gaming / reviews / 04/06/2009

Wii Review: Deadly Creatures

Unless you’ve run out of Wii games to play, you won’t be rushing out to buy this title. I found this game such a chore to play. Perhaps it was the freaky-looking creepy crawlies that were off-putting or maybe it had something to do with me being female. Whatever the reason, I didn’t enjoy it.

deadly_creatures_wiiTo start playing Deadly Creatures, you have to select what you want to start off play as, a scorpion or a tarantula. Each of these creatures has different fighting styles. The tarantula is quick but vulnerable and cannot block attacks while the scorpion is slower, packs more punch and has an advantage of brutal finishing moves but isn’t as agile as the tarantula. Once you’re done with your selection, all you have to do now is start fighting insects, spiders and reptiles. And they’re not pretty looking, so consider yourself warned.

Gameplay requires the use of both the Wii remote and the Nunchuck. The Wii remote is used to attack and the Nunchuck is used for movement. The game has ten stages which alternate between the tarantula and the scorpion. In other words, there are five scorpion stages and five tarantula stages. Each stage has multiple goals, like getting to a specific location or exploring a certain area. Every time you complete a goal, the next one pops up. You are tasked with completing goals by using the character’s abilities. The scorpion, for example, is able to cut through grass and reach new areas, while the tarantula is able to jump through webs, something the scorpion can’t do.

There is a story to the game, but it seems a bit pointless as the main focus of Deadly Creatures is engaging in brutal combat. If you think you can play a game like this for hours on end, then by all means go out and get it. But, it’s not a fun, family-oriented game that everyone can participate in and certainly cannot be played over and over.

Written for: Digital Life



Nafisa Akabor
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  • Yeah this is definitely not a woman’s/females game , not really sure what even made the publishers publish the game in the first place , its average at best and there are way too many other games you could get instead of this. But then again the wii is kinda lacking in titles that are actually games and not just a collection of mini games. Maybe this is the category that this game is meant to fill

  • Wii is shit..
    Now with this game its ultra shit

  • I think my favourite Wii title is the Wii Fit. I might sound biased because I won the 25 day media challenge 😛 I was disappointed with Super Mario Galaxy. As for Prince of Persia, it’s just lying about, too many moves to remember. All the Wii titles I have remain untouched. It’s more fun when you have friends over and bowl etc.

  • I have had titles like Red Steel, Pro Evolution 2008, Need for Speed Undercover in the past (to name a few).
    With regards to Red Steel, it was kinda a novelty playing without the traditional controls, which really took you “into” the game.
    Pro Evolution for the Wii really impressed me with regards to the “out of the box” thinking, and most tactical soccer players will enjoy the Wii version but if you an “arcade” kinda person, you definitely will prefer the “old school” kinda controls of other consoles.
    Lastly NFS Undercover, lets not say anything about the graphics, coz that REALLY sucked, however the gameplay and controls gave a very realistic experience. That is of course after playing for a few hours enough to forgive the bad quality graphics and concentrate on “driving”

  • I have to say I’m not impressed by the Wii at all. The only great about it is the Wii fit and all the exercise “games” to it.
    This is a pretty creepy cover! Yuck! What possessed them to make it?

    I’ll stick to my Xbox and Playstation, thank you very much 🙂