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#1 Posted by GoDsSoN770 (964 posts) -
I want it!! Slap Michael Phelps on the cover and the game will sell like crazy.

I imagine some pretty cool things can be done using the Wii-mote and nunchuk, as well the Wii balance board...


I honestly think the sport could be simulated quite well. It could probably even be a WiiWare game.

I was thinking of motions similar to the graple beam motion in metroid prime 3, which would simulate the stroke, using both the Wii-mote and nunchuck simulating both hands as well. Maybe pressing the A button to take breaths. Then the balance board to simulate kicking of your feet. Maybe something like stepping in place. Left, right, left, right, left, right. The speed of these motions and steps would of course simulate the speed the player would swim at. Then maybe throw in a forward motion, to reach for the wall.

Throw in some world wide wifi, with leaderboards, and records.

I could see it being pretty competitive, and pretty fun. Especially with friends.

You know someone is going to attempt it sooner or later, especially after what Phelps just did.
#2 Posted by Wintry_Flutist (14834 posts) -
A whole game just for swimming?
#3 Posted by SirSpudly (4045 posts) -

So something like this, only on Wii.

Sorry, Sega thought we enjoyed this more.

At this point, you need to take it up with them.

#4 Posted by GoDsSoN770 (964 posts) -
Yes a whole game just for swimming. Did you not read where I said it could be a budget Wii-ware game?
#5 Posted by Bass7 (6614 posts) -

So something like this, only on Wii.

Sorry, Sega thought we enjoyed this more.

At this point, you need to take it up with them.

SirSpudly

I feel sorry for the person that bought me M&S Go to the Olmypic games for me....it's....just...so...boring....

#6 Posted by Wintry_Flutist (14834 posts) -

Yes a whole game just for swimming. Did you not read where I said it could be a budget Wii-ware game? GoDsSoN770

I did.

#7 Posted by Arclight_Blue (2830 posts) -

[QUOTE="GoDsSoN770"]Yes a whole game just for swimming. Did you not read where I said it could be a budget Wii-ware game? Wintry_Flutist

I did.

even if its a budget wii-ware game it would still suck.

#8 Posted by GoDsSoN770 (964 posts) -
Well let me be a bit more clear. I'm refering to competitive swim racing lol. Not just swimming around with your miis in a big empty pool.
#9 Posted by Sword-Demon (6943 posts) -
im trying to think of a good way to say no....
#10 Posted by Wintry_Flutist (14834 posts) -

Well let me be a bit more clear. I'm refering to competitive swim racing lol. Not just swimming around with your miis in a big empty pool.GoDsSoN770

Swimming and sprinting are bad ideas for sport games. 95% of technique required - and the most interesting technique for that matter - are respiration and energy management which are too subtle to be properly represented and, well, a chore outside of context. You see, it's pure physical work, there's no teamwork/strategy to add more depth and make a proper game.

Not to mention no water, no win.

#11 Posted by Arclight_Blue (2830 posts) -

[QUOTE="GoDsSoN770"]Well let me be a bit more clear. I'm refering to competitive swim racing lol. Not just swimming around with your miis in a big empty pool.Wintry_Flutist

Swimming and sprinting are bad ideas for sport games. 95% of technique required - and the most interesting technique for that matter - are respiration and energy management which are too subtle to be properly represented and, well, a chore outside of context. You see, it's pure physical work, there's no teamwork/strategy to add more depth and make a proper game.

Not to mention no water, no win.

yep, that pretty much sums it up

personally, I think the TC is watching too much Michael Phelps

#12 Posted by Melloshi (30 posts) -
I was never a fan of the swimming on Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, so I probably wouldn't buy it.
#13 Posted by GoDsSoN770 (964 posts) -

[QUOTE="GoDsSoN770"]Well let me be a bit more clear. I'm refering to competitive swim racing lol. Not just swimming around with your miis in a big empty pool.Wintry_Flutist

Swimming and sprinting are bad ideas for sport games. 95% of technique required - and the most interesting technique for that matter - are respiration and energy management which are too subtle to be properly represented and, well, a chore outside of context. You see, it's pure physical work, there's no teamwork/strategy to add more depth and make a proper game.

Not to mention no water, no win.

They may be bad ideas on other systems, but the Wii is a lot differen't if you haven't noticed. I specified that breathing could be handled done via the big A button on the Wii-remote. As far as energy, would it not take energy to do the specified arm motions, as well as the steps on the ballance board? I sure think so. Even then, they could implement some type of energy bar, which would be differen't for each character, and you could build on it by training. So trying to stroke or kick too fast could drain your energy, depending on the character, and their attribute. If your energy gets too low, of course you'd start to slow down. Theres some depth for ya.

#14 Posted by klarfis (232 posts) -
I agree with the naysayers here. Competitive swimming (as far as I know--not a swimmer) is all about knowing your own body, training diligently, and making sure your body and mind are in the right place on race day. While technique has something to do with it, I think that all top-end swimmers use almost the same technique. The differences that matter are probably too subtle to represent in a video game that anyone other than Michael Phelps could play. That's why track and field and other Olympic-themed games are usually so lame. But swimming in a game could be pretty entertaining with the right Wii controls. But it should probably be more about exploration than exertion, since it's easier to explore than to exert yourself in a video-game.That's why Endless Ocean worked pretty well.
#15 Posted by WiiLover243 (234 posts) -
Just get mario and sonic at the olympic games
#17 Posted by Dymond7 (292 posts) -
Umm.. I'll never buy it, because I hate casual games, although It's a good idea for Casuals, but it won't be so fair since the Casual's are what Nintendo care's about, but thankfully the 3rd Parites are making good core games.
#18 Posted by GoDsSoN770 (964 posts) -
Casual? Who said anything about it being casual?
#19 Posted by air_wolf_cubed (10233 posts) -
no
#20 Posted by Wintry_Flutist (14834 posts) -
[QUOTE="Wintry_Flutist"]

[QUOTE="GoDsSoN770"]Well let me be a bit more clear. I'm refering to competitive swim racing lol. Not just swimming around with your miis in a big empty pool.GoDsSoN770

Swimming and sprinting are bad ideas for sport games. 95% of technique required - and the most interesting technique for that matter - are respiration and energy management which are too subtle to be properly represented and, well, a chore outside of context. You see, it's pure physical work, there's no teamwork/strategy to add more depth and make a proper game.

Not to mention no water, no win.

They may be bad ideas on other systems, but the Wii is a lot differen't if you haven't noticed. I specified that breathing could be handled done via the big A button on the Wii-remote. As far as energy, would it not take energy to do the specified arm motions, as well as the steps on the ballance board? I sure think so. Even then, they could implement some type of energy bar, which would be differen't for each character, and you could build on it by training. So trying to stroke or kick too fast could drain your energy, depending on the character, and their attribute. If your energy gets too low, of course you'd start to slow down. Theres some depth for ya.

I have swum and played waterpolo for years, and all I can say is that's utter boring, nowhere close to the experience nor fun. No wonder sprinting/swimming in gaming only makes it as minigames, because what makes a sport game is everything but the physical aspects.

#21 Posted by Game_Druggy (490 posts) -

Casual? Who said anything about it being casual?GoDsSoN770

You did, when you said it would be on the wii