January saw a strong start for Wii gaming in 2010, with high profile titles such as Tatsunoko VS Capcom and Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces releasing exclusively to the console. Out of these January releases, which one is the best?
Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Capcom’s latest cross over fighter is one that no Wii owner should miss. The roster is part Capcom characters that most gamers will know: Ryu, Frank West and Viewtiful Joe to name a few. The other cast of fighters are from the Tatsunoko Production -- a Japanese anime company that’s been around since the 60‘s. From the Tatsunoko side comes characters very few will know: Ken the Eagle, Joe the Condor, etc.
Why you should buy it: Tatsunoko VS Capcom is a high-quality 2.5D fighter exclusively for the Wii that features a full set of game options, as well as a fully featured cast of characters. Along with the standard offline modes such as Arcade and Time Attack, Tatsunoko VS Capcom features a robust online mode where players around the globe can go head to head with each other.
Gaming Nexus (100/100)- “If you have a Wii and have complained at the lack of mainstream / hardcore games, look no further as Capcom has you covered with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. TvC may be the most complete package available on Nintendo's console right now.”
Official Nintendo Magazine UK (91/100)- “A fantastic fighting game which appears basic at first but has a very deep technical side to it.”
GameTrailers (90/100)- “When it comes down to it, your enjoyment of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom won't hinge on your knowledge of obscure Japanese animes. It's a solid fighter in its own right, bolstered by a provision of new content and features exclusively on the U.S. port. If beating up on Mario has lost some of its punch, definitely give the game a try; you may find that a venture into the unknown can have some pleasing results.”
Best of January
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Travis Touchdown has returned for revenge in Suda 51‘s No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The same basic mechanics from the first game are present once more in Desperate Struggle, only more polished. On top of that, Suda 51 took out several things from the first No More Heroes that weren’t met with good reception, such as the sandbox overworld.
Why you should buy it:
No More Heroes 2 is full of even more sexual innuendos and bloody action that was seen in the first game. Now with more refined controls and polished visuals, slaughtering Travis’ way to the number one assassin rank has never been more enjoyable. Travis will also have the ability to dual wield beam katanas, as well as possess a giant beam katana to slice through enemies. The best part of this already amazing package? There’s a giant robot battle over the city of Santa Destroy.
GameSpy (100/100)- “A brilliantly twisted love letter to the videogame medium, scrawled in blood and pixels.”
Destructoid (95/100)- “It's extremely well crafted from beginning to end, and rarely (if ever) sacrifices fun for delivering a message. No More Heroes 2 still makes me laugh, scream, think, and violently wank, even more so after the first play-through. That's more than I can say for almost any game this generation.”
1UP (91/100)- “A fine sequel that takes the fun parts of the original (the combat, the characters, the dialogue) and tries to make those the focus while practically quartering off the weaker parts. By being the high-quality, consistently enjoyable action game it wanted to be the first time around, Desperate Struggle is now a must-buy, and at the very least, finally makes the series deserving of the evangelism surrounding it.”
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What are your favorite Wii games of January 2010? Post your thoughts in the comments section below!
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