Disaster: Day of Crisis has to be one of the most intriguing Nintendo Wii titles I’ve come across in a long time. The reviewers might not have given it top scores – in fact it sounds like they were a little harsh, especially Eurogamer who gave it 6/10 – but you can tell they had an absolutely hilarious time playing it, and for sheer entertainment value alone, it definitely deserved more.
You can currently get hold of a copy of Disaster: Day of Crisis for just £12.91 which gives you a great saving according to price comparison, as the next cheapest price comes in at £17.95 from Shopto.
The story behind Disaster: Day of Crisis is so utterly insane, it’s beyond belief, and the funniest thing is it sounds like the Japanese developers were really trying to make something serious. The game centres upon the character of Ray Bryce who used to work for some rescue squad, but quit the day he was unable to save his friend Steve from falling into a volcano… Ray is now on a mission to give Steve’s daughter a compass which her father entrusted to him before he met his fiery end.
However, Steve’s daughter is kidnapped by terrorists who plan to detonate a nuclear bomb, and as Ray rushes to the rescue he finds himself caught in the middle of a series of natural disasters. First he must contend with an Earthquake, then a Tsunami and finally a Volcano erupting.
The gameplay of Disaster: Day of Crisis sort of merges all these different game genres together. When fighting terrorists it becomes this Time Crisis style shooter, when arriving at disaster scenes it becomes a rescue game where you have to go around resuscitating injured bystanders, and finally, it's also a first – person driving game.
Apparently Disaster: Day of Crisis can get a little awkward and repetitive, but the hilarious script, mad cut scenes, and complete insanity of the story all provide great entertainment. You probably wouldn’t want to part with more than £20 for this one, but at under £13, it's well worth a go if you're looking for something a bit different.
Thanks to Millarcat from Hotukdeals.