Saturday, August 28, 2010

Video game number two hundred and fifty one: Soul Calibur Legends

Video game review number two hundred and fifty one in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Soul Calibur Legends"

Soul Calibur Legends is one of the only Soul Calibur games that I have never played, and I have to admit, it was due to prejudice about how much it was going to suck to control on the Wii. Still, Gamefly sends out as many games as I can play, so I figured: Why not try this game? After all, the PSP version was surprisingly good.

Unfortunately, instead of providing an unexpected surprise, this game continues in a long tradition of games on the Wii that aren't any fun, because all you do is shake the remote around like a moron and hope that something registers.

Honestly...I have no idea how anyone who's ever liked a Soul Calibur game could ever enjoy this piece of crap. It's a cheap grab for cash prostituting some awesome characters in the Fisher Price world of the Nintendo Wii. It's taking advantage of the crappy "shake the Wiimote" gimmick, because they think people like that stuff, but it's not made for fans of the series at all. Just people who like the stupid gimmicky Wii controls. Imagine a Street Fighter game where you tap on a shoe box to control the fighting action, and you'll have some idea of how awful this game is.

This is the most disappointing misuse of good intellectual property since the movie "Superman Returns".

Overall Score? 3/10. Absolutely terrible. Avoid this game at all costs, it has rabies, and it wants to bite you in the crotch.

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