Saturday, October 2, 2010

Video Game Review: Swords for Wii

Approved by parents and loved by my kid

Since my son received his Wii system last Christmas, it has become his favorite source of entertainment second to none.  He is a video game junkie who especially loves fighting games with sword play.  So when I was offered the chance to demo a new video game billed as the ultimate sword fighting battle for the Wii, I knew my son would be all in for this review.

The game is called Swords for Wii™ and it enables players to travel through time and space to face-off against masters in battle. Using the Wii Remote, with Wii Motion Plus as the sword, players can experience the realism of 1:1 sword movement, real time blocking and advanced combos! My son loves gore and blood in his movies and games, but thank goodness, Swords for Wii™ is approved by parents since the game does not feature the blood and gore found in other action titles.

My son was so excited when the game arrived that he immediately tore off the plastic and headed straight for his Wii system. Players must make their way from the dojo to the Final Showdown, battling sword masters like Lancelot, night of the Round Table; Armin, the Viking chieftain; Princess Aisha and five additional opponents to be crowned the greatest swordsman of all time.  Players must be quick to react as each rival has a distinct look and home arena that represents their fighting styles. You can play alone or challenge a friend and play together in a variety of training drills to increase skills and learn new combos in training challenges.

Developed by Panic Button, Swords for Wii™ is rated T and has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is available at (affliate link). My son is loving every minute of this game, especially when he wins against the many sword masters.  Swords for Wii™ is a definite hit at my house.  Watch the video below to see my kid in action.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary Swords for Wii™ game for the purpose of writing this review.

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Part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

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