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3.6 out of 5 stars
Sin and Punishment : Successor of the Skies (Wii)
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on 4 March 2013
Sin and Punishment is an epic on-rails shooter for the wii. It's also quite a challenging one too.

The gameplay is fanastic. The wii was made of games like this. You aim the pointer at the screen and shoot. But because you have a third person view of your character, you have to also dodge incoming enemies and bullets, making the game even more engaging. Most of the time, you will not stop shooting...there are just so many enemies/ things to shoot and obstacles to avoid. You can even melee attack missiles/bombs back at the enemy for increased damage.

The boss battles are one of the truly amazing aspects of this game. Each boss has their own weakness and a specific way to deal huge damage to them. You can just opt to shoot them repeatedly and hope you survive long enough to take them down, but this only works in the easier difficulties. In the harder difficulties, you really need to fine-tune your shooting and movement skills to keep up and survive the game...the difficulty is akin to a slightly easier Ikaruga...or least that's what it feels like to me.

There are 2 characters in game, with slightly different gameplay and story...but essentially, most things are the same. The graphics are nice, the music fits. Overall it is an awesome game. My only critique would be that the storyline and voice acting are a little stereotypical and sometimes just annoying, but this barely matters for most of the game.

Definitely worth picking up if you love wii shooters.
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on 26 May 2014
This game kicks ass and will kick your ass quite literally. It's balls to the walls hard. If you have played any of Treasures games you know what to expect. A bazillion boss fights, Insane amounts of variety, drug induced creativity and,very Japanesy settings. So plenty of lava crabs, flying stingrays, sand worms, psychics and basketball playing demons. Even though it's a sequel it feels like a totally different game to the first one. Technically it's harder then the first Sin and Punishment however in this one you have unlimited continues and the checkpoints are very generous ( no bs long ass checkpoints like in some games I've played) so it's easier in that way.

You can choose two characters Isa or Kachi. Isa has manual aiming and a kick ass charge shot. Isa has lock on aiming and a charge shot that can target up to 8 enemies which takes longer if you want to target 8 enemies. Some parts are easier with Isa some with Kachi and so forth. Personally i prefer Isa because it feels more satisfying killing enemies manually. This game is a third person arcade style rail shooter like Starfox and Panzer Dragoon.

Now to why this game is awesome. There are no bs RPG elements, no 50 different weapons to choose, you can skip the cut scenes ( seriously some games these days don't even have that option), no long ass boring tutorial, no running around for an hour playing virtual scavenger hunt, no not knowing where to go it's just pure unadulterated ass kicking. You go from point a to b kicking huge amounts of ass. You're never doing the same thing 1 minute your shooting flying fish and robot zombies in a 2.5D style level then your're getting chased by some huge machine that chucks giant buzz saws at you then the view switches to third person and your dodging closing walls and giant masked whatever the hell they are then you fight some giant blocks then some samurai chick in a melee style battle then your like dodging Tetris pieces from falling on top off you while your fighting of some boss and it goes on. Treasure must smoke bong because their level design is just so creative. The game is short but it has huge amounts of replay value. It's the kind of game you can keep going back to and still have fun. It'll definitely age well like most of Treasures games (game play wise). Holy crap the last level is a reference to Gunstar Heroes and holy crap it is awesome, I felt exhausted after playing it. The game has great controls too.

In conclusion even if you have played third person rail shooters like Starfox this game is a whole new experience. You like this game if you like challenge, lots of variety, unadulterated a to b game play, high scores ( personally i'm just about finishing the game), high replay value and fun.

You won't like it if your not into anime style stories ( I tried understanding the story but it totally does my head in), a graphic whore, want a longer game or your not into difficult games.

The game can take some getting used to. Even though i already passed the first Sin and Punishment game this game is overwhelming you have to not just aim but dodge too and not just one thing but like a bazillion different things. It took me a whole playing on easy to finally get used to that (I actually died quite a lot on easy at certain parts). You have to be able to concentrate on multiple things at once.

so i definitely recommend this game. What are you doing? Go buy it now!!!
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on 13 December 2017
Really nothing special. Didn't play it that long.
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on 5 September 2010
I'm a huge fan of the original N64 game, now available on Nintendo's Virtual Console. A Great game and an excellent sequel, but I can't quite put my finger on it; there's something lacking. Despite being visually and mechanically superior, it seems to have little of the original's charm. It's still and excellent game, but its predecessor is much better and it's a tall task to expect to surpass its greatness.
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on 15 January 2017
I like the game. There is always a lot of action with different perspectives and the graphics are very good.
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on 18 August 2017
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on 7 September 2012
The sequel to the N64 original that finally reached the UK via Virtual Console takes full advantage of the Wii hardware, throwing countless enemies and some hulking beasts at you, with naray a frame drop in sight.
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on 15 December 2014
Arrived fast and brand new, I hope my brother enjoys this game!
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on 10 December 2012
Of course this is a classic and I have the first one on the wii virtual console already. For this price it's a bargain.
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on 18 April 2015
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