Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holiday 2008 on Wii

There are some great games coming out this holiday, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Resident Evil 5, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge and Prince of Persia to name a few. Unfortunately most of the big titles aren't on the Wii. Though 2009's gonna rock for the Wii with titles such as MadWorld and The Conduit, 2008 seems to be lacking stellar AAA games for our shiny white box from Nintendo. Nonetheless there's still a few Wii games to look out for this holiday season. Behold! My Holiday 2008 on Wii guide... Enjoy!

Guitar Hero: World Tour

Activision opted for the full band treatment this time around. The latest installment of Guitar Hero includes guitar, bass, vocals, and drums. To compete with the mega-hit Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero: World Tour includes a music creator studio. Convinced by various YouTube videos, I'd have to say people are making some pretty sweet tunes with this mode. Other than all the included bell and whistles, Guitar Hero: World Tour includes 86 songs, all master recordings (a first for any Guitar Hero).

Call of Duty: World at War

The 360 and PS3 versions pf Call of Duty: World at War may be more impressive, but if Wii's your only console, this version will suffice. Infinity Ward is taking a break this time around after their critically acclaimed Call of Duty 4. This time around it's Treyarch at the helm and it's back to the overused setting of World War II. Though this time, World at War is bringing some changes. Most notable are the coop modes and a more mature, darker setting.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

The latest Tales games returns to the Tales of Symponia world. The original was one of the best received and will this one live up to it's aclaim? According to recent reviews from GameTrailers and IGN, not quite. But if you're a Tales fan, this one's sure to entertain.

Animal Crossing: City Folk

The newest Animal Crossing for the Wii, includes new features like WiiSpeak functionality and a whole new area, the city, to explore. Even with these, it does look like a combination of the earlier GameCube and Nintendo DS titles. Nonetheless you can be sure it'll sell a million, especially to the hardcore AC fans.

Sonic Unleashed

I know saying this might jinx the game, but I think Sonic Unleashed is going to be a decent console Sonic game, something unheard of these days. The parts that do turn me away are the brawling, werewolf (ehem... were-hog) parts. But the daytime levels look pretty damn fun. Sonic and platforming fans alike should watch out for this one.

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

To get the full story, you'll have to check out the DS version that precedes this one. The Mushroom Men games are a fun looking new IP. They're about a supernatural event that brings to life mushrooms and other fungi across the planet. They wage wars between the edible and the poisonous. The Wii version is particular is about a mushroom named Pax and his struggles though the mushroom society, while the Nintendo DS game is more about the wars between the edible and poisonous mushrooms.

Honorable Mentions:
Wii Music
Castlevania Judgment
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Rock Band 2
Shaun White Snowboarding
Skate It

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