Onslaught is a first person shooter for wiiware developed by Hudson Soft. It is something no one ever imagined, since most wiiware games have to be real simple. At first sight, the games appear to be rushed and poorly developed, but as you advance through the game, things start to change.
You are a soldier who was sent to a planet to check a signal received from a lost ship containing experimental creatures. It has no videos to accompany the narrative, and everything is told through blocks of text. This makes the story poor, and undeveloped, but this is unimportant for this game.
This is a mission-based game. You start with 3 missions to choose from, all of them very clear and simple. It could be reaching certain point, protecting a base, or killing certain enemies. It sounds simple, the objectives are simples, but playing through it is the real challenge.
Before starting a mission, you can customize your game with different features, as could be: changing the position of your army, adjusting the sensibility of the wiimote, adjusting the level of the volume. I consider this to be a nice addition to the game.
Now let’s talk about the gameplay, which is the most prominent feature of the game. Onslaught is an action game, there are no puzzles, it is all about shooting enemies with the wiimote. An amazing experience, I must add, the wiimote is particularly precise in this game, and it is customizable to comply with your needs.
Action is good. If you get too close to an enemy and you kill him, his blood will spill all around your screen blocking your mission, and you will have to repeatedly move the nunchuk in order to get it off. Also, moving the stick repeatedly to any direction will cause the character to perform an evasive movement, which will place him in the desired position. This can be done only a few times.
The graphics are stunning. Not at the level of a normal Wii game, but still to be a wiiware game the graphics are impressive. It is a full 3D game with nice textures, even though the scenarios do not change that much, most of the time it is just pure rock. The same happens with the characters; they are just the same model with some changes. Still, I enjoyed this aspect of the game; this kind of graphics inspires me.
Finally, I must add that the best part of this game is the online feature. I love cooperative games, and this is one of the best cooperatives games I have ever played. Teaming up with some friends and killing an unimaginable number of mutants, while thinking on how to survive, makes this game a must.