Wii Vitality Sensor: Terrible Gimmick

Gaming Union writes: Not long ago at Nintendo's E3 2009 Press Conference, Nintendo executive Satoru Iwata revealed the Wii's next peripheral, the Wii Vitality Sensor. Essentially a hospital heart rate monitor, the sensor clips onto the end of your finger just as you'd imagine, to measure your heart rate for use in-game.

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qface643425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

even if it is or isn't does it even matter?
i mean anyone with eyes can clearly see this isn't really targeted to the gaming crowd this is just another add on for the wii fit kind of crowd if that crowd finds a use for it then hey have fun with that

this girl on a forum said this would be cool if they used it in a horror game and i liked the way it sounded
it will never be used that way though

its for the wii fit crowd nothing more

mephman3424d ago

Then why bother announcing it at the largest gaming consumer event and not a generic trade show?

SpoonyRedMage3424d ago

Yer the whole horror game angle is exactly how this could be used. In fact just a few weeks ago there was an article about The Grudge game and how it got worse if you jumped and stuff. Easy way to implement it.

Xander-RKoS3424d ago


If Nintendo, and this is only an if, did make emotionally triggered games, this could once again revolutionize the gaming industry. Call if a gimmick if you want, but imagine an RPG that based character relationships off how you actually felt about them and not off the yes no question branches? A horror that changed based on how afraid you were? Even a fighting game or brawler that gave you bonus for the more adrenaline? Stuff like that is really cool and definitely make for some very cool games.

mephman3424d ago

So, you'd enjoy never being able to complete a game a certain way because you couldn't control your emotions? I see.

na-no-nai3424d ago

now if they put this into practical use with many games esp horror like fatal frame or silent hill. they should show the world of what they intend to do with this thing. im quite interested in this but i hope nintendo will make games that actually make used of it.