Review by CVV1

Reviewed: 11/25/06

It works but its definately not perfect.

Story 5/10
The story to begin with is anything special at all. It's just another "kidnapped" story, were your fiancee is kidnapped by the yakuza. The character you play as, named Scott, is nothing special. You never hear his voice and never see his face. So you don't really care to him. The story basically revolves around the same thing everytime. You go find someone who will help you find out where you kidnapped wife is. Nothing interesting at all.

Graphics 7/10
The graphics in this game are of course nothing close to being a Next Gen game. Some textures are bland and boring. Certain effects are cool, like fire and explosions and such. Others are terrible, like the heats waves seen in a desert level that contort and bend everything but your gun. The graphics are okay, nothing any last gen systems couldn't do.

Sound 8/10
The sound in this game is definately one of the best parts of the game. Swords fights feel very important with epic japanese drums playing. Gun fights feel fast moving and fun with pop-rock music playing in the backround. Some songs are very fun to listen to as you shoot people and hear girls singing in the song yell "SUPERSONIC!!!" Not every song has singing in it though. And the sounds of the gun are very authenic. As you hear all the different sorts of guns shooting at you. Bullets hitting walls and glass, it makes the gun fight feel bigger and more interesting.

Replay Value 7/10
The game is always fun and can give you a challenge at some points. The shooting is very addicting and rewarding. Swords fights are sort of boring and frustrating at times. But when you can get you just want to have some more!!! The multi-player is fun and you will want to do it again and again!

Controls 8/10
The controls feel very intuitive to me. They are fun responsive for the most part. Certain parts, like stabbing people during a gun fight can be very annoying, you have shake the nunchuk, which is also the reload function, so even if the stabbing symbol comes up, you will probably reload. Aiming is very hard at first, but once you get used to them you can hit moving targets with ease. Turning is definately the hardest thing to do at first. All the buttons used are reachable and in good places.

Overall 8/10
The game is awesome for being basically the first FPS on the Wii. Things aren't perfect but they will definately get better overtime in FPS's for the Wii. Hopefully we will see Red Steel becoming a fun franchise with many great games!!!

Rating:   4.0 - Great

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