While the Wii has a strong line up in North America it is nothing compared to the wave of titles appearing day one in Japan. One of the lesser known titles is a survival horror game developed by Spike (they did the Dragonball Budokai Tenkiachi series and Samurai Western) called Necro-Nesia. Necro-Nesia throws players in a bug infested island where they have to fend themselves off a puzzle filled island.
Necro-Nesia uses the Wii remote controller as a set of tools for Ray to use. The mysterious insect island is naturally dark so you’re going to need to use the Wiimote as a flashlight so you can see what is around you. When you spot bugs and you need to fight back you wave the Wiimote to swing a stick. If bugs jump on Ray you can shake the controller to throw them back to the ground. The Wiimote is also used for point and click gameplay where you can highlight items to investigate. There are some innovative ideas with the control set up like balancing beam where you have to tilt the remote controller so the arrow points in the blue area. If you manage to do this Ray will walk across the platform unharmed.
Sounds like an interesting set up for a new kind of B-rated survival horror game. Now there is one thing against Necro-Nesia, its presentation. The graphics in the game really aren’t anything special. Check past the break to see why.