Ubisoft Red Steel

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Red Steel is an action game of fighting scenes focusing around a blend of gunfights and swordplay. The game is PG-13 and has mild content so Red Steel is not suited for the younger players.

In Red Steel, the player is forced to engage in sword fights throughout the game which can get a little annoying at times. The player should be able to choose their own fighting style.

Controls

The fighting styles are utilized by the unique capabilities of both the Wii motion sensor controller and nunchaku attachments.

The player can also lob grenades in a more realistic fashion. Either underarm or overarm lobs are possible using the controller as the object being thrown.

The weapons are diverse throughout the levels but you will find yourself using the pistol and Uzi submachine gun alot.

Graphics

The developers tried hard to add fine details to the scenes, but unfortunately they are lost throughout the game as you rush through hallway and other passages that aren't swarming with people.

The graphics are designed to show an artistic style rather than photorealism.

Music is a Giveaway

The music is average and changes whenever you encounter gunmen. This takes away the surprise when you were supposed to jump around the corner and see six enemies well protected with shotguns. Instead, the player can simply throw a grenade around the wall (using the nunchaku attachment to control the method of delivery).

Multiplayer Game Mode

In multiplayer game mode, Red Steel is fast paced and takes a while to get the hang of. Unless you have a huge TV, the targeting circle will once in a while get stuck on the side of the screen and the player will spin helplessly untill they manage to get it centered again.

Overall

I liked Red Steel but if you are looking for more diversity in levels and enemies, look elsewhere.

The official Red Steel site can be found at http://www.redsteelgame.com which also includes a trailer of the game.
Keywords: grenades, Wii, swords, fighting, multi-player
Sound & Graphics Average
Entertainment Value Very Good
Approx. Retail Price $45 to $55
Genre (e.g. Action, Adventure) Action
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  1. 10/8/2007 4:04am
    1. tsurara
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      Would you recommend the product? No     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 3
      Pros: Sword-swinging mechanic is a nice idea
      Cons: clunky motion control, lack of realism, and a racist streak a mile wide
      My biggest beef with the title is it's wallowing in stereotypes. It's designed to depict the very worst of Hollywood Japan, complete with sword-weilding yakuza, yellow-peril villains, a white male hero, phoney fortune-cookie accents, and helpless asian fiancee. White man kills a bunch of asian villains by mastering "the ways of the samurai" then gets the asian girl. I hate you Ubisoft...

      Might as well be called: "Wii Orientalism"

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  1. 14/11/2007 5:49pm
    1. nightboyz
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      Would you recommend the product? No     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 3
      Pros: sorry only the idea was good
      Cons: no realism at all among outher things....
      [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"]If I was mabey five years old, didn't know a thing about the yakuza and was home bount the I mite have bought a wii for this game. Lucky for me im not. The last thing I want to do is play a game that a walk stereotype and bull. And just like tsurara said one guy (not to mention a white guy) infilltrats the yakuza and beat the crap out the them HA! What a load. If anyone bought this game you should take it to ubisoft and shove it in there face and leave without saing a word leaving them stunded and confused.[/COLOR]

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