Retro Studios perfects Metroid Prime: 3 controller use
IGN was given a demo of the upcoming Metroid Prime 3: Corrupion recently and Retro Studios let them demo the "Expert" controller mode and apprently it rocks socks:
As we played a new single-level demo of the Prime 3 at Nintendo's Wii event in New York City, the game's designers came upon and told us that we absolutely needed to try the new "expert" control mode. They explained that they hoped it would satisfy our cravings for first-person maneuverability similar to a mouse and keyboard configuration in FPSs on the PC platform.
We started up a new level where heroine Samus Aran explores a vast space station and immediately switched to expert mode. We're happy to report that it simulates the accuracy of PC first-person shooters almost perfectly, and we found ourselves soaring through levels, zipping around corners, pulling quick turns and zapping down enemies with pinpoint precision without seconds. Simply put, Retro has nailed it - and it makes the wait to 2007 for the game that much more difficult. We're not kidding when we write that Prime 3 feels like a brand new game with this control.
Will we ever get to experience any PC to Wii competition? I doubt it, but it sounds like Wii-mote will add a deeper level of immersion and extreme pwnage, and that's all right by me. I'm actually looking forward to ducking behind couches and jumping over toys while I play Metroid 3 on the Wii...because I will be...you hear that wife! I will have my Wii and play it too bwa ha ha ha!