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Reading through this topic makes me reallize I thoroughly miss pointer controls for fps games. Dual analogue controls are the equivalent of playing an RTS game without a mouse. Rip-off or not, I wish Sony would bring back the Move controller for PS4 (not just for VR).

On topic: Wii Sports & Resort, Metroid Prime, Medal of Honor and Red Steel 2 all played like a dream, unlike any other non-motion control games.



Interesting how there’s a pretty big split between those who like IR controls and those who liked the 1:1 motion+.

It just goes to show that the Wii motion gaming was not as simplistic as waggle to go.

I am on the minority side (there’s a few of you in the thread) who enjoyed the accelerometer based controls the most - I think these are best demonstrated in games like WarioWare: but also quite fun in Just Dance and Wii Fit. I also love the IR aiming (particularly in third person).


The idea of 1:1 is something I really appreciate on paper but, unfortunately, didn’t enjoy in practice, at least with how games have been designed to feel more mechanical - e.g. Zelda felt more like a mini game of striking a certain way than using your own sorts of fighting techniques to destroy monsters. On the bright side, I’m glad many enjoy it. And it shows, again, the diversity of motion control tastes Nintendo did and can develop.



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Chrizum said:

Reading through this topic makes me reallize I thoroughly miss pointer controls for fps games.  

God, you're not alone. While gyro eases the pain a bit, I would give almost anything to be able to play Doom 2016 or Wolfenstein II with pointer aiming. It remains to this day THE best control method for aiming in my book.

Jumpin said:
Interesting how there’s a pretty big split between those who like IR controls and those who liked the 1:1 motion+.

I actually really like both; I thoroughly enjoyed the accuracy and intuitive nature of IR aiming in games like Metroid Prime 3 and Sin & Punishment 2, but I also loved full-on gesture-based inputs in games like Red Steel 2 and Wii Sports Resort. Plus a lot of games blended the two to good effect.

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Definitely the Metroid Prime Trilogy.



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Skyward Sword. Never once had any issues with it what so ever. The motion controls in that game a simply sublime. Shame that it came so late to the console.



curl-6 said:

Silent Hill Shattered Memories was another good one rarely mentioned. (And also just a really good game that's rarely mentioned IMO)

Using motion and pointer controls to aim your torch, manipulate your environment to solve puzzles, and throw off attacking enemies felt great.

The ending is probably what people remember the most fondly about this one, quite jaw dropping.

Also, interesting how they used your behavior during psychiatric sessions to portray the cast and environments you go through. 

I'd say it could definitely be a Top 3 games in the franchise.



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Metroid Prime 3 (and trilogy)
The Conduit
Skyward Sword when it worked
Super Monkey Ball had great controls



Unpopular opinion, but I must say after trying out VIVE controllers, I realized how much Wii Remote Plus was just plain terrible.
I still play Wii from time to time, lot of motion contolled games, but it feels so laggy and unprecise.
Despite that, Grand Slam is one of my favourites on Wii.