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Posted on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:41:04 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Backlog, wii, shooter, nintendo

Welcome to what I hope to be a recurring series of blog posts. As i finish games, it seems fitting to throw my 2 cents out to the world....so without further adieu...!



Geometry Wars: Galaxies ~ Nintendo Wii
Average Used Price: 4$


For anyone who hasn't played it in one form or another, geometry wars is a twin stick shooter that revolves around the idea that bright lights and flashing is fun (if any game needs a seizure warning, it is this). Galaxies takes the original game, which had a square arena and a few different enemies, and added more arenas and more enemies. It also brings a new game play element in with a new "companion". You now have a pod that follows your ship around. Depending on what you pick for it to do, it can fly around and collect "geoms", the game's new currency, attack stuff, defend your ship, etc. The game has a ton of levels and has a neat mechanic, where if you have the DS version, you can link the two games together and unlock a special world in both.




Graphics:9/10
Geometry wars has simple graphics, but what it does have is done well. Lines are sharp. Colors are bright. Even more important is that, even on the wii, there is no slowdown when the screen is swarming with literally hundreds of bullets and enemies.



Audio: 6/10
The soundtrack consists of generic techno music on a loop....which gets pretty repetitive. The actual sound effects feel very generic as well, and come out sorta "muddy", even on a nicer sound system.

Control: 15/20
The game gives you the option of playing wiimote+nunchaku, or with the classic controller. While playing with the wiimote is "possible", i wouldn't recommend it...ever. Twin stick shooters need two sticks. With the classic controller, the game plays and feels great.

Gameplay: 40/50
Geometry Wars is fun. Period. What are you waiting for? Go play it!

In all seriousness, the game is fun on its own...and the addition to a leveling system for your pod, as well as a ton of levels should keep you playing for days.

With enough time, it'll get stale for a bit...you'll put it away...and then later on pick back up and have as much fun as you started...but the same could be said for many classic arcade games.

Replay: 10/10
Geometry Wars is a game that you will keep on picking up and trying to beat that high score. It has the same addiction level as tetris or pacman, with the game being simplistic, and having a large focus on score. Multiplayer support is great too!

Total 80/100

Geometry Wars: Galaxies is defiantly one to own if you have a wii sitting there collecting dust. At an average used price of about 4$, it's a steal!.....go play it already!



Till next time!
Neo~
Backlog: 271 (63% completed)


P.S: just redid the gameroom! expect a full report eventually!


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Comments
 
I love this game. Its probably the best use of the Classic Controller I've used on my Wii. And I agree its necessary in order to play the game. I might have to pop it in again now for a couple rounds. Its been far too long!!
 
Great game!  I was hooked on this and played it constantly until I had everything unlocked.

Then two friends and I started a scoring competition, and it was a ton of fun! 

Then I got into Geometry Wars 2 for 360, and started competing for high scores in a few of the really neat new modes (Waves and Pacifism.)

I really, really like this series.

On a side note, while the DS version is a pretty decent port, the slower game speed means some stages can be played so easily, you pretty much quit out of boredom or battery life, which is the opposite of the intensity Geometry Wars should capture.  A friend of mine about broke the leaderboards with his persistence Tongue
 
One of my favorite games for the WII and the best $4 I've spent this generation. I will give it some play time over this long weekend.
 
one of my favorites too , i actually got on better with wiimote & nunchaku - i found the controller to slow to respond
 
I own both the DS and the Wii version, but I can't remember if I've ever used them together.

I love this game.  I spent countless hours playing the demo at game kiosks while my parents went shopping.

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