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  • Summary: Survive nature's most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic-inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummeled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogueSurvive nature's most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic-inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummeled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogue special forces unit has taken advantage of the chaos and seized a nuclear weapon. Only Ray, a former member of an elite rescue task force, has decided to take a stand. Cutting-edge physics and gripping visuals re-create the sheer terror of major catastrophes. Players race a car down a mountain to escape a roaring pyroclastic flow, dodge toppling buildings during a devastating earthquake and swim for their lives in a raging flood. No matter what happens, fight to survive. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The woeful AI and a few clumsy sections detract from what's otherwise a really enjoyable arcade-style experience. But it looks and sounds great and there are enough unlockables to warrant a second and third playthrough.
  2. 80
    Like the disaster movies it takes inspiration from though, Day of Crisis is ultimately more than the sum of its parts. When it works, it’s a relentless, thrilling assault on your senses; a huge grin of game. And when it doesn’t, when it starts to wobble precariously on its own flimsy parts, it’s still compulsive in its creativity, inexplicable in its uniqueness and, most importantly, one thoroughly fun ride.
  3. A fairly standard Hollywood-style game-movie crossover, but it’ll entertain those after some Wii drama.
  4. The game is situated in an interesting genre, but isn’t able to satisfy the needs of the user. Sometimes, it is too obvious that the game was designed for the Asian market.
  5. What really matters is that Disaster: Day of Crisis is a funny experience (and, in some way, can be also attractive) right from the beginning, offering an unexpected longevity, thanks to the many difficulty settings and the optional missions.
  6. Disaster: Day Of Crisis is good for a single playthrough with expectations adjusted accordingly, and can be enjoyed on the same level as a mindless blockbuster. [Dec 2008, p.130]
  7. At best, the fact that the game is not afraid to tackle such a broad range of genres is a good sign the developers are confident enough to branch out, and endeavour to create something truly different. However, to be successful they really need to stop being so random and haphazard, and attempt to refine their ideas into something worthwhile - particularly at a time when there are so many high quality games available elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. SamJ
    Apr 13, 2009
    10
    Definitely a 10/10 The "official" reviews for this game were pathetic, i want whoever said an epic story based around terrorist attacks and Definitely a 10/10 The "official" reviews for this game were pathetic, i want whoever said an epic story based around terrorist attacks and natural disasters was hilarious to be ditched in the middle of a hurricane for him to see just how funny it is. The variation in gameplay is no way confusing, unless you have severe brain problems, as it is clear as day on how you do everything, driving, shooting, platforming, CPR, this game has the lot, but it all happens so naturally with clear instructions on how to do everything, it's just brilliant. Along with a pretty cool shooting gallery to unlock new weapons. Graphics? I have no idea how they are "lackluster" in some scenes I thought some characters were rel people, my friend got killed because he stopped to watch some of this game's beautiful graphics in action as a building collapsed, this game is just simply beautiful graphics-wise. I have no idea why the reviewers are giving this masterpiece a low score, they're probably nintendo haters or something, which I kinda think is pathetic, just buy this game, fi ish it, and see just how right these reviewers are. It's a shame that we cannot trust the majority of gaming critics on what game is good and what games are bad. Such as the "epic" 2 hour session of jumping through holes in portal. Expand
  2. CharlD.
    Nov 26, 2008
    9
    Disaster: Day of Crisis sets a new precedent for 3rd party action titles on the Nintendo Wii. Overall, the game is a joy to play, and it Disaster: Day of Crisis sets a new precedent for 3rd party action titles on the Nintendo Wii. Overall, the game is a joy to play, and it proved to be a real time eater especially when you try and achieve S class scores for each level and unlock all the bonus content. It is arcadey and a bit silly at times, but there Expand
  3. TomR
    Feb 21, 2009
    9
    Don't bother with the low scoring reviews! a great game and you can pick it up for £20 in the UK --> a STEAL! the storys really Don't bother with the low scoring reviews! a great game and you can pick it up for £20 in the UK --> a STEAL! the storys really good, cheesy but is still good, especially if you like American TV shows such as 24 *Warning uses the word Dammit a lot* lol the actions great, the stupid AI never once became apparent to me, an average gamer, maybe if yuo are a review company and spent a lot of time looking really close but really, just playing you dont notice!!! the graphics are really good, especially for wii ---> the weather effects are fantastic!! Expand