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Submitted by PrimeLantern 549d ago | opinion piece

I Could Care Less About Motion Control Gaming

"From the moment I picked up my first Wii remote, I have not been impressed with motion control in gaming." - Trevor H. of Leviathyn.com (PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Y_5150  +   549d ago
I actually enjoyed the motion gaming back in 2006-07 but that's it. Wii still had some gemsbut most of those game didn't need motion controls at all.

I bought a Wii at launch, it was fun playing Wii tennis and boxing. I think motion gaming has it's place, but it shouldn't be a standard for gaming.
Kingofwiiu  +   549d ago
Motion gaming will be here for ever now. So will standard controlls. But if people think motion gaming is going to be all of a sudden dropped because it doesn't suit their uber hardcore tast then they're delusional.

It's almost 100% certain the PS4 and 720 will have some sort of Motion based peripheral. And the Wiiu has 9 axis , Geomagnetic sensor in gamepad and supports Wii remote and motion plus.
Nevers0ft  +   549d ago
I can ignore this transgression when spoken but when it's in a headline I cannot ignore it... The expression is "Couldn't care less" by saying "Could" the implication is that you care *some* - which you don't. If you think I'm being picky, I couldn't care less :)

As for motion controls, they have their place (such as in sports games) but I like to have the choice. Nintendo should have shipped a normal controller along with the fancy-pants ones of the Wii and Wii U. Fragmentation of controllers just makes developing games with decent control schemes a pain in the ass.
G20WLY  +   549d ago
For your comment in relation to the title, thank you! It drives me mad :/
Nevers0ft  +   548d ago
Just don't get me started on people using the word "addicting" instead of "addictive" - I fully advocate the use of firing squads as a deterrent ;)
WPX  +   549d ago
"I Could Care Less About Motion Control Gaming"... yet the author is MAKING AN ARTICLE about it. Go figure.
Nevers0ft  +   549d ago
You have a point. Taken literally, the title implies that he does care... and he cares enough to write an article ;)
Godmars290  +   548d ago
Because he wants the resources and effort being wasted on them to stop?
Games4ever  +   549d ago
I Could Care Less About Motion Control Gaming"

Same here :!
scottd  +   549d ago
I should write an article concerning my love of pooping. Since everyone cares, right?
DudeJets  +   549d ago
Titles wrong

"I could care less" implies that you do care.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   549d ago
Honestly, I had some fun piledriving people with the Wii-Mote on No More Heroes.
ZeekQuattro  +   549d ago
My spleen!!
yippiechicken  +   548d ago
I can fix that. After all, I do play a doctor on TV.
cgoodno  +   548d ago
I used the DS3 instead of Move for No More Heroes. The motion controls didn't add anything worthwhile.
herbs  +   548d ago
All I can say is that it's nice having the option of varied control methods as long as they are well implemented.
PopRocks359  +   548d ago
Motion control is nicer in the form of optional functionality. Like the motion controls in some of the latest dedicated portables; gyro sensors and accelerometers are a butter alternative IMO. However things like the Wii remote and the Move are viable as optional controllers. For example, I love playing Resident Evil 4 with those kinds of controls but I would never play something like Smash Bros. or Sly Cooper with them.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   548d ago
I like it.

I think it should be optional but I will more than likely always choose the Motion controls.

I realize that they have their drawbacks but so do traditional controller- it's just that we are way more efficient with them and can work around them to the point that they don't matter much.

Most reviews of the MP 1 and 2 Wii up-grades reveal that the motion controls made the games easier.

SS, RS2, WiiSports - all show that the new way can be fun and just as effective. I love Skyward Swod because it added a new level to the swordsmanship of Zelda.
>I once thought the bad swings were the controllers fault until I got to the "Lightening Challenge" and saw how much better I had gotten at the game than before.<

But I think we still need the option, I just don't wan't to go all the way back.

> I like putting spin on rolling bombs too, much to go back.<

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