Over the two month or so from the beginning of 2008, the three major game platforms (Sony, PSP and Nintendo) are seeing the release of a big action games for at least one of their game platforms:
God Of War - Chains of Olympus, released by Sony for PSP: March 4, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
Devil May Cry 4 released by Capcom for Xbox February 5, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
Samurai Warriors: Katana Released by KOEI for Nintendo Wii in January, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
But for my money, the games that have been released for the Wii have not really taken advantage of the game technology of the Wii so the poorer graphics and story line just does not cut it. My initial enthusiasm to add a Wii to my game platforms has waned in the light of the game quality I see.
Perhaps Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will finally move the Wii platform into games that really excite the imagination and challenge the senses! Produced by LucasArts for Nintendo Wii, the release date for the Nintendo platforms are still vague and given the competition from other leading platforms (the game will be released for Xbox (July), PSP (April), PS2(?) and PS3(July) Nintendo will have its work cut out beating these platforms even with the bonuses that the Wii offer to players.
Its a shame, really, because the Wii does add a fantastic new dimension to game play. But unless Nintendo can get games developed that really take advantage of their system along with sophisticated graphics then they are likely to be beaten at their own game as Sony and Microsoft develop their own “wii” sytsem!