Didn't see that anyone had mentioned this Wii game, so I thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone is looking for something new to try. This game came out in the summer of last year, I received it for Christmas, and here we are almost a month later and I'm still playing it non-stop. Great, quirky, underrated game! If you liked either of the Pikmin games for GC, you'll love this one.
The premise is you are a child who finds a crown and becomes "king" of this small area. You're main adviser encourages you to go for world domination. You do this by expanding your, at first, meager property, recruiting your cute little citizens (some of whom become warriors for fighting, which you do a lot of) to do specific jobs, and generally taking over everything. It's an immense game, lots of stuff to explore, very funny dialogue too. You always need money to train and build, and you're presented with quests to help the citizens as well. The boss battles are some of the most creative and unique battles I have ever seen. Your citizens do the fighting for you, your character is the puppetmaster. From these battles you end up with multiple wives (did I mention how quirky this game is?), I'm up to four right now.
You can also force two of your citizens to get married, and as soon as they come out of the church, a stork swoops down and drops their new baby on the ground in front of them. It's a little hard to explain! It looks like a kiddy type game, but it is anything but. There is quite a bit of strategy involved (who to train for what, which citizens to bring into battles and to explore with you, etc.), and there's always something new to do. The best part may be the soundtrack, it's all classical music.
I really can't recommend this game enough. I understand the sales, at least in the US, were poor which is really a shame. It's by far the best Wii game of 2009 IMHO, and definitely in my top 5 all time.
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