Friday, April 17, 2009

Circus Games - Jacon's Review

Circus Games
Published by Ubisoft
Released in October 2008
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

This game seemed harmless enough when purchasing it about 2 months ago.
It was on sale at Target for 29.99 down from 39.99 (should've figured the price was lowered for a reason), and since we enjoyed playing Carnival Games, we decided to purchase it and give it a try.

It only took about 2 minutes to realize Circus Games was the worst game to date that I have purchased for Nintendo Wii. It only has 20 mini-games to choose from, and no competitive aspect to it. You basically just play each game against each other with no score keeping at all.

The non-competitiveness is actually not the worst part. The graphics are worse than a regular Playstation game. and the load time might be slower than a PS1 game as well- taking way longer than usual to load each aspect of the game.

The size of the gameplay is what is really mind boggling as well. You can't even read what is on the screen. You basically just have to guess what you're clicking on. You can really tell that this game was rushed to market without paying attention to the necessary details that make a game enjoyable to everyone.

So moral of this story is to make sure to research a Wii game that you are not familiar with, and to not just purchase a game because it is on sale.

Rating: 0 out of 5 stars - Do not Buy!

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1 comment:

  1. As a hardcore Nintendo fanboy since I first played video games in 1999 and also a Wii owner who enjoy the Wii very much, it makes me sad that the console is litterally flooded with mini-games like Carnival Games and shovelware like Anibuis II, and Circus Minigames combine both. What the Wii deserve is better third-party support, mini-games don't help. Since I manage to get my Wii online, I realize that the vast majority of the hardcore Nintendo formally loyal fans from the NES, SNES, and early-mid N64(Whom I'm one of.) days have turned their backs on Nintendo in favor of the Xbox 360. The companies responsible for this disater like Data Design and 2K Sports needs to realize that they are destroying what Nintendo is known for. If The Conduit can't save them, Nintendo will eventually be forced to be a third-party company, like Atari & Sega in order to remain afloat, and nobody wants to see that. I mean, they saved the video game industry!