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Rant about the Wii.
« on: March 17, 2008, 07:28:37 am »





     Go to hell designers of the Wii. I for one, refuse to get off my lazy American ass and wiggle a joystick at my TV. I enjoy allowing all the muscles in my body -excluding my fingers to atrophy. I enjoy vegetating in my couch while playing games in high definition as I attempt to simulate a sea anemone. What cursed and malevolent thought process led to such a design? Why must I rely on gravity to counterpoint a proportional control vector? Is it inertia? Is it positional triangulation? Damn your design as I attempt to play the new Zelda on my ailing Game Cube. What do you mean ďThis disk can not be read.Ē?!!!  I donít care that the polygon count is truncated because the Game cube has one fourth of the display memory of the Wii. I donít care that old people are getting into Gerwiiatrics because Japanese designers and psychologists discovered that games became easier to learn if you limited the number of buttons and control sticks. I donít care that children are leaning spatial recognition at an even younger age because of your design. I donít care that youíve added backwards compatibility with older games. I donít care about game titles like "Wii Fit". If I ever get a Wii, Itíll be because I stole it and special ordered the Professor Stephen Hawking quadriplegic controller.   
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 10:18:55 am »

In short, Wii are not amused.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 03:54:21 pm »

You know, the Wiimote really is a gimmicky piece of crap. I love a couple of the games though. Been pretty happy with my Wii ever since I bought it over a year ago.
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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 08:19:03 pm »

My only rant about the Wii is that no one has them in stock anymore so I cant bloody well get one!
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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 09:42:52 pm »

My only rant about the Wii is that no one has them in stock anymore so I cant bloody well get one!

I have a Wii, and I have no regrets.  My favorite games are Godfather: Blackhand Edition, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Galaxy.  It took me a while to get used to the controls and it never really bothered me.  I want to get Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but I've been so busy lately that I haven't had the time to go buy it.

The only thing that I wish for some Wii developers is that they take more time and effort into the games that they are making.  There are too many mini-game compilations and games that are simply in a third-person perspective with no real purpose at all.  I understand that there are no HD features, and games like Super Mario Galaxy proved that a game can be both beautiful, easy to play and brings a new experience.  I know that this is definitely "Easier said than done", and it becomes irritating when I hear reviewers say that "Wii Sports is better", "This is the Wii, not the N64" and "There are low frame rates everywhere" repeatedly.

Gabe Newell of the Valve Coporation (creators of The Orange Box) stated that he would like to create a Wii-exclusive game.  I would love for him to do that, because Valve has been doing a great so job with games as well.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 08:21:13 am »

Smash Bros. is awesome. I got it the day it came out (last one at Wal-Mart), and there isn't any other way to describe it. Mario Galaxy is my other favorite.  I noticed you didn't mention Metroid Prime 3, its pretty good too, if you haven't played it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 04:29:34 am »

Smash Bros. is awesome.

I agree! It brought the system to life for me.  Grin I hadn't really played my Wii in months before it came out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 07:56:23 pm »

I'd like to see "head tracking" 3D games on Wii.

In case someone has been living between the wall and radiator, here is a video of what head tracking is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

I think it looks pretty damn cool.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 05:27:32 am »

Dude, I wave the PS3 controller around just as much as I've ever flung the Wiimote about. :| You can use pretty subtle movements, you know.
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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008, 06:41:59 pm »

They should have called it the "Pii".
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 09:40:40 pm »

Or Piii even.
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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 11:33:25 pm »

I'd like to see "head tracking" 3D games on Wii.

In case someone has been living between the wall and radiator, here is a video of what head tracking is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

I think it looks pretty damn cool.
To be honest, that's something that the TrackIR has done for years...however, it should be noted that a TrackIR 4 Pro costs over 100 US$ new, while you can head down to your typical brick-and-mortar store and buy a Wiimote for 40 US$. All he really needs to do is get it to work with whatever API the TrackIR uses for enhanced support(presumably by integrating support for it into Freetrack or whatever), and everyone can have head tracking for not much money spent!

Oh, and since this is a Wii thread, I might as well post my friend codes.

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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 12:37:30 pm »

There's been a few threads in which I've posted regarding the awesomeness of Frontier Elite.
I was wandering around you-tube when I found this video: Frontier Developments - Elite 4

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Re: Rant about the Wii.
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008, 09:46:32 pm »

the Wii is a console that had potential but had cheap hardware and is incompatible with any new releases.
Due to this, the console has NO good games.
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