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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

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WiiWare

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

Nintendo gets ready to unleash its downloadable games service, is your fridge ready?

     In just a couple of days Nintendo will finally release its long awaited addition to the Wii Shop channel, it’s called WiiWare. WiiWare is a downloadable games service which provides games made specifically for the Wii system, unlike the already established “Virtual Console” which offers games from classic consoles instead. With the launch of WiiWare Nintendo seems to be trying to change the tides of the downloadable game market as many independent developers have come out to sing the praises of the service in comparison to competitors offerings like “Xbox live Arcade” (XBLA) or the “Playstation Network Store”. This seems to be a direct result of Nintendo trying to make it as easy as possible for small developers to get a chance to put their game on the service. 

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