Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Godzilla Unleashed for the Wii




I have to admit that I love Godzilla to death. If Godzilla were a woman, I would marry her. Sadly, Godzilla has made kind of a bumpy road onto the video game world, though I have to say there are two games I would push aside and say that they are awesome. The first game is Godzilla Save the Earth, and its sequel, Godzilla Unleashed. Now, there are three versions of this game. There is one for the Wii, PS2, and DS. I will be talking bout the Wii version since I think it’s the best out of the three.

The story takes place 20 years after the events of Godzilla Save the Earth, as mysterious crystals have fallen to earth and have torn the planet up with mixed, but devastating effects, like flooded cities, giant volcanoes, and other effects caused by the crystals. It’s causing all the monsters to go out of control. It is up to the Earth Defense Force and the monsters of earth to protect the land from villains, like the aliens and mutants from taking it over.

Basically, this is a typical monster brawling game, like SNK game King of Monsters. You get to choose from a huge set of monsters. There are four different teams of monsters. There is the Earth Defenders, which is led by none other than Godzilla, the Earth Defense Force, which is mainly the robot monsters, like Mechagodzilla 3, and the aliens who want to take over the world. They have aliens like Gigan and King Ghidorah and my personal favorite, Orga. The final group is the mutants. They consist of monsters like Biollante, Megaguirus, and two new monsters Obsideus and Krystalak. A cool thing about the mutants is that they take no sides, and do what they want to do. You use the Wii remote and nunchuk to control your monster to do strong and weak attacks. You can also use an energy attack, which this time doesn’t knock over the monster, but still hurts him. You basically play through 20 levels, beating down on monsters, destroying crystals, and taking down the enemy forces.

The graphics are pretty good, not the best, but not the worst. It kind of looks like Playstation 2 graphics just shined up a little more and with more polygons. The music is one of the best parts of the game. The music pretty much sounds like music in a Godzilla movie. The levels are huge and are full of destructive environments, like buildings and small military vehicles. This game is fun on its own, but it is much better with more people. When I first heard about this game, I was just excited as I could be. I found out about this game at tohokingdom.com. They would usually update with some information, like which monsters were going to be in it and etc.

Now, it is time to shoot your radioactive fire breath at the bad parts of the game. The controls are a little wonky. It’s not like they don’t respond at all, It’s just that they don’t usually respond. They do, but not with every single fighting move. The sequences between levels could have been great. Sadly, they are just still pictures, which look like they are from a comic book version of the game. Like I said above, the graphics could have been better. Looking at games like Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess’s graphics, they are far more superior than the graphics in this game.

The final question is, did I enjoy this game? I actually do enjoy this title very much. It could be just that I am a huge Godzilla fan, or that I just love giant monsters. I would recommend making this a buy if you are a Godzilla fan, or a rent if you’re looking for a fun party game for guys or something. Hopefully, when they make another Godzilla game, they can make it so you can play the game with a Gamecube remote or the classic controller.

This game gets a 7 out of 10

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