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Handling the Wii

So I went to Nintendo right before the show closed for the day. I wanted to really spend some time with the Wii controller. I have mixed impressions.

It is cool. On games like Metroid -- which fully utilizes the "nunchuck" controller, it really adds another dimension to the gameplay. For example, there was a sequence where I needed to open a door. I first had to grip the handle. Then I had to pull it out (which I did with my right hand by actually making the gesture of "pulling on a handle). Then I had to turn the handle counter-clockwise. I did it just by slightly rotating my right hand in the air. When the lock was alligned the door was opened. Pretty slick.

On the flipside, there is a learning curve. And for most of us (who are used to conventional game controllers) its going to be a real challenge. Even yours truly had some difficulty.

By Bob Greiner  |  May 11, 2006; 2:27 AM ET  | Category:  E3: Game Play
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Every other site besides you and maybe 2 more say that the controller feels natural in 30 secs

Posted by: It's hard? | May 11, 2006 12:50 PM

I'd take the Post's E3 coverage with a grain of salt. While they may know alot about the political machine of Washington, they don't have anyone I would call a gamer on staff. And if they do, they ain't letting her/him write anything about E3.

Posted by: Erik | May 11, 2006 2:53 PM

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