Archive for the Wii Category

Game Whispering:Nintendo’s E3 press conference

Posted in Wii with tags , on July 21, 2008 by gamewhisperer

____ So by this point you’ve probably already read just about every game journalist on the webs E3 press conference impressions, so I’m probably a little late on this but I like to take my time on these things. Nintendo had an interesting showing at E3 this year to say the least — underwhelming may be a better term. Despite announcing two new peripherals which will ultimately give hardcore Wii gamers some of the solutions they have wanted since the systems launch, Nintendo still seemed to show a complete lack of an awareness to their hardcore crowd. Read on to see how I break it down. Continue reading

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Two Classic Game Franchises Finally Make Their Return to Nintendo Home Consoles

Posted in Wii with tags , , on June 26, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Castlevania and Mega Man coming to Nintendo’s little white box; one returning to form and the other…err…. not so much.

____Well it’s official, Nintendo Power has just confirmed that the recently discovered Mega Man 9 is indeed coming to Wii as a WiiWare download. What’s even better; the game is going to rock NES-esque graphics in the ultimate return to form for the long running series.

____Needless to say I could not be more psyched. I am not only a huge Mega Man fan, I am also someone who feels that the Blue Bomber was in serious need of a makeover and just like what all those flashy makeover shows on TV do to aging women, Capcom simply made Mega Man look like it’s younger self. This officially puts Capcom in the spot of my favorite 3rd party developer on Wii — as if Zack & Wiki wasn’t enough.

A screen shot from Mega Man 2, expect 9 to look the same Continue reading

5 Underappreciated Wii Games, On the Cheap.

Posted in Wii with tags , , , , on June 10, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Tips for the Wii gamer on a budget

____So just about all of us are a little short for cash lately. With gas being over 4 bucks a gallon and the cost of pretty much everything going up, what’s the budget cautious gamer to do? Buy cheap Wii games, that’s what. The good thing, there are a lot of great Wii games out there that won’t cost you to much coin — primarily because they sold about 10 copies. Read on to find out more Continue reading

Metroid on the big screen With Michael Bay Producing?

Posted in Wii with tags , on June 5, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Probably not, but lets speculate just for the fun of it

Will we ever see Samus on the big screen? Lets hope

____As many die hard Metroid fans have probably heard, the rights to a Metroid feature film have been floating around for years. It seems reasonable enough, Metroid is a popular game franchise which features lots of high tech gadgets and creepy alien worlds, you know the kind of things that tend to sell tickets. But could a movie based off a game which relies on very little dialogs really be any good? Personally I think the answer is a resounding yes, but I have a feeling production companies being pitched the idea would be a bit more skeptical. Make the jump to get my opinion. Continue reading

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Review

Posted in Review, Wii with tags , , , , on May 15, 2008 by gamewhisperer

A Final Fantasy game that will make you wish you were playing Final Fantasy.

____Monday’s North American WiiWare launch managed to completely overshadow the launch of the service in its native country of Japan. With a game like Lost Winds launching with the service in the west, gamers had a lot to be happy about. But what about that other game, with the really big franchise backing it… what was that again? Oh yeah, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles; I almost forgot about you.

____In all seriousness though, I really did completely forget about FFCC:MLK, I was just too attached to Lost Winds, beating it twice before I finally gave FFCC a chance. All that changed pretty quickly when I finally got a chance to play it though, because I can’t put it down now. Make the jump to find out more. Continue reading

Lost Winds Review

Posted in Review, Wii with tags , , on May 13, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Does Frontier Developments WiiWare platformer meet expectations, or does it blow hard?

WiiWare is finally here Wii owners and from the look of things it may be off to a great start. Today’s WiiWare launch in NA brought with it several promising titles like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Defend your Castle but what I was looking forward to the most was a quaint little platformer called Lost Winds. Read on to find out my verdict. Continue reading

What a Nightmare Weekend!

Posted in Site Info, Wii with tags on May 12, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Technical problems annoy Baby Bowser and the Game Whisperer

      Well to say that this weekend was a total bust for me would be a terrible understatement. I was really excited about getting my first weekend update up (I’ve been working on it for about a month) but it seems things didn’t want to work out. WordPress was apparently down on Saturday so I couldn’t get in to keep working on it and then yesterday some wicked storms cut through the mid-Atlantic (I live in Maryland) and completely blew out my power all yesterday. Go figure the one time I write an entry in wordpress instead of google docs. But oh well, no use crying over spilled milk. I’ll just have to save my post for next weekend, I unfortunately don’t have much time during the week to work on it. 

      On a bit of good news though I will have the Lost Winds review, as I promised on Friday, up tonight. So far I am having a blast with the game and initial impressions are very good. You’ll have to tune in later tonight to find out my verdict though. 

Till Then

The Game Whisperer