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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.

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Monday, June 25th, 2007 08:37 pm
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I am eating good tonight. I made homemade spicy vegetable soup (NTS: even ONE bird eye chili adds more than "a little kick") and ate it with fresh brown bread and butter. And now I have home made peach pie. Mmmmmmmm pie.

[livejournal.com profile] jw77 came up with an interesting suggestion on the entry below where I talk about films from and of books. We were talking about various ideas related to comic book films, and conversation inevitably turned to who I should be cast as... I am a bit freaked by Hannah Chapter of Cabbalistics Inc.; this strip originated after I drifted from 2000AD reading, so I hadn't seen it before, but... Am I alone in seeing a small resemblance there?

Also, it's struck me just now that I really have come a long way in the last couple of years, in that I can cheerfully participate in MeatLoaf lyrics exchanges without getting the slightest bit freaked out. Hurrah! Those of you who have known me for a veryvery long time will know what this is about; the rest of you? You just need to know that MeatLoaf had some very bad associations for me; they now seem to be healed. I don't know how that has worked, but I am glad it has. Still not feeling brave enough for track six on BooH II though... Anyway, this is definitely A Good Thing, because I always rather liked Mr Loaf and resented the bad associations he brought into my mind, so YAY!

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