Are Motion Controls Finally A Viable Option For All Gamers?


I think it's pretty fair to agree that as a whole, the market for motion controlled games has been filled with mostly games based on gimmicks, as opposed to games that really utilise them well. I never truly saw the Nintendo Wii as a next generation console for that very reason. Its entire premise was motion controller gaming that really felt as if it could easily be replaced with a normal old 'boring' controller. Of course, there are a few exceptions, like The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess, but there was never a point in time where a Wii game brought to me a unique experience that absolutely could not be replicated with a classic controller. Worse than that, the few game mechanics that did manage to find some sort of motion dependency were often times poorly programmed and riddled with so many bugs and inconsistent movement readings that the games themselves weren't worth playing. So what has changed since then? The competition.

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ShawnCollier2771d ago

I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of them in the next console iterations.

mephman2771d ago

I think that's the key, not forcing people to use motion controls. That's why Twilight Princess was so great, because you had the Wii version, but you also had the Gamecube version.

Hardedge2771d ago

Yea, having that extra avenue to explore has a different feeling than having just that one option.

I know I borrowed a Wii from my friend, he didn't have any nunchuks so I couldn't play a lot of titles that I wanted. So even when it comes to the Wii's controls, it's pretty stiffling.

Hardedge2771d ago

I'm actually really tempted to get the Move and Sharpshooter.

edwineverready2771d ago

Get it it's awesome and works great.

dragon822771d ago

the Sharpshooter add so much to the game. You will not regret it.

teedogg802771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

I'm at a loss for words how amazing Killzone 3 is with Move. Now is the time to pick up the controller. Plenty of good games coming this year for it.

mephman2771d ago

Yea, I think many people are quite surprised at just how good the game is with Move.

Hardedge2771d ago

The only downside is coughing up over a hundred bucks for the peripherals.

gypsygib2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

Move is the best way to play FPS games on consoles. It's so good in fact that playing with analog controls now feels very sluggish and inaccurate.

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