The IGN review for THQs "Deadly Creatures" is up, continuing the Wii's great 2009 after HotD: Overkill and Tenchu.
Matt gave the game a 8/10, criticising only the lack of polish and the relatively limited content.
I'll bet you've unloaded millions of bullets, shot down thousands of nondescript terrorists and blown up countless facilities. So why not take a break from the cliche videogame action experience just this once -- it'll still be there when you get back -- and try on something refreshingly different?
my hat is off to Rainbow Studios not only for taking the care to create an original, altogether interesting property, but also for treating the Wii console with respect and really attempting to maximize its potential. I'm not just referring to making use of the Wii remote in intuitive manners, which Deadly Creatures does, but also milking the admittedly less powerful hardware from a technical level in order surround the experience in great presentation, be it an intriguing storyline, beautiful graphics or amazing audio.
some of the best visuals on Nintendo's system.
The pointer-based controls feel very good. And I also love the scorpion's cinematic finishers. When you've depleted a foe's health, you'll be able to tap the C button to trigger a quicktime sequence in which you must complete two or three gestures for a gruesome animation -- for instance, the creature will stab its stinger into a rat's head in a bloody execution. Scenes like these reinforce the fact that Deadly Creatures is not for youngsters.
This is a game for Wii owners who want something refreshingly different. It's powered by a dark, intelligent storyline, boasts great production values through and through, and features smart, fun controls (that use the Wii remote well), not to mention some unexpectedly engrossing exploration elements. The game's got a few polish issues -- camera and framerate hiccups and some frustrating bugs of the technical nature -- but it's still engrossing from beginning to end. THQ's creepy Wii exclusive action-adventure is not just a console showpiece, overflowing with cutting-edge graphic design and ultra-ambient audio, but one of the few titles for the system available whose main characters will give you goose bumps, let alone the supporting cast.
If you complain that Wii never gets high-quality third-party games and you don't buy Deadly Creatures, you've only yourself to blame.http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/950/950897p1.html