5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

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5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 12th, 2007, 6:38 pm

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5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby Shawn » May 12th, 2007, 7:03 pm

So Motor Storm isn't as "fun" as excite truck? Man! The Wii is the ultimate machine. I must get one. I enjoyed Excite truck a ton but I thought it was boring as hell after about 2 to 3 hours. I think having to unlock things to extend a games value (if you will) that has very modest offerings is just cheap. However, I found the game to be fun but after playing it about 4 times at my buddies I wasn't anxious to play it again....am I alone?

Nice reads...I like the 2 or 3 reviews each week!

Iain

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby Iain » May 12th, 2007, 7:42 pm

That is quite a generous review of ExciteTruck. I would but it in C+/B- territory. I loved it at first, but it hasn't held my interest over the long term.

As for Metal Slug anthology I still can't decide how to play that. I would much prefer conventional controls but the PS2 version doesn't look like it is coming ut here, so I will have to with the Wii version. I am not a diehard Metal Slug fan though, so I suspect the Gamecube controller will be okay for me.

BTW the reviews don't seem to be showing up on the main page

Linkdude

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby Linkdude » May 12th, 2007, 9:58 pm

All I can say is, an A for Excite Truck? Critic, did you really like it that much?!

J.M. Vargas

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby J.M. Vargas » May 12th, 2007, 10:17 pm

Critic, do the other versions of "Metal Slug Anthology" (for PS2 and PSP) suffer from the same crippling control mechanisms as the Wii versions or are they entirely different (as in "better")?  I had already made up my mind that when I get a Wii I'm picking "Excite Truck," and one look at the packaging of GT Pro Series (including the dorky screenshots) and I knew I'd never even think of renting it.  Shame about the "MSA" compilation's bad control because I would have picked that up based on the series' reputation and low price.


andrew

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby andrew » May 12th, 2007, 10:58 pm

I'm sure I'd like Excite Truck if I ever got around to playing it. After all, Cruisin USA still gets mileage put on it every once and a while on my n64. Probably give excitetruck a B at most though when I did play it.

GT Pro looks awful. Now, here's my problem with the Wii. Its more powerful than the gamecube right? Than how come all the Wii titles look like average Gamecube titles. I've seen much better looking games on the Gamecube. I know the Wii can't compete with quintuplet core behemoths like the Xbox360 or PS3 and I know its about the control scheme more than anything else, but still game developers are very lazy in this department and if quality looking Wii titles came out, The Wii would be unstoppable. However most titles continue to look worse than my PS2 games. As for sound, I'll always enjoy midi music.


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5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby feilong801 » May 12th, 2007, 10:59 pm

Not too surprised with the GT Pro Series and Metal Slug reviews. Was mildly surprised by Excite Truck; it's a fun game, definitely a top tier title for the Wii, but I would have perhaps given it a B+. The reason being that the game didn't have bot support for multiplayer (and a general lack of multiplayer options that really would have filled the game out).

However, I do think that sometimes people give a pass to simplistic games with killer graphics, and if that is considered fair, than we must also extend the courtesy to simple, fun games in which the graphics are simply "good."

Fight Night Round 3, for instance, removes a number of features that were previously in the series. But the graphics were incredible, so it was given largely positive reviews. So, in that light, an A grade for Excite Truck is quite defensible, though I don't agree with it.

-Rob

andrew

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby andrew » May 12th, 2007, 11:10 pm

Its good that critic reviews good and bad games but I would hate spending $50US on a garbage game. At least when its old material your wallet doesn't feel the hit. Should have warned Dave the game would be horrible by telling him about GT Championship 64. GT Championship 64 is one of the worst games on the n64. They complement each other very well.

Michael D

5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby Michael D » May 12th, 2007, 11:30 pm

Very interesting reviews.  A couple of things:

With ExciteTruck, I assume you know that you can put your MP3 music files onto an SD card and use them in-game.  Is that worth mentioning in the review to you (especially since you don't love the music they give you)?

With GT, how's it not terrible? You tend to tear D- games apart.  I'm only guessing it's becuase you've played something even worse on Wii (Far Cry: Vengence anyone?).

And with Metal Slug, which of the five control schemes was the playable one?  And just out of curiosity, do you (like me) hate using the Gamecube controller to play 2D games? It just isn't suited well to them.

Oh and one more thing; I must contest your "few software companies are as adept at mishandling their flagship franchises as SNK" line, as you must forget how Sega's butchered their series' recently (Virtua Quest, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Sonic the Hedgehog PS3/360 anyone?).

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5/12/2007: Wii: Excite Truck, GT Pro Series, Metal Slug Anthology

Postby m0zart1 » May 13th, 2007, 12:31 am

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]Please chime in on these new reviews!
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I completely agree with the Excite Truck review.  I probably agree more than disagree with the GT Pro review.  I would have given it an F probably.  It did come with the wheel attachment which I use from time to time on Excite Truck.



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