Klonoa Remake coming to Wii this year

KlonoaI had never heard of Klonoa before this late last year. When I did hear about it, I wasn’t all that interested in it. But since reading about the game-play mechanics, consider me interested in giving it a shot. This game came out in 1997 on the Sony PlayStation (no wonder I missed it!) and features 2 1/2 dimensional game-play.

Old games being remade for the Wii have tended to be games that were released on other, non-Nintendo, consoles. They also have a tendency to be great games that the developer believes can find a new audience, and perhaps to breathe new life into a property.
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My Review of Nights: Journey of Dreams for Nintendo Wii

Nights: Journey of DreamsThe critically-acclaimed franchise that gave gamers the freedom to fly in a world of dreams is coming to the Wii this Holiday! As a fantasy jester called NiGHTS, players will experience a heightened sense of gliding, spiraling, looping, and much more thanks to the innovative Wii Remote.

Nights is a Journey of Dreams

By Paul the web designer from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/1/2008
5out of 5

Pros: Easy to learn, Gameplay, Great Sound, Beautiful Music, Engaging Story Line, Challenging, Multiplayer, Graphics

Cons: Learning takes some time

Best Uses: Adults, Teenagers

Describe Yourself: Casual Gamer

I was skeptical of this game at first, but had heard all of the acclaim around the original game that was released for Sega Saturn many years ago. I wanted to be convinced, though, and after reading about the game in Nintendo Power magazine, I was intrigued.

I bought the game, and the first thing I noticed when starting the game was the great graphics and the music that belongs on a soundtrack album.

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Great Wii Games

If you’re ‘dusting off your Wii,’ you’re not playing the right games.

In the last few months, I’ve been reading articles where people claim that they have either an Xbox 360 and a Wii, or a PS3 and a Wii, and they have to either ‘dust the Wii off’ or ‘hook it back up’ to play it.

The problem is not with Wii or the games that have or have not been released on it. Wii has some awesome games that these ‘gamers’ are missing.

Set aside Halo 3, Gears of War 2 or GTA4 for a month and invite some friends over for some Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Have tournaments, build levels, even play online.

Get Mario Kart Wii and actually play the game with the Wii Wheel. Give yourself a real challenge for once. Granted, the game frustrates me most of the time with how cheap it can be at the end of a race that I’ve been leading the ENTIRE TIME, but when I win the race, it feels fantastic. It feels like I’ve actually put some skill into winning the race, however random the game can be.

Pick up a copy of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams and capture the exhilirating feeling of flight, along with one of the most amazing soundtracks ever, with some of the most beautiful graphics seen on Wii.

Grab a copy of Zack and Wiki and play one of the best games that very few have done more than batted an eye at.

Get a copy of Super Mario Galaxy and play through it with Mario AND Luigi. Have fun with it, because it truly is incredible and well worth your time.

Get over the fact that you’re not playing something that claims the title of “hard-core.” It just not worth putting hundreds more hours into a game that you’ve been playing for two years, when you could be giving some great games a shot on Wii. Take the time to be a diverse gamer. To be more well rounded as a gamer, and you’ll be more appreciative of the consoles you own. And if you must play “hard-core,” try Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

-originally posted on GameSpot