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Topic: Opinions: Best On-Rails Shooters on Wii?

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Pahvi

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I read through HOTD 2 & 3 Return manual, and it looks like you indeed can disable the crosshairs (but it doesn't say it changes anything else in the game): "For added challenge, try selecting DISABLE to play without the target mark."

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Kadunta wrote:

What kind of compensation/reward would/should RE: *** Chronicles games have if you didn't use the crosshair?

Unless it's hidden, there is no such option in the Resident Evil games. Anyway, I'm not sure it would fit the gameplay since you're required to shoot right in the middle of a zombie's forehead to blast its head off.

I don't believe there is such an option either. But the point in my question was, if there was, what should the player gain from playing the game like that? I'm not going to pop the game in my console to check it out, but I don't think it was much of a score attack game, although you got grades after each level and some point stars to upgrade your weapons. Maybe the hypothetical no-crosshairs-option could enable new, higher grades or make the grading more forgiving, but what new would that have brought to the player? (I'm trying to see if there are on-rails shooters that would not really benefit from having the option of disabling the crosshairs.)

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I prefer to use the Wiimote alone and rest my hand on my lap or, even better, on an arm rest. I think it makes aiming easier and steadier. I bought the Overkill official shelves and, while they look good, they're very uncomfortable.

it's easier even when playing without the crosshairs?

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madmonkey

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Kadunta wrote:

I don't believe there is such an option either. But the point in my question was, if there was, what should the player gain from playing the game like that?

I dunno. I think the game as it is now is not really fitted for a no crosshair option. So it could be good if it was a separate mode, tweaked when needed, with its own ranking. If it wasn't, I think the reward should on par with the difficulty.

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it's easier even when playing without the crosshairs?

Yes. The crosshair appears during cutscenes so you can move it around a little to get the hang. Also, an impact appears on screen every time you shoot so you can easily adjust your aim.

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HolyMackerel

43. Posted:

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chiwii

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Am I the only one who thinks that Ghost Squad was extremely boring? I played through the whole game twice, and I have no desire to ever play it again.

I really like Link's Crossbow Training. Of course, I wish it were a longer game, but I still have fun with it every time I play it.

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gunlover

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I just bought Ghost Squad after reading this forum, thanks guys. My new gf Kirsty seems to have various games that involve zooming round in carts and strange aliens that you can apparently shoot with sink plungers. As we had just invested in a large TV, we both agreed to get some shooters and guns for the WII. However ... what a learning curve it was for me .. and a lesson learnt. being used to House of the Dead in an actual arcade, I thought I'd cream Kirtsy (gigetty) on the WII when we bought House of the Dead 2 & 3. Nope .. you have to use crosshairs and can't turn them off .. in the arcade you can actually aim and shoot. Then one day we went to a real arcade where they had both House of the Dead 2 & 3 machines. Yay, we said - we'll be ace at this (please forgive the Wii we puns). Nope .. no crosshairs ... and Kirtsywas only used to crosshairs .... and I had somehow unlearnt to point and shoot. (Sorry ... I shouldn't have said aim earlier .. no point aiming in an arcade ... I have yet to find a machine that has been calibrated correctly). Anyway I am now the worst I have ever been at HOTD on ANY platform .. so hoping for a fresh start with Ghost Squad. Question for you all: can the WII be used as a training tool for real arcade games .. or is that just a weird fantasy I have ...?

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WaveBoy

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I haven't touched Ghost squad yet, and probably never will. But i have rented that somewhat decent yet a**ed RE: Umbrella Chronicles which i find works best when using the Nyko Perfect shot and no nunchuck. Even so, it kind of drags, it's frustrating, the bosses dead zones are ridiculously small and it feels like an eternity taking them down...Not to mention the hit detection and enemy reactions(mainly zombies) are beyond wonky. The oomph and satisfaction when popping a zombie just isn't there. But it's still fun regardless getting an on rails first person perspective when touring everybodies favorite RE1 mansion. :p It shows promise and it is fun here and there, but it's bogged down by quite a few issues most notably with Boss hit detection and the battles themselves being wayyy too long and tedious for their own good.

I've also completed HOTD: Overkill which i honestly didn't find that much better....I enjoyed the slo-mo bullet time effect and the over the top grindhouse feel, but reducing HOTD to 30fps, with uninteresting stage design, lack luster boss battles, frame rate hiccups and ho hum enemy placement makes this the weakest HOTD yet if you ask me.

Dead Space Extraction? I found it painfully boring....it looks & sounds great, and has more polish than RE:UC and HOTD 2 combined....But it flows at a snails pace in favor of cinematic flare and unintersting story telling which feels like it takes up 50% of the game. I made it past half way Extraction but i called it quits as i just wasn't having any fun with it, just as i did with RE: UC when I made it to the Nemesis. :P

The Winner for me would have to go to HOTD 2 from HOTD 2 & 3 Return. It's arcade 'perfect' and beats the pants off all of the above! HOTD 3 however...I'd say is alright, but 2 is just so classic....Terrible voice overs and all! :D Yet it would of been great if they included the arcade original which is another favorite of mine. Oh, and turning off the reticule works like a charm, it felt identicle to the arcade experience and felt 100% accurate. I cannot say the same whatsoever for Overkill which was a complete innacurate mess without using the cross hair..... Anyways, I need to get RE: Darkside chronicles, it's at a decent price on eBay and looks far superior to the original in practically evey single way imaginable....overly shaky cam aside!

RE: Umbrella Chronicles - 6.5
HOTD: Overkill - 5
Dead Space: Extraction - 4
HOTD 2 & 3 Return - 8
Link's Cross Bow Training - 7.5

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gunlover

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When I was referring to House of the Dead 2 & 3, I was referring to Return.
Just bought Men in Black and its clunky as hell! Looks like you have to read the manual before playing it, so it will probably end up on ebay. If you are not told enough info on how a game works as it loads, then don't play it is my advice.

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dumedum

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JoeDiddley wrote:

Overkill.

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Jaz007

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Sin & Punishment was a great game, kept the intensity and pacing up fantastically and had some sweet variety.

How do you play a Wii game without cross-hairs? The wii pointer lacks any accuracy as to where you're actually pointing. Which is one of my problems with it, it doesn't actually replicate a light gun game from an arcade very well, which is why I haven't gotten that many of them. When we have real 1:1 for pointing on consoles I will be a happy man.

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WaveBoy

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chiwii wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that Ghost Squad was extremely boring? I played through the whole game twice, and I have no desire to ever play it again.

I really like Link's Crossbow Training. Of course, I wish it were a longer game, but I still have fun with it every time I play it.

This. It's short leangth and being locked in at 30fps rather than 60fps hurt the overall package, but it's easily still one of the best On rails-titles for the Wii. Hell it's probably my favorite! ;) I had much more fun with it than HOTD: Overkill, Dead Space Extraction and RE: Umbrella Chronicles. Yet i deeply regret Spending 90% of the time using that akward 'n clunky Wii Zapper to play it. :P

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SKTTR

51. Posted:

Rundown of my on-rails shooters for Wii:

9/10 Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
9/10 Dead Space Extraction
9/10 Sin And Punishment: Successor of the Skies
8/10 The House of the Dead Overkill
8/10 Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
7/10 Link's Crossbow Training
7/10 The House of the Dead 2&3 Return
6/10 Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns
5/10 530 Eco Shooter

Still need to pick up Ghost Squad.

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JGMR

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Gamesake wrote:

Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles

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OptometristLime

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WaveBoy wrote:

chiwii wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that Ghost Squad was extremely boring? I played through the whole game twice, and I have no desire to ever play it again.

I really like Link's Crossbow Training. Of course, I wish it were a longer game, but I still have fun with it every time I play it.

This. It's short leangth and being locked in at 30fps rather than 60fps hurt the overall package, but it's easily still one of the best On rails-titles for the Wii. Hell it's probably my favorite! ;) I had much more fun with it than HOTD: Overkill, Dead Space Extraction and RE: Umbrella Chronicles. Yet i deeply regret Spending 90% of the time using that akward 'n clunky Wii Zapper to play it. :P

Hm. The price is right too, but I've frequently overlooked this one. If the game disc comes alone minus the silly zapper as you've mentioned :P, there would be nothing to stop me from snapping this up.

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