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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by FloYdian, Jan 29, 2009.
i got this from wiispace forum.
This is part of the in-game hints and tips system that people were talking about when it was first revealed.
Game Start and Game Resume act as just regular game starting/saving/resuming functions.
Digest Game Start acts as the "watch and/or play the parts you want". It basically loads a finished game, and allows you to watch parts of the game or play parts of the game, choosing what part in the game you want to start at or skip to. There is no save function available in this mode, as that would be pointless anyway.
A lot of people seemed to be upset about the in-game hints and tip system without understanding how it would work (the thread about it on these forums was lost with the crash). I'm not sure whether the hints and tips will be available in regular gameplay (Game Start/Game Resume modes) or only in the Digest mode. I'm inclined to think it's not so much hints and tips, as it is playbacks of the previously saved completed sections of the game that are loaded only when you start a game in Digest mode.
Here is the original article that I first read about this: http://nintendo.joystiq.com/2009/01/09/new-patent-describes-miyamoto-developed-hint-system/
Note that the invention patent application (linked to in FloYdian's quote) is 469 pages long. It seems to include a lot of stuff that may not be directly related to this aspect of the invention (I was just skipping through some pages and reading the abstract on each page).
I wouldn't make much of it, either way the in-game hints are optional I'm sure. Its a nice way to reach to that non gamer demographic, but it doesn't interest me.
The link in the first post is not the one I thought it would be?? I thought it would be to THIS PATENT from which I've taken a few screenshots.
Huh... sounds like a good idea. I probably won't use it unless I've already beaten the game, but it's nice to see Nintendo continuing their efforts to make games accessible to everyone.
That is the same patent. The patent application is 469 pages long, and the one you reference is part of that patent application.
*Edit: Sorry, all 469 pages are not the same application, but they are all applications by Nintendo. It seems any link to the patent site brings up the most recent and steps back with each page, so it is hard to tell where the particular one described in FloYdian's post is (all the links on this page seem to point to a search for Nintendo on the patent application site, so most recent comes up first).
I hope with the implementation of this system in new games comes bonuses and unlockables for getting through with no 'hints' lmao