By Kontrapunkt 12 Comments
I really don't blog or anything like that, it seems that its likely no one will probably read this anyway but I felt like i needed to write this as soon as I had access to a computer. I was watching some television and whada ya know a TV advert for NHL 2K9, I dare you to try and find a link for it but it went a little like this. Average guy getting a tattoo, tattoo artist asks "Whats this?" and he simply responds, "Ohhhh these are the controls for my hockey game so i can look at them, so the other guy responds "Just get NHL 2K9 wii"...............
Controllers aren't hard, I don't know if you can comprehend this but all there is is 4 buttons 2 analogs 2 triggers and 2 Bumpers, maybe and a D-Pad for the average controller. That's not hard, really it isn't try it sometime, if you have problems pushing "A" when you want to pass a puck or switch player then maybe this WII version is for you or you could try and get some co-ordination its your call.
Bottom line how far are game companies like EA and 2K (possibly just EA soon) going to go to dumb these games down and get off on the excuse being "Oh it will be much more fun to play like a real hockey player!" It just sickens me how far these things are dumbed down, sure it may be difficult for some users to grasp the concept of all those buttons but COME ON, remember when you were little and really really horrible at something but a gear clicked in your mind and you then decided to fall back on the knowledge your parents gave you being "When life give you lemons try harder" (TM Simon Maxwell) umm something like that, but you got better you advanced and moved on, from learning the basic combo's in the street fighter arcades to hardcore roundhouse flying spinning things! Or anything else that seemed very difficult to do in your childhood.
Maybe the sports player that can drive a golf ball 300 yards but has to look down or cant hit "A" when told maybe should try harder and LEARN, Learning is great advancing in the knowledge department can only help not harm, and maybe then you can say no to letting game corporations make dumb games. Don't mind me though if you want go ahead strap on your stupid and swing the Wii remote around to throw a ball or shoot a puck because those 4 buttons will never make any sense.