The third and apparently final game in Nintendo's first person shooter/adventure/roll-em-up series. Set 6 months after the other games the plot closely, but not-essentially, follows on from the previous two.Ã Â
The story atmospherically weaves together many sci-fi elements and is probably Nintendo's most cinematic game to date. Gameplay on the surface is just a refinement of previous games. You travel around alien environments, seeking new items and ability's, while unraveling backstory and blasting at things with various sci-fi guns. What makes this game feel so new and unique is a combination of the Wii's unique controls, and some simple design tricks. The main controls of the game are the smoothest, fastest and nicest FPS scheme yet to grace a console. The wiimote controls aiming, the stick movement. As long as you have it on "expert" sensitivity, you'll appreciate both the physical of the controls, and there responsiveness. Together with this, the designers included many times where you moved your hands or changed the angle of your them to activate devices. While these could be viewed as simple gimmicks, they really help to pull you into the game. If theres a lever you pull it up, if theres a bit of metal to dislodge, you latch onto it and fling it away. It works. As far as the game progression goes, this time its set over many planets, and you can fly between them in your ship. (which now plays a much more important role then merely a save station). Secrets and upgrades are, as normal, abundant for those that look. Yet this time, theres a much nicer way to monitor and find what ones your missing. All in all, progression is easier and less frustrating. For those that really need the challenge, there is harder modes. The game took me a good, enjoyable 25 hours to complete (not non-stop!). Theres plenty of secrets and some truly wonderful bonus's to earn. If this game could be summed up in one word, it would be 'Satisfying'.
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, Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: FPS Adventure
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