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Perhaps not as bad you may have read elsewhere. If you ever have bothered to look elsewhere on what this game is like. If you can be bothered to own a Wii. It’s only the highest selling console of all time but as I review more games, it becomes abundantly clear that the only reason it sold well was a market to families and interactive games with a controller that only seems to work half of the time. Still, the layout is nothing like I have seen before. This is both a good thing (originality) and a bad thing (looks kinda ugly). All you have to do is shift the rooms around so you can progress to the next level and while that is pretty simple, they slowly introduce other items making it mostly pretty interesting. You have one way doors, keys, lit candles, etc which add to the complexity of these levels. It’s not boring if you are into puzzle games by any stretch of the imagation but don’t expect to be Woo’ed, either. The interesting layout and the need to beat the level I was on was the only thing keeping me going. It has those 90s visuals of where they record someone doing something and then just insert the live video into a real time game giving you a severely outdated look to the game. Games like Mad Dog McGee arcade games where someone comes out of nowhere, draws his gun and when you shoot him, he falls to the ground in such a lame pre-recorded manner, that every enemy is one of a selection of pre-recorded enemies. Your character is so small that you can’t really make out what he looks like but that doesn’t seem to matter too much. All you want to do is get your guy through the end door. When you finish a tower or hotel, you get a puzzle piece from the treasure chest. You have 4 puzzle pieces to collect in total. Would I come back to this game? Yeah, if I run out of other games and I have’t beaten the game which is hard to do in one sitting (there is 100 levels). The good thing is if you have a spare 20 minutes inbetween whatever, you can attempt a few levels instead of like most games spending that 20 minutes trying to get established before actually playing again. If you are looking at spending money on this title, I would suggest waiting until it can be bought as a budget title and you will get plenty of enjoyment out of it.

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Another game of mini games. They break it up into scenes of a TV report on the news and how they can defeat the baddie of that of that particular level which is ingenious but is ultimately ANOTHER game of mini games. You start with the tutorial at a construction site and told everything about your character. I hate tutorials I can’t skip as I like to find out what it is my character can do by myself in-game and work out the finer details later when I get stuck. It uses the WiiRemote to aim and shoot at various items like health-ups along the way and to use one of your moves. The cut scenes and one or two of the games break the monotony. I never saw the movie so walking into this game is not a good start as I don’t know what to expect. Even if you don’t know the characters, it does not seem to hinder the experience at all. This time around, the enemies are a lot harder than previous platform fighting games like Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. It’s not the most exciting game on the Wii but it is also not too bad. The controls work just fine with using a combination of nunchuck and WiiRemote. In a group setting, this is adds only just a bit to the single player mode but you work in one giant team against the baddies in a co-op mode where you can hurt each other (or in battle mode against a friend). Your selection of achievements do not mean shit in this game so the replayability isn’t very good although.

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I don’t like getting fisted. And this game is like getting fisted by the whole cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. They take some hopeless straight guy who can’t get his shit into order and have gay sex with him. I mean, I’ve never actually WATCHED an episode but that is what I think the show is about. The game is a series of mini games. None of them are fun. The controls work every now and again and they feature monkeys. Before I actually played one game, the music was a 5 second audio clip played over and over. It doesn’t sound so bad, but that 5 second sound clip is like the most annoying section of any of the many polkas done by Weird Al. And each section of the shitty looking menu is a different 5 second audio clip - equally as annoying as the last audio clip. The graphics are, at best, average. I played this in terms of how long I felt the need to play - not in minutes. I unlocked 5 games. I stopped there. Turned off the Wii and went upstairs to cry for a little while before I felt confident enough to play another game that I hope doesn’t suck as hard as this game did. The only reason this didn’t get a 1 is there are (believe it or not) worse games on the Wii console. So I want to put everything into perspective or else every game would ultimately be 1, 3 or 5 star games. You can pick 1 of 4 flavourless monkeys and the fact that they are monkeys adds absolutely nothing except tears. The load screens are silence with 4 poorly animated images of a monkey swinging on a tire. Imagine fun because that is as close you are gunna get with this game. The only way this game could be more fun is if they included Spank the Monkey in their next revision.