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GameFocus: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Review

GameFocus writes: "When you have the biggest selling console around it's only fitting to bring to it one of the most popular games of the last few years. And although it has taken two to develop it, the hugely successful Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is finally available on the Nintendo Wii. Entitled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex, it takes everything from the HD versions and gives it a coat of Wii paint. While it manages to retain practically everything that made Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so popular, there are a couple of things that prevent it from achieving the same iconic status."

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EvilTwin3063d ago (Edited 3063d ago )

"For starters, the controls can be adjusted to suit your needs. This is fantastic but it also is a curse in the sense that no control set-up is perfect.

"Throughout my time with Reflex, I was constantly fumbling and adjusting the controls in an attempt to find the best set-up. I would play for a few minutes, only to have to re-adjust the sensitivity and dead zones to get the best performance possible. What made things worse is that I essentially had to play this with the Wii-remote pointing directly at the middle of my television in order to avoid being put into any uncomfortable viewpoints in-game.

"This was made even more awkward since, to be perfectly aligned with my television, I could neither stand up or sit on my couch to get into that sweet spot."
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Sometimes, I just have to laugh at these reviews. You can customize to your heart's content...and that's...bad? And if you don't want to, choose one of the presets. You'll get used to one as surely as you get used to controls in other games.

The thing about pointing to the middle of the TV is mind boggling. One, if you don't want to turn so easily, make your bounding box bigger (you can still keep it shrunk down for ADS). Two, MOVE YOUR SENSOR BAR. Your TV didn't magically achieve remote tracking power when you bought a Wii. You don't need to be perfectly aligned with it. Just move the bar.

And you don't need to keep your arms out, pointing at the TV to begin with. Put the controls where you normally do: lap, knees, arm rest, etc. You can aim by subtly moving your wrist. Honest.

Someone needs to write "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Wii FPS." Some reviewers need it. And I don't mean that maliciously. It just seems like some people have become so married to dual analog that they refuse to adapt to anything else, even if it's faster and more precise.