes this the most talked-about review here.

tkubas1

#219

tkubas1 said:

well if its only 10 I might as well just say that this game will be #1 on the charts as soon as it comes out.

BigLord

#220

BigLord said:

Only 10 more comments, heh? Then, as this is the first FPS on WiiWare (and for God's sake, it's online too!), allow me to bring up my point.

See what I did there? Lol.

By the way, first post and yes, I have the game and it's freakin AWESOME. Best £7 I've ever spent.

Wiiloveit

#221

Wiiloveit said:

well if its only 10 I might as well just say that this game will be #1 on the charts as soon as it comes out.
Not necesarily - remember that many of the same people have been posting, and some people are just complaining about not getting a NA release yet. Here, it's at three, just below My Aquarium and World of Goo, and just above Pop Up Pirate!

KDR_11k

#222

KDR_11k said:

It beat My Aquarium here, only World of Goo and Minigolf are higher up. Either way it seems to be getting some serious sales.

Sinister

#223

Sinister said:

can anyone explain to me how the ranking works on wiiware ?
is that total sales or sales per week oder sales per month ?

Kirk

#224

Kirk said:

I would really love to see a sequel to this game.

I would like them to allow you to reload with one of the buttons (if you choose) and for the HUD/Weapon Ammo/Map etc to be a bit easier to see on my 28inch SDTV. Also a proper death match mode would be cool. I've not actually looked but I think it just has co-op stuff online right?

Other than that it would just be cool to get more of the same...

Mik

#226

Mik said:

@Wiiloveit - Cocoto Fishing Master had 17 comments xD. This is now 1 behind Plattchen!

Also: This sounds kinda n00bish ( :P ) but I've just started the story mode (was playing online most of the time) and I'm stuck at the level where you have to get to the supplies before the bugs get there. Now, call me stupid, but I have no clue how to do it! (I think it's level 6)
Some help would be greatly appreciated!

BigLord

#227

BigLord said:

@Mik - Level 6 huh, the supplies, getting to them and protecting them? First you must realize that the supplies are UP THERE ON THE TOP OF THE HILL, you can't go through the mini-maze to find them easily, you gotta go all the way to the end...

Somewhere along the way , you may find the badass usual vehicle. I think it's around the southeast. Then, you go all the way forward (don't turn left or right, I think) and you should reach a place where you can climb up. There ya go. Now shoot those [censored]!

Ooooh yeah already got to Level 12... The Level 3 Mantis/whatever. Aw crap...

dogsoldier

#230

dogsoldier said:

First post, so 'hey up' all. This game is cheap as chips and very addictive. I'm stuck on level 9 'fight to the last' - how is it possible to protect all sides of your ship - its driving me nuts. Anyway, nice site and people. Going to splat some more bugs.

Wiiloveit

#231

Wiiloveit said:

Hell there dogsoldier, and where do you buy your chips at £7.00? You should check your chippy pricing, or maybe just your metaphors ;)

dogsoldier

#232

dogsoldier said:

your not kidding Wiiloveit - last trip to the chippy set me back thirteen quid for fish and chips X2 - not all for me you understand.

Mik

#233

Mik said:

haha! Great stuff. I'm STILL stuck on Level 6... a little more help, perhaps xD

dogsoldier

#234

dogsoldier said:

Watch ya Mik - Level 6 no so bad - make your way to the high ground in the middle of the level and just protect those supply crates best you can. I only had 2 crates left when the time run out so only just made it!

Mik

#235

Mik said:

Supply... crates? o.o;
Aish, I get to the vehicle and then I have no clue where to go!

KrazyKain

#236

KrazyKain said:

Amazing game in every way! the aracade feel is totally original and unique and the co-op is top notch. There is no reason to miss this

dogsoldier

#238

dogsoldier said:

Thanks for the warm welcome Objection_Blaster - this is seriously one of the most entertaining games I've played in a long time. Its 'distilled' blasting action of the highest order and its one of the only games I've played where you can literally be knee deep in bugs - its just relentless action! - If you like shooting alien bug scum your going to be in for a treat. I hope they have more installments. See you online.

WindOnFire

#239

WindOnFire said:

This game is awesome and very addictive! But i suck at it :( i cant beat lvl 8 on normal, that stupid mantis kills me every time. Some help would be greatly appreciated

Wiiloveit

#240

Wiiloveit said:

@Dogsoldier: £13? Crikey! You need to challenge those guys to a duel, or get your beam katana on them :D
ADDED: I just got fish and chips and it didn't even cost half of what you said. Get BBC's Watchdog onto them!

dogsoldier

#242

dogsoldier said:

WindOnFire - I suck at this game too being still stuck on level 9. As for the level 8 mantis, I just constantly circle him from a respectable distance while sending over everything you have to his soft green spot under his head - he'll soon go down.

Alfred_ENG

#243

Alfred_ENG said:

Great game both online and offline. I have played it for 12 hours now. Had it for two days. Four player online co-op is amazing. I would like to see more online co-op games on the Wii. Hudson have some great Wiiware games.

container1024

#245

container1024 said:

Okay - just got this yesterday - only been on it a couple of hours and - yay - its fun! Not a "great" FPS - but a fun one. Gameplay wise - reminds me of Wolfenstein 3-D but with bugs. Fun!

Anyways - its come to that point - FREIND CODE TIME!
I play under the name BBB and my code is 4597-4834-4817.
See you on the other side!

Objection

#246

Objection said:

@dogsoldier- See you online. Once this comes out here, you certainly will. Assuming Euro/US games are possible, I suppose.
@Outrunner-If I remember correctly, that question was answered in a post above...have fun finding it though.

Kirk

#247

Kirk said:

Oh, and I would also like them to make the double tapping work a little better so it doesn't feel quite as restricted and like it's not working sometimes. I would probably be cool if when you double tapped in one direction it kept you running until you let go of the direction again.

Outrunner

#248

Outrunner said:

The crates like the ones with ammo in right? In the underground hive? I cannot find them. Bah.

BigLord

#250

BigLord said:

Beat the game in normal, hellz yeah! I actually wasn't expecting that boss, I thought it would be an upgraded version of the first 2 bosses but when I saw it... OH SHI-

Took me about 10 tries, lol.

Anyway, should I finish the game in easy mode now? Are there upgrades there?

Wiiloveit

#254

Wiiloveit said:

@dogsoldier: I still can't complete level nine either, so it's good that you can play levels past that online - otherwise, I'd have never seen all the levels without reverting to easy!

dogsoldier

#255

dogsoldier said:

Level 9 is a pain in the butt Wiiloveit, thats for sure. My latest strategy is to face away from the ship and deal with advancing bugs while your team mate covers your rear and so deals with any bugs that reach the ship. I have had some success with this tactic but its vital not to disturb any nests. Still get wasted on normal though. Thats why I'm such a kid!

Pahvi

#256

Pahvi said:

@259: I passed that level first time by shooting out all the nests one by one. Just make sure you get the bugs pouring out before they manage to get too far away from the nest. Of course, disturbing more than one nest at once isn't recommended.

... now, if I only managed to pass level 13...

(Weapon upgrade spoiler) One weapon upgrade that I don't see mentioned here yet is the first grenade upgrade; I got it when I cleared missions 1-3 on normal with rank S. Apparently, the difficulty level matters (cf. post 155). I had no other missions S-ranked. (End spoiler)

Falk_Sturmfels

#257

Falk_Sturmfels said:

@dogsoldier: Run direct to one nest and hit it with the whip or your shotgun. After destruction clean the ships area, than take the shortest way to the next nest - same procedure. The solution is speed in this level. After you erased a couple nests, the panic in this level starts to slow down.

Objection

#258

Objection said:

I'd appreciate it (as well as others, in all likelihood) if either WWW made an article listing the upgrades info or if someone made a topic on that at vc-forums. Thanks!

Falk_Sturmfels

#259

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Okay, here is a list. Gentlemen, this could be a spoiler for anybody, so stop reading if you don´t wanna know.

Expert: Beat the game at hard
Ultra: Beat the game at expert

smg 1. upgrade: Box mission 3
smg 2. upgrade: Beat the game at hard
shotgun 1. upgrade: Box in mission 11
shotgun 2. upgrade: Beat expert
assault rifle 1. upgrade: Box in mission 5
assault rifle 2. upgrade: Beat ultra
Rocket 1. upgrade: s rang in mission 9,10,11 normal
Rocket 2. upgrade: s rang in mission 1 - 12 ultra (what a mess)
Grenades 1. upgrade: s rang in mission 1,2,3 normal
Grenades 2. upgrade: s rang in mission 1 - 8 hard
Whip 1. upgrade: s rang in mission 5,6,7 normal
Whip 2. upgrade: s rang in mission 1 - 8 expert

A lot to do. I didn´t make this list - just copied it from a real freak.

Mange

#260

Mange said:

FPS and no zapper control scheme!!! Amazing. I´m impressed!! NOT.

With zapper support this would without a doubt be a buy, without... I´m not so sure anymore. I think I´ll get Plättchen instead.

Objection

#261

Objection said:

@Falk-Thanks. By "s rang" are you referring to S rank?
@Mange-I'm not sure what you need the zapper for. It doesn't really add much to the games it was made for (on-rail shooters like RE:UC) and it wasn't made for FPSs.

Mange

#262

Mange said:

@Objection. Don´t know about RE:UC. I have only used the zapper with LCT. Every third stage is to walk around with Nunchuk and shoot with the wiimote, both fitted in zapper. Those stages are great, a bit short but great.
I have never seen anything about the zapper being made just for on rail shooters.

Falk_Sturmfels

#263

Falk_Sturmfels said:

@Mange: Go and get Medal of Honor: Heroes 2. You can play the complete campagne with the zapper likein Links Crossbow, additional the game has a rail part.
@Objection_Blaster: Yes, sorry, thats the german word for it. Its rank.

Rizzo

#264

Rizzo said:

I am really enjoing this game, although, like a few others have mentioned, the combo voices can be very annoying.

The review states: "After landing several good hits, you’ll hear a strange voice yell out extremely weird stuff such as “That’s why you’re still a kid!” This doesn’t make any sense at all, but thankfully it can be disabled if you want."

I don't think there is a way to disable the voice without turning off all the SFX? I guess technically the reviewer's statement still stands, but I was just wondering if anyone has found another way.

BigLord

#265

BigLord said:

finally managed to play a ranked match... RANK 21 IN EUROPE, HELLZ YEAH! I'm also BigLord in the ranks so you can easily find me.

Also, @Falk thanks a BUNCH for the upgrade list, that will be very useful. I just figured out that the shotgun is one hell of a weapon against the fliers. Takes them out easily. And you gotta love the upgraded whip. OVERKILL, lol.

@Mange: Err... Metroid Prime 3 didn't have Zapper support. It was one of the best FPS (or FPA) of its year, if not THE best. Seriously man, I like the Zapper too but... to use it you need to sacrifice buttons, which is a no-no for this game.

dogsoldier

#266

dogsoldier said:

Cheers Falk Sturmfels - that was a great help. I didn't realise you could whip the nests. I've been wasting bullets and missiles on them!

Mange

#267

Mange said:

Alright.. I´ll get Onslaught in the next couple of days, putting Plättchen on hold for another month.
As somebody said earlier... see you on the other side.

Kaluba

#268

Kaluba said:

Wow! I have been wanting this ever since I saw the first screenshot about 3 weeks ago. I wasn't sure if it was going to be any good though because it was an FPS on WW and due to the size limits, I wasn't so sure. Now I sure hope I can get it soon. There is a problem however: I only have 300 WiiPoints. I have to pick up a WiiPoints card soon.

Toddr

#269

Toddr said:

Same with me. I've only got 300 wii points, but no cash to buy any more. :(

BigLord

#270

BigLord said:

@Kaluba&Toddr: Beg for cash on the street lol, it's worth it.

@Mange if you like the Wiizapper so much, there's a good game for it: Wild West Guns. Otherwise, stick with this one, it's simply awesome. Still, if you'd like a normal FPS game instead of a Virtua Cop style game, go grab Medal of Honor Heroes 2, they thought of guys like you.

Objection

#271

Objection said:

@Mange-I agree with Mange-WWG is decent but not spectacular but it does support the Zapper. If you can get M games though, definately get RE:UC for much more bang for your bucks.

BigLord

#272

BigLord said:

Oh, and while we're talking about shooting on-rail games, House of the Dead is oh so awesome. And I mean both the remakes (2&3) and Overkill.

Mange

#273

Mange said:

@BigLord: I´m not very fond of it but I´d like there to be more games supporting it, and I thought that an FPS such as Onslaught would be good for it. They could at least have a control scheme for it, or let me have the buttons as I choose, then I could make my own scheme for it. I would probably fall back on the deafult one anyway, without the zapper:-)

Viper9

#274

Viper9 said:

I need to buy Wiipoint because this game looks awsome !

A good game before The Conduit ! =)

BigLord

#275

BigLord said:

@Mange for that my friend, you have The Conduit, king of customizations lol.

@Viper9 my thoughts exactly. I haven't bought WaW because of this game and of The Conduit... I hope it's good.

Objection

#276

Objection said:

Downloaded this today and it's good. Started with online co-op and score and got massacred (in pts.) I'll go through the story before trying that again. Then it's my goal to get some good ranks!

Falk_Sturmfels

#278

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Well 78% is not that bad for an official n-mag. "Millions" of little pages doing reviews, every little mellonhead is making videos on youtube. Official reviews with a good average score are pushing the games to a success - and believe me, gentlemen, I sacrifized a chicken yesterday night that this game will make some money - I don´t wonna see these puzzlers anymore.

Oh, just as to remember - we are on the way to the 300, and that shows the interest to that game.

BigLord

#279

BigLord said:

@Falk I guess I'm not used to those ratings lol. I just think a 9/10 is a fair rating for this game, when I saw that 78% I freaked out haha.

Oh Falk, btw I put the upgrades list on GameFAQs, I hope your friend doesn't mind :/

EDIT: lol you're right, I just noticed one of my own nacional sites (eurogamer.pt http://www.eurogamer.pt/articles/onslaught-analise ) has also reviewed onslaught and gave it a 8/10... Very nice actually, so far it has a pretty nice score :D

Kaluba

#281

Kaluba said:

Yay! I'm getting more WiiPoints tomorow! This is #1 on my list! :) However, now there is a different problem: I am running out of memory. :( If I buy this, which I will, I will only have around 89 blocks left. I need an SD card.

JEPEREZ4EVR

#282

JEPEREZ4EVR said:

Is it true about what i heard that there will soon be a wii system update which will allow you to play games which are on a SD card?

Objection

#283

Objection said:

IGN gave it a LOW score but we all know they suck. Can anyone give me advice on the 2nd boss besides "try and fail to avoid half the jump attacks because side-stepping in this game is painful"? I'm playing on normal and will only go down to easy as a last resort.

BulbasaurusRex

#284

BulbasaurusRex said:

IGN gave it a decent but highly disappointing score of 6.0/10. Their biggest problems with the game are the audio, the slow movement speed, and the repetitive enemies. Out of those 3 things, the movement speed is the only one that I think is a decent-sized problem, and even that isn't a deal-breaker. I was very disappointed with the fact that the only mentions of online play in the review were just to say that the game has it. Did they even try online play before writing the review?

Falk_Sturmfels

#285

Falk_Sturmfels said:

Its not a good review from IGN. He says in final conclusion that he is glad, that he downloaded it, and then he says its not a good game. What the hell is that?
By the way, i can´t pass Level 8 Boss on hard. On normal I defeated him after a couple tries, but on hard that thing is a mess. The final boss is easier.

Doogle

#286

Doogle said:

IGN are such cockmunchers at times: http://wii.ign.com/articles/957/957234p1.html

Seriously 6/10, that's insane. There is hardly a negative comment about the game on this page, and WWW readers are sometimes the hardest to please of all.

Personally I love this game, it's great fun. I think Mark Bozo over at IGN totally didn't understand that this is a score-based FPS and I don't believe he even tried the online component of the game. Very disappointing!

If I hadn't read Marcel's review first I would have missed out on this gem. Thanks WiiWare World!

BigLord

#287

BigLord said:

I lol'd when I heard about IGN's review. That's why I don't go to that site :)

Yeah, finally S ranked everything on normal, finally the 2nd level Rocket launcher and whip are mine!

@JEPEREZ4EVR yep, it will happen in the near future. That will be a very useful feature actually. I hope Nintendo makes haste.

KDR_11k

#289

KDR_11k said:

Falk: Thanks for the list, that saved me from wasting time on S ranking 9 and 13 on hard (s-ranking 8 was an archievement anyway). Seems I'll have to go back to normal to get some of the stuff I missed...

Objection

#291

Objection said:

@WhoKnew-Opinion only goes so far when the reviewer basically says "I can't believe they made this! But it has localization problems and repeated sounds, etc., so low grade for you~!"
I beat the 2nd boss and now am stuck on mission9. Advice? I'll probably figure it out myself but I either get overrun not trying to kill the hives or get overrun leaving them be and just defending. (On Normal.)

tanasten

#292

tanasten said:

Wow! Bought this game day one in europe and had been playing each day since them! It´s really a blast to play, at least for me playing the first game at hard. Been like 10 hours playing if no more in single and online and still on stage 8 :)

I love the aiming and the strategy of the yame, also the fast paced action!

Don´t like how hard is to dash for me and no Wiispeak support, but the rest of the game is wonderful! 8/10 for me!

dogsoldier

#293

dogsoldier said:

Objection_Blaster - demolish one hive at a time with your whip and eliminate any straglers making their way to the ship before moving onto the next one. Also dont disturb other hives with your bullets or you will get over-run. Hope that helps as I was stuck on this for ages.

IAmNotWill

#294

IAmNotWill said:

@ Objection_Blaster: I guess your right. The review was terrible anyways.

I downloaded and its awesome. Thank god I found this website.

BigLord

#295

BigLord said:

@Objection_Blaster:

Don't forget your partner. When you go destroy the hives, make her face backwards, that way you can destroy the hive while she kills whatever is attacking the ship.

Tip to get S rank: DON'T destroy all the hives. Leave one or two. That way you'll always get bugs to kill until the end (time doesn't give you points)

Objection

#296

Objection said:

@dogsoldier and BigLord-Thanks for the advice. It still took another 5+ tries. As for S Rank, that's never gonna happen. Oh cool, 300th comment. Wait, that's a first. BENCHMARK!

Kaluba

#298

Kaluba said:

I just downloaded it about 2 hours ago. So far it is pretty good. Although, it can get quite hard. I'm only on the second level where you have to defend your base against the insects, and I have not beaten it. :( I haven't tried Nintendo Wi-Fi yet, but I plan to soon.

BigLord

#301

BigLord said:

Reading it now Nintendork, one ***hole already thumbed you down.

EDIT: Awww man, why didn't you mention That's why you're still a kid? We need to make it into a meme! xD Good review nonetheless

longtimegamer

#304

longtimegamer said:

@Toddr - Couldn't wait huh?
I'm getting this too today. Been playing REUC and having fun with that. Be nice to have this Wiiware FPS.

Nintendork

#306

Nintendork said:

@ Biglord #305
:O Ah, CRAP!!!!!! I forgot to add that :(

@269,
Rank 21!?!:OSeriously!?! :O I'm at rank 999!!! Wow, I suck. :(

longtimegamer

#308

longtimegamer said:

I got it this night. I've passed 3 stages. Hope to see the other weapons soon.

Still have yet to play online.

Toddr

#309

Toddr said:

Already in third in the top 20 in canada. It's taken out my aquarium. :)

Objection

#310

Objection said:

Okay, I am having trouble again. This time on...the last level (on normal.) I shoot off the things on top and shoot at the stomach a bunch when I can but it never falls and then I eventually die. I'm using the 3-shot weapon (lv1 I think.) Advice?

Pahvi

#311

Pahvi said:

@Objection_Blaster (314): I doubt this is the intended way of finishing him off, but I managed to kill it by staying at the start of the ramps so that the bug couldn't ram me but I was still roughly on the level of its head. I used mostly the whip to beat it and dodged the arm swings. When the whip ran out of energy (and maybe when the bug was preparing to throw the green sludge, I don't remember), I used the assault rifle (3-shot weapon) to attack the things at the top. Or once the head armor plating fell off, the revealed head itself (the shotgun might've worked as well). This method didn't work for me the first couple of tries, though, as the bug can still throw that green slime all around it from those tanks on its back, and you're very close to the source to get splashed. In a way, this is an "all or nothing" approach, based a lot on luck.

Falk_Sturmfels

#312

Falk_Sturmfels said:

The best way is to stay on the upper level and hit that damn thing right on the head shield with the maschine gun. After a while the shield explodes. Look around every time that thing disappears and kill all coming enemies. Then keep firing to the open head. When the creature starts moving under the sand again, try to hit these two green ballons on his back. If you make a good hit, that thing can´t make his way under the sand and has to stay. Always fire to the head. You also can stop his ram attack with firing to theses ballons.
But do NOT stay in front of it! Go to the ramps and shoot from above.

BigLord

#314

BigLord said:

^No Todd, I think it was an intended design decision.

There are several ways to defeat the last boss actually, but that is indeed the easiest, Falk ^^

Oh, by the way... http://is.gd/lZMl first Onslaught Forum I know of.

Objection

#315

Objection said:

@Biglord and Falk-Thanks. It took another 2 dozen or so tries. Very frustrating. I found the best tactic to constantly circle the entire area (go to the high area then low then high) while almost always firing on the boss with lvl2 machine gun and ignoring the annoying small fry unless they were in my way. Good luck to everyone else; it's a VICIOUS boss. EDIT: I was playing on NORMAL.

Toddr

#316

Toddr said:

What difficulty level are you on? I'm on easy and I'm having trouble. :(

Falk_Sturmfels

#318

Falk_Sturmfels said:

I beated it on hard a couple days ago. Received Level3 Machinegun - one hell of a cannon. Next step Expert mode.

StarDust4Ever

#319

StarDust4Ever said:

Wow. Anybody read the IGN review to this game? It sounds extremely biased, like they are intentionally bashing it because it doesn't compare with some of those epic XBox, PS3 games available for retail.

Very nice Wiiware World review, by the way. I may get this at a later date as an entry level FPS to toy with, seeing as I am by no means a hardcore FPS fan. Well, that or maybe hunt down an old 007 N64 cart.

KDR_11k

#320

KDR_11k said:

Received Level3 Machinegun - one hell of a cannon.

Da red 'unz got more dakka!

Falk_Sturmfels

#322

Falk_Sturmfels said:

I tried it. Just plug the Remote in, not the Nunchuk (because of the grenades and the whip). The A button is only used with the tank - with that you can make him to a rolling bomb when his ammo is empty.

Objection

#324

Objection said:

^It would be cool if they took Onslaught into a disc-based or cartridge-based (DS) franchise with more options, modes and maps. But a wiiware sequel would work too. (HINT HINT.)

KnucklesSonic8

#325

KnucklesSonic8 said:

A sequel is quite likely, Obj_Blaster. Especially considering that they have a poll on the site concerning it.

Kid_A

#326

Kid_A said:

Hmm. Downloaded it yesterday. It's really fun, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure it's a 9. There's only four different weapons, about five different enemy types, and the story is laughably bad. That being said, I'm having fun with the single player campain and the online multiplayer is pretty addicting. I'd give it an 8. It's one of the most fun WiiWare games out there, but there's still plenty of room for improvment. I will say, though, that "that's why you're still a kid!" has officially become one of my favorite catchphrases. I have no idea what it means, but it sure does sound funny.

ChEeSyDoG

#328

ChEeSyDoG said:

I agree with a lot of people it is a really great game but theres room for improvement , for example the addition of local multi player

Objection

#329

Objection said:

"theres room for improvement , for example the addition of local multi player" Yes, that and deathmatch. kthanks, HUDSON?

sukTHEfac

#330

sukTHEfac said:

imo rating is a little too high. I would say a 7 or 8. It's fun but
EXTREMELY REPETITIVE!
online is BS too...it takes forever to "recruit" people

GotWii

#334

GotWii said:

I think I will have to get this game. Looks like it will be really cool with the point and shoot Wiimotes.

I downloaded Onslaught yesterday and it is one great game. Very fun you can keep it simple and easy with the weapons or get more advanced. It is a great game for the zap-gun too. I would agree with this review 100%.

MickEiA

#335

MickEiA said:

the first time on competing for points on Nintendo WFC i came 5th in the world i was so happy first time too i played in the comp too

nice_shirt

#336

nice_shirt said:

Meh.
Whatever,
I've had this game over a month and honestly it's been a regretful download.

I never play it and match making takes too long plus the game single player is repetitive.

A fun download experiment but ultimately this game will leave you unsatisfied.

grenworthshero

#338

grenworthshero said:

7/10, certainly nothing better. Meh. That's all I can say. It's pretty fun, but if I'd never played it I would not have missed out.

apocalypse217

#339

apocalypse217 said:

Fun game was worth the cost and thats why your still a kid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lukyhunter

#342

lukyhunter said:

@bboy1-I have to agree with you on that one. I logged a lot of hours playing Onslaught and got tired of The Conduit rather quickly. Maybe it was all the hype for The Conduit, but I expected a lot more. So yeah.....My vote goes to Onslaught.

Namo

#343

Namo said:

Definitely not a waste of money, and I HATE fps games with a passion.

BerendJan

#347

BerendJan said:

I want a sequel for the WiiU or a 3DS port please :) then i buy it again...

I love this game and the stupid humor "that's why your still a kid"

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