Scarface: The World Is Yours Impressions

Sierra gives us our first look at the Wii version of this movie-inspired action game.

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Earlier today during a meeting with Sierra Interactive, we had an opportunity to see the Wii version of Scarface: The World Is Yours in action for the first time. Originally released for the PC, the PlayStation 2, and the Xbox in October, the game casts you in the role of Tony Montana right at the end of Scarface the movie and lets you rewrite history by escaping from his besieged mansion and then rebuilding his empire. Predictably, the Wii game features all of the same content that appeared in other versions last year, but it uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to make the gameplay feel somewhat less conventional.

Moments after the demo got under way, our first and as yet unasked question was answered. We were wondering if Scarface would feature the same excessive use of profanity and blood on the Wii as it did on other platforms, and we're pleased to report that the answer is most definitely. The F-bombs were dropping left, right, and center as we watched Montana gun down enemies at the Leopard Storage warehouse, and when he pulled out his chainsaw there were limbs and ketchup fountains aplenty.

Cutting enemies up with the chainsaw is almost certainly the best example of how playing with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers has the potential to make the whole experience more satisfying. When you're wielding the chainsaw, its movement will be tied to that of the Wii Remote, and by slashing in different directions and at different heights you'll be able to target enemies' heads, legs, and individual arms. With practice you'll purportedly be able to remove all of the aforementioned extremities before the torso hits the ground, but the associate producer showing us the game on this occasion never managed to pull it off.

In case you're not familiar with other versions of the game, one of the more interesting gameplay mechanics in Scarface is the balls meter--a gauge that you can fill up by taunting enemies as you kill them and by not relying entirely on the auto-targeting system. In the Wii game you'll taunt enemies by shaking the Nunchuk from left to right, and when you've filled up the gauge and want to trigger the powerful "blind rage," you'll need to do the same thing with the Wii Remote. The rest of the controls appear to be quite conventional. You'll use the analog stick and directional pad for movement, camera control, weapon switching, and the like.

Scarface's visuals on the Wii are certainly comparable to those on the PS2 and the Xbox, and we didn't notice any nasty pop-up or frame-rate issues during our time with it. We weren't allowed to pick up the controls ourselves on this occasion, but the release date is only two months away, so it won't be long before we can. We look forward to bringing you more information as soon as it becomes available.

Discussion

43 comments
johnnyauau
johnnyauau

This could be both a good thing and a bad thing. It has a GTA element in it but it will sound as dirty as all the other platforms. The Wii controls make work well but the other gameplay is nothing but exciting. The graphics is good but the sound is going to be as full as the movie with the most profanity ever put in. I wanted this game. I just hope they would improve by adding extra elements to make it like a GTA like The Godfather.

stefan90
stefan90

I want to see GTA Wii !!!

samjcb
samjcb

I FINALLY GOT A WII AND IT WAS WORTH WAITING FOR DEFO GETTING THIS GAME.... LOVED IT ON PS2 AND WILL ON WII DONT LET US DOWN..

tupac_rip
tupac_rip

played the game on ps2 wasn't to pleased but this one looks like it may maybe good i'll play it for sure

ElHypno
ElHypno

Its only good if you get to have drunken tirades about polluted wombs and " the bad guy" thing. Sounds fun, and considering I didnt play it on the XBOX I will probably check it out for a few laughs..... This guy said F bombs LOL.

elozl
elozl

Well It will be the same thing as Godfather Black hand edition

Camble
Camble

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cruxe
cruxe

Better movie = Better Game... tough call slayer1090. very tough call. but i will get godfather over this, only because i already have scarface for pc. Its a good game, But could have been SOOOOO much better

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

You know what? It's going to take a long time until Rockstar makes a GTA game for the Wii. In the meantime Scarface: The World Is Yours is going to be a bit worser than the PS2/Xbox/PC versions. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

badhoagie91
badhoagie91

another port to the Wii? c'mon rockstar! wheres GTA for the Wii?

Homsar13
Homsar13

they really need to make GTA for the Wii. that would really boost up Rockstar's profits

slayer1090
slayer1090

meh... I'll stick with My Blackhand edition of Godfather for the Wii. Better movie = Better Game

zac41
zac41

I definatly want to play this game.

Shishio817
Shishio817

Ehhhh...I don't know. I guess it could be cool.

ScionofEntropy
ScionofEntropy

I guess it could be interesting, but unless they added something really neat to it it won't be received in a better way than the others were.

X_XSlashX_X
X_XSlashX_X

This seems actually kinda fun..Getting to chop up enemies with my Wiimote how fun ^__^

Ironfist66
Ironfist66

say hello to my little friend the wii-mote

Ironfist66
Ironfist66

say hello to my little friend the wii-mote

p3cador
p3cador

HERE COMES MR. MONTANA

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

This kind of remakes's good, but where are the news? The Wii's becoming the Center of remaked games...

luis_aek
luis_aek

It would be a nice proof of the Wii™ potiential.

interpolred
interpolred

I had mixed feelings about the Scarface game, but I liked it for the most part. Idk if I'll be willing to shell out $50 for a game I already have though. Good to see the Wii getting some M-rated support though.

rl_41
rl_41

Lol stack up the M-Rated Wii games. What is that, 3 now? ooo, they're really pushing it now

christhepenguin
christhepenguin

Cool, too bad this is an old port of an already empty game. Wake me up when a new M rated game is released like Manhunt 2, or hopefully Disaster.

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

What's with all these stupid urban violence games? I want to see some GOOD third-party games, thanks.

Mcanito
Mcanito

una chimba carface pa wii

collinsworth
collinsworth

freekin awesome and they didnt dumb it down for the wii. thats F--ing awesome. I cant wait for this game. Keep up the good work

olberto
olberto

say hello to my big friend you cockaroaches

bigjnyc
bigjnyc

Godfather + Scarface = One happy future Wii owner. Now if Rockstar/Take Two or who ever is in charge brings GTAIII,VC and SA to Wii I would be in paradise.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Not interested. I want more games from Japanese developers. I couldn't give a rats backside what the west releases.

hazuki
hazuki

Good thing there isn't anything edited, like ubisoft did on their prince of persia crap port. Just hopefully, this game resembles the xbox version more than the ps2 version, since i'm sick of all the wii games looking worse than their ps2 counterparts.

Kbs64
Kbs64

I might get this game. Since I got the Wii, I've been more interested in "M" rated games.

Willy105
Willy105

Eww, violence. Thompson! Come here!