The past generation saw a boom of indie 2D platformers. So it made sense that indie 3D platformers would be a thing this gen. FreezeMe is a game that seeks to show some love to the genre but does it rely too much on Nostalgia?
FreezeMe has many similarities in it to Super Mario 64 and this is a good basis but the game has issues expanding past that. The game has the added function of using the protagonist’s camera to freeze enemies and objects in place. This can be great for getting past enemies and areas and gives the Wii U gamepad a great use in the game. This can also be done with the Wii mote as pointer controls but I found the gamepad to be far better to use.
The music in the game is fun and helps set a good mood for a platforming game but I feel that there is something off about it. I just can’t put my finger on what it is that I find to be so off. Its very good and serves the game well but there is just something I find strange.
The visuals are great and the game looks excellent, with great imagery and design all around. I like the variety but at times it seems like it borrows just a little bit much from other games of the genre. Its not a bad thing but it makes the game feel less original than it could be.
And therein lies the issue. The game pays loving homage to the past but doesn’t add that much new, The camera feature is great but the game feels like it just takes too much without innovating, Add to that the fact that there are quite a few bugs (that the dev has already promised a patch for) and it seems the game is a bit unpolished. That’s not to say its bad however. I still had a lot of fun with the game and it could still be great for others also. Bottom line is, if you want something new, look elsewhere but if you want a nice fun 3D platformer, there are a lot worse choices than this.
Today it came out that Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, is considering a Wii U port of the game. It would need to be redone though as Game Maker is not supported on Wii U. Well news on that front as developer Broken Rules has offered to handle the porting process for Wii U… Could we be seeing Undertale soon on a Nintendo system?
Wii U Download
FreezeME – $9.99
Peg Solitaire – $1.49
Shütshimi – $9.99
Wii Download for Wii U
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition – $19.99
Wii U Demo
Alphadia – $9.99
Wii U/3DS DLC
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS DLC – Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series and Corrin from the Fire Emblem Fates games are now available for download in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games. Prices are $5.99 for each character in one game version, or $6.99 for each character in both game versions. In addition, new costumes, bundles and a new stage are now available for purchase in both versions.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX “Letter Set”
– Typoman is 15 percent off (reduced from $13.99 to $11.89) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
– Baila Latino is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 29.
– Trine 2: Director’s Cut and Trine Enchanted Edition are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March. 3.
– Ascent of Kings is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) from Feb. 5 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
– Color Zen, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 29.
– KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 13.
– Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
– Super Destronaut is 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb.
– Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.
You Have a New Client Waiting! Maddie is looking for a home designer in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game for the Nintendo 3DS system. Fulfilling Maddie’s request will net you new items for your catalog. This pup is a big fan of office supplies, so help her stay organized with a Notebook Bed or Eraser Sofa. Maddie is available for a limited time via the SpotPass feature, so check the in-game Nintendo 3DS system on the second floor of Nook’s Homes to meet her and take her on as a client.
Source: Nintendo PR
This past weekend new details were revealed for Killer Instinct Season 3 including the full reveal of Kim Wu on the roster with a new backstory and a new attitude ( she comes across like Cassie Cage from MKX a bit). Her moveset looks interesting and she should be fun to play as.
The other news is that the Arbiter from Halo will be the 2nd guest character in Killer Instinct following the announcement of Rash from Battletoads joining the roster. We only got a short tease and no real info but this is exciting.
See the full trailer below
The Wii version of RE 4, widely held to be the best version, is coming to the Wii U eshop n North America this week. Europe Previously got the game. It will have motion controls like all Wii Games but can also be played with the Wii U Gamepad.
See the trailer below
Will you be buying this game? Let us know in the comments.
Curve Digital has announced that they are bringing fantasy dodgeball game “Stikbold!” to the PS4, PC/Mac and Xbox One.
The game’s description is as follows
Stikbold! is a groovy 70s-themed single and local multiplayer fantasy dodgeball game with quirky arenas and chaos-inducing random events.
Follow the story of world famous Stikbold atheletes Björn and Jerome, team up with a dodgeball buddy in co-op team battles or charge head first into a manic free-for-all battles with up to five others.
- Action packed story mode – Play solo or join up with a friend co-op and play through an awesome Stikbold! adventure.
- Multiplayer dodgeball mayhem – Battle with up to four human and two computer players for six player local dodgeball deathmatches and fight to be crowned the Stikbold! king or queen.
- The world is your arena – Take to a variety of different dodgeball pitches. From public parks to deep sea oil rigs, each pitch offers a plethora of different dangers andchallenges.
- Help manipulate match outcomes – Once knocked out, come back as variety of hazards, including angry Swans, Sand Sharks and more, to interrupt the match and affect the outcome.
- Funky fresh tunes – Fully licensed 70s inspired soundtrack to help you get into the disco party mood.
- Crazy and colourful cast – Unlock and play as 18 of the grooviest playable characters from the Stikbold! universe.
- Lots of moustaches.
Personally this all sounds awesome to me and I look forward to playing this on PS4. It really looks to have something for everybody and be packed full of content and humor.
You can see the trailer below
Insomniac has revealed their new game, Song of the Deep. It will be fifteen dollars and unusually for a game, it will be published by GameStop. Yes GameStop, it seems they are going into the game publishing business ( not sure how I feel about that but that is another story).
The Game’s description is as follows:
Song of the Deep is a metroidvania-style action-adventure game following a young girl’s quest into the unknown to find her missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape. Song of the Deep launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer, 2016.
That certainly sounds interesting and we hope to hear more as the year goes on. Does this indicate that GameStop will be publishing more games going forward? What does that mean for the future of gaming and game stores?
You can see the trailer below.
Nintendo announced today that the Wii U’s Wii Street U service will be discontinued on March 31 of this year.. They made the announcement via Twitter.
Nintendo then put out a full statement here
Discontinuation of Wii Street U powered by Google
We sincerely thank you for your continued support of our company’s products and services. We would like to remind Wii U owners that as previously announced, the Wii Street U powered by Google service will be discontinued on March 31st 2016, at 23:59 local time. Once the service is discontinued, this software will not be usable.
To prepare for this, the software will be removed from Nintendo eShop at 23:59 local time on January 31st 2016. Users who have already purchased the software will be able to re-download it until 23:59 local time on March 31st 2016.
We apologise to those of you currently using this service, and we ask for your understanding as we focus our resources in other areas.
Our thoughts: Sad to see this go. Did you use it at all? If so what did you like about it and what did you not like? Let us know in the comments below.
Bayonetta 2’s reprint is now available on Amazon.com for preorder. For those with Amazon Prime, the game will only cost 24 dollars instead of 30. The game is a standalone re-release and does not include Bayonetta 1 although it is likely Nintendo may discount that game on the eshop soon.
Given the high demand for Bayonetta 2 after the character’s announcement as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and for 3DS, it is likely this will sell fast. In the one hour since I last checked, the game had jumped over 50 spots in the Amazon sales rankings and seems to still be climbing.
You can order the game here.