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Death Jr. II: Root of Evil

aka: Death Jr.: Root of Evil, Death, Jr.2: Root of Evil

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Play Magazine (9 out of 10)

Wicked cool character design, cutting edge Wii visuals, great level design, a double-shot of great gameplay, massive bosses and a quirky score that ties it all together
what more could you ask for? Unrestricted 2-player co-op you say? Not a problem. And don’t forget replayabilty: Once you’re through with DJ, Pandora awaits making this one box that’s begging to be opened.

May 2008 · Wii · read review

GameSpy ( )

Quirky in the story department, beautiful in the graphics department and eminantly controllable in the controls department, Death Jr.: Root of Evil is a bit of a surprise. Though it could be viewed at first glance as a warmed-over port of a middling PSP title, DJ finds new life on the Wii through its tight control scheme and clever writing. After a few choice first-party successes amongst a fleet of lackluster third party sword-wielding games, Death Jr.: Root of Evil is a rare gem that hits all the angles pretty much flawlessly.

May 27th, 2008 · Wii · read review

Cheat Code Central (4.1 out of 5)

Overall, Death Jr.: Root of Evil is another solid platform entry in this largely successful franchise. Although this title is technically a PSP port, it has a look and feel all its own. The graphics look great in 480p, and the gameplay benefits immensely from the Wii-specific controls. If you've already played the PSP version, the Wii version may still be worth checking out, just because the controls make for a whole new Death Jr. experience. Overall, this is a great port and a must-buy for fans of the series. It is also a great choice for platforming fans who may not be familiar with the series. Either way, you're bound to have some serious fun with Death Jr.!

May 2008 · Wii · read review

Eurogamer.de (8 out of 10)

Death Jr. ist deshalb auch genau die Art von Spiel, die ich gerne hĂ€ufiger auf der Wii sehen wĂŒrde. Es nutzt die Hardware dezent, verfrachtet aber dabei das Spielkonzept nicht in eine zwanghaft neue Steuerungsart, die nicht passt. Stattdessen nutzt man die vorhandene Hardware gut aus, bietet Euch denkwĂŒrdige Levels und Charaktere und schlicht und ergreifend ein gutes Videospiel. Keinen ach so innovativen Party-Knaller, keine Mote-Wedeleien der Sache allein halber und auch keinen verschlimmbesserten Aufguss toter Konzepte. Dass es sich eigentlich auch „nur“ um eine Umsetzung eines schon vorhandenen Spiels handelt, lasse ich mal gnĂ€dig unter den Tisch fallen und sage lieber: Danke Backbone Entertainment, fĂŒr ein gutes Wii-Game!

Jun 10th, 2008 · Wii · read review

IGN (7.4 out of 10)

It still looks and feels like a PSP Wii-make for the most part, but it’s also still as slick little action game that can most certainly fill a few hours. Now that the engine is ready for Wii, we’re waiting for a system-specific version of the game, as there’s a lot more that could be done with the design. The PSP games were a decent start, but it’s time to make Death Jr. a Wii franchise, and Root of Evil is proof that the series has potential on Nintendo’s console.

Jun 6th, 2008 · Wii · read review

Play.tm (73 out of 100)

Ultimately, it may not help dispel the myth that the Wii cannot deliver visual flare and genre muscle - anyone who's ever played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will know that's simply not true - but Death Jr. Root of Evil manages to convincingly sidestep the bargain bucket graveyard thanks to its character appeal, solid platform action, amusing and inventive weaponry, and a control system that largely succeeds in papering over any emergent sense of creeping mediocrity.

Jun 16th, 2008 · Wii · read review

Game Informer Magazine (7.25 out of 10)

The great art style and smart writing sometimes mask the staid gameplay, but, in the end, the cookie cutter platforming buries the game's strengths. I hope the next title retains the series charming sensibilities while taking the gameplay to the next level. Death's kids clearly deserve better.

Jul 2008 · Wii

Game Informer Magazine (7 out of 10)

I appreciated the weapon upgrades and integration of waggle attacks and a Wii remote-controlled onscreen targeting reticle, but camera problems once again mar this series and otherwise ordinary title. It speaks to the poor quality of most Wii games that this role platformer/fetch quest is noteworthy in spite of its flaws.

Jul 2008 · Wii

Jeuxvideo.com (14 out of 20)

Maintenant libĂ©rĂ© de la plupart de ses problĂšmes de gameplay, Death Jr : Root Of Evil devient enfin ce qu'il avait toujours cherchĂ© Ă  ĂȘtre : un titre d'action/plate-forme jouable, Ă©nergique et attachant. MalgrĂ© le grand conformisme de l'aventure, le soft nous offre enfin de quoi nous divertir, seul ou avec un autre joueur. Souhaitons donc bonne route au petit DJ et Ă  Pandora, en espĂ©rant les retrouver dans une nouvelle aventure, peut-ĂȘtre plus inspirĂ©e.

May 30th, 2008 · Wii · read review

4Players.de (68 out of 100)

Nach DJs zweitem PSP-Abenteuer hatte ich vermutet, dass ich zwei Jahre spĂ€ter fragen mĂŒsste: "Worum ging's da gleich?" Die zwei Jahre sind inzwischen rum - und tatsĂ€chlich musste ich mir erst ins GedĂ€chtnis rufen, was dem Nachwuchs-Tod damals eigentlich widerfahren ist. Und anstatt der Langlebigkeit nach zwei Entwicklungsjahren auf die SprĂŒnge zu helfen, passen die Entwickler gerade mal die Steuerung an Wii-Bedingungen an und verbessern die Kontrolle ĂŒber die KamerafĂŒhrung. Mehr nicht. Weder die Koop-Action hat Backbone jederzeit ermöglicht noch haben sie die wunderbaren Kulissen von ihrem Levelschlauch-Dasein befreit. Sprich: Das kurzweilige Monster-PlĂ€tten macht vor allem wegen der Anspielungen auf Horror-Traditionen immer noch Laune, ist aber sowohl spielerisch als auch erzĂ€hlerisch auch diesmal zu belanglos, als dass es einen bleibenden Eindruck hinterlassen wĂŒrde.

Jun 18th, 2008 · Wii · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (6.5 out of 10)

Sans avoir la prétention de révolutionner le genre, Death Jr. tient ses promesses avec un univers sombre et décalé, ainsi qu'un gameplay simple et efficace.

Jun 2008 · Wii · read review

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