Archive for the ‘Deadly Creatures’ Category

Face Your Phobias – Deadly Creatures Report

October 22, 2011

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     Do you like spiders?  Do you like scorpions?  If so, the game this data report is on might be right up your alley.
     Deadly Creatures was released on February 9, 2009 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by Rainbow Studios which was closed in August of this year, and published by THQ.
     The game puts players in the role of a tarantula for some levels, and the role of a scorpion in other levels.
     Deadly Creatures received a “Teen” rating from the ESRB, with “Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Violence” listed as content for parents/gamers to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners reported facing their arachnophobia in Deadly Creatures? Let’s take a look!

How many hours did it take you to finish?

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     Deadly Creatures has had about 27,941 Wii owners report game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 980 days possibly reported.
     The game has an average play-time per day/session reported of 1 Hour 28 Minutes.
     Deadly Creatures has a “professional” review score average of 73.35%, based on 40 reviews on GameRankings.com.  You can see the customer review scores breakdown from Amazon.com in the picture below:

     The game is currently selling for $29.99 on Amazon.com from a third party vendor, and Deadly Creatures is available from GameStop.com for 14.99 used.

Filtered Thoughts
     I remember when Deadly Creatures released, and reading how it was a very unique idea for a game.  As the reviews show, it seems to be a pretty decent game, though the reported average hours “Per person” being less than 6 Hours is interesting.
     Deadly Creatures is a Wii game I hope to play one day, as the atmosphere/setting seems very interesting to me, but knowing that the reported hours “Per person” are less than 6 hours I would probably look to rent it, or even look for it at a “bargain bin” price of $10 or less.
     If you have arachnophobia, “the fear of spiders and arachnids like scorpions“, you may want to skip the video below; but if you want to see what I think is a very unique game idea, watch the video below which shows off two trailers that were made for Deadly Creatures:

Questions
     Have any of you played Deadly Creatures, and if so, would you recommend it to other Wii owners?  If you beat the game, do you recall how many hours it took you to complete it?
     If you have arachnophobia, did you play Deadly Creatures, or attempt to play it?

If any of you are interested in Deadly Creatures, you can click the two images below to see the game on Amazon.com(left) and GameStop.com(right).
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Deadly Creatures’ Death: More Canceled Wii Games in North America

January 22, 2010

Just about two weeks ago, I broke the news that Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector’s Edition, Mario Strikers Charged, Battalion Wars 2, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and Wario Land: Shake It! are no longer being published/shipped by Nintendo in North America.

All the games mentioned above are games by Nintendo.  Well, I received confirmation today of two 3rd Party Wii games currently not being published or shipped in North America.  One of the games canceled wasn’t surprising to me, but the second game was very surprising to me, because it was released less than a year ago!

The publisher I contacted was THQ.  If the picture up top, or the title of this entry didn’t give it away, the two Wii games currently not being published/shipped by THQ are Ratatouille(released in 2007) and Deadly Creatures(released in 2009!).

My source at THQ said both the games, “…are currently ‘inactive’, meaning that they are not currently being manufactured…”.  My source said that they weren’t aware of any plans to “…shift the titles back into production…”.  If you were planning on picking up either of these games, now may be a great time to locate a copy.



Ratatouille doesn’t have any information on the Nintendo Channel, but Deadly Creatures does.
If you haven’t seen anything about Deadly Creatures, here’s one of the first video trailers that was made for Deadly Creatures!

Questions:
I was/am interested in Deadly Creatures, but I never picked it up.  
If you played either of these games, what did you think about them?  If you haven’t played either of them, does the information from THQ about these games not being manufactured currently, make you want to try to find a copy of them now?

Deadly Creatures’ Death: More Canceled Wii Games in North America

January 22, 2010

Just about two weeks ago, I broke the news that Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector’s Edition, Mario Strikers Charged, Battalion Wars 2, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and Wario Land: Shake It! are no longer being published/shipped by Nintendo in North America.

All the games mentioned above are games by Nintendo.  Well, I received confirmation today of two 3rd Party Wii games currently not being published or shipped in North America.  One of the games canceled wasn’t surprising to me, but the second game was very surprising to me, because it was released less than a year ago!

The publisher I contacted was THQ.  If the picture up top, or the title of this entry didn’t give it away, the two Wii games currently not being published/shipped by THQ are Ratatouille(released in 2007) and Deadly Creatures(released in 2009!).

My source at THQ said both the games, “…are currently ‘inactive’, meaning that they are not currently being manufactured…”.  My source said that they weren’t aware of any plans to “…shift the titles back into production…”.  If you were planning on picking up either of these games, now may be a great time to locate a copy.



Ratatouille doesn’t have any information on the Nintendo Channel, but Deadly Creatures does.
If you haven’t seen anything about Deadly Creatures, here’s one of the first video trailers that was made for Deadly Creatures!

Questions:
I was/am interested in Deadly Creatures, but I never picked it up.  
If you played either of these games, what did you think about them?  If you haven’t played either of them, does the information from THQ about these games not being manufactured currently, make you want to try to find a copy of them now?