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  • Summary: Experience life after death as the Grim Reaper’s teenage son Death Jr. (aka DJ), and his school sweetheart Pandora, as they embark on a journey to free DJ’s captured father and complete their school science project at the same time! Rebuilt exclusive for the Wii, Death Jr.: Root of Evil uses new simple gameplay control methods based on ranged and melee combat, and a full 3D camera that makes for a fast and fun experience. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Wicked cool character design, cutting edge Wii visuals, great level design, a double-shot of great gameplay, massive bosses and a quirky score that ties it all together...what more could you ask for? [May 2008, p.56]
  2. 90
    Though it could be viewed at first glance as a warmed-over port of a middling PSP title, DJ finds new life on the Wii through its tight control scheme and clever writing
  3. 73
    Death Jr. Root of Evil manages to convincingly sidestep the bargain bucket graveyard thanks to its character appeal, solid platform action, amusing and inventive weaponry, and a control system that largely succeeds in papering over any emergent sense of creeping mediocrity.
  4. Forty dollars is a little steep for a cookie-cutter game with bad camera control and repetitive levels.
  5. Using the Wii remote to look around and shoot is a big improvement that addresses the PSP version's camera issues, and it's an overall better-looking game. [July 2008, p.88]
  6. Bone idle. Soulless. Death warmed up. Putting the grim in Grim Reaper. Afterlife? No life. We could go on, but we can't will ourselves to. Avoid.

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  1. PaulD.
    May 28, 2008
    Decent platformer, but far from perfect. i kinda got bored with it rather quickly. i suppose i expected too much and got too little in return. RENT FIRST! Expand
  2. FredX
    Jun 2, 2008
    Looks nice, but can make you puke if you're susceptible to motion sickness (in games). I wanted to play a bit longer than 15 minutes to see if it was worth it, but basically my brain fried and the rest of the evening I had to lie down and take it easy. Expand