All Red Steel talk here please!
Addy, realised we haven't answered your question about the game properly.
First of all, I really like this title. The graphics are a bit low res yes, and the controls certainly take some effort to get used to. Sometimes the controls can also be frustrating. But it is highly immersive and a lot of fun. Most of the launch titles are mini games, showing off the consoles capabilities. These are great, but sometimes you just want to sit down on your own and play through missions. This game provides that, and the control factors mean it is really something new.
I do not regret getting this title at all. It has had me captured for hours already and I look forward to playing it again later tonight.
As for, the reload sound..it does indeed come out of the main speakers too, so this is really not a loss. Its a strange bug, but thanks to the person who accidentally found the fix, its not a reason not to buy the game.
The issue I have with the controls is that to turn your head, you have to move the gun sight to the side of the screen. It is quite hard sometimes to then pull out of the spin and get back on target to an enemy.
An alternative would have been to use the analog stick for the rotation...but that would have been at the expense of the strafing.
Sorry but this has to be one of the worst games I have ever played.
The whole concept of the wii is easy controls, if I wanted to learn button combos and spend weeks learning how to play I would use my PS3 and have amazing graphics. Being honest I picked up the controls after playing for about an hour or two but that is still too long! I find the sword fighting really good fun but the rest is too buggy to be good. It doesnt feel natural to be skipping all over the screen.
Also, the graphics are shocking. I was never expecting anything special but what are those cut scenes about where a few still pictures slide across the screen? As far as im concerned the graphics should be acceptable over component or composite, however over composite the graphics are similar to playing N64 games on my LCD.
I was REALLY looking forward to this game and maybe that is my downfall, I think the concept is brilliant and I would love to see more games in this style involving guns and swords as they seem suited to the Wii perfectly. This game is buggy, has a steep learning curve and has pathetic graphics even for the limited abilities of the Wii.
This weekend Ill be trading red steel and picking up something that is fun rather than difficult, I go to Nintendo for fun and not for these sorts of problems.
cool just wanted to check. aint got my wii yet but really fancy this game.
i think the advert for this game is a little deceptive too, when shooting you really do need a steady arm and to make small precise movements, you can't go waving your arm about the room