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Wed 22nd Jul 2009

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Carb commented on Feature: The Revolution of the Wii:

I got my Wii fairly late. I hadn't owned a console since the Sega Genesis. My cup of tea was computer gaming, but when that well dried up, I looked at the consoles. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had just come out and I had so many great memories playing the original with friends on the N64, it just made sense. The first game I bought was Super Mario Galaxy and I knew, right away, that I made the right choice.

Even though I sometimes long to see what the big deal is with all those "big name" games for the other consoles, I've been very happy with the Wii. I've played some amazing games, both with great motion control (Okami, Red Steel 2) and without (Little King's Story, Kirby's Return to Dreamland). I spent the first year or more with my Wii just catching up on games and I still feel like there's games I need to play that I haven't had a chance to try, like Muramasa.

I'm intrigued by the Wii U but I'm not sure if I'll get it. I want Nintendo to be committed to the "hard-core" gamers. I want games that take upwards of 40 or 50 hours. NOA's decision regarding the Operation Rainfall games will play a large part in my decision-making regarding the Wii U.



Carb commented on Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep:

I'm loving this game. I never played the original so I can't compare the two but it sounds like the "no story" approach of the first game would have gotten a little old with me. Here, the story pushes you along to a lot of strange environments and adds to the constant desire to explore by giving you long-range goals and riddles to attempt to understand.

This is definitely a "different" kind of game. It's slow and relaxing, but it's not boring. People who are not interested in fish will probably not enjoy the simple tasks of healing and photographing fish, tho. For me, about 10 hours in, I find myself with so much to do!

As for attacking animals, it does not add an "action" element to the game but does add tension to the environments. Though you can't die, getting attacked by a group of sharks is exciting and there's a great spin reaction when you get hit by their tails.

Overall, the majestic beauty of the animals really shines, especially the whales. This game is a gift for water-signs like me.