Red Steel 2 (works with Wii MotionPlus)

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Red Steel 2

on 4/22/2012

Good game. Improvement over part 1. Hope they make a part 3. Read More

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Missled

by Jay on 12/15/2012

Nothing in the title suggested that this item was pre-owned or used. Read More

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Manufacturer Ubisoft
Mfg Part# 17417
SKU 211109473
UPC 008888174172
UPC 14 00008888174172
Format Wii
Reviews
ReviewSource Game Shark
Review Let's make one thing clear right off the bat: Red Steel 2 shares nothing with its forgettable predecessor other than the weapons and the name. The game is a top to bottom improvement over the original to the point where they should have just dropped the 2 from this one's name and rebooted the series entirely...Given how much westerns draw from samurai films, the combination of sword and six shooter is a logical pairing even if it has never been portrayed in video games. The game plays the western motif to the hilt from the sleepy town of Caldera, nestled deep in the Nevada desert to the nameless hero who enters town on a horse. Well, it's not so much a horse as a motorcycle and you don't enter town so much as get dragged into it behind said motorcycle but you get the point...The sword fighting works well at first but it isn't until you start unlocking the various special moves where the system really opens up into one of the most thrilling and visceral combat experiences on any console. With a tap of the A button followed up by different moves you'll be dashing around the battlefield and stabbing enemies through the back, stunning them with a bullet to the chest and then following up with a smash to the jaw with your sword hilt and a final impalement through the sternum. When armored foes arrive, the Guillotine, a vicious, leaping, overhand strike makes quick work of their armor before you can finish them off. Best of all is the Storm, a 360 degree move used to attack enemies around you, but when used just as the enemies are attacking, indicated by an on-screen prompt, your hero will pull off the classic backwards stab move. Not only does this finisher disregard any armor and acts as a one shot kill, it looks flippin' amazing. In fact all of the finishing moves look great and it's only the lack of blood that allows the game to get away with a T rating. These are some seriously brutal finishers and give you the impression of being one serious badass...What's most amazing about the game though is how well Ubisoft Paris was able to take the system it given and play to its strengths. The game has a fantastic design aesthetic with its neo-Tokyo meets Deadwood set pieces and the cel shaded graphics allows for rampant creativity without having to try and compete for graphical awards. The sword play provides a steel swinging experience that makes you feel like the baddest of the bad without requiring more than a cool head and a hefty swing and in that sense it accomplishes precisely what it set out to do.
Reviewer Brandon Cackowski-Schnell
ReviewRating 9
Features
Be the Swordsman: Embody a lonesome fighter, a man of few words with a shaded past full of mystery. Face various, and increasingly stronger, enemies and defeat challenging bosses in epic and intense fights.
Close Combat System: Feel like a powerful master swordsman and gunslinger thanks to the first-person-view that puts you in the middle of the action. Fight up to six enemies simultaneously and feel the power and freedom to use your sword or your gun at any time. Master numerous combos with your sword and your gun ranging from triggering exciting finishing kills, parrying enemy attacks, or even deflecting bullets with your sword!
Immersive Edgy Western Setting: Visit various locations through a remote mixed metropolis in the middle of the American desert, where Eastern culture and Western culture have been smashed together into a hodge-podge jumble: Caldera. You will discover the game's immersive background and environment as you make your way through the adventure.
Unique Precision Control of Your Weapons with Wii MotionPlus: The Wii MotionPlus provides 1:1 recognition where the sword and gun movements are precisely replicated within the game. Slash the villains the way you want! Plus Wii MotionPlus measures the power of your swing. The harder you swing the Wii Remote, the harder the sword swings in the game!
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 17417
Manufacturer Website Address www.ubi.com
Manufacturer Ubisoft Entertainment
Product Name Red Steel 2
Brand Name Ubisoft
Platform Support Wii
Features BE THE SWORDSMAN: Embody a lonesome fighter, a man of few words with a shaded past full of mystery. Face various, and increasingly stronger, enemies and defeat challenging bosses in epic and intense fights IMMERSIVE EDGY WESTERN SETTING: Visit various locations through a remote mixed metropolis in the middle of the American desert, where Eastern culture and Western culture have been smashed together into a hodge-podge jumble: Caldera. You will discover the game's immersive background and environment as you make your way through the adventure UNIQUE PRECISION CONTROL OF YOUR WEAPONS WITH WII MOTIONPLUS: he Wii MotionPlus provides 1:1 recognition where the sword and gun movements are precisely replicated within the game. Slash the villains the way you want! Plus Wii MotionPlus measures the power of your swing The harder you swing the Wii Remote, the harder the sword swings in the game CLOSE COMBAT SYSTEM: Feel like a powerful master swordsman and gunslinger thanks to the first-person view that puts you in the middle of the action. Fight up to six enemies simultaneously and feel the power and freedom to use your sword or your gun at any time Master numerous combos: with your sword and your gun ranging from triggering exciting finishing kills, parrying enemy attacks, or even deflecting bullets with your sword
Software Name Red Steel 2
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating RP (Rating Pending)
Product Attributes
Game Format Nintendo Wii
Game Genre Action
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Gaming Nexus There's really nothing else like it right now.
Vandal Online Red Steel 2 is a great game that offers an efficient combination of sword and gun and won't disappoint those who try it.
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