Ultimately, what you need to know is this: Anubis II is one of the worst games ever created and fundamentally broken. If you play it, you can never get back the three hours you wasted on this unique brand of torture.
"These archaeologists then created a platformer called Anubis II in this vision, putting you in the sandals of the wolf and tasking you with defeating an evil... something. Somewhere."
Awesome review. GameSpot can write good and informative reviews after all.
Seriously, this game is bad. Bad in a way that should have never been made.
I was thinking the same about Lair. The industry. No. The world would be a better place without it
UMM mark 1 do you happen to be mesh1 by any chance..??
have you played Lair..?? cuz that game wasn't as bad as reviewers made it out to be...
I don't see how Gamespot can give AC a 9 when it has more serious problems than Lair....and give Lair a 4...and the only thing that hindered lair in a bad way..was repetitve missions..and the targeting system..the controls have a steep learning curve but once you get the hang of it..it's not a prob...
BTW im not dissig AC I own the game it's a good game with a few unforgiving flaws
How do they let such games even reach the point of a review? I bet you if 5000 poor suckers end up buying this crap, they'll make a profit. Bastards... :P
heh dang. I know Nintendo wants people to make games for them but come on. Did they really need to allow this one? Hmmmm maybe it's bad enough to be good...
There was a time that Nintendo's seal of quality prevented things like this now Nintendo allows anything it can get... Seriously, this could be the worst console game of the decade.
That's because nowadays Nintendo is DESPERATE about third party support. They were in the last position before the DS and the Wii came out, they had like zero support from third parties.
(with the word "that" I am refferring to the absence of the quality seal, not to the game)
Good point BubyDudy.
3rd party hasn't made a really good games aside from Zack & Wiki which didn't sell and even others faild aside from Ubisoft's launch titles and only best selling Wii games are 1st parties like Wii Play, Mario and such.
You guys just don't know (and don't gonna want to) those crap homemade games for the PS2 that you can find in Japan... Now it's all coming to Wii, so no, this isn't the worse console game even of this year.
One thing is right in this, Sony have the last gen on the amount and variability of games, but then Sony have many third party support, Nintendo don't have any choose but allow any developer to feed it's library, since it's not porn or AO or... you get it.
I actually played Zack and Wiki at friends house the game is quite good...and it actually has probably the best lighting i've seen on the Wii...so far..!!
Actually, the Nintendo seal of quality is representative of a time when Nintendo didn't want a lot on their console. I would go so far as yo argue that if Nintendo did weed out games like this, it would be a return to the dark ages and we would all be sitting around criticizing them.
So no, I don't think it's Nintendo's fault. Crap comes out for all 3 consoles, and considering the consequences otherwise, I don't think I'd have it any other way.
ahhhhhhhhhhhh! It's a nightmare... so many titles with low score for 1 day... ballistic! ahaha
So it's only 3.0 worse than Lair (PS3). It must be a complete piece of crap!
This is part of the Data Design 12 games? I Hope they give Ninjabread Man a 10 ^^
Yeah mario galaxy is pretty bad.
nintendo should retire mario for gods sake.
1. LOL, this is about Anubis not Mario Galaxy which is already the highest rated game of all time and got 9.5/10 from GameSpot.
2. LOL at those crazy PS3 haters trash talking about PS3 and Lair in a story about a Wii game... lol
UPDATE: Thanks unsunghero28 :)
I'm going to give you a bubble.
Because I agree.
i thought ocarina of time got rated higher...
yeah lair is a piece of crap and so is the ps3 i dont even know why its on the market its so crap lol
NO BUBBLE 4 u! in fact gimme the bubbles u got left!
*my bubbles b!+c#*
Those freaking games are developed by a bunch of assholes called Conspiracy Entertainment. Entertainment my ass.
oh did your parents drop you on your head when you were a baby or maybe you're still a baby? ps3 hating fanboy!!
Don't you feel holiday in the air? That many games, was just the time for also that big mount of crap games to come... Many under 50% reviews to lead with this week... And now with no credibility in reviewrs, this gonna be a fun xmas!
I bet you this will get more comments than when another unknown game gets an 8.0 at GS.
And not an unknown getting 8/10 but Rock Band getting 9/10 from GameSpot: http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
Has less comments and temp :)
It's funny how this story about a bad Wii game has become a arena for MS and Sony fans to fight!
Well good Wii games are easily ignored.. IGN just reviewed Ghost Squad 7.5/10 and Geometry Wars 8/10 both arent even getting approvals.
That is the problem, while most fanboys fight over 9 score, Nintendo ones fight over 8, 7.5... I really don't give a sh!t for this, if I had the money would have all consoles (who don't?) and probably will get it sometime, since I never been a one-platform-per-generation-on ly guy. But still, i see things in the Wii that I don't like.
The no-love from third parties is one of then. Why? PS3 sells far less still get more supported? Oh yes... Cause you can port games, and Nintendo have decided to tone down it's console to sell cheap, and that is the second thing I don't like, it's just next-gen, but with a experience I can almost see on my PS2 (read careful, i said SEE, not PLAY), and that personally bothers me, I would love Super Mario Galaxy or the already might next Link quest in all HD glory (then again, who don't?) but still, this is just my reason to "badmouth" the Wii, just like I badmouth 360 for hardware low-quality, and PS3 bad library (now it's all right for some time, but I have PS3 since January, I've seen the bad times all this year).
Anyway, back to the point. I think most people bash Wii games cause Wii got itself in GC path. There are HUGE 1st party games, but most crap from 3rd party, and 1st party can't supply us with good games all the year... And the bigger problem is, looks like there is no preoccupation from anybody about that... You don't see Nintendo running on third parties, you don't see third parties getting in Nintendo... Just look at the last Capcom announcements, most games for 360 and PS3.
Still, this game specifically don't is reason to any preoccupation at all... When you sell a lot you get popular, and when you get popular you get also opportunist bad games, that I already have said, was just the same with PS2 in last gen. The real preoccupation is when games that is on "real" next-gens and in the Wii get too different scores, when you see that 3rd parties don't care that much with Wii development, or when even exclusives that would be good, are just gimmicks.
There is another point that I don't like (now that I have get in to it), I can't really play all my favorite games with that Wiimote thing. It's fun for sometime, but after that time, just feels not needed and you want the old gameplay. Then you get a classic controller. It's not a major problem, since there is this classic controller, but still I liked more Sony solution to this one, the actual sensor controller has also all the grip shape (bad for Sony that the sensors are not even far as good or accurate as Wii ones). Still, the remote control format have some advantages, like being more natural for the kind of mini games that we already have in Wii, but still, for most of those isn't exactly my love in, I'm more on a god of war or devil may cry style, but even for those, there is tons of crap gimmicks plastic attachment.
PS: Sorry for the crappy english, no real time to spell check, have to sleep now, chemistry test tomorrow.
I would say that Zack and Wiki, Metroid Prime 3, and Super Mario Galaxy are all great examples of just how great titles the Wii can be, and how great they can be BECAUSE of motion-sensing.
IMO, the Wii is better for different things. It's not "next-gen" by traditional standards, but without the Wii and its games, first-party or otherwise, I would lose my mind.
So most like you don't disagree... I said Nintendo has huge games and I like motion sensing, I'm just not that right about the remote control format, which is good for some games, but not for the games I real like... And Wii, at least by now, is all to do with 1st party titles. I can't really remember anyone but Zack & Wiki and barely, Resident Evil UC, which looks good, but in-the-rail FPS isn't really my cup of tea...
Is what im saying is its funny this game no one even heard of untill now gets more attention than games that deserve it. Its sad this place is like that. Wii gets a bad rap here, mostly due to it being successful and not a whole lot of Nintendo supporters on this site.
Well that's the point no one heard about this game so we want to see what makes it so TERRIBLE...the Wii doesn't get a bad rap here..it's just that most ppl here don't care to have conversations about the Wii hence PS3 or 360..and we definetly don't hate the Wii for beign successful we probably hate that the library is sh!t..and that it really isn't doing much good for gaming overal..other than bringing in more casual gamers...and yeah..mini-games...sucks also..
And as I see it all 3 systems are successful already..no-one will fail like last gen ..and you can't say there isn't alot of Nintendo supporters here because im sure alot of ppl here own a DS..and Wii...they jus don't brag about having a Wii simple...I own a DS..it's made by Nintendo right..?
Well, now I get it... But that isn't something anyone could change... I mean, unless you have somewhat a hundred nintendo fervorous supporter friends, with too much free time, and invite they in...
I myself have nothign against Nintendo, even with something which I don't like on Wii, I plan on buy it, I just don't it cause I can't mantain more one console (even if I buy the console, would have problems to buy games, cause I alread support PS3 and PSP). The only Nintendo console that I have skipped was GC, I have the DC, then PS2 and after i choosed between XB and GC, and XB was more different experience than my other two by that time.
On the handheld, I don't really never before looked much on handhelds... Just take a PSP this year, cause I'm in the university now, the same where my sister studies, then I have to wait her (she don't drive) so we can save some money not getting the bus everyday, but for this I have to wait like 2~3 hours everyday, this time free that drived me in handhelds... And choosed a PSP cause it has more os a MP4 functionality and because of remote play with PS3, it has some games that I really coudn't miss also, but game library straigh, DS compensates it on number and the first-party (then again, the same problem) where we have some real good games, and also for Konami's Castlevania that is totally worth the buy of a DS.
ya moms a ps3 hater
1.5?? Wow. For some reason I always get intrigued by the super low scoring games and it makes me want to play them even more :P
that's why there is a saying, "There is a market for everyone" or... "build it and people will come"
Sometimes I just can't shake off that itch to play Big Rigs and Superman 64.
utter the words Superman 64. ever!
def picking this up 2morrow
Hahahaha reminds me of the game cube.
well its the wii wat do u expect? only the wii gets the lowest scores this gen, actually of all times, and its sad cuz theres not that many games, not bashin but its a fact
Whatever system gets the most games is going to have the most worst games. Its the way it always works. Have you ever heard of PS2?
there are too many good games on wii to care.... including the best game super mario galaxy...... annibus should have been on ps3 so we could group it with lair, ratchet and clank and heavenly sword..they'll probably sell the same amounts.
i'ma take yo s#!+ too. NO BUBBLE 4 U!
compareing this to R&C and heavenly sword is insane..
i know what im getting MK_Red for xmas...
We have a GOTY on our hands. Have to get it for christmas :)
Dunno why but I keep reading "i know THAT i 'm getting MK_Red for XMAS"... :P
(Sorry MK_Red, couldn't resist on that! :D)
hehe, gross. good guy, but i dont want him stuffed under the tree with a bow on his head. ;)
I don't think that the lack of 3rd parties support is Wii's fault. It's Nintendo's.
When you design a console and put it in the market it's not just about succeeding. It's also about persuading the consumers that you can make good consoles, that what you make worths it, that you know what to do and when to do it. If consumers are persuaded, 3rd parties can do nothing else but create game for you.
Nintendo lost this suuport/trust, firstly with the N64 and mainly with GC. And now, they are paying the cost of these mistakes. I TOTALLY diagree with those that say "Wii is like GameCube, I see no 3rd party games". Ninty was "lowering" it's 3rd party support with the GC and now they are getting the support back. It's just that they have began from "below zero levels".
Wii is building the support for Ninty's next console...
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