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Red Steel (Wii)

Red Steel (Wii)
alaScore 86

350 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the action and gameplay. The story and controls are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Red Steel (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 350 reviews)

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Red Steel 2 (Wii)

 

When Red Steel was released alongside the launch of the Wii in 2006, a lot of hopes were riding on its promise of exciting swordplay that utilized the Wii's motion controls. And when it failed to live up to expectations, it became apparent that perhaps...

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Red Steel (Wii)

 

Red Steel is like a typical PG-13-rated, straight-to-DVD action movie: It can be fun for a while, but it's probably going to leave a bad taste in your mouth. The analogy runs deeper than that. In the game, which is rife with bad dialogue and generic...

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Red Steel 2

 

More of a reboot than a sequel. It's not often that a game that receives such criticism and disappointment gets a second chance. When Ubisoft released Red Steel at the...

Great visual style ; Solid control scheme ; Finishing moves ; Lengthy campaign

Drags later in the story ; Multi-player would have been awesome

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Red Steel 2

 

When I played Red Steel 2 at iDEF last year, I wasn't exactly filled with a sense of longing for it to be released. Sure, The 10-minute playthrough appealed to my love of all things over-the-top, and I must say that I was quietly surprised at how well...

Every game has its flaws, and Red Steel 2 is no exception. But what it lacks in heart, it more than makes up for in cajones.

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Red Steel - Wii review at Thunderbolt Games

 

The Nintendo Wii is perfect for first-person shooters. As soon as it was unveiled, fans were drooling over the possibilities entailed by the innovative controller. However, most successful shooters are intended for more mature audiences- not something...

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Red Steel

 

The months leading up to a console launch are a fascinating time. Hopes are built and dashed, promises made and broken, and expectations run unrealistically high. The anticipation for Nintendo's Wii, originally harbored only by the Nintendo faithful,...

Red Steel is the first FPS for the Wii, and so it suffers from the indecision and experimentation that comes from being the first. It blazes a lot of new trails but doesn’t make much headway, and the traditional shooter elements aren’t done very well....

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Red Steel

 

Why is the only blood in the game on the cover?

Multiplayer in Red Steel is extremely fun with up to 4 players being able to choose from a variety of character models and play via split screen. All of the guns are also available, as are grenades. Grenades are the most fun in multiplayer, as when you...

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Red Steel review for the WII

 

A Swordsman Wii Ain't

Some memorable visual design; Motion controls work relatively well

But are only the gateway to boredom; Blurry, indecipherable textures; Painfully constrained swordplay…; ...that barely breaks up tedious railed levels; Bargain basement writing and voice acting

The visual design isn't going to inspire budding production designers to slyly include homages in their work, but unlike the ungainly remainder of the game, the graphics at least feature a sense of style. It's easy to see what UbiSoft was trying to do,...

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Red Steel

 

If there's one third party game that got seriously hyped for the release of the Wii, it would be Red Steel. There was more marketing and hype surrounding this game than any of the other launch titles. It's unfortunate that it's really just a mediocre...

Great graphics, music, and sound effects ; The mix of swords and guns is entertaining for awhile ; Controls are decently intuitive for the most part

Horribly slow and unresponsive controls ; No replay value ; Too toned down to keep the Teen rating

It's a decent FPS, with great (for the system) graphics and audio, and makes for a decently enjoyable run, although it's only worth making the run once. Rent it first.

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Red Steel (Wii) Review

 

Do you have what it takes to take on the Yakuza?

Product Specifications

Game

ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 15+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Ubisoft Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Red Steel

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action