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My faith in Lucasarts is just about gone.

they had a chance to make one the best selling games ever (everyone wants a SW Lightsaber game) & they managed to muck it up!

Please just let Nintendo make it next time!



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Soma said:
Infamy79 said:
Menago KF said:
I always wanted to ask this as well. What does too much waggle mean? Is it the same as too much button mashing? /sarcasm

I'm wondering if game developers are having a hard time (or are just lazy) developing proper Wii gestures into their game. Maybe they are struggling code for measuring input on the x, y & z axis and then measuring moves based on changes to these points.

There are plenty of games that highlight the accuracy in the Wii-remote (spinning the bowling ball in WiiSports, SMG when Mario is rolling on the ball) so it would seem that even though it's not perfect 1:1 like WiiMotionPlus will be, it should be possible to do far more innovative controls than just "waggle". Perhaps in trying to cater for the "casual" audience, they figure anything except shaking the remote is too complex.

 

But at the same time, I haven't heard any of these "casual" people having problems with Wii Sports.

I agree, it's a very short sighted attitude, but shaking the Wii-mote seems like such a lazy option when it's been proven that more precise controls can work well. Just trying to figure out why developers are thinking this way. 



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Infamy79 said:
Soma said:
Infamy79 said:
Menago KF said:
I always wanted to ask this as well. What does too much waggle mean? Is it the same as too much button mashing? /sarcasm

I'm wondering if game developers are having a hard time (or are just lazy) developing proper Wii gestures into their game. Maybe they are struggling code for measuring input on the x, y & z axis and then measuring moves based on changes to these points.

There are plenty of games that highlight the accuracy in the Wii-remote (spinning the bowling ball in WiiSports, SMG when Mario is rolling on the ball) so it would seem that even though it's not perfect 1:1 like WiiMotionPlus will be, it should be possible to do far more innovative controls than just "waggle". Perhaps in trying to cater for the "casual" audience, they figure anything except shaking the remote is too complex.

 

But at the same time, I haven't heard any of these "casual" people having problems with Wii Sports.

I agree, it's a very short sighted attitude, but shaking the Wii-mote seems like such a lazy option when it's been proven that more precise controls can work well. Just trying to figure out why developers are thinking this way. 

 

We need to play the game to know exactly if it feels good or bad. Swordfighting in Zelda, for example, was the same shaking mechanic, and many people didn't had problem with that.

 



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is it just me or IGN seem to be very Anti-Wii recently?



damn....i didn't expect the score to be great but not this bad



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I bet Lucasarts is furious that they didn't know about Motion Plus till it was too late. I'm actually surprised they didn't delay this game the moment it was announced, but I guess they were too focused on the timing of the tv show.

In the end I guess this game is just a casualty of timing. The idea of accurate Wiimote sword fighting was an idea that quite early on was discovered to be wanting. The Motion Plus re-ignites that promise. And this should have been that game. Instead... It's just another game that didn't live up to it's potential.



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MontanaHatchet said:
Why does the legitimacy of EVERY review have to be questioned? Even if it got a 3.5 out of 5 from Gamepro, that's still a publication that often gives higher marks than other reviewers, and the game is clearly mediocre regardless. There are better games to buy out there and people should avoid, at all costs, giving George Lucas any more money.

It's not that i don't agree with the review, since i haven't played the game yet, but IGN has been showing signs of polarization in reviewing Wii games as of late. Effectively that means that IGN gives the lower scores compared to most of the sites! Add also, that the staff has a bad reputation going around them right now.

Is it me or was KOTOR 1&2 the last good SW games that we recieved from Lucasarts?

 



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A 3.5 isn't the same thing as a seven. It's a middle-of-the-road review, just like a 5 from IGN.



It isn't a wagglefest.


I've briefly played the game, the sabre swings match your real swings pretty well, you swing left to right, the character swings left to right, slice downwards, character does also.  + all the other various combinations.


Isn't just shaking the wiimote and watching random swings on the screen. Not at all.


It beats the crap out of Force Unleashed duel mode.


My main gripe with the game if the fact its a sideways perspective, I'd much more prefered a behind the character one.

Actually, my main gripe is its based on the clone wars series instead of the movies, but that doesn't affect gameplay.



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