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Wii-kly Reviews Klonoa for Wii August 18, 2009

Posted by tails86 in Wii-kly Reviews Games.

Welcome Fans of Wii-kly Review to the next review of another great title that was previously also released on the Playstation1 back in 1997 it is a title that many fans from Namco Bandai have treasured its our little Buddy Klonoa in his first Wii Game Klonoa (also refered to as Klonoa of the Wind: The Door To Phantomile) That was released on May 5, 2009 for the US.


The Characters:

 Klonoa a boy from Wind Village who carries a ring bound spirit named Hewpoe. Klonoa lives in Breezegale and was raised by Grandpa, the current village elder. Breezegale’s Gunston Mine was led by Balue, a large man with a love interest for the mythical “songstress” Lephise. Characters outside of Breezegale are the Chieftess Granny, the elder of the Forlock tree village, and King Seadoph, the king of Jugpot who protects the everlasting water supply to Phantomile.

The Story: 

The story of Klonoa is introduced with the legend of the land of Phantomile, a mysterious place that is fueled by the very dreams people have at night. As a result, no one can clearly remember the dreams they have had, even if they occurred recently. However, a boy named Klonoa who lives in the town of Breezegale with his grandfather has been having dreams about a mysterious dark airship crashing into a nearby mountain, and can recall every detail of it.

One day, a mysterious ship does indeed crash into the mountain, and Klonoa and his friend, a “ring spirit” named Hewpoe, decide to investigate. After fighting several small, round creatures called Moos, they reach the top of the mountain, only to find two mysterious creatures. They learn that the leader’s name is Ghadius, and his accomplice is a short sinister-looking clown called Joker, and together they are searching for a pendant that holds certain magical properties. They kidnap a girl named Lephise, and after returning to their village, Klonoa and Huepoe decide to chase after them.

The Gameplay:

Klonoa has 2 Different Attacks in the game as well as being able to float for a short time, he can use Hewpoes Power to grab enemies and throw them into other enemies or use his whirlwind attack to cause confusion to his enemys. The Game comes in a variety of differenty controls to use from the classic control to the wii remote wii remote and nunchuck and the Gamecube controller. The Game will run you a good atleast 6 hours depending on how long you usually play the game. there are tons of great cutscenes with every part of the game being overhauled including the graphics which are in full 3D with very colorful water effects in especially the Water Worlds.

Wii-kly Reviews Opinon:

In Wii-kly Reviews Eyes This game has alot of charm great visuals and great gameplay but just not enough to bring it to being perfect. The Gameplay is solid the voice acting is good to a certain extent as for example Hewpoes Voice can get a little annoying at times while playing after hearing Thanks for your help a certain amount of times he can get annoying. Klonoas Voice over for the english additon was great except he doesn’t seem to have many lines at all. except for “I’m Klonoa from Wind Village” or “Come On Lets go”. In My Honest Opinion they could have given the character a few more lines as well as increased the difficulty of the game from being so easy. There are some puzzles in the game but nothing to really blow your mind but other then the very low difficulty level and a little bit of average voice acting the game is solid but just didn’t catch the eyes of consumers enough to strive for a sequel only making around 30,000 copies sold.

Conclusion: Klonoa for Wii was a beautiful remake from the PS1 Version but graphics alone wasn’t enough to bring consumers head over heels for it but other then the diffculty level the game plays extremely well and has alot of decent characters as well as pretty cool boss Battles mixed in. Namco was on the right mark for this game but not giving any advertising for it may have crushed its hopes for seeing a sequel. But all in all its a great game if you can find it new give it a try it will definitly keep you entertained for a few hours. Wii-kly Review Gives this Title a 7.5/10.

This Review is also for a special Admin on NintendoLife.com Corbie. Corbie i hope you enjoyed my review sorry i gave it a 7 but then again it could have been much worse.


Wii-kly Review: Okami Wii August 8, 2009

Posted by tails86 in Wii-kly Reviews Games.

Hello Wii-kly Review Fans its time for another fantastic review from Wii-kly Review and today is a beautiful title from a beloved 3rd Party company Capcom. Ladies and Gentlemen i bring to you Okami for the Nintendo Wii.  That was Released April 15th of 2008.

The Story Behind Okami For Wii:

The game is set in Nippon classic history, and begins with a flashback to events 100 years prior to the game’s present, and describes how Shiranui, a pure white wolf, and Nagi, a swordsman, together fought the eight-headed demon Orochi to save Kamiki Village and the maiden Nami, Nagi’s beloved. Shiranui and Nagi are unable to defeat Orochi but manage to seal the demon away. In the game’s present, Susano, a descendant of Nagi, accidentally breaks Orochi’s seal, and the demon escapes and curses the lands, sapping the life from every living thing. Sakuya, the wood sprite and guardian of Kamiki Village, calls forth Amaterasu, the sun goddess, known to the villagers as the reincarnation of the white wolf Shiranui, and pleads her to remove the curse that covers the land. Accompanied by the inch-high artist Issun, Amaterasu is able to restore the land to its former beauty.[22] Throughout the journey, Amaterasu is hounded by Waka, a strange but powerful individual that seems to have the gift of foresight, and further teases Amaterasu and Issun to his own mysterious ends. Additionally, Amaterasu locates several Celestial Gods who have hidden in the constellations that bestow upon the goddess powers of the Celestial Brush to aid in her quest.

Comparing this game is like comparing a game of The Legend of Zelda series it is that good. you take control of the Dog God Amaterasu bringing peace to the entire world and rescuing people in other villages on your long Journey accompanied by the annoying yet also very funny Issun The Flea. The Game Revolves around the same concept as Zelda games squeezing in some puzzle elements with great platforming and lots of action for the hardcore fans as well as casual players. Controlling Amaterasu is simple using the nunchuck to move and wii remote to attack with your Celestial Brush techniques. The Game is detailed with both 3d graphics as well as some very beautiful watercolors as seen in lots of japanese type drawings for example when using your Celestial Brush on a Leafless Branch twisting the wii remote in a circle will make the Tree or Trees Bloom Cherry Blossoms. Keep in Mind That you will face countless enemies on your journey and will need to Level up your Health and Energy each fight.

Conclusion: Okami is probably one of the greatest Wii Games ever Made in my honest opinion from Capcom with its great detail to watercolor and graphics to the almost perfect controls to the wacky but also very heartwarming Story of the game any fan of Japanese Music and Very Fun Platforming Games should easily buy this game and treasure it for many years as being one of the best platformers in many years for the Nintendo Wii Console. Wii-kly Review Gives This game a Full Powered Slashing 10/10