Monday, February 28, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 02/28/11

Time to round-em-up, and this week we have a winner and a whaaaat!? I'm talking about Wii Ware demos for "Pong Toss Pro - Frat Party Games" and "Gods vs. Humans". Guess which one's which.

Pong Toss Pro - Frat Party Games
Rated E for Everyone, 1-4 players, Wii Remote only, $6.00

In 5 words: boring, tough, short, neutered, Whiskey-Tango-Fraternity

Where to begin....Shortest demo ever. This thing lasts about 3 minutes max. The full game features a variety of pong toss games, but the demo only features Speed Pong. All told, I'm not so sure your frat will dig on this. The skill required to play real beer pong toss is not replicated, nor are the intoxicating effects of sinking shot after shot. After playing this, all I could think was why? If this is your thing, go for it, I guess. It is only $6.00, after all.

Gods vs. Humans
Rated E for Everyone, 1 player (demo), 1-2 players (full game), Wii Remote + Nunchuk

In 5 words: clever, tricky, cartoony, novel, long

Where "Pong Toss" was on the short side, the "Gods vs Humans" demo is quite long. It took me about 30 minutes to play through, and a good 15 to get the hang of it. "Gods vs Humans" is like the biblical tower of Babel crossed with Plants vs. Zombies. You play as a God (the Egyptian God Osiris in the demo) and it is your job to keep your humans happy while preventing them from building a tower to reach into the heavens. You have offensive and defensive powers, each with their benefits and drawbacks. In the demo, you only have one power that makes your humans happy. I recommend you use it often because it is from this happiness that you derive your power.

"Gods vs Humans" is a novel game that shows some potential, but I'm not sure that this is the game for me. It seemed as though once I figured out how to really play the demo, it got a little too easy. The full game costs $12.00 like "Fluidity", but I don't think it offers the same value, although I found it much more entertaining than "Racers Islands". That being said, I recommend that you download this and give it a try, and if you like it, consider buying.

Now that this week's roundup is complete, I offer a word of caution. If you decide to purchase either of these games, or any game from Wii Ware or on the Virtual Console, please be aware that you cannot transfer your purchase to another Wii system.

What's your take on this week's demos? Think "Pong Toss" is fun? What about all those humans that get trapped in the tower when you destroy it? Sound off in the comments!

--Demo Gamer

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