Globe and Mail writes that the Wii's most adult title to date might sport an arty look and dish out violence that would shame Alex DeLarge, but it is utterly lacking in interesting exposition and meaningful character development. From the story:
"...Alas, the compelling combat and unique visual aesthetic are wasted on a story that sags under the weight of a hackneyed plot-the premise involves a city infested with psychopaths that has been cordoned off and a game show in which contestants fight to the death-and a group of stale characters with about as much personality as a pile of stones. Exposition is essentially limited to a repetitive commentator who spews obscenities for no reason other than to shock (it's supposed to be funny, but it's the sort of crass humour primarily appreciated by young teens looking to partake in what they think of as forbidden adult fruit), and the occasional chat between our burly hero and his agent, most of which consist of directions and negotiations. Put another way, it makes The Running Man seem like high art..."