IGN: Hands-On House of the Dead: Overkill

Oh, Wii, how you've widened the avenue for a reemergence of arcade-style shooters with your not-quite-a-lightgun infrared pointer. Sure, Link's Crossbow Training with the gimmicky Zapper attachment. And yes, special on-rails modes in first-person shooters like Medal of Honors Heroes 2. But most of all, the reappearance of the classics -- the games first housed in a cabinet and not a console, from Ghost Squad to House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return. They may not control identically now that you're shooting enemies with a Wii remote, but they remain as fun as ever. The wait for a ground-up new installment in one of SEGA's acclaimed franchises has seemed to go on forever, but House of the Dead: Overkill is finally here and now that IGN has spent ample time with the brief, but convincing demo, it won't hit retail shelves soon enough.

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