I'm not sure why joekun says "I would call 6/10 kind for Red Steel". Have you encountered any problems with the game or just think another in the genre is superior? If there is another game, I'd like to know & maybe, we'll get that for his birthday.
It has to do with the controls. Personally I find the game entirely unplayable. I rented it, tried it for a little while and then sent it back. If you enjoy it that's great and $30 makes it a much better value, but for me the controls are so bad that I wouldn't even rate it 6/10.
It's been written that Call of Duty 3 and Far Cry have much better first-person controls on the Wii, though my COD3 playtime was too short to say and I haven't played Far Cry at all.
Being entirely candid though, I'm not sure that I would play through Red Steel if it was given to me (entirely because of the controls). No offense to anyone who likes it.