When I hear the words "demo play", the first thing I think about are those old demos that used to kick in when you left a game in the "Press Start" screen for too long. Do they still have those these days? My gaming time's so compressed these days that I just keep mashing the Start button to get to the game as quick as possible.
Nintendo is taking the demo play idea to a whole new level, however. In an interview with USA Today, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that they're adding an optional feature -- called "demo play" -- that will make the Wii even more accessible by making games play themselves:
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if a player is experiencing an area of difficulty, this will allow them to clear troubled areas and take over when they're ready
It's not just for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Future Wii games will also have this feature, said Miyamoto. Maybe the new Zelda will also have this feature, as Miyamoto has previously expressed a wish to make the series more accessible.
I don't know about you guys, but isn't this taking the whole accessibility thing too far? It kinda defeats the whole purpose of buying a game -- which is to, you know, play it. Of course, probably the main thing to remember here is that this feature is optional. If you don't need or want to use it, you don't have to. Sound off in the comments section.