WII Wednesday, August 8, 2007 | 10:58 AM

Geometry Wars: Galaxies trailer

Geometry Wars: Galaxies trailer

In my now rather long career I think I've never had to put online such a strange and/or idiotic trailer, and we have thousands of videos here now. I don't know if this one is genius or plain dumb, so I'll let you guys decide. One thing is certain, Geometry Wars: Galaxies should be a great game.


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Commented on 2007-08-08 11:14:22
They Might Be Giants, in a trailer! INSTA-BRILLIANCE!
Commented on 2007-08-08 11:22:52
NO you're right Blim. The trailer was a dumb attempt at buying funny or whatever they were trying to tell people :D
Commented on 2007-08-08 11:31:07
I have been playing Geometry Wars from day one on PGR and part of me looks of this and thinks Sell out!!! Plus i don,t think think game on a Wii will play that great on the control set up...... 1,000,000+ points it would be way to hard

On the other Hand the DS ver will rock


I can,t wait to see how much of Geometry Wars: Galaxies makes it into PGR4

o yeah what price will this game cost??? after all on the xbox360 400 points £2 odd pounds i think i could just have as much fun =S
Commented on 2007-08-08 11:36:59
Maybe I should clarify something about the trailer. The music is an old song by the awesome band They Might Be Giants. The lyrics fit eerily well with the game. :D
Commented on 2007-08-08 11:45:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5GVrp8obC0

it was used in Tiny Toons
Commented on 2007-08-08 13:24:28
Games like this need online leaderboards, achievements ect. I enjoyed the 360 verison of Geometry wars, but it gets really hard after only a few minutes, kinda off putting for casual gamers.
Commented on 2007-08-08 13:31:21 In reply to SniperWolf
It does have online leaderboards, and in addition to the 360 game there's tons of other planets to play on so that you can move on if you can't get any further on a certain planet.

I think the question rather becomes how Galaxy holds up as a full game as opposed to a casual fling on XBLA. I'm not so sure it does.
Commented on 2007-08-08 16:18:33
How will the controls for this work?
Commented on 2007-08-08 16:28:49 In reply to SniperWolf
Posted by SniperWolf
Games like this need online leaderboards, achievements ect. I enjoyed the 360 verison of Geometry wars, but it gets really hard after only a few minutes, kinda off putting for casual gamers.
That's why they made Galaxies mission based.... kinda like Mutant Storm. The only difference is that you can buy upgraded weapons and a new "buddy pod" with different behaviors.
Posted by lankycheese
How will the controls for this work?
For the Wii version you aim by pointing the wiimote and move by using the nun-chuck Analog stick. There's a small red beam representing where you're pointing at on the screen.
For the DS version you use the stylus to aim and the d-pad to move.
Hope that clears things up. :)
Commented on 2007-08-08 16:33:57
Wow, the photography was rubbish.

Question: why do the trailer in 720p, when the Wii is limited to 480p output?

I think with the wiimote though, it might be actually slightly easier as you can re-aim a little faster. I guess.
Commented on 2007-08-08 17:02:56
Good for Bizarre, I hope they sell a billion copies to all wii owners.
Commented on 2007-08-08 19:50:28
uhhhhhhh... hm.
Commented on 2007-08-08 22:24:41
Did any of you guys notice the really crappy 3dmesh in the background on the wii sucks? If I remember correctly, developers at Bizzare Creations said a single Core alone on the XBOX 360 was being dedicated to calculating the way the 3dmesh behaves upon being struck by different firepower and blasts. :)
Commented on 2007-08-09 03:18:39 In reply to SimonM7
This is my favorite game trailer in a long time.
Commented on 2007-08-09 04:29:31 In reply to DylanH
?????!!!?????

I am truly at a loss for words to describe what I just saw.

Just one thing..............Can we really call Geometry Wars a casual game? Yes it does look retro, it's fun and has very addictive elements to it but it's not the easiest game to play.

Are they sure this is for the casual crowd?
Commented on 2007-08-09 05:47:54 In reply to Atasuke
Posted by Atasuke
Did any of you guys notice the really crappy 3dmesh in the background on the wii sucks? If I remember correctly, developers at Bizzare Creations said a single Core alone on the XBOX 360 was being dedicated to calculating the way the 3dmesh behaves upon being struck by different firepower and blasts. :)
The graphics have been mega downgraded, and not just in terms of resolution. I'm shocked the Wii couldn't handle GeoWars.
Commented on 2007-08-09 06:18:01
hmm.. $5.. or $50 for a generic added story, ala several of the past bombermans... Actually, I havn't watched it yet, but I am downloading the mp4 with my ps3, making this simply amazing.
Commented on 2007-08-09 14:42:32
Oh.my.god!

What on earth was that?! I don't think I can support the creation of such monstrosities by buying this game!

DS version perhaps.
Commented on 2007-08-09 21:34:33
Now all we need is "They Might Be Giants - Women and Men" in a Settlers trailer! :)

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