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If the wii had no wiimote, would you have bought it?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by jcblough, May 23, 2007.

  1. jcblough

    jcblough WiiChat Member

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    If nintendo had tried to follow the pack and just make a more powerful next-gen console with a standard control set, would you have still gotten it just because it was a nintendo or would you have opted to just get a different console.
     
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    Schneideren Software Engineer Student

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    If the wii didnt have the mote (the whole principal of pointing - controlling movement with the motes) I wouldnt have bought it.
     
  3. Haz

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    Would of bought it, as it is the only console that has Zelda.

    Zelda being the only reason why I bought the Wii.
     
  4. GamerCon

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    I would want to buy it more. Knowing it would have more capabilities game wise, the future games such as Zelda, Mario and Metriod would not just look good but they would also have more options to choose from during play.

    Nintendo is the system thats always changing, they have yet to have a consistent controller or carts/disc's. They are also renowned for gimmicks, such as putting Super/64/Advanced/DS in the titles.

    So yes, i would still buy it and buy the light gun separate.

    Huh? The only Zelda on Wii was Twilight Princess which was on the GC aswell so thats not a very good reason to buy it. If it was a different Zelda, that would make more sense.
     
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    I think that if I didn't own one already I would not buy one now BECAUSE of the wiimote. . . . .It seems that every game must use it even though not all are suited to it.

    *Please remember that innovation doesn't always equal excellence...... Sinclair C5? You see my point!*
     
  6. chakan

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    I just plain wouldn't of have bought it. I would of have at best waited an eternity to get one like I did the Gamecube.
     
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    I would have bought it. I've played Nintendo's consoles since birth (not since I was 1 month old but since I can remember), so I'm always going to stick with Nintendo and buy their consoles. Now if something silly happened like Shigeru Miyamoto got hired by Sony or Microsoft, I'd switch to that console... but that's not going to happen.

    Basically, I'm following Shigeru Miyamoto around like a lost puppy. Where ever he goes, what ever he does, I follow.
     
  8. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    If it is just a regular game console, my wife won't let me get one. It was the whole body involvement that convinced my wife this is a good exercise machine rather than video game. Indeed, she told me to get one for the kids.
     
  9. Dal

    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    I'd buy it for SSBB.......I know Luigi is going to be in it....
     
  10. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Yeah, I would have still bought it just to play Zelda: TP.
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    The Wii wouldn't have been made without the Wiimote.
    If it was a normal pad I would have gotten a Xbox 360
     
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    I would've bought it. The Wii-mote just adds on to the greatness!
     
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    If the wii had no wiimote.. it would be a slightly improved gamecube...
     
  14. Thanh

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    i only bought the wii cuz of the ability to move with it...other than that i would of bought an 360...
     
  15. WII60

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    well if your lucky, like me, you can have both the great motion sensing of the wii etc and the pad for the 360!
     
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    Well; I didn't buy an N64 I bought a Playstation and I didn't buy a Gamecube I bought a PS2 so why would I want a Wii if it didn't have the WiiMote? xD
     
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    Wiinter Audentes fortuna iuvat

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    Probably not. I've been out of the console market since the NES, so it took an awful lot pull me back in. I was probably never going to buy one of the other systems, because Nintendo's franchises are more my style (Zelda et al), and the Wii allows me to play every Zelda I've never gotten the chance to play (I'm sure majora's mask will be along soon).

    I have the utmost hopes for the control system, and I think when the other fanboys see what we've got with the wii-mote nunchuck combo in FPS, they're going to start demanding a new FPS-special controller from their systems. Reviews have compared the accuracy of MP3C to the mouse-keyboard combo so beloved by FPS fans on the PC, but I think in addition to that, it's going to be a heck of a lot more fun. Mouse/keyboard might be accurate, but it isn't as true-to-life. Instead of measuring the dexterity of your fingers and familiarity with a gamepad vs. your buddies, FPS on the Wii could (someday...) let you really go head to head with them testing only your reflexes, skills and tactics.

    People who never would have spent hours getting accustomed to the dozen button and dual-analog stick control will be happy to get in the game and just point and shoot. A lot of people who might be characterized as non-gamers might well get sucked into hardcore gaming, and with this control system, be good at it.

    There were a lot of things that got me to buy the Wii, but if any one of them were lacking, especially the control system, I wouldn't have gotten it.
     
  18. briers07

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    no I probably would not have bought it
     
  19. jcblough

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    Totally agree - I've forever wondered why xbox and/or ps with their fps fan base never added a keyboard/mouse interface. Untill the wiimote - it is THE way to go for an fps. . . As for other console games/titles it seems they've hit critical mass to me. People are dropping huge $$ for a slightly bigger and prettier halo, but not much in the way of an experience. It looks like the wii has a chance to get some fresh ideas out - kinda what the pc did before it started to wither up as a gaming platform
     
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    I agree about the whole FPS thing. Analog sticks are so lame for looking around/aiming. My personal preference is a mouse that is controlled with the thumb (I think they are called trackballs). The wiimote works surprisingly well and it is a lot of fun to play FPS type games with it.
     

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