Can Motion Control Work With Today’s Games?
In an interview with CNBC, Jack Tretton said:
â€œPersonally, itâ€™s very difficult for me to perceive â€˜God of War 3â€™ being played with the Wii controller,â€ he says. â€œItâ€™s a different experience that doesnâ€™t lend itself to certain types of games. [But] I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game thatâ€™s on the system now â€” and every game weâ€™re working on.â€
I don’t see how any of the motion controllers, including the PlayStation Motion wand, can be used for an action/adventure game. How do you do 180 degree turns and run back and forth without a stick or d-pad? Every one of the motion tech demos that we’ve seen and every motion-controlled Wii game involves playing a character that mostly stays still and looks forward (baseball, tennis, boxing, bowling type stuff). The PlayStation wand demos that allowed turning the camera 1-to-1, obviously had a limited turning radius due to the fact that the player needs to keep looking forward to the TV.
Can anyone else see how you might control a action/adventure type game such as God of War 3 with the PlayStation motion wand?