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 16.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Rock Band
Lowest review score: 0 NBA Live 08
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 63
  2. Negative: 18 out of 63
63 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not since Super Mario Galaxy will a game stay in the Wii for so long, and for many households interacting with all ages and introducing the kids to some great rock music is truly invaluable.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful, the audio is clear, the online system is one of the best on the Wii in over a year and a half, the stages are varied, the mini-game experiences are time-consuming, the trophies are endless, the game is much more balanced and the new items are a blast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is an experience people been waiting to have on the Wii for a long time - heart-pounding, sword-slashing, sword-parrying, suplex-flailing motions with a light saber, sorry, beam katana in hand. It may not be 1:1 ratio motion, but the experience can be just as exhaustingly fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Of course, a game about diving will probably never have mass appeal of Mario, but it is surely fun - a welcome change against the rash of speed and violence often found in today's games.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For buyers of the game, it is a great experience and incentive to replay again and again. For those who hated collecting all of the stars in Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Galaxy, however, this game could prove to be a wonderful rental and nothing more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the Super Swing Golf series still dominates the greens on Wii, hopefully the developers will put more time in between editions so as to focus on improving the swing mechanic and visuals, while incorporating online features for a truly worthwhile experience.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tenkaichi 2 and Tenkaichi 3 come out roughly the same. Enough mild improvements with enough losses means an equal experience. This is rather problematic for the consumer, who would probably rather spend less money on a similar game experience with no drastic improvements and minor fixes to problems in the latest version.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The controls continue to be a showcase for the console and really exploit the strength of the platform. The developers should be applauded for continuing to think outside the box and keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A more thorough multiplayer experience with some form of online component could have raised this game's value substantially.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although Heroes 2 provides some great variety and challenge while adding some real meat to the online experience, it is still another WWII shooter. Don't put your expectations too high, but don't dismiss this game, either.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game sets the standard for family interaction. Allowing a second player to control the star pointer as a means of easing them into the gameplay, or just to allow another person to share in the experience, works brilliantly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sadly, what can be played contains more glitches and errors than most early game demonstrations to the press.

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