When the Nintendo Revolution was first announced, hard-core gamers slathered over screens of what would become Red Steel, frothing at the mouth at the thought that Nintendo was finally building a next-gen console that would bring new approaches to gaming. But somewhere in there, the Revolution changed into the Wii, and real gamers were left out in the cold. For every Metroid Prime: Corruption, there's a dozen Carnival Games, and for every quality first-party Nintendo title, there's twenty third-party PS2 ports and minigame collections. If you don't dig playing Wii Sports with Grandma, the console wasn't for you.
Review by K. Thor Jensen.