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Un-Balanced Board

Is the Wii balance board more of the same, or a real innovation? GWN take an in-depth look at the device:

"It's hard not to be cynical but there really hasn't been a fully fledged game for the Wii that has truly proven why the Wii remote is better than a normal controller, and already Nintendo is bringing out another device that will surely be underused.

Of course we only have to look back at the DS to see that it takes developers a good two years before coming to grips with how to take advantage of new features like this, but Nintendo really needs to get on the ball and show developers more than just mini-game collections."

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Calicojack3457d ago

"There really hasn't been a fully fledged game for the Wii that has truly proven why the Wii remote is better than a normal controller"

I don't understand why I keep seeing comments like this. I understand that less than a year into the life of the system it may not have a ton of games. I've only bought a few, but to say that no game shows why the wii-mote is better for games is ridiculous. I have been playing RE4 for the past 4 weeks having a great time even though I played it on GC. The controls are perfect for the type of game and the accuracy is incredible. I don't think anyone denies that the controller works well for wii-sports and I even thought that the controls made Sonic a much better game (It was loads better than the other Sonic options out there). I'm not here to just praise Nintendo but sometimes it feels like some of these articles are here just to bash them.

devi8i3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

I like the wii....but this thing is going to go down in history as the console that tried to be too many things for too many people. I understand N's idea to bring in people who traditionally wouldn't purchase a console, but they need to do SOMETHING exceptionally well, and to this point they have not. unless you want to play continuous rehashes of motion controlled mini games then you have to have a closet full of different peripherals. To get the "true" experience you need to have 4 wii motes, 4 nunchucks, 2 classic controllers, 2 fit boards, 2 zapper attachments, 2 flight yoke attachments, 2 steering wheel attachments and 2 recharging stations. Every time you want to switch games in a session you need to plug in this attachment or snap off another one.

jigaman3457d ago

I do think theres bit too many peripherals being made. But you don't need all of them to really enjoy the Wii. I do think the true potentail of the Wii has yet to be seen. However MP3:C certainly looks like its going to lead the way into this potential. And no this system is by far not going down in history as "the console that tried to be too many things for too many people." A bit too ar off the deep end there buddy.

Yea some of these articles do seem to be bashing. This one seems to just have a real pessimistic skeptical view on N's new innovative product. Either way devs have to step it up and start to push their creativity. Lets see what happens in the later half o this year and 08.