Date Joined: 11/30/10
Pros: This is a top notch on-rails shooter with a well thought out design.
-Once things start heating up, the challenge becomes which enemies to take down first as you'll often be faced with 4-5 at once. While you can freeze them, you can only use it once every 15 seconds or so.
-Good voice work and audio.
-Use of the "glow worm" is a nice touch. You have to shake the Wiimote in order to charge it up. Doesn't feel gimmicky and adds an element of anxiety.
Cons: -Not as scary as I would have hoped.
-The dialog, while well-acted, is pretty Michael Bay-ish which makes certain situations almost comical.
Overall Review: Overall, this is an essential title for a Wii-owner looking for more of a mature experience. Side note: If you have a problem with motion sickness be sure to turn the camera shaking all the way down. Think Blair Witch shaking...constantly.
Pros: A great combination of air and ground combat that rewards the player for twitch responses and patience all at the same time. Non-stop action from start to finish with appropriate music. Has the ability to switch to Japanese dialog.
And the biggest plus: You can skip the cut scenes. I'm not saying they're bad, but it's great when you play through the game a second time or you just don't care about the story. I'm looking at you Other M!
Cons: The character models are fairly bland and the dialog is cheesy at times, but you'll be too busy dodging bullets to care about it.
Overall Review: I had thought about purchasing this game a while back, but decided to wait until it came down in price. After reading impressions of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS that frequently referenced S&P 2, I decided to give it a shot.
An absolute must-own for Wii owners who value Nintendo's first party efforts. Get it now before it goes out of print!