FPS have not enjoyed the greatest success on the wii, with the exception being MP3, and a few COD games. The main problem being looking around by pushing the cross-hair reticle to the side of the screen, the so called bounding box. Nintendo could rectify this by replacing the d-pad on the wiimote with another analogue stick. This would give a movement similar to that of the 360, but cross-hair could still be controlled by pointing the wiimote at the screen for high degree of precision with no need foe auto-aim like the 360/PS3. Maybe Nintendo could do this with the wii successor. What do you guys think
One way Nintendo could improve FPS in the future.
I say use the wiimote aiming and bounding box for turning, like always.
For shooting, there should be an aim button, ala Goldeneye or Perfect Dark, that locks the screen in place and lets you aim with a steady screen. It's not lock on, but it helps steady your aim better. I guess a good example would be to play Metroid Prime Trilogy, have nothing onscreen that the game would lock on to, and hold the Z button. You'll see what I mean.
So, no controller change I think. 2 sticks for moving and looking around in conjunction with a pointer on screen I think would throw me off. There just needs to be a better gameplay design.
First of all, Nintendo doesn't make FPS games.
Secondly, CoD: WaW and CoD: MWR nailed the controls to something that is far superior to analogue controls.
Thirdly, MotionPlus enables cursor control way beyond the boundaries of the TV screen, making this a non-issue. See Red Steel 2.
Fourthly, this thread will be filled with opinions of whining people who haven't touched a Wii FPS game since Far Cry.
" First of all, Nintendo doesn't make FPS games. Secondly, CoD: WaW and CoD: MWR nailed the controls to something that is far superior to analogue controls. Thirdly, MotionPlus enables cursor control way beyond the boundaries of the TV screen, making this a non-issue. See Red Steel 2. Fourthly, this thread will be filled with opinions of whining people who haven't touched a Wii FPS game since Far Cry. "Well retro studios is 100% owned by Nintendo, granted retro is not in Kyoto, but the with Nintendo owning 100% of retro, their first party, so Nintendo does make FPS. Anyway It is not beyond Nintendo EAD making a FPS if the wanted, as fps elements have been in Zelda since 1998. Yes the bounding box is better then ps3 and xbox controller, due to the level of auto aim needed for the PS3/360, but moving the bounding by moving the aiming reticule to corners of the screen, is not ideal either, if the moving of the bounding box could be achieved by a second analogue stick, leaving the Wii reticule solely for aiming, would definitely speed up the gameplay.
Nintendo and its 3rd party developers don't need to make FPS games for the Wii. Because of the hardware deficiencies, FPS games made for it can't compete with those made for the PS3, 360 or PC. Wii does a lot of things well and it doesn't need to be competitive in the FPS market because of that. However, if it did want to make these games it should (a) take a cartoony look like in Team Fortress 2, (b) go with lots of aim assist and (c) speed everything up to twice as fast as the old UT games to keep things competitive. Trying to snap from a very fast moving target to another speeding target could provide a new different challenge than the precision normally associated with FPS games.
OP, do you even play Wii FPS games?
This is not an issue. Learning to be quick and precise in MW:Reflex doesn't take any longer than learning that on the 360 or PS3. You probably learn it even quicker.
Everyone fails hard at their first try on a Wii FPS. But you learn to get the reticule and your character exactly where you want them to be just as you learn(ed) that on the PC and HD consoles. Especially if you tweak the button layout, sensitivity and bounding box to your preferences - options which all the Wii FPS games released recently have.
I have not played reflex or red steel 2, but from the video reviews the bounding box feels familiar to some of fps i played on wii. The one thing that annoyed me, esp in MP3, was doing the 180 turn, which if memory serve me was nigh impossible in that game. Also the messing with sensitivity setting does not appeal to me(and average player, it a nice touch though). Whenever i play fps i prefer them for game-play on the wii, then the ps3 and 360, not the pc though, i just think that if the wii reticle was left solely for aiming, fps on the wii would be better.
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