Life as the son of the Grim Reaper is tough. On top of all the usual teenage stuff you have the pressure of living up to the legacy of Death. But for Death Jr. (aka DJ) the time has come to prove himself. The Grim Reaper has been captured and it's up to DJ and his girlfriend Pandora to free his father. Will they be able to rescue the Grim Reaper and meet the deadline for their school science project in time?
In Death Jr.: Root of Evil you'll play as either Death Jr. or Pandora and wield DJ's scythe or Pandora's whip to unlock exciting new moves and combos. Battle more than 45 different species of enemies through 19 action-packed levels as you employ and upgrade a huge variety of unusual weapons, including flaming toilet paper throwers and C4 hamsters. The game takes on a whole new dimension on the Wii with two simple control methods based on melee and ranged combat as well as gesture recognition for special attacks. Team up with a friend in co-op mode to share the fast-paced fun.
Play as either DJ or Pandora as you attempt to rescue the Grim Reaper from his captors
Unlock new weapons, storyline details and combat moves for each character
Wield DJ's famed scythe, Pandora's whip and a host of quirky upgradable weapons, such as flaming toilet paper throwers
Experience richly detailed characters and backgrounds, plus in-game FMVs re-rendered in 480p widescreen
Unique gesture recognition for the Wii allows you to complete special attacks
Visualize the world of DJ and Pandora with full 3D views
Team up with a friend in co-op mode for split-screen play
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.