If you go into Red Steel 2 expecting a revolutionary FPS experience, you're going to be disappointed. But if you take it for what it is -- a unique first-person, sword fighting action game -- it's really good fun. Apart from thin plot and some so-so voice-over, it's a highly polished title that puts a lot of Wii efforts -- especially the first-person variety -- to shame.
Can Joystiq recommend it to every "core" Wii owner? Unfortunately, no. It's just not that triple-A, must-play game. But will most gamers get a lot of fun out of it? That they can promise.