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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by CRTGAMER Thu May 26, 2011 4:19 pm

House of the Dead 2 & 3
Of all the games available for the Wii, I think this one is the pinnacle that makes the infra sensor controls worthwhile. "Lightgun" capability on the HD! I have the Dreamcast version which does not work on my HD CRT, now is played on the CRT VGA computer monitor.

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The Comparison
Okay, so how does the Wii version compare to the outstanding Dreamcast release? Very clean exact Arcade graphics, looks identical. Could not tell any difference between the two. The DC level of graphics is a good thing considering a lot of Wii games use that silly motion blur. The screen flash which is needed for the Dreamcast lightgun is not on the Wii versions. All the great cheesy voices are here too.

"We are meeting G over there."

A nice bonus is the additional House of the Dead 3 game. Actually plays easier, allowing more time to aim. The shotgun is very satisfying blasting all the ghouls. Sadly, the over the top B Movie voices are gone, but still a great gunfest. 8)

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The real jewel is the infra sensor. It is very accurate, even better then the Dreamcast Lightgun on a regular CRT. Very easy to aim at blowing off the arms, legs and kill shot of the head. I was tempted to pick up an outer gun shell to give the Wii Remote a better feel. Not sold on the idea of an outer plastic trigger operating the Remote trigger. A slight delay in the shot and wear of the plastic buttons. If I was to get one, it would be a duel trigger to operate both the B Trigger and A button.
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Rapid Fire
I am spoiled by the Dreamcast Interact Lightgun. Not only does it offer RAPID FIRE but also AUTOMATIC RELOAD. Nothing more fun then shooting off the arms of the Zombies with a "Machine Gun." Unfortunately the Wii Remote has no Rapid Fire and the Wii HOTD 2 does not have this option. There is an unlock for HOTD 3, a hopeful maybe it might offer the Rapid Fire? There are some Wii auto fire gun alternatives:

Aftermarket Remote with Rapid Fire
http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/Wii- ... 00701.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/WILDFIRE-FX-CONTR ... B002677ZLC


This Wiimote looks promising, it has built in Rapid Fire! The downside is it does not take standard AA batteries, but has a built in proprietary rechargeable battery. Disappointing since rechargeables do not last as long in a gaming session and eventually wear out. :?

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Dreamgear Game Blaster Pro
http://www.dreamgear.net/game-blaster-pro.html


This one is plain silly. At first I thought the Rapid Fire was electrical. No, its done with a battery operated front solenoid that taps the B trigger. Maybe it works, but that can't be good for the Wii Remote trigger. :?
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Internal Rapid Fire mod with the AcidMods Wii Rapid Fire Kit
http://www.acidmods.com/forum/index.php?topic=24956.msg183636#msg183636


This is very appealing, looks to be a great mod. Now if they would only sell this kit again! :shock:

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Final shot score:
Dreamcast - Rapid Fire, Auto Reload and VGA CRT monitor.
Wii - Dead Accurate Tracking, Bonus HOTD 3 and HD TV.


This is where the Wii has beaten the 360 and PS3, by being the first out the gate with not only Light Gun games, but FPS genre with the instant and precise aim anywhere on the screen! I like the Wiimote over even a mouse for the dead accuracy the sensor produces. Even on newer HD TVs the forgotten light gun games work again.

House of the Dead on any TV including HD LCD TVs! "Thankyou for rescuing me."
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by Nintendork666 Thu May 26, 2011 9:01 pm

Glad to see you're enjoying your purchases, CRT!

*cough* check out No More Heroes *cough* *cough*
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by Opa Opa Thu May 26, 2011 9:04 pm

Nintendork666 wrote:*cough* check out No More Heroes *cough* *cough*

Flower, Sun, and Rain is better. :)
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by Nintendork666 Thu May 26, 2011 9:22 pm

^ I still haven't played it yet! :cry:
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by Opa Opa Thu May 26, 2011 9:44 pm

Nintendork666 wrote:^ I still haven't played it yet! :cry:

Shame. Shame.
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by brunoafh Sat May 28, 2011 8:57 am

I've always been tempted to try Flower, Sun, and Rain. I like Suda51's games quite a bit and I love Takada's scores.
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by CRTGAMER Sat May 28, 2011 3:20 pm

Opa Opa wrote:
Nintendork666 wrote:*cough* check out No More Heroes *cough* *cough*
Flower, Sun, and Rain is better. :)
No More Heroes looks intriguing though the animation puts me off. Prefer FPS to have a more realistic look. Opa, you had me in a panic mode for a sec. I am always on the lookout for unique games. There is an import of that Flower, Sun and Rain game for the PS2, I was thinking it might have been a version of PS3 Flower.
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by alienjesus Sat May 28, 2011 4:27 pm

No More Heroes isn't an FPS. It's not even close. It's an action beat em up.
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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by CRTGAMER Sat May 28, 2011 7:13 pm

alienjesus wrote:No More Heroes isn't an FPS. It's not even close. It's an action beat em up.
Oh, okay. Video Game Critic gave it a B+. The cell phone calls thru the Wii remote speaker, now that is different.

http://www.videogamecritic.net/wiimr.htm#No_More_Heroes

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Re: CRTGAMER Wii Thread

by brunoafh Sat May 28, 2011 7:20 pm

No More Heroes is one of the stand-out games on the Wii, if not the stand-out game. Every Wii owner that didn't buy a Wii to play Wii Sports or Wii Fit for two weeks and never touch the system again is pretty much obligated to get it honestly.
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