captainffFeb 20, 2009As the first FPS to arrive on Wiiware this has set the bar very high for any future offerings. It may not have the visual polish of a retail release on other systems but then it only costs 1000 Wii Points (£7). I'm not a FPS fan but this game has really grabbed my attention if only for the Starship Troopers aspect of the gameplay (If it had had Denise Richards it would have scored a perfect 10!!). The online competitive co-op with friends allows the inexperienced gamer to join in while letting their more competent friends compete for the highest score. Good fun all round. I'm surprised at the apathetic response from the online communities to this little gem of a game.… Expand
MrNintendoFeb 24, 2009I'm giving this game a 9/10 as a rating amongst wiiware games.
This game is amazing value for only 1000 wii points. Something like this would usually go for 1500 wii points. At first I wasn't sure if I had made the right purchase but after giving it an hour I was hooked. The gameplay is pretty linear compared with most fps but it has an arcade like doom/quake style to it. Critical hits and racking up points makes it addictive. Online is heaps fun too! Co-op works very well. There is no deathmatch between players but based on the nature of this game I can… Expand
ejamerFeb 27, 2009A first-person shooter on WiiWare? My expectations weren't very high, but curiosity alone forced me to download Onslaught to see just how good (or bad) it would be. Luckily this game turned out to be far better than I hoped.
The first level serves as a great reminder of how Wii offers a nearly perfect control scheme for FPS titles, allowing gamers and newbies to jump in and start playing with ease. Missions tend to be short but varied enough to keep you interested. While each level enerally easy to push through, Onslaught encourages replay by ranking your performance after each level. Cooperative and competitive (not deathmatch) online modes are just icing on the cake.
There is room for improvement: graphics, enemy AI routines, and story presentation are all functional but limited. Online play would greatly benefit from having voice chat. However, these restrictions probably shouldn't be a surprise due to the size restrictions for WiiWare titles.
So in the end we have an ambitious FPS game that is fun to play and offers excellent online support, but lacks the polish found in full retail titles. That seems like a good deal for 1000 Wii Points, even if later WiiWare titles might be able to improve on the genre.
A solid 8 out of 10, but not quite good enough to get a 9.… Collapse