Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Savage "This is Red Steel 2?" Apocalypse

Despite being the initial first-person shooter for the Wii, Red Steel did not live up the the potential that could have made it a great game. Namely, the controls were bad. Well, Ubisoft has learned its lesson and are trying again with Red Steel 2. There's only one question: Is this really a sequel?

To say that the new game is a sequel to the original is like saying my cousin is a 50 foot tall robot mastodon with laser tusks (which would kick ass, but not the case). The resemblance is not there at all. Where the first game was about fighting Yakuza to save your girlfriend in the present, Red Steel 2 is about a katana wielding gunslinger in a post-apocalyptic Arizona. Maybe the gunslinger is the descendant of the protagonist from the first game, but that's stretching it.

Regardless, this looks so fucking cool. Not only will this game utilize Wii Motion Plus technology, but will come packaged with the Wiimote add-on, which should fix the terrible swordplay mechanics (I hope).

Anyway, here's a trailer for the game.

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