Today I'm going to do something a little out of the ordinary. I'm going to look at a Wii game. The Wii itself seems to be a console that divides opinion more than most. While theres people out there that think highly of it and that it deserves its lofty sales figure, Personally I think its the worst console Nintendo have ever made - possibly the worst console Ive ever played. I bought a nice swanky black version about a year ago and sold it about 3 months later. While it has an extensive library, there was only enough decent titles for me to last the few months. In truth, I probably used the GameCube backwards compatibility more. Still, it did have a few gems and I'm going to take a look at one of my favourites on the Wii - Madworld.
Three days before the game's event, the fictional Varrigan City became a
target for a group of terrorists called "The Organisers", who severed
the island city's transportation and communication ties with the rest of
the world, and then released a virus onto its population that would
kill them in less than 24 hours. However, the Organisers informed the
populace that any person that killed another would receive the vaccine.
The city was quickly transformed into the stage of a recurring game show called "DeathWatch", with announcers Howard "Buckshot" Holmes and former DeathWatch fighter Kreese Kreeley. The remaining citizens of Varrigan City as well as new hopefuls become
the shows contestants, hoping to become the top-ranked fighter in the
game and win a large cash prize. Jack Cayman, a man with a retractable chainsaw built onto one arm, enters the games and manages to gain sponsorship from "Agent XIII". The game's organisers, led by Noa,
knows Jack's motive is more than just to win, and learn that Jack works
with someone on the outside. They come to learn that Jack was a former marine,
police officer, and rogue agent, but now seems intent on a mission. Noa
surmises that Jack is after the mayor's daughter, who is still inside
the city. While they could kill Jack at any time, they realise he became
an audience favourite, with many sponsors and viewers betting on his
success, and tries to kill Jack while he is in combat.
A highly controversial release by SEGA when it was due to launch in the UK, almost not receiving a BBFC rating which would have prevented its sale. What was so bad about it?