Tagged: On Rails Shooter

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The Expendables 2 Video Game review

The Expendables 2 Video Game is a prequel to the outlandish movie featuring mostly aged action stars and sees you and up to three friends locally or online seeking to rescue a very valuable hostage. Think of it as a cross between Ikari Warriors and Smash TV and you’ll be someway there. As you’ve probably guessed you move using the left stick and shoot independently with the right stick as waves of enemies circle and flank you and try to end your fun with a stream of bullets. You can choose from one of four characters from the movie, each...

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Sin and Punishment Successor of the Skies review

Sin and Punishment is an on-rails shooter on the Wii which sees you running and flying around a number of crazy locations shooting everything in sight. The difference being, unlike recent shooters on the Wii, this time around it’s not a first-person view you play in and instead you play the game Space Harrier style as you not only shoot things but have to watch where your little man on the screen is too if you don’t want to die early. The story is the usual Japanese crazy stuff I don’t understand. Isa Jo and Kachi are the two main...

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Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles review

The Darkside Chronicles is an on-rails shooter which not only lets you play through a story in South America with Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser, but also relive the events of Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica. What’s great about the game is that they’ve slowed down the pace of the game since Umbrella Chronicles in a fashion similar to Dead Space Extraction. What this means is you get a much more intense, immersive experience and less of the feeling that you’re just playing through an arcade game waiting for the message ‘Insert Coin’ to appear when you die. What’s...

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Dead Space Extraction review

Dead Space was one of my surprise favourite games last year so I’ve been looking forward to Dead Space Extraction on the Wii – a prequel which charts where all the horror on the cracked planet and in the mining vessel the Ishimura began. It’s an on-rails FPS but before you think this is just like Time Crisis or House of the Dead, let me explain to you why it’s very much not. Extraction has a much more considered approach in that there are times where you don’t shoot anything whilst the atmosphere builds as you’re taken for a ride...

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House of the Dead Overkill review

House of the Dead: Overkill is an on-rails shooter for the Wii which takes the franchise, adds a massive injection of Quentin Tarantino-inspired movie kitch, a large dose of profanities and some genuinely funny moments as you shoot the heads, arms and legs off hundreds of mutants intent on eating your brains. It’s a massively well-known game which has an army of fans, so it could have all gone wrong when Sega asked Headstrong games to develop it and make it new and fresh for Nintendo’s kiddy console. Luckily, they’ve succeeded in almost every way and this game goes a...

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Time Crisis 4 review

The Wii is perfectly suited to lightgun arcade conversions thanks to its pointy-clicky design. So, I was surprised when a copy of Time Crisis 4 was delivered to my door complete with a brand new G-Con PS3 lightgun and some strange LEDs on leather straps. Both get plugged into the USB ports, the LED peripherals hang over the top of your TV and of course, you poin the gun at the screen to shoot. So, if you’ve played Time Crisis 4 in the arcade you’ll know the score. You play as either of two slightly too well-groomed agents as you...