Nintendo Wii remains the king of consoles and I have to believe that because games being played on this platform become a much more interactive experience. I mean honestly, it’s the best getting to swing that little remote around and really get into the game you are playing. In September undoubtedly the biggest release for the Nintendo Wii had to be “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed,” but don’t worry October has a few tricks up its sleeve too. Here is my guide to the must-have releases of October 2008. Fortnite was released much later but it completely changed the gaming industry because of its fan following and engaging gameplay making it really popular among millions of players. You will also find current Fortnite item shop that you can visit in order to get the very best deals on different Fortnite items.
Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant (Released October 7th)
The last installment of the Crash Bandicoot series, “Crash of the Titans,” was met with mixed reviews from gamers. However, this new installment looks like it will not disappoint. The graphics have a nice sharp quality to them while still keeping that cartoon style that fans know and love. Many of the complaints have been dealt with and fixed in this game. Players can now enjoy a free-roam style of gaming, therefore players can explore islands using a variety of monsters to help them achieve different game-play. There is also the new and improved option of “Mutant in your pocket.” Using “Mutant in your pocket” allows players to keep any ability they steal from a monster, as well as the choice to keep a mutant in your pocket until the time is right to best use their ability. There is also the choice never seen before in the series, to play the game in a 2 player mode. Crash’s sister, Coco Bandicoot, features as a second player and has her own set of abilities and special moves. One element remains the same in the game the evil villain Dr. Neo Cortex. This time Cortex is set on using the world’s obsession with all things technological against them. The series remains fun and enjoyable while still presenting the gamer with the tough challenge of defeating Cortex.
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (Released October 21st)
This latest installment of the Spider-Man games actually seems to be much more interesting and player-oriented. The storyline and game options have all been geared to enhance the game experience rather than just feature in the background. A true villain in the form of Venom has come to New York intent on infecting the world. Spider-Man uses his web-slinging abilities among others to combat the villains. However, a great new twist in the game is that the player can choose to change from the iconic red and blue outfit to the slick black one. This change affects Spider-Man’s abilities, wearing the black suit he is stronger and the suit will actually combat the foes itself. Changing between the two suits does have an effect on the storyline of the game. Developers have made it so that the choices the player makes throughout the game will affect the outcome and direction of the storyline. I think that’s a great element that you don’t see enough of in video games. It also gives the game a longer shelf life because you can go back, play the game again, and watch the different scenarios unfold. Graphics look really good, New York City has massive amounts of detail put into it.
Boogie Superstar (Released October 14th)
This is the Nintendo Wii’s answer to the “Dance Dance Revolution.” Using the Wii remote the player can dance along to the music while following directions. The game includes 16 different dance moves and tracks from some of today’s most popular artists. The Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Aly Aj, and Rihanna are among some of the artists featured on the game. The more you strut your stuff on the dance floor and the better you dance, determines your rise to stardom. The game looks entertaining and there is enough variety in the style of music that there should be something for everyone.
Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (Released October 28th)
This game is perfect for fans of “The Biggest Loser,” as well as all those people who complained that the Wii Fit did not include any exercise routines. This game uses the Wii Fit balance board and a range of different workouts to whip players into shape. Workouts include strength training, weight loss, interval, and h climb. There are also activities like monkey bars, rowing, and climbing that players can choose. Like the Wii Fit, this game will save your progress and help you set achievable goals.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play(Released October 28th)
EA does not disappoint with another great edition of FIFA soccer. Players can now incorporate their Mii into the game and go head to head with some of the world’s most famous soccer superstars. This game also boasts improved accuracy on Wii remote movements. Features of FIFA Soccer include “8 vs. 8 Footii Match Game”, “Boot It”, and “Table Football” aka Foosball. In the “Boot It” mode game players can compete in a shoot-off against the likes of Ronaldinho, Rooney, and Emu. Another great feature of this game is the addition of “Manager Mode.” This mode is similar to the very popular “Championship Manager” games, players can choose their teams, manage club finances, and control training sessions. If gamers feel up to the challenge they can take their personalized teams online, where they can compete against other teams from around the world. The game keeps that Wii cartoon aesthetic while retaining the quality of graphics.