WarioWare: Touched -DS-
This week I played and beat WarioWare: Touched! on the Nintendo DS in two sittings… that’s how easy it was. Honestly this game wasn’t fun at all. I give it a 2 out of 5. Pros: utilizes the stylus and microphone functions. Cons: no storyline, extremely monotonous game play, and no texture to the sound and artwork. This game was just all around bad.
The only positive aspect of the game was the utilization of the mic and stylus. As you may have played other games in WarioWare series like WarioWare on the GBA and WarioWare: Smooth Moves on the Wii, this one by far was the worst. The idea behind this series is game/player interaction. It also tries to steer away from the conventional video game playing style(using the d-pad and y,x,a,b buttons). The first time you pick up the game and play it, you like it. It is fun. You get to use the stylus to control everything. In the game, you play various mini games. you can pick noses, saw logs, paint mustaches on Wario, draw pictures etc. Basically your goal is to complete a task before the time runs out. You are to do this with out messing up more than 4 times. Your goal complete these mini games consecutively until you reach the boss stage. This stage is designed to be harder and require more intellect. The game tries to test your reflexes and your ability to solve puzzles in a short amount of time. The thing is… THAT’S ALL YOU DO! There is nothing else. It so annoying cause you play the same 10 mini games over and over and over and over again. Not fun.
Now for the cons. There was no storyline. The structure of the game was to follow a dozen or more characters including Wario. But it was so hard to follow what was going on. This game was too Japanessy for me. Each character was very anime like with their own personality. Each character’s goal was to make it to concert venue to watch some band play. The angerifying thing to me was Wario wasn’t even in the band! In order to get each character in the venue, you had to complete 10-15 of the mini games I mentioned above. After you finish each character’s “campaign”, the game was over. That was it. The whole time I played the game I only saw Wario at the beginning and the end. I thought this was his game! it has his name on it.
Next is the game play. As I have already said above this game was so monotonous. You do the same thing over and over and over. The only variable to the game was 1) making the 10 mini games harder the longer you play, 2) adding the mic function to the game(the thing is the mic function is only used on one characters campaign), and 3) adding a retro campaign half way through the game. This was it. That was the substance to the game.
All and all this was a very poorly made game. They could have done something so much better and fun. All of the other games in the series are! I was doing this game a favor by giving it a 2 out of 5. So if you out there who don’t have any free time to play this game and can get your work to pay you to play it while you just sit and do nothing at your desk, then this is the game for you(that’s what I did) otherwise don’t waste your time.
This is Andy signing off.