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Diagnosis: Slaughter

We flagged up House of the Dead: Overkill when it was announced a couple of months ago, but a further trailer has been released, and it’s looking very promising indeed. Showcasing the second level, Bayou County General Hospital, it looks like the comic Darkplace-style tone will be maintained throughout……

The series’ biggest failing since HotD 2 has been not making its levels distinct or interesting enough, but this trailer thankfully confirms that each stage will be in a radically different location.

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Don’t ask me why but I’m annoyed that it is going to be on the Wii. Yes I know the Wii has the pointy controller, and even the nice light gun adapter thing, but the graphics will be a big let down. I’m not being shallow, because I don’t think graphics make a good game. Story, design and gameplay make a good game. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like the environments that I’m currently shitting my pants in to be rich with effective looking blood stains and a little bit of environment mapping on the shiny tiles.

I’m not even saying Wii games can’t look good. I thought that Mario Strikers was a beautiful looking game. I just don’t think this type of game is suited to the Wii.

I know I’m going to get moaned at now.

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By Karrakunga
November 06, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

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Normally, I’d agree with you, but HotD has never tried to be creepy, and the “point at screen” controller is too good a match to ignore. Remember, there’s no lightgun for the 360, and Sega are probably still too skint to make one. Samba didn’t get official maracas on the Wii…

By Julian Hazeldine
November 06, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

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I suppose. I mean I understand the pointer aspect of the Wii is appealing. It’s just sad that the first two games on the Saturn looked a hell of a lot better.

If they play well though who cares. If I can pick it up and a lightgun for cheap I think I will. It’s been far too long since I played a lightgun game at home.

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By Karrakunga
November 07, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

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