Scarface: The World Is Yours (Wii)

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Everything in Scarface fits with the movie, and while it suffers from the same open-world issues as GTA and the like – characters and items fade in, AI isn’t always the sharpest, and the world has a somewhat “unpolished” look to it – the control, immersion, and overall soul of the game is there. Scarface is a deep, engaging, mature title on Wii, and widely recommended to anyone who can handle its vulgar nature. Vice City, eat your heart out.
Game Freaks 365
Overall, Scarface: The World Is Yours is an action game that appeals directly to fans of the Scarface film, the mafia and crime genres, and action video game fans. The recreation of the Tony Montana character is spot-on, the driving and shooting are a blast, and there’s a ton to do–all of the markings of a great action game come to play here.
Auf den ersten Blick ist Scarface nur ein weiterer GTA-Klon. Auf den zweiten Blick hat der Titel einiges mehr zu bieten. Die Atmosphäre, die das Filmvorbild perfekt einfängt, und der großartig animierte und gesprochene Tony Montana ziehen den Spieler tiefer in das Spielgeschehen, als es die üblichen Milchgesichter der Konkurrenz schaffen. Auch die Konzentration auf Tonys Geschäft, das Dealen, tut dem Genre gut. Hier weiß man immer, was man zu tun hat. Die Verbesserungen im Gameplay, besonders das Waschen des Geldes und die Fahrer- und Exotenfunktionen machen Scarface zu einem gelungenen Genrevertreter, der auch dem Vergleich mit der GTA-Reihe standhält. Die Portierung auf die Wii ist größtenteils gelungen, wenn auch einige Steuerungsanpassungen nicht optimal ausgefallen sind.
If you are old enough and can handle vulgar language then be sure to pick this up as it is most definitely a great title on then Wii system that showcases just what can be done with the Wii Remote if given a bit of time. Great stuff!
Video Game Talk
For those who avoided the title the first time it was released and are itching for a wide open world to explore on their Wii, then I really have no problem recommending Scarface as a fix. The excessive profanity and heavy violence quotient is likely to make a large portion of gamers turn away, but really those people aren’t using their Wii for games of this type anyway. Recommended.
This is one of the blokeiest-bloke games we have ever had the privilege to play. There are naughty words galore, loads of blood and one of the most iconic male figures in cinema history. You can worry about the ironing later, ignore the dinner that needs cooking and forget about watching How to Look Good Naked on the telly for a bit, right now, in this moment, you are the manliest man that has ever lived and it feels great.
Gamer Within
Overall, Scarface: The World Is Yours is an enjoyable game. Killing and working your way to the top of the Miami drug-cartel is a fun ride. Radical Entertainment has the ‘GTA’ gameplay pumping full speed - so GTA fans will know what to expect. But all the car stealing, shooting and mobster fun is given the Scarface twist. Yes, the game has its problems, but the Scarface journey is an entertaining one. For fans of the movie or anyone looking for an adult, sandbox game for Wii, Scarface: The World Is Yours is definitely worth a look.
Scarface The World is Yours heeft me positief weten te verrassen omdat de besturing erg goed werkt; ondanks dat het een lelijke PS2-port met opgeplakte Wii-controls is. Radical heeft duidelijk werk gemaakt van de besturing en krijgt hiervoor mijn complimenten. Ook qua sfeer en feeling is de game erg goed uitgewerkt, je speelt echt met Tony Montana. Mijn vooroordeel over heiligschennis was dus een beetje voorbarig. Scarface: The World is Yours is een prima titel op de Wii en het is goed om te zien dat dergelijke games ook eens op Nintendo consoles verschijnen.
IGN Australia
We’re left with a game that was almost-great on PS2 and Xbox, and is almost-great again on Wii. If you’re a huge fan of the film though it’s well worth a look, and we have to say (and this goes for every version of the game) – any game that has a guy getting mauled by a tiger within ten minutes automatically gets at least one thumb up in our book. Oh, and you can swear at corpses too. That’s pretty cool, right?
Scarface wurde routiniert, aber weitestgehend unspektakulär auf Nintendos Wii umgesetzt. Die damals schon maue Grafik wirkt mittlerweile noch angestaubter, die überladene Steuerung hat man nach etwas Eingewöhnung sowie dank anpassbarer Ziel- und Schwenksensibilität zwar weitestgehend gut im Griff. An den Komfort des Originals kommt sie jedoch nicht heran und auch die Bewegungssensoren werden nur halbherzig genutzt: Ein bisschen Schütteln hier, eine optionale Aufwärtsbewegung da, für den Rest sind simple Tastendrücke inklusive lästiger Umgreif-Aktionen zuständig. Dazu braucht man sich jedoch nicht die im Gegensatz zu den anderen Versionen doppelt so teure Wii-Fassung zulegen. Okay, so schlecht wie die PC-Version ist das Wii-Scarface nicht zu bedienen, aber wer neben seinem Wii noch eine PS2 oder Xbox sein eigen nennt, hat eigentlich keinen Grund 40 Euro für eine verspätete Umsetzung, die absolut nichts neues bietet, auszugeben.
Deaf Gamers
Scarface: The World is Yours is certainly a game you should consider if you're a fan of the Grand Theft Auto games and are looking for a game in a similar vein to play on your Nintendo Wii. For the most part the game is enjoyable. The control system does take some getting used to and it's a shame support for the classic or GameCube controller hadn't been included to cater for those who just can't get to grips with the controls. In fact the controls are going to make or break this game for many. Those who spend time to get used to the control system will enjoy the game for the fairly enjoyable experience that it is. The rest will simply find the controls too awkward and conclude that what we have here is a game that wasn't designed for the Wii and doesn't take advantage of its unique controls.
Scarface is the closest thing to GTA you’re likely to see on the Wii, and has a lot to recommend it. If you’re not a fan of that genre, or if you don’t want your folks banning you from playing videogames for the rest of your life, you may want to steer clear. This is a flawed but decent conversion of an older title based on a flawed but decent movie. That level of consistency is pretty rare these days.
70 (UK)
Given the drought currently afflicting the Wii, it seems churlish to completely dismiss Scarface's many amusements just because of control issues, especially as they can be accommodated with patience and practice. For the bulk of its playing time Scarface remains an indecently entertaining bad taste romp and, for those who don't have access to a PS2 or Xbox, it's still worth having. Even so, given that the handheld versions of multi-platform games are almost always radically reworked to better suit the hardware, it'd be nice to see the Wii get the same treatment once in a while.
Scarface: The World is Yours op de Wii is, net als op de andere platformen, een vermakelijk spel. Het heeft dat typische Scarface-sfeertje. Er zitten hele leuke missies tussen, hoewel ze soms (met name de zijmissies) nogal herhalend kunnen zijn. Toch is er genoeg te beleven in de game en kent het met de witwaspraktijken en heat-meters zeker diepgang. De oneliners en gesprekken zijn geniaal en de soundtrack is heel uitgebreid. Zeker een aanrader voor Wii-bezitters die fan zijn van spellen als Grand Theft Auto.
Power Unlimited
De Wii-besturing gaf mij in de Godfather: Black Hand écht het gevoel dat ik iets nieuws beleefde, maar dat is bij Scarface niet het geval. Scarface Wii voelt vooral als een erg lang uitgestelde port van de PS2-versie, ondanks die verdomd goede besturing.
Scarface is a great technical achievement on the Wii. It looks the part and provides all the required controls via the Wiimote and nunchuck. However, it doesn't seem able to do what all great games in this genre need to do, it never becomes more than the sum of its parts. Maybe this is down to a lack of imagination and development of the environments and characters. Maybe it is simply that the original premise is not compelling enough to create the level of emotional involvement needed. Whatever the cause, this game leaves us feeling that it could have been so much more. And, whenever that happens in a game of this genre you can't help but turn your thoughts to the upcoming granddaddy of sandbox open world play, Grand Theft Auto, and hope the next release makes good on this and all the other broken promises.
On s'attendait tellement à une adaptation indigne de ce nom que Scarface parvient à nous surprendre. Sans prétendre au titre de meilleur GTA-like, le jeu de Radical Entertainment respecte à la lettre les codes du genre en offrant une vaste surface de jeu où vous pourrez laisser votre perversité s'exprimer. Sans atteindre la puissance évocatrice du long-métrage, ne pouvant éviter quelques écueils légitimes (faible qualité graphique, mini-jeu récurrent mal qualibré, jouabilité Wii moyennement convaincante...), cette incursion dans le monde de Tony Montana a tout de même le mérite de nous confronter une nouvelle fois à une ville tombée sous la coupe du Mal. Reste à savoir si vous souhaiterez l'éradiquer ou en faire partie.
Gamers Europe
At its worst, Scarface is a clumsy, angst ridden and self indulgent idea with a game tacked on as an afterthought. At it’s best, it is tired, clichéd and derivative. This isn’t the worst game I’ve ever played, (that would be Patriots but there is absolutely no reason to waste your time on something like this. Vice City may be old but it’s still vastly superior and if you want some GTA style hooliganism for your Wii you may as well go for The Godfather.