As for the Wii, I agree that it's great fun for lots of people and I plan to get one (I was going to get 1 sooner but I'm busy with the PS3 for now). However, let's not stretch the truth. Red Steel has bad controls and there are plenty of games that had light guns before. Remember duck hunt? Yeah, those have been around for awhile. As for slashing, the same thing is possible with the PS3. In fact, 2K7 uses a "swing" motion to hit baseballs. (Just played the demo yesterday.) Warioware was on the gamecube, granted the controls may be more fun. Wario gets old soon, at least according to most reviews. Warioware is the 2nd highest rated Wii game at only 82.3% on gamerankings. Granted, I'd like to rent it.
im sorry, but there is no way it can be as good. here is why: first of all, the wiimote can rest comfortably as a baseball bat, obviously the ps2 controller doesnt have that ability. second of all, and this is a REALLY REALLY BIG THING you must agree on. wiimote isnt just sensitive to tilt, it is sensitive to height, and speed. take wii sports for example. try bunting. you can see the bat height can be adjusting alot. the ps3, its like hiting A to swing, it swings the set way and either adjusts for you or just the standard way or way its set. (ive never played any baseball game before, so im not sure exactly how it works, but you get my point. note the speed, its speed depends on how hard you swing. (kinda like.... real baseball) heres something funny, go to gamewinners.com and go to the cheats/hints for wii sports, one of the hints is, "Baseball: Easy Homeruns: To hit a baseball out of the park, swing with as much power as possible. Time your swing just right and you will hit it out of the park." hmm, kind of reminds me of real baseball. the guy who put thats an idiot, but you get my point.
those are 2 huge things that add so much to the game that the ps3 cant ever have. its a big deal, the by how hard you swing speed, being able to bunt just by.. bunting, and actually having to hold the wiimote the right height to hit the ball. very real, you cant deny that.
heres the link for that baseball "cheat," (if swinging like in realife is a cheat)
its only a little ways down the page.
Now, something you just flat out lied about: Madden 07 might be the 3rd highest rated game on the Wii so far but it was beat out by the ratings on both the Xbox 1 and PS2 versions. I think most "hard core" gamers will agree that the defensive controls were not on par with normal controllers. And for some reason EA did not put all the features that the last gen games had in the next gen games. This year, most sports games will look a lot better on the 360 and PS3; I hope the controls are far superior on the Wii to compete with that. Basketball with a wiimote? Should be interesting.
sorry, i forget to say my source. its gamespot.com is where i base this claims on. ill list the link below. by clicking on each one you can also see what the user gave the game (as in losers like us). on gamespot it gives it a nice review that basically says it revives the game and it has a higher point rating. i will agree with you on some things. the defense, i think the only thing bad about it is if you have trouble geting the pointer on the screen. that just takes time to get used to, once you do you can literally call shifts and put players in zone or whatever just as fast as with a reg. controller. (i assume thats what your refering to, because the actually playing on D after the snap is identical) i can shift the line, linebackers, do whatever with the safties and all the ussual things i do before the snap in the same time, it just takes time to get used to. lifting the wiimote and nunchuck to intercept is great, feels natural and rather instinctive (how many of us madden losers havnt lifted the controller once in awhile when going for a big pick? thats what i thought). just the wiimote to deflect, all good things that work great. as for them getting rid of things, i agree. im not sure if its same for all consoles (although i see no reason why they would only eliminate this things for the wii). for example, when playing on all-madden, it turns off pass assist, QB assist, those things, and DOES NOT allow you to turn them back on. it also turns on QB vision, and does not allow you to turn back off (as long as your playing on all-madden). another thing, and this really annoys me, you can have the QB just genaricly look streight forward durring the play, you have to lock on somebody or do it yourself after the snap. i also dont like how on the wii version, you cant call timeouts without going to the menu. i dont understand why. there are free buttons they could have used, or maybe you could have made it so you hold the wiimote sideways over the nunchuck and tap them together to call a timeout. but they didnt, but that isnt a big deal.
some big pluses, running is great. i never stiff armed before in any other madden until now just because its so natural and easy to do using the wiimote. drumming the controllers in sertain situations causes you to plow, which is real nice. (do they have something like that in the other versions? (only probably with tapping a button)) one great thing, taunting. its so much fun to taunt a friend. hold wiimote out to hold right hand out, nunchuck, for left, and drum the 2 to just do side to side highstep.
link for gamespot reviews for madden 07: http://www.gamespot.com/search.html?type=11&stype=all&tag=search%3Bbutton&om_act=convert&om_clk=search&qs=madden&x=49&y=11
anyway, moving on.
*sigh*. GTA would not be the same game on the Wii. The Wii could not handle the graphics. Kingdom Hearts, we shall see, but the game would certainly look better on the PS3. Guitar Hero and GTA are already on the 360 as well, but I suppose the Wii might get it. Big deal, the 360 has downloadable songs, would the Wii version? I'm glad you are on top of all the rumors for games going to the Wii, but some games will just not play as well on that system.
its already announced a guitar hero for not only the wii, and the DS, set to release sometime in 08(should be interesting). as for downloading songs, im sure they can have that. when watching slideshows of your pics from SD cards on the wii, it gives you the option to import songs from your MP3s on you SD card onto the wii, so they basically already have a start to that.
i agree with the guy who says people make too big a deal about whether the wii can handle games like GTA or not. so just refer to that guys post.
Btw, stop giving away game elements such as the Zelda stuff above. I will play the game eventually and I don't want to know what happens. So yeah, you missed a lot of stuff.
sorry, i didnt mean to give alway any spoilers, although for everyones info, its a really great, fine tuned, game. (and after 5 million delays, it ought to be)