Another one that we picked up for virtually nothing second-hand at Ninja Games.Madworld
is a totally over the top beat-em-up game, in which you basically play a Ron Perlman lookalike and you have to kill as many people in as amusing a manner as possible. This means much waggling, punching, and circling with the Wii remote as you punch, kick, trap, throw, knife and baseball bat people into oblivion. By the time I had finished the first two levels I was knackered
; I suspect those who are in the peak of health might last somewhat longer, but there really is a lot of movement involved in this game.
The gameplay makes great use of the Wii controls, but the best thing about it, for me, is the art. It's like being in a Carlos Ezquerra or Brian Bolland 2000AD strip. It's GORGEOUS. Every two seconds you are re-enacting
Gaze into the fist of Dredd
and it makes me squee like a squee-y thing.
Predictably, the reason it didn't sell too well is that Nintendo have been too
successful in marketing the Wii console to non-gamers, so now hardcore gamers are really snotty about it.
Waaaaah, we don't want to play this on the Wii, we want it on the PS3
, they whine, ignoring the fact that the mechanics of the game are perfect for Wii controllers, and it would just be pressing boring buttons on the PS3. The conservatism of these supposedly hardcore gamers is ridiculous.
Fie on them, say I! MOAR silly blood-soaked action games for the Wii, please, Nintendo! Preferably with four player capability.