Unlock or Delete: The Wonderful 101 Demo

Platinum Games’ “mass-hero action” game The Wonderful 101 wasn’t on my radar after seeing some of its gameplay earlier this year. The gameplay appeared confusing and none-appealing, however, knowing that Platinum Games puts out some quality high action games — I couldn’t ignore the demo. But was the demo Wonderful enough to get an unlock? Let’s find out.

The Good: 

  •  Non-stop action.
  •  The basic control scheme is easier than expected.
  • This is a great example of a well thought out demo. The demo is addictive, it makes you come back for more action and allows you to explore its gameplay.  The demo drops you in the middle of action without any tutorials or help, it’s you and the enemy and the gameplay is far more friendly than its initial gameplay reveal videos led us to believe it would be.
  •  Gorgeous graphics. 

The Bad:

  • While the basic control scheme is top notch, the use of the gamepad during some parts of the game take some time to get used to and appear to have some camera issues.  The stylus or touch controls are terrible. Better off using the right analog stick for certain gameplay features. 
  • Nintendo has a limit on the number of times you can play the demo. (why?)

Final Demo Verdict:  This is the type of the demo that will make you come back for more. I truly appreciated the game the more I played it. I played about 10 times one night alone. I simply loved it!  If you have a Wii U, now is the time to turn it on.

Hi folks, B4 here, and being the Nintendo fanboy that I am, you just knew that it was only a matter of time before I shared my thoughts on this one with you as well. Unlike my friend Desz, The Wonderful 101 has been on my radar for quite some time. In fact, I still remember when it went by the name Project P-100. Anyways, the demo has finally arrived, and all I have to say is this, Wii U owners, the new IP you have been looking for has finally arrived, and it rocks.

The Good:

* Action moves along at a frequent pace

* Each morphing ability provides the player with strategic ways to approach battles

* Visual style and animations are beautiful

* Joystick controls to create morphs are easy to use

* Abilities can help you move around obstacles and solve puzzles

The Bad:

* Stylus controls to create morphs are unresponsive for the most part

* Camera tends to force players into walls way too often

Final Demo Verdict: While it does have some issues here and there, The Wonderful 101 is a welcome addition to the Wii U library that shows just how versatile Nintendo’s latest system can really be. I had a great time with the demo, and it is without a doubt something that fans of the system should definitely consider checking out.


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