Dave Mirra BMX
Shrek the Third|
Written by Calum Bennett
Wii will immerse gamers in the games like never before. You will be
physically moving which should provide a greater sense of interaction with
the game. The wii remotes' speaker will also help make gaming more
immersive due to depth of sound, which will also make it more realistic.
Control methods aside, these simplistic games can also prove to be a
hardcore gamers best friend due to their arcade feel to them. Xbox Live
Arcade features arcade style games ( and indeed games from actual arcades )
such as Geometry Wars. The new player can pick up Geometry Wars and have a
lot of fun with it, but the hardcore gamer can get more out of it on many
different levels. Nostalgia is one value which will definitely be evident
in the Virtual Console due to the huge amount of retro games that will
become available. Another benefit for the hardcore gamer is the
competitive nature of these titles. Games like Wario Ware are incredibly
simple to pick up, but can keep gamers playing for hours on end.
As I previously mentioned, the wii will take a huge step forward in
bringing simple games to the masses. Simplicity will be Wii's modus operandi so that it can attract new gamers (ust like what Nintendo is doing
with the DS), but it will also cater for the hardcore. The next generation in gaming is going to be the most important yet. It
could change the face of videogames as we know them today, and I for one
am willing to embrace the new nature of gaming - but I'll always want to
play games the conventional way.