Last month I wrote about five overlooked PS3 games you should play. The reaction it got was pretty impressive . Some commenters more or less agree with me while others called me a “fuckhead”. Unsurprisingly those comments didn’t make the site…until now I guess.
Undeterred I’m back with a look at another five overlooked games that you should play, this time on the Nintendo Wii.
5. Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director’s Cut)
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first point and click games I’d ever played when it received its original release on the PS1 back in 1996. Sure the franchise has gone gradually down hill but the first was a great game…and still is.
Originally you played as George Stobbart, an American tourist in France who gets caught in a bomb blast and manages to snoop his way into the middle of a huge Neo Templar conspiracy. In the updated Wii version the same holds true though there are now extra scenes where to play as Nico Collard, a French reporter who helps George throughout the game.
The artistic styling of the game is uniquely beautiful, the voice work is excellent, the story is well told, the Wii control system works superbly AND the new additions to the game make a classic game even better.
Click here to buy Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (UK)
Click here to buy Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (US)
4. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
I read a review of this game that described it as more of an experience than a game and that is a very accurate statement on Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon. While the gameplay is not particularly good what makes this a worthwhile game is how unique it looks and feels.
Fragile Dreams is an RPG with elements of point and click, and a dash of horror. You play as Seto, who wanders through a barren world, looking for survivors and an answer to what the hell is going on.
The world is dark so you must use your flashlight (wiimote) to illuminate your path. There are plenty of puzzles, battles and objects to interact with along the way as the story progresses.
Don’t go into Fragile Dreams expecting to be blown away from fast, furious action. Like a rollercoaster it takes some time to get going before you experience the real thrills this game has to offer.
Click here to buy Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of The Moon (UK)
Click here to buy Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of The Moon (US)