Pac-Pix is a good one that only uses the touch screen. I think it's one of the most underrated games on the DS. It certainly has the most amazing use of the touch screen that I've seen. To be able to draw things that come to life, that's like a fantasy come true.
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Thinking outside the box a little, the scariest moment in a video game for me was when I thought I'd got stuck on Wii Play. It was on the second mini-game Find Mii, where you have to pick out specific Miis from a crowd. It was all going fine until Level 6 when you have to "Find 2 odd Miis out". I couldn't find them. The timer ran out and I had to start again. I got back to that level and again I couldn't find them. I failed again and again and again. I was starting to panic as the reality dawned; "Oh my God, I'm stuck on Wii Play! I'm not going to be able to unlock any of the other games. The shame of it!" I was trying to keep calm and figure it out. Even though GameFAQs was just a click away, I could not go there. There was no way I was going to resort to a guide for Wii Play. How could I ever live with myself? I imagined the cruel taunts; "Hey look, there goes that hardcore gamer who got stuck on Wii Play."
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, I figured it out. Needless to say the relief was huge. I noticed that the crowd of Miis were moving their heads from side to side (as if watching a tennis match), but two of them are moving their heads in the opposite direction to the others. Thank God for that! (I had actually already noticed that they were moving their heads, but for some reason I didn't think it was relevant). But anyway, while the crisis was averted, it was one hell of a scary moment.
I pretty much buy all my games online from Amazon now. I find it more convenient, plus their stock is so much bigger (if it's even slightly obscure or old you know they're not going to have it in a store). I also got annoyed in stores when they just take the scratched up, poor condition box from the shelf that you've handed them and just stick the disc and manual in it. I may as well have bought it second-hand. Whereas with Amazon you know it will come to you brand new, factory sealed, in 100% mint condition.
It's a nice idea in theory, but I personally found the controls of Metroid Prime Hunters agonizingly awkward and uncomfortable. I wouldn't want to play another DS FPS after that. It was quite painful with all the hand-cramps and quite annoying having to constantly re-adjust my grip.
My fear is that devs would just ignore the motion controls.
My hope is that devs would just ignore the motion controls.
Wii Play. I like it. Sure, it's not amazing, but I don't think it's nearly as terrible as some people make out. I think the likes of Find Mii, Tanks, Fishing, etc. are excellent little games and overall it's a good collection. I can totally understand the cynicism towards its position as one of the biggest selling "unbundled" games of all-time when the only reason it sells is because it's bundled with a controller. But aside from that, I think it's a good game/collection of games.
Hardly ever. I think the only game I've ever bought on an impulse was Micro Machines on the SNES. 'Twas the mid-90s, I was in a store and saw that it was massively reduced, in fact its price was exactly the amount of birthday money I had left. I hardly knew anything about the game, but I'm glad I bought it because it became one of my favorite games of all-time.
Yeah Jam looks like its going to be pretty good, definitely a game to play when you have friends over. I hope they do something about the controls though, I don't like the whole motion controls for shooting thing. Jam has always been very simple mechanically, they should retain that. You could do Jam probably with the wiimote on its side. Sepewrath
I agree, the tacked on motion controls sound really annoying, intrusive and unintuitive. Having to flick the Remote up and down for every shot would get irritating as hell. Luckily, I'm pretty sure that you can indeed turn the Remote on its side and play it classic style, waggle-free.
Mario Kart Wii has the best online I've ever used. It's so quick and easy to get started (and to continue even if people drop out), hardly any waiting around and I never experienced any lag. It was just super smooth in every respect. A very intuitive set-up. It would have been cool to allow voice-chat when racing against friends, but maybe next time. It's also a shame that I hardly did any online Battle Modes, but hopefully next time they remove the baffling decision to restrict it to just teams.
Brawl had the potential to be the best online Wii game, but it was just so laggy and you had to wait so long in the lobby before starting, that I hardly ever went online with it.