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  • Summary: (Also known as "Necro-Nesia") Escape from Bug Island is a 3rd person survival-horror game that takes a quirky, creepy and over-the-top journey onto an island filled with giant evil insects and mutant creatures. Play as Ray and get physical – use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to shake off and(Also known as "Necro-Nesia") Escape from Bug Island is a 3rd person survival-horror game that takes a quirky, creepy and over-the-top journey onto an island filled with giant evil insects and mutant creatures. Play as Ray and get physical – use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to shake off and blast massive bugs as well as evade nasty attacks and clingy creatures – in an attempt to rescue your best friend Mike and secret love Michelle. Armed only with a flashlight and a few simple weapons, players start the game alone in a dark fog-covered forest trying desperately to figure out where everyone has disappeared to. When there is nowhere else to turn, take advantage of the "Cave of Time" and travel back to save loved ones. Make sure to explore every dark nook and cranny and uncover the mystery that is Beelzebub Island – called by those who know and fear it – BUG ISLAND. Escape from Bug Island's control system takes advantage of everything the Wii has to offer and brings a spine-chilling workout from start to finish. Offering hundreds of enemies to stomp on, squash, smash, and blow up and a vast array of weapons to keep you safe, Escape from Bug Island is an adventure that is a tribute to the classic campy B-horror movie. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 12 out of 13
  1. The game is around 20 hours long for the average gamer, and the game has three varying difficulty settings, making the game a cake walk or an all out nightmare.
  2. We applaud the return to nature, but outside of a few icky moments there really is nothing to recommend Necro-Nesia. Go throw a spider at someone; it's a whole lot more fun. [JPN Import; Mar 2007, p.52]
  3. If you love giant bugs and the whole saving the damsel in distress and don't mind shoddy graphics, dismal sound, and repetitive gameplay, give it a shot. But you've been warned.
  4. It’s a boring ugly game with complicated controls and a B-Flick storyline. Who can’t wait for the US release!? [JPN Import]
  5. Escape from Bug Island is a dismal reminder of the low points of survival horror's past.
  6. Stiff controls and sloppy collision detection certainly don't help matters, nor do the truly atrocious production values. [July 2007, p.94]
  7. 20
    Bug Island fails and frustrates so thoroughly throughout its 10-plus-hour playtime that its greatest feat may be fooling someone into finishing it who isn't paid to do so. It's easily the Wii's worst showing yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. JohnS.
    Sep 14, 2007
    10
    Played it with my mates and it was simply amazing. A must buy.
  2. RyanW.
    Sep 21, 2007
    10
    A simply amazing game. If you havent got this then you are missing out on so much fun. Perfection.
  3. MikeR.
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    This is the new standard for perfection. This game is better than Halo 3.
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    I was hoping for a good game, but it ended up being crap! The controls, the graphics and the storyline were all horrible! Disappointed!
  5. Nov 13, 2011
    3
    Escape from Bug Island does have a very long, but boring story with many fragments to collect. It will take around twenty hours to complete,Escape from Bug Island does have a very long, but boring story with many fragments to collect. It will take around twenty hours to complete, but you're not going to have fun doing it. Half way through they recycle previous levels and throw in harder enemies and objectives. Cutscenes are extremely poor, I've seen better on Nintendo 64 with zero physics, bad voice acting, clipping issues, and boring animations. Music and audio isn't much better, there are about three music tracks and they loop over and over again. The bugs sound like I would imagine. They did at least attempt to include poor quality sound it the remote. Bottom line it's a waste of time and money. Escape from this crappy game! Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    3
    This game,starting from the bottom,Is terrible.The graphics while not at best,are still along with that of Dreamcast even.I don't know how anyThis game,starting from the bottom,Is terrible.The graphics while not at best,are still along with that of Dreamcast even.I don't know how any review for this game can go past a 4.If you are a cheesy,bad acting,terrible storyline lover.Then you will Love this game.From the start of the game I could tell it was going to be **** only thing I consider good is the Music in some points.The map is **** characters are **** has no real plot.It's like a B horror movie Fail.I'm glad it was cheap,cause if this wasn't I swear I would sue the **** gamestop. Expand
  7. UncleDougB.
    Nov 4, 2007
    0
    It's insulting to play a game with such low standards. Ridiculously horrible gameplay, trashy visuals and sound explode into one of the It's insulting to play a game with such low standards. Ridiculously horrible gameplay, trashy visuals and sound explode into one of the worst gaming experiences. Ever. Save your time, money and braincells. Expand

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