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benfanboy

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#1

benfanboy commented on Review: Evasive Space (WiiWare):

@vherub: I didn't have any trouble with arm fatigue.

I know what you are talking about because I had that problem with LostWinds (don't know if you've played that or not), but you don't spend as much time jerking the remote around in Evasive Space - you generally keep the pointer in a fairly small area near the center of the screen and only make minor adjustments in order to correct your ship's course.

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#2

benfanboy commented on Review: Evasive Space (WiiWare):

I was playing Evasive Space again last night and have to say, I really appreciate the control scheme more and more. I've reached the point now where I can navigate the mazes and corridors from beginning to end without running into anything, and never let up on the thrusters.

The game definitely has some annoying flaws that betray a certain lack of polish (online leaderboard access, delivery method of the story, the message ticker at the bottom of the screen), but I don't think the controls are one of them.

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#3

benfanboy commented on Review: Evasive Space (WiiWare):

@KnucklesSonic8: Definitely glad to see I'm not the only one who likes Evasive Space. :)

IMO, the controls are what give this game the twist it needs to set it apart from other similar games out there. The "evasion" aspect is fine (and I enjoy it), but analog stick controls tacked onto this experience would make things a lot more average/ordinary.

And I agree, the "challenge" in this game relates a lot more to time limits than controls. The first couple levels, you'll fly all over the place trying to get a feel for things. But it gets a lot easier to maneuver before long.

It deserves a 7 at the very least (and I personally would grade it higher).

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#4

benfanboy commented on Review: Evasive Space (WiiWare):

I disagree with this review.

This is actually one of my favorite WiiWare games. The control scheme is truly unique and well-executed. It took me about 30 minutes to get the hang of it, but controlling the ship is one of the most fun parts of the game.

If you like arcade-style games that are easy to learn but difficult to master, then this is an awesome purchase, and well worth the 1000 Wii Points.