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.
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So stop me if you heard this before. A fish is swimming at home when other sea creatures decide to invade. So what happens? Well if you are the fish from Shutshimi, you take up arms and go all out to defend your home.
Shutshimi is essentially the Wario Ware of shoot em ups. Each wave lasts only a few seconds but always has a different modifier such as inverted controls, being larger ( and taking more hits) and more weapons. Some weapons carry over from stage to stage and some do not.
The gameplay seems simple at first but the constant change ups in the gameplay really make you realize that this is nothing like you have played at all before. Some variations include a bouncy castle, butt mode and party mode, the latter of which had me very grateful that the game allows you to tone down the special effects intensity since it is hard on the eyes.
The game delights in giving you changes that you think are good but end up working against you. “Yay I have every weapon”…..”Oh dear Lord I can play this with every weapon, its a nightmare!!!!!!!” but of course you can select the change up if you understand what the items in the shop in between stages do. Of course the game might not give you a choice that is helpful….or it might give you three awesome choices, its very random.
The weirdest part about this game is how addictive it is. I cannot stop playing it and haven’t even tried the co op mode yet. I love it and am obsessed. I must recommend this game to all who have a Wii U.
This is going to be one of my tougher reviews. N.E.O. is a hard game to play, not because of difficulty mind you but because the controls didn’t make any sense at all to me. I couldn’t figure out how to move and when I did, the controls suddenly shifted. I am not sure what the developers were trying to do but it just made the game a chore to play.
The game is ostensibly a shoot em up like Asteroids but was very unplayable because of the control issues I mentioned. The music was fine, no complaints there. And the visuals did well to capture the feel of Asteroids done in a modern way but that wasn’t enough to save this. It just made me want to play Asteroids. Or maybe hope for an asteroid to hit Toronto so I wouldn’t have to play this anymore. Fortunately for the rest of Toronto but unfortunately for me, no asteroid collision happened and I continued to try to play.
I previously complained about Skeasy but there at least I could play it even if it was incredibly dull, monotonous and boring. I couldn’t do that much in this game, again because the controls were insane. I felt like a guy who had his first hit of acid and went crazy trying to understand basic concepts. This just didn’t work.
A patch is needed badly to try and give a bit more control. Until then, stay away.
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.
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– 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
Nintendo’s new account system, My Nintendo, is launching next month for Nintendo hardware owners, and at the investors meeting, new details were revealed aboutwhat to expect from My Nintendo.
Translator provided these translations for English speaking audiences
From this we can see that Nintendo is clearly serious about a new account system and is addressing many of the complaints people have had.
What do you think? Are you happy? Let us know in the comments
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.