The Wiire's Scores

  • Games
For 63 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 16.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lowest review score: 0 NBA Live 08
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 63
  2. Negative: 18 out of 63
63 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Dewy's Adventure lacks the focus of a dedicated puzzle game or platformer, but to its credit, it is the only game that has tried to put those genres together. The developers pursued a risky experiment, and the results are sometimes frustrating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Despite the aggravations, Puzzle Quest remains a creative and addictive puzzle-RPG adventure. The story, while not deep or heavily dramatic, offers enough plot to encourage gamers through the adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The Umbrella Chronicles is mainly fanservice and doesn't do anything particularly innovative. There's no online integration and the Wii Zapper doesn't add anything significant to the experience. The shooting controls are tight and responsive, and the game makes better on the console's power than many third-party titles, but that's the extent of it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Who should consider Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire? Those who like hack 'n' slash games; those who want to experience a hearty challenge and a satisfying evolution of the sword-swinging controls laid down in Twilight Princess; and those who possess the manual dexterity and mental discipline for this rather repetitive fantasy adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    For those who are bored with scores, "lives", and theoretically infinite game stages, skip this shooter and tuck the forty bucks safely away for something else.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The lacking options and point-and-click interface could have been so much better.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Zero Gravity does not earn any of The Wiire's awards simply because the game does not excel in any category.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Although publishers like SEGA shouldn't slip into a habit of shoveling their old games onto the Wii with minimal updates, SEGA Bass Fishing does provide a satisfying solo experience at a budget price.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you are a player new to The Sims franchise who enjoys cute things and the act of building, MySims could be well worth your cash. Animal Crossing has been known to capture the attention of players for months on end - those who can look past the load times might find the same value in MySims. If you are not the person described above, consider a rental.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Social gamers who expect to spend a lot of time in multiplayer may be comfortable footing the bill, but most people who enjoyed the original brain training titles on the DS as a cheap, fun distraction may, unfortunately, be forced to wait until Wii Degree shows up in the bargain bin - or until the game receives a more fleshed-out sequel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 has laid the groundwork - online and off - for what could be a fantastic franchise on Wii, but until EA figures out how to reconcile FIFA's requisite button combinations with the button-starved Wii controllers, the advanced techniques are useless and on-field options have been cut in half.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Table Tennis is infinitely enjoyable in multiplayer, but there is little to do for single players.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game should be played by everyone, simply so players can take in the impressive environment and the feeling of casting spells, but the game is worth little more than a rental to all except Dumbledore's dearest devotees, whose experience may certainly be worth a collectible.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A game like this makes leaps and bounds over the conventional trivia game, but not as a single-player experience. The lack of an online mode, WiiConnect24 support, impressive graphics and outstanding audio ensures that Smarty Pants remain little more than a fun multiplayer title. What the game does, though, it does well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Those who dislike linear gameplay, lots of color and cartoon-like characters, however, should think about jacking elsewhere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A sense of antiquation to the whole design reverberates throughout, which some people will enjoy out of nostalgia or for the simplicity compared to modern RPGs; others will be disgusted by what they find to be a regression for the genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    All in all, Radiant Dawn is a worthwhile entry in the venerable series - it just could have been far more. Hopefully the developers will try again and put more of Wii's abilities to some use.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Playing with others is certainly more fun than playing alone, but there is nothing inventive about the approach to multiplayer, and the lack of full online play is disappointing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mini-games are fun, but they often grow too old, too quickly; Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is a clear example of this, but those looking for an easy-going multiplayer game might find some value here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When the story is done most players will have no desire to repeat the experience. The levels are far too repetitive and there just isn't enough plot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the best aspects of Scarface are often overshadowed by the rest of the game, which can range from mundane to frustrating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In spite of its flaws, The BIGS is a highly recommend to anyone who enjoys virtual baseball or has done so in the past. The batting and pitching mechanics are a revelation. The Wii Remote is the best thing to happen to baseball video games since pitchers were given complete repertoires.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Should the developers decide to pursue a sequel, they will need to make an important design decision: either change the gameplay to differentiate the game from the show enough to justify the price; or include far more content to grant value comparable to the DVD sets.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Multiplayer allow up to four people to play one after another in show jumping competitions, much like in the single-player mode. This ultimately adds little to the experience, especially since each player needs to have his or her own controller.