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Wii Play with Wii Remote Controller (Wii)
Wii Play with Wii Remote Controller (Wii)
Offered by Tracymuk
Price: £44.95

79 of 84 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's fun... but not enough!, 7 Feb. 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Wii Play was one of the first games I purchased for my Nintendo Wii. For its price, it is an absolute bargain, but mainly just for getting a Wiimote for pretty much nothing!

I have deeply mixed feelings about this game. There are some very good points about it, but at the same time those bad things bring it down enough to not give it a 4-star rating.

When you first start playing the game, it seems great as you begin to get immersed in the colour and excitement of the game, and cannot stop playing it for a while - you end up thinking you will never stop playing it!

...One hour down the line, and the novelty is starting to wear off. You have unlocked all the games, and are scrolling through the 9 mini-games, trying to find one you might want to play again. You eventually pick one and play it for a few minutes.

Within another half-hour, the Wii is off and you're busy doing something else. Unless you are a really devoted player, you have not bothered playing them all again loads to win all the gold medals and best scores.

There really isn't much to it than that. A game worth playing for a while, but nothing you will want to devote the rest of your afternoon to.

Good Points

A good use of the Wiimote and Nunchuck for 'Tanks', making the most out of the Wii's controlling system.

A range of games to keep you occupied, and some that will keep you playing for a while!

Very fun two-player action - a lot more fun multiplayer than single.

Chances to set high scores and challenge your friends and family to try and best them.

You get to use your Mii's in one of the only other games besides Wii Sports - that's got to be great!

Bad Points

Gameplay begins to seem repetitive very quickly.

It's simply boring one-player - it only really gets fun when you have two people battling each other for the top score!

Multiplayer only extends to two people playing at one time - although it is possible to have up to four, the game makers didn't want to seem to use this feature, which would have made the game twice as good, in my opinion.

There's not much variety to what you are playing - different modes of the games could have added extra gameplay, extra features to enhance gameplay and create more original gameplay scenarios, such as Training, Tournaments, Elimination Rounds and so on.

The mini-games that do deserve a mention are Charge!, Laser Hockey and Shooting. They are all great mini-games and are the ones I spent most of the time playing - Laser Hockey, although just a newer version of 'Pong', still seems original and great for two players! Charge is riding through a countryside on a berserk cow, crashing into things and smashing things up! What's there not to love? Shooting is tactical and fun for everyone.

The mini-game that I had high-hopes for being really fun and time-devoting was Table Tennis, but it's just a let-down. All you do is vollying, back and forth, back and forth, over and over. There's no skill involved, besides moving the bat left or right, and even thats sometimes hard - the control system is clunky and hard to get to grips with. However, you can execute power vollies, which add an extra touch to the game.

Overall, it is a great game for the money, and well worth it just to get another Wiimote, but don't buy it expecting to have a long, good time playing it. It won't last you long, but it will be a very fun ride while it lasts.

Best played in short bursts, and only with at least one other person.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Blue Electronic Lightsaber Star Wars
Obi-Wan Kenobi Blue Electronic Lightsaber Star Wars

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent Saber, 6 Mar. 2006
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This lightsaber is very decent for its price - it lights up at the flick of a switch, with all the sounds taken directly from the movies - clashes, the ignite/shut off noise, and electronic standby hum. The only sound I found it lacking was the swoosh of air as the lightsaber is swung, which is a disappointment. I personally do not like the handle either - I find it hard to hold, but that's just my opinion. Also very durable - can stand up to a lot of punishment - you'll get weeks of play with this, even if you play with it all the time and battle fiercely. The design is exactly the same as the real Obi-Wan's. You really feel like a Jedi just holding it.
The main thing that let it down was the fact that to actually see the colour clearly, it has to be dark, which is not like the real lightsabers at all.
But apart from that - a really good toy - perfect for mucking about. My thumbs up goes to this, and the words: "If you are a Star-Wars collector, this is a must-have!

Tekken 5 (PS2)
Tekken 5 (PS2)
Offered by Click4entertainment Limited
Price: £32.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Latest Installment Of Tekken, 15 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Tekken 5 (PS2) (Video Game)
The next Tekken game has gone off like a firework; it has brung the series into a new generation with its intense graphics, 3D gameplay and many other modes of enjoyment.
In this new game, we see all our old friends brought back, such as King, Heihachi, Law, Yoshimitsu and Paul. Many faces have vanished or died, such as Armor King, Gon, Kunimitsu and Eddy, but the losses are well made up with the new appearnces. We are introduced to Steve, Feng, Jinpachi, Devil Jin, Jack 5, Christie, Marduk and many others.
A very decent game to buy for quick or extensive play, and brilliant for multiplayer. Way to go, Tekken! Keep 'em coming!

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