JesterHawk wrote:I'm still not sure I get the point of this thread.
Motion control can't live up to the hype; it's too slow, too unresponsive, inaccurate and limited. That's the point. I don't buy the hype. Everyone is selling it based off potential and the future, not what's currently available.
I don't get how people like "Twilight" but I won't deny that it is successful. Just because you're not in the particular market doesn't make it a bad product. At this point, motion control is gimmicky, but it's different, and it's fun. If it can advance in complexity of control and we end up with interactivity like in "Minority Report" or "Iron Man" then you'll access a larger crowd.
Again, we are living off of potential that is years away. I'm not saying no one should buy it, but I am asking what's its appeal to everyone else. You know... promoting discussion.
Right now video game purists are probably avoiding it since it's not the fastest way to access things, a traditional controller is faster, but that is because we're stuck with the old styles of games and menus. When they develop the technology more fully, it will be some cool shit.
Think back to the original Gameboy. Who would want that crap? Black and white, horrible graphics. Look at handheld gaming today. Insert motion control in about a decade and you'll have the same thing.
You are comparing the Gameboy against current media... why not bring back the Atari while you're at it.
The Gameboy was revolutionary because it was true mobile gaming. No one cares that it was dot-matrix screen with 8 shades of green/black; Tetris. End of discussion.
I don't get the love for flying cars either...