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 16.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 0 NBA Live 08
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 63
  2. Negative: 18 out of 63
63 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Table Tennis is infinitely enjoyable in multiplayer, but there is little to do for single players.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Although Boogie disappoints on a few levels, it does offer solace for those seeking more original games for Wii. Boogie shows us that developers are making an effort to look past traditional gameplay and imagine new designs for console gaming fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Judged against what's already available for Wii for those with access to the Virtual Console, it's hard to imagine anyone choosing Barrel Blast over the superior Virtual Console game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's not bad, it's not great, it's not going to win any awards nor is it going to receive much recognition beyond another television series tie-in. The game is a decent experience with some really great stories, but the lack of incentive to come back makes this only worthwhile as a rental.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A very average game with limited appeal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A more thorough multiplayer experience with some form of online component could have raised this game's value substantially.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The core mechanics of Pokemon might need tweaking, or maybe even revamping, to work within the parameters of Wii's capabilities, but after a decade of essentially selling players the same game on the company's handheld systems, fans might appreciate it if Nintendo took some risks with the franchise on its home consoles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Compared to the PC version, the game is awful. But, as policy here at The Wiire, the game is entirely evaluated and graded without a thought of the PC version. So let me take this moment to say this: buy the PC version, as the Wii version is nothing more than a mouse simulation in the air with an additional analog stick.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    While utilizing some nice controls, minus the awful motion-swinging sword game, there's little to no replay value. Top that off with barely amazing graphics for the little in the game as it is, and you're left with a big pile of D rating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Those who want to experience Prince of Persia: Rival Swords with motion sensors and 480p support (although widescreen is not supported) will pay a premium price for it, but they may find that the novelty is not worth the extra cash.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I think the developers missed a great opportunity to insert humor into the game with drastic overacting and exaggeration in the script. Instead of embracing the poor acting and making it a genuine part of the game, Pipeworks just replaced poor acting with poor dialogue and voice-overs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    While there may be some hardcore gamers that will enjoy the many, many hours of repetitive racing, most players will only look forward to throwing this one out the window rather than deal with the archaic controls and numerous problems.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sadly, what can be played contains more glitches and errors than most early game demonstrations to the press.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Too hard for casual gamers, too lacking for hardcore gamers, this is one title that will leave players looking elsewhere for a decent racing experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    If you're an alien: we apologize for any offense taken by the poor representation of your kind in this game. Please don't invade us.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Alone in the Dark is a game that had such great potential, but never followed through with making a solid product. Ultimately, the downfall of Alone in the Dark is that it is a chore to play.