Thursday, January 29, 2009
As Microsoft and Sony plot to transform their systems into all-purpose machines you must use for everything, Nintendo is content to focus on gameplay. And while the Wii has a variety of great games, from those starring Mario to those co-starring Mario, some have speculated if the Wii can continue to thrive without original hits. (The Wii Music/Wii Sports/Wii Fit games don't count, because old people like them.)
And now there is an Original Third Party Hit: Boom Blox. We know it is a hit because EA has announced a sequel. This is a game that utilizes the Wii's motion controls to play Jenga and reverse Jenga, while adding enough other elements to not to be sued by Jenga. I own it, and the multiplayer mode is awesome. (In the single player mode, you are only competing against your own sadness.)
In this sequel, Boom Blox Bash Party, there will be new modes, new blocks, Space, and more grinning domino characters you can murder out of spite. EVERYONE SHOULD BE EXCITED. And once again, Steven Spielberg will make the entire game by himself.
Oh, and on Playstation 3 and XBox 360, they're coming out with games called "Resident Evil 5" and "Street Fighter IV." I assume these are based on the movies?