Wii-like motion-control games to come to the PS2
Next-gen gamplay, old console
A UK-based video games company is taking advantage of Nintendo’s ongoing Wii shortage, and launching its own range of PS2 motion-controlled video games.
RealPlay's swinging golf title
Developed by In2Games, the RealPlay range includes several Wii-esque titles, such as pool and golf. Each game copy ships with the required piece of kit to ensure gamers’ movements are replicated on screen.
Or its pool game, with real pool cueRealPlay's swinging golf title
For example, the pool title is sold with a wireless replica cue, and the golf title ships with - you guessed it - a golf club to help gamers sink their virtual pills.
However, not all titles have an uncanny Wii Sports feeling about them. In2Games’ PuzzleSphere game comes with a wireless sphere that gamers manipulate in real-life to control the on-screen movements of a rollercoaster.
All three titles will be released on 30 November, each priced at around £35 (€55/$70). Similar motion-controlled titles for bowling and tennis are also planned for release next year.
@Anonymous Coward who still doesn't get it
I think Graham is supporting the idea that individuals actually have distinct tastes. Just because five people you know enjoy Wii's game styles doesn't mean that everyone does. I know, it might take a while for that to sink in. I'll wait.
Ready, now? Good. I still play, for instance, a game that was released on SNES and repackaged for the PS1. I'm thinking of getting a PS2 so that I can play my single PS2 game, as well as all my old PS1 games, without having to hook up multiple consoles. I'm perfectly fine enjoying the sprite-based ultra-pixellated graphics from my old beloved SNES game, despite the fat cartoonish Wii style, or the super-photorealistic PC/PS3 games I could be playing.
I hate these people who slag off new hardware
And say it's the death of gaming. I'm someone who has played games since the early 80s and has worked in the industry so here's my oppinion.
Yes good graphics doesn't make a good game but bad graphics/tech doesn't make a good game either.
What advancements in technology allow developers to do is:
1. Greater freedom with the design e.g. the ability to model whole worlds to allow for sandbox design or take part in MMORG like Eve Online
2. The ability to make it more and more immersive and realistic. I've recently completed Call Of Duty 4 and while it was nothing new it did take that genre to the next level largely due to the tech. The same can be said of Project Gotham, Madden or Pro Evo etc.
Even games like technical masterpieces like Heavenly Sword that also have repetitive and poor gameplay do advance other areas such as story telling, voice acting, production values. While you may argue that style over substance is wrong, I argue that even games that are like this move the industry forward as a whole resulting in truly breakthrough games later.
Hopefully the next step for the industry is to move to 3D like the movie Behewolf and other cinema releases.
When you're playing a game in fully 3D with motion picture quality graphics interacting with the world with a realistic intuitive control system (like a Wii Remote) taking part with millions of people online in a futurustic world.
Then tell me that the technology advancements that allow this isn't important.
Or maybe you simply want to play another game of Pac-Man!
My Dad had a Golf game on the PS2, complete with a swingy club thingy for Christmas last year (and he's 63) so this is hardly "new"... oh, and there's Guitar Hero and now Band Hero - it's all been on the PS2 for a while now. And yes these things are great for non-traditional (and even traditional) gamers... they're a bit of a laugh.
None of this means the PS3 is a flop (yet) - PS1 games were still being churned out (might still be for all I know) long after the launch of the PS2, so that's not why they're not available on the PS3 yet. It could just be that it's already been done on the PS2 so the software/hardware problems have already been overcome.
As for games... well I'm into my god/strategy games, think the Total War or Civilisation Series with the odd smattering of Team Fortress 2 (damn you Valve, I didn't get to bed until nearly 2 this morning) and Neverwinter Nights type games. I really, really can't see something like "The Witcher" coming out on the Wii (it's very bleak and shows people as the petty, small-minded, bigoted scrotes they often are)... ah yes, that's why I'm a PC gamer more than a console gamer. I do have a PS2 - the PlayStation was the original "grown up" console (think GTA as opposed to Mario or Sonic) - it's great for things like Final Fantasy or Gran Turismo through the big telly.
And no, it's not always about the graphics... Elite on the Beeb or Electron was one of the greatest games ever - x3 is about the closest thing I've managed to find for the PC.
Pretty engaging actually...
"I think you are missing the point here, the graphic quality wasnt mentioned, its the STYLE. I have to agree that a lot of the Wii's games are a little off putting simply because the graphical style is unpalatable, the gameplay may be superb but if the graphical style doesnt engage the player then it doesnt work for them"
Actualy I think you are missing the point here. The fact is they do engage many players (of many age groups). I've been gaming now for about 25 years (since I was 5 or so). First on the Atari 2600, then C64, then on consoles. I go the PS2 the first week it was released, but haven't yet seen a reason to get the PS3 (or an Xbox360 for that matter). I did get a Wii (7 months after it was released dur to shortages here in Holland) and so far my wife hogs it at least as much as I do, my parents in law play it, my sister in law and her husband liked it that much they brought one - and they are not gamers) and it getsmore use then either the PS2 or original Xbox did. If the games are not engaging how do you explain these 5 non gamers picking it up as they have?
As for these controllers, whilst I like the idea, as other have said why is there a controller for each game, rather then one controller for all?
...I hear seems to be thousands of PS3 fanbois muttering "Et tu Brute?".