9 years ago
Mad World is a brilliant 3rd-person beat-em-up featuring mostly black and white visuals, buckets of blood, and crude humor. As Jack, the main protagonist, your goal is to enter challenges in a brutal TV show called Death Watch and slice your opponents to bits as quickly and creatively as possible, which will earn you points to open up other features in the stages and ultimately--the boss. Usage of the Wii Remote and Nunchuck is required--there are no other controller options--but it's quite responsive and everything feels right (though an option to use the Classic controller would've been nice). As the levels progress, the difficulty gets pretty demanding... which is probably the worst feature of this game. It can take upwards of 20-30 minutes to reach the boss in later stages, and you'll have to start over if you can't tackle him / her with the scant number of lives available. The audio is one of Mad World's high points, as everything from the hip-hop music to the hilarious announcer banter is expertly performed. Longevity-wise, there's not much to speak of. The campaign only takes about 4-5 hours to beat, and the 2-player split-screen mode is a fun distraction but only features the quick "Blood Bath" challenges from the main game. Some may be turned off by it's bold style, but I still urge adult Wii owners to give Mad World a try. It can be challenging, but it's visual flair and inventive gameplay make it worth picking up.
yes: I recommend this product