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Nintendo Land review: magic kingdom

Don't assume the best characters have the best rides The largest attractions in Nintendo Land are also the weakest. "The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest," "Metroid Blast" and "Pikmin Adventure" aspire to be full-featured experiences, complete with campaigns, boss battles and multiplayer modes. But they're all too long and repetitive to be enjoyed as mini-games, and too simple and uninspired to be enjoyed as action games. None truly justify the GamePad. They ask the player to shoot at the screen or tap a target, a task easily accomplished with a WiiMote and Nunchuck. I suspect cooperative play can work with the Wii U, but It doesn't in Nintendo Land But the most troubling problem with these cooperative amusements is the disconnect between the GamePad player and the...

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North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
    • Score 8
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