|QUOTE (Remix @ Thursday, Jun 7 2012, 21:51)|
| Not here to be negative, but I generally think Nintendo are making a huge mistake with WiiU. I really doubt any consumer was asking for a controller with a screen in it, and by every gameplay demonstration so far the controller looks tacked on and pointless. The first party games aren't remotely impressive (I still don't know why they sell on the Wii, anyway) and the third party games consist of games that have been on the market for months (Batman, Mass Effect etc). |
The only game I'm slightly interested in is ZombiU, and that's based on the concept alone .
At least they're innovating though, right?
Well the way I see it is sorta like this: Back when the Wii came out, a lot of people thought that motion control was a tacked on addition and not really necessary. But the Wii ended up being the top selling console for the generation, and after a few years Microsoft and Sony end up bringing out their own motion control peripherals.
Now most "hardcore" gamers (playing entirely on Xbox, PS3 or PC) I have personally talked to about this will say something along these lines:
- Nintendo completely copied the idea of motion control from Microsoft, Sony, or _______________
- Microsoft and Sony had their motion control systems planned way before the Wii was even announced, and the success of the Wii had absolutely no influence on the Kinect or Move being made
- The motion control on the Wii is a pointless gimmick, and the casual nature of the system has ruined the entire gaming industry
Now these are not views from any person I've seen on this forum, but people I've seen on other forums and just around the web in general. I personally believe (and I bet a lot of people who bought the Wii agree) that motion control may have been fishy at first for some people, but that it brought a new and innovate experience to gaming. Take my descriptions loosely here, just so I don't get some angry Nintendo-disliker writing a page full of insults about me).
Regardless of what limitations motion control has, it worked for Nintendo, and apparently Microsoft and Sony thought it worked nice as well.
Everyone can put me on their hate list in the top spot, but I think it's safe to say that the Kinect and Move would not have 100% absolutely no doubt about it completely exactly similarly turned out in the exact same design, style, and overall product strategy had Nintendo not released their motion-controlled system. Motion control is something that worked, and I think Nintendo will be able to make motion+touch screen+whateverelsethatthingermajigerhasinit work for this generation. I'm not saying that the next generation of consoles will be filled with touch-screen tablet controllers at all; in fact I think Microsoft and Sony will both bring their own innovative and fun ideas to the market (assuming they don't just reuse the Kinect and Move). But I think that, if motion controls were able to work, touchscreen+gamepad controls will work as well.