got a lot to talk about when it comes to games so i’ll try not to waffle on for too long XD
soo… where to start? Well, i am called Nicktendowii so lets start with the wii!
i’ve got a few new wii games recently, but the best of them, and the one i’ve played most is Tales of symphonia: Dawn of the new world. if you’ve played and finished the prequel on the gamecube then you’ll know why its called dawn of the new world, if not, i wont say anything so i don’t spoil it 🙂
the game plays in much the same way as the previous Symphonia game, except in this one there is no overworld to travel across, instead there is a map where you can select which town / area you want to go. it makes it a lot quicker to get places but i kinda miss the exploring element..The battles are fast paces, and like any good RPG, they get better the more you play and unlock special moves and extra combo’s etc. The graphics and framerate are really good, i was surprised how smooth the game is!
The story starts where the gamecube one left off. this time you play as a different cast of characters, but the hero’s from the first game do make an appearance and some join your party. its nice to see them again, even if the characters from this game think they’re the bad guys.. 😛 The new characters have good personalities and some of the conversation between them can be hilarious at times, especially during the optional skits where you can press the C button to listen to conversations. although some of the jokes can wear a bit thin after a while… but definitely worth a play if you like RPG’s, although i’d recommended playing the gamecube one first, as the story wont make much sense on its own XD
I’ve still got a long way to go, so i’ll do an update on this when i’ve finished it 🙂
next up is Final Fantasy Chocobo’s Dungeon, a dungeon crawler with a chocobo as the main character!
if you’ve played any other Rogue like or dungeon crawler game you know what to expect.
lots of dungeons and very unforgiving gameplay! The game has a nice setting and story to it, its set in a small village called Lostime which was separated somehow from the rest of the world, in this village there is a bell that chimes every hour and makes people forget their memories. one day an egg falls from the sky and the boy you see on the box art above, hatches from the egg and can go inside peoples minds to recover their lost memories. theres lots of characters which all have their own memories that you have to recover. its a fun game. but some of the dungeons can be very long and take over 1 hour to make your way through! and you have to do it all in one go, and if you die you get sent back to the town and loose all the items you’ve gained throughout the dungeon. which is a bit annoying >:-( but i’ll definitely keep playing and hopefully complete it 😀
The last game i’ll mention is Ivy the Kiwi? which is a new game by Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the hedgehog!
continuing his trend of making animals the main character in games, this time you play as a Kiwi? (whatever one of those is, even the games not sure if its an actual creature, judging by the title)
It plays much like Yoshi’s touch and go or Kirby’s power paintbrush on the DS, you draw a path with the wii remote and Ivy will walk along it. it’s a bit different here though because instead of drawing a path you stretch out a vine which then acts as a path for Ivy to walk across, you can only stretch it so far before it snaps, also if you hold B then pull down on the center of the vine you can make it catapult Ivy into the air which is useful for attacking enemies and breaking blocks.
it’s a very fun puzzle game, but it doesn’t last long, there are 100 levels but you can play through them quite quickly, but be warned, some of the later levels do get very challenging! also, for people who like to collect stuff, in each level there are 10 hidden golden feathers that can be collected, no idea what happens when you get them all, i dint try XD but after you get a certain amount you can get a 1up which is handy 🙂
Thats all for now, 😀 see ya