Dec 172012
 

Here are the top Wii U games for the holidays!

1. Arkham City Armored Edition
Returning villains in the game include The Joker, The Riddler, Two Face, and Catwoman, so the game is both familiar and transformed. New battle armor and the wrist-mounted Batcomputer are fun new items for the Armored Edition. The upgraded suits available for Batman and Catwoman allow for the buildup of kinetic energy, making these outfits shockingly fun to use in battle. Known for its mysterious story lines and dark graphics, the Arkham City: Armored Edition is well on its way to becoming a legendary addition to the Batman franchise.

For more detailed review and links => Arkham City Armored Edition Review

2. Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin training allows for stealth kills and hand-to-hand combat within the game. The cities of New York and Boston are extremely lively and filled with residents that create an interesting background. Connor is a skilled hunter and is able to stalk and slaughter small game for use as food, clothing and as trade items. Gathering tools like bows and arrows, hatchets and rifles make the game entertaining. Connor even gets his own ship to pilot. Using cannons on the ship, maritime battles add even another dimension to the already amazing variety in this game. Multiplayer options are available in Assassin’s Creed III, and the gaming is even more fun when played online.

For more detailed review and links =>Assassin’s Creed III Review

3. Call of Duty Black Ops II
This game is definitely designed for the online player battles that have made Call of Duty famous. Gathering your friends for the optional Strike Missions makes the game so filled with variations that there are literally hundreds of hours that can be spent in company of the Masons.

For more detailed review and links =>Call of Duty Black Ops II Review

4. Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is family fun at its finest. From epic battles to epic characters, the Disney Epic Mickey franchise is one of those games that keeps you coming back for more. Whether in the single player mode or in cooperative mode, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two has plenty to offer to the gamers in your family, regardless of their age or skill level.

For more detailed review and links =>Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two Review

5. Just Dance 4
The Battle Mode and the Just Sweat It Out modes make Just Dance 4 more than simply a video game. Place the game in your gaming console and you have a fun workout companion that encourages plenty of sweating, dancing, jumping and fun. Just Dance 4’s Just Sweat It Out mode comes with a new calorie counter, live feedback, and even routines that you can personalize for your own fitness goals. Just Dance 4 is the perfect family dance game for adults and for children.

For more detailed review and links =>Just Dance 4 Review

6. Maddel NFL 13
Scoring comes up on your live ticker while commentators in the 3D announcer’s booth call the plays. Football action is so real that you can feel the impacts and hear the bones crunching. The inclusion of real NFL teams makes the Madden NFL 13 experience one that is as unforgettable as it is realistic. Hardcore football fans will appreciate the gaming improvements in this latest version of the Madden NFL franchise.

For more detailed review and links =>Maddel NFL 13 Review

7. Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
Whether you love the cooperative play, the challenges, the tournament play, or the arcade mode, Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth offers enough options that everyone will be entertained. The huge variety of characters available for game play make this one of the biggest games in the Marvel universe in terms of sheer choices to be made. From Thor to Iron Man, every classic Marvel hero that you can imagine is ready to battle the forces of evil in Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth.

For more detailed review and links =>Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth Review

8. Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is a single player game that offers multiplayer options in its online version. Since Ryu is a solitary man, this makes sense as far as game play. Depending on your tolerance for hack and slash gore, you will appreciate the upgraded graphics and improved sound in this newest version of the game.

For more detailed review and links =>Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge Review

9. Nintendo Land
Rated E for Everyone, Nintendo Land is in the party game genre. This means that the fun can begin with just one person and include up to five people. Using the Wii Nunchucks and the Wii U Gamepad, players will appreciate the cooperative modes and will love the competitive modes. Multi-player modes do require the purchase of Wii accessories like the extra Wii Nunchucks. Nintendo Land is colorful, bright, and filled with classic Nintendo characters.

For more detailed review and links =>Nintendo Land Review

10. Rabbids Land
Fans of the Raving Rabbids games will appreciate the updated graphics and the new control system in the Wii U version of the game. This version is much more fun to play with a larger group of people, and it offers some unique challenges in the puzzle mode. Rabbids Land is more than an updated version of the old Raving Rabbids games, so veteran players will be as delighted with the game as the new fans.

For more detailed review and links =>Rabbids Land Review

11. Rayman Legends

The world of Rayman Legends is both familiar and strange to the returning players of this title. With new music and scenery, it is good to see that the strangeness that makes Rayman games so much fun is still alive in this installment. Veteran players will not be at all surprised that the music is as freakishly catchy in this game as in the past versions. Underwater scenes, forests, and even some spooky medieval themes create a whole new ambiance in Rayman Legends that you will definitely appreciate.

For more detailed review and links =>Rayman Legends Review

12. Scribblenauts Unlimited

Another fun item added to Scribblenauts Unlimited is the inclusion of cameos from Legend of Zelda and Mario Brothers. Gamers of all ages will appreciate the humor and the skill required to complete the new puzzle stages. Online sharing offers players a chance to pass equipment to friends across the Scribblenauts universe, allowing you to save your best equipment and share it with other players. Scribblenauts Universe is rated E 10+ for Everyone ages ten and over.

For more detailed review and links =>Scribblenauts Unlimited Review

13. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition

The Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition is rated E 10+ for Everyone ages 10 and older. This game appeals to the lovers of racing games and the classic Sega game fans. Sonic is the perfect distraction after a hard day at school for the kids or a hard day at work for the parents. The sheer, joyful speed that comes with all of the Sonic racing games is refined in the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition to create a fantastic adventure that everyone in your home will enjoy, no matter what their age.

For more detailed review and links =>Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Review

14. Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U is primarily a tag-team battle game, so fans of the complicated story lines offered in other genres will probably feel like something is lacking. Veterans of the Tekken franchise will love the fact that you finally get some background on the important characters. Although there is plenty of violence, Tekken does deserve that E 10+ rating because there is very little gore.

For more detailed review and links =>Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review

15. ZombiU

Created by Ubisoft Montpellier and originally formatted as Zombi, ZombiU is definitely a step up in the world of zombie shooter games. Rated M for Mature audiences, ZombiU has all of the blood and gore that you have come to expect from horror and survival games. Intense violence and strong language make this game one for the grownups in the room. If the walking dead are not enough to keep you playing, ZombiU also has some exceptional graphics and unexpected twists that will definitely add to the excitement.

For more detailed review and links =>ZombiU Review

Dec 162012
 

Looking to get the best new Wii U console & games?

Here are links to useful topics and information about the Wii U console:

– Does Nintendo Wii U Make a Good Gift for Christmas?

– Wii U Specifications

– Wii U GamePad and what it’s all about

– Wii U to Keep a Healthy Family

– Why Kids Will Love Wii U

 

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Dec 162012
 

The zombie apocalypse is here, and you are one of the few survivors left to battle the zombie horde. The crumbling city of London is wrapped in an eery fog and filled with flesh-eating zombies that crave fresh victims. From the chiming of Big Ben to the creepy silence of the city’s underground, London is no longer that picturesque city in the postcards. The secret society that is known as the Ravens of Dee work to gather the remaining survivors, and combat the zombie plague. A four hundred year old prophecy of death is fulfilled in 2012 and only the Ravens of Dee led by “The Prepper” have the knowledge to combat this terrible fate.

As a first person shooter game, ZombiU is one of those fantasies that cause you to shiver in your chair, makes your heart pound like a jackhammer, and forces you to look over your shoulder for zombies when you walk in the dark to your car. Left with just a “bug-out bag,” you have to keep your character alive while those vicious hordes of rotting humans search for living flesh to feast upon. Everything you need to fight the zombies is in your bag, but stopping to take a look inside makes you extremely vulnerable to attack. A single bite from a zombie can send your character to oblivion and will place you inside an entirely new character. This means that you lose your “bug-out bag” unless you have the guts to retrieve it from your previous character who is now a zombie. A shot of Virucide can spare the recently dead, but supplies are tough to come by in this game.

Created by Ubisoft Montpellier and originally formatted as Zombi, ZombiU is definitely a step up in the world of zombie shooter games. Rated M for Mature audiences, ZombiU has all of the blood and gore that you have come to expect from horror and survival games. Intense violence and strong language make this game one for the grownups in the room. If the walking dead are not enough to keep you playing, ZombiU also has some exceptional graphics and unexpected twists that will definitely add to the excitement. The layout is beautiful with London covered in a thick fog. Zombies seem to appear out of nowhere and attack so suddenly that the game becomes a rollercoaster of fear. Fighting to catch your breath, you can hear the zombie footsteps approaching your position. The streets of London look like war ravaged and the underground is filled with dark shadows waiting to drag you to your death. Hiding is not an option in ZombiU.

Dec 162012
 

Catering to the fighting game crowd, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U offers all of the bone crunching action that this title has become famous for with new characters, backgrounds and arenas. Start your journey in the Fight Lab where Violet is busy creating the perfect version of the “Combot.” With more attention paid to the plot than in previous Tekken Tournaments, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U offers fans more insight into the battle zone than ever before. Follow Violet and the Combot through the testing phase, and into the final battle against Jin in his dreaded Devil Form.

Fans of the Tekken Tag Tournament series of games will definitely appreciate the sheer volume of characters available in this game. Including 41 of the original playable characters in the arcade version gives this newest Tekken adventure the feel of a crowded amphitheater filled with deadly combatants armed and ready for battle. Arcade version is probably the most enjoyable portion of the game with plenty of updated character designs. Veteran players will love seeing the return of Michelle Chang, Armor King II, Nina Williams and Raven. Unlike previous versions of the game, now you will hear the native voices and languages of characters like Leo speaking German.

Rated E 10+ for Everyone ages 10 and older, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U offers an excellent mix of adventure and old-style brawling that has not been seen since Mortal Combat hit the arcades. The amazing variety of characters means that you will not get bored with your battles, and the online options allow for play against newbies and veterans alike. Moving from the battlefield to the laboratory, the storyline in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U makes the characters much more believable. Everyone’s favorite Tag Team Play allows you to select characters and change them at any time during the fight. This means that you are able to rest a character to rebuild life while continuing the battle with another character.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U is primarily a tag-team battle game, so fans of the complicated story lines offered in other genres will probably feel like something is lacking. Veterans of the Tekken franchise will love the fact that you finally get some background on the important characters. Although there is plenty of violence, Tekken does deserve that E 10+ rating because there is very little gore. The Wii U edition of the game does not force you to get the Online Pass for game play, so this version of the game offers all of the action without any added purchases.

Dec 162012
 

There is never enough Sonic to go around. Since its release back in 1991, that familiar blue hedgehog has been speeding his way around the world and into our homes. From classic Sega games to the new Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition, Sonic is one of the most beloved of all video game characters. Now, Sonic’s racing series has a spectacular surprise for classic Sonic fans with the reintroduction of Metal Sonic. From speedy chases to surprising new characters, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition is definitely living up to the “bonus” in its title.

Sonic the Hedgehog is not the only character that you can pilot in this challenging racing game. In single player or multi-player modes, players are able to take control of 20 of the legendary All-Star racers including Doctor Eggman, Amy Rose, Shadow the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic, and MeeMee from Super Monkey Ball. Each character has its own vehicle. The vehicles are uniquely designed to transform as the race courses transform, changing from a car to a speedboat to an airplane in a furious flash. Each vehicle requires different skills to master, making the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition one of the more difficult of the Sonic games.

With internal designs specific to the Wii U platform, the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition offers some unique “Wii U” only items. There are included minigames plus the ability to create an adventure with up to five players through the Wii U Gamepad. The evolving nature of the game gives it some new excitement that has been lacking in a few of the previous Sonic releases. Over 15 race courses create a game that gives you plenty of playtime with a single player adventure mode that allows the unlocking of even more characters. Pick up a few stars along the way or show off your tricks, and you can fill your “All-Star” meter. Use the full meter to allow you to perform that “All-Star” maneuver at any point during the game.

The Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition is rated E 10+ for Everyone ages 10 and older. This game appeals to the lovers of racing games and the classic Sega game fans. Sonic is the perfect distraction after a hard day at school for the kids or a hard day at work for the parents. The sheer, joyful speed that comes with all of the Sonic racing games is refined in the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition to create a fantastic adventure that everyone in your home will enjoy, no matter what their age.

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