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Naughty Dog: No Motion Control In Third-Person Action

Well, at least we won't ever have to worry about controlling Nathan Drake with a silly wand.

Which isn't to imply that we find the upcoming motion control mechanic for the PlayStation 3 "silly," but we would find it silly in that particular situation. And as far as Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells is concerned, it would be ridiculous in just about any game of that style. In speaking to G4TV, Wells said he'd rather steer clear of the motion sensing idea for third-person action games. If the team did decide to dive into the idea, they'd have to start from scratch and build a game specifically made for that device, rather than trying to force the wand into a pre-existing mold.

"We really don't have any interest in using the motion control to do a third-person action game. If we were going to make a motion controller game, we'd want to tackle it from the bottom up and make sure that we were designing the game around the motion control, the way the best Wii games are designed."

He goes on to say that he enjoys the Wii, and because he has a 3-year-old, that system gets a lot of play time in his house. ...I'd make some sort of comment here, but I won't. Wells is being positive; so can I. Beyond this, Wells also thinks PS3 owners are "totally for it," in regards to the motion control and he adds that there are probably "a lot of closet Wii owners in the PlayStation community." Therefore, if someone could create "some really good software for that motion controller," it could be a definite success.

We still don't have a name for this motion-sensing wand just yet, but we know it's coming in the spring. And you can bet that if a team like Naughty Dog gets it into their heads to create a game utilizing this new technology, the final result will be pretty damn impressive...likely leaps and bounds ahead of anything you will find on the Wii, simply due to the vastly superior technology the developers would have at their disposal.

1/6/2010 10:40:52 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

IronFace2
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:58:30 AM
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First!!

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englishgolfer
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:01:26 AM

grow up

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:03:05 AM

Good God Man.

Hmmmm.... World, give him your line I guess.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:07:06 AM

Ironface, not sure if I have seen a moving Avatar on this site before. Interesting.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:26:01 AM

No no no no no no no no no...

NO.

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Jian2069
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:16:02 PM

kill yourself ironface
seriously
end your life

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:06:00 PM

That's also your last.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:59:48 PM

Everybody gets One.


(Didn't he already have his One?)

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calculator
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 4:11:08 PM

LMFAO
I remember when I said "first" here on PSXE too...

"Everybody gets One,"
-WorldEndsWithME

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Qubex
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 8:08:07 PM

Oh dear IronFace2; where is Arkham Asylum when you need it?

Q!

"i am home"

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IronFace2
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:02:46 AM

No this is my first and last one i quess...
@Jian2069
I've heard that line from many 360 owners... I think ure a traitor

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lMephisto
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:54:40 AM

12th! :D

Now, seriously... the motion control the first Uncharted had sucked, and it sucked even more because you weren't able to turn it off.
Not that much of an issue playing normal, an extremely annoying one during Crushing. More than a second and a half out of cover and your ass became a spider web

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:05:53 AM
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What no waggle? I could see some applications for Uncharted 3. Perhaps shaking Chloe's backside. Other than that...

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godsman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:12:05 AM
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The Wii's motion controller is actually superior for gaming, compared with PS3 motion controller (other than the accuracy), just because it has much more buttons.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:14:20 AM

I wish you didn't have to purchase that extra motion control adapter for the wii though to make it more 1 to 1 motion capture.

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IronFace2
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:22:45 AM

Maybe the Sony's new motion controller will be better than wii's

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Orvisman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:25:22 PM

The accuracy is the whole point, and to get that accuracy on the Wii you have to drop another $20 per Wiimote.

As for the buttons, the Wiimote alone has an "A" button and a "B" trigger plus numbered "1" and "2" buttons and "+" and "-" buttons (most of these aren't used in games, just the A and B buttons) while the PS3 wand has the four face bottons that have been on every PS controller since the PS1, as well as a fifth button (trigger) on the front and a trigger on the back.

So, how does the Wiimote itself have more buttons and how is the Wiimote itself superior when you have to add a piece of hardware to bring it even close to 1:1 control (contrary to what Ninty claims it isn't 1:1, not even close)?

Your logic is faulty.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 4:06:29 PM

1) How would you truly know it's superior? It's not even out yet... lol

2) Pics online (If they are real) show the wand as a 2 piece... 1 has a d pad, the other has the ^O[]X buttons, and both plug into a central base. the technology is called "SixthSence" which funny enough, is what i've been saying since E3... as I recall, people never believed me... :P

by the pics, the ps3 option clearly has more buttons... while the wii as stated, only has A, B, +, -, Home, and I think thats it.

I'll post pics in the forum later for anyone who's curious/interested....

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 1/6/2010 4:07:15 PM

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packersfan66
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:29:41 PM

Why are you guys arguing about this? Who cares if Wii has better motion controls honestly,

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:34:37 PM

tomm, 64 million units sold care! Or just me.

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Buckeyestar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:17:33 AM
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How about the PS3mote as a knickname for the Sony wand?

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St_Jimmy
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:24:47 PM

I Still say Moco (motion control)

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 4:08:20 PM

pictures of the technology (if they are real) say the name of the technology is "SixthSence"

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randomname
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 6:37:36 PM

Moco means buger in spanish. lol

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lMephisto
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:56:02 AM

@ St_Jimmy: That doesn't sound any good in Spanish, pal...

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:20:24 AM
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He's right - about using motion controls for action games, it's completely ludicrous. You're standing in your own living room holding a game controller, how are you supposed to control the action in a third (or first) person action game without running around and diving over/under things, and so on. Your living room had better be big, and have very few breakables in it. I've never really understood why people think that would work. Motion controls do not turn your console into a holodeck.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:22:29 AM
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Doesn't bother me. Naughty Dog can do no wrong. :)

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:51:04 AM

I'm still waiting on Uncharted 3. What's it been, 3 months already? Can't wait.

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:06:16 AM

mmmmm.
they can.
dropping the license to crash bandicoot is the worlds biggest crime!
something ill never forgive them for.
they condemned it to a life of mediocrity.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:30:02 AM
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Actually ND has been doing a lot of talking lately. No motion, more multiplayer. They know what makes a game good.

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Buckeyestar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:46:50 AM

More multiplayer doesn't make a better game.

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Jian2069
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:16:35 PM

more multiplayer = more work on multiplayer

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:36:19 PM

Buckeyestar is right more MP doesnt make a good game.

But MP is what a lot of people look for in games now days. I know its dis heartening to a lot of gamers like myself because my favorite games out there are because of the single playere experience, which is what games are.

But as time goes on developers cant ignore there is a huge demand for MP games, and it also makes the game more lengthy.

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Alienange
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:46:13 AM

ND words, not mine.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:30:44 AM
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Maybe after Naughty Dog finishes Uncharted 3, they'll put out "Uncharted: Drake's Speedway" with motion control steering. It would keep up with ND's tradition of putting out a racing game for the 4th iteration of their franchises.

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isaya85
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:31:37 AM
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I don't care for motion controls myself, the casuals can have it

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Radiohead
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:22:32 PM
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i hope they don't put motion controls in any other good first party game either.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:52:53 PM
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Eleventh!!

Anyways... I like motion controls sometimes, but alot of the time I just dont feel like flinging my arms about while I play games.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:40:37 PM
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Hey, why not?

I think we're all so biased because we're used to the controls we have now. We all had to learn to play shooters with two sticks; why can't we learn a new system?

(as long as they do it well)

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fuk u
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:50:59 PM
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i like to throw grenades with the motion control.

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Charger7302
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:06:21 PM
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If they make those things where you have to use the DS and the ps3 wand then IMO it will be an epic fail. Especially since they making that controller just to take people from Ninty's market.

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Riku994
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:14:51 PM
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Closet Wii owners... Lol... I may have a Wii now but I'm not happy about it.

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ebterp
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:03:29 PM
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Thanks goodness - I have no problem with motion control unless they try to force it into games where it doesn't make any sense!!!

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:09:33 PM
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PS3 owners coming out of the cloest ;)
SHOW YOURSELF YOU TRAITORS!

Last edited by Banky A on 1/6/2010 3:09:56 PM

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:29:48 PM

I'd like to call this meeting of the local chapter of WA - Wiimoters Anonymous - to order. We have several new members today, if you could raise your hand and I'll call on you in turn. Please tell us your name, and a little bit about your habit.

Last edited by Highlander on 1/6/2010 3:30:00 PM

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:05:07 AM

ahhhh banky i can always rely on you to make me laugh after a hard days work.
+1

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donfelipe
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 3:40:54 PM
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Hi my name is felipe. i am a new reader and this is my first post.

i own a wii.......sounds like i am introducing myself at an AA meeting......

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:31:34 PM

Nice to meet you Felipe. Your pain is over, the PS3 heals all Wii-Wounds.

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tes37
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 4:06:06 PM
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I can't say that I blame Naughty Dog. I wouldn't want to try playing a motion controlled tps. I would like to see what they do with a game made for those controls.

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gumbi
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 4:18:05 PM
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Sigh... i just have no interest at all in this technology. It's a gimmick and Sony is just jumping on the bandwagon. From a business standpoint, I can't say I blame them, there's definite potential for ROI as the Wii has shown us... but from a gamers standpoint I just shake my head.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 6:09:34 PM
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ND's pure awesome
They're honest to the bone!

Seriously, some companies would just go "this is great! the ps3 can do it!!! YEEEAH!" *cough* Nintendo *cough*

But ND's saying it like it is. If a game's based around the motion controls THEN it will enhance both the game AND the motion gameplay.

Wonder what kinds of games some companies are already thinking of or creating for this motion controller.

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fooosie
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 6:51:51 PM
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If you've read my post on Heay Rain then you know Im an a@s h#%e. If you havnt, then dont for it will rob you of brain cells. I now want to talk about Assassin's Creed 2.
My little brother brought over his warranty replaced 360 (that has also rrod-ed at least once) and one of his games is AC2. Having just "finnished" the game on my ps3, I was willing to let him plug his micro-box into my 1080p tv and watch him play. An at home comparrison, if you will.
To my eyes, both versions (ps3/xbox) looked exactly the same on graphics and performance. What DID stand out to me, however, and please tell me if I'm wrong, was that for the duration of my ps3 playthrough

I did not see ANY fat chicks.

But as soon as he fired up the xbox version...
fat chicks everywhere! Maybe I just never noticed. Or maybe my ps3 doesnt have the raw power to render those bovine delights, strolling the streets of venice. Looking for milkshakes. Maybe Ubisoft thought it would be too difficult to 'port' them over.
I think microsoft should get a piece of the "cant be done on that other console" action! They should state: "Larger women could never be done on the ps3, the SPUs are just too small."
Not meaning to offend anyone...
psn: fooosie

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:37:47 PM

I say fat chicks should be on ALL consoles!!

Not sure how it relates to this thread though.

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:36:10 PM

ROTFLMAO!

Dude, that is hilarious. Really. I'd hope anyone reading the post could tell there was no offense intended, only a cow pat sized dollop of sarcasm and humor.

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Eternally
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:33:07 PM
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Fu!k motion controller when we have that secret game from SE now and it is Kingdom Hearts 3 a teaser trailer was just shown at CES, and SE confirmed its going Sony exclusive. The crowd went crazy.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:52:02 PM
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I'll just keep calling what I've been calling it, a Sonymote.

I'm all for it. And I'm sure that it should be great for those games that's are going to be built from the ground up just for motion tracking.

It's just going to give the Playstation another added feature, so that's a good thing.
Besides, if ND decides to make a Sonymote game, don't you think they'll give it the 1000% effort that they've been giving to all their prior games too????

As for those who don't want it, that's fine too. All they have to do is simply ignore upcoming Sonymote games.

So, either way everybody should come out happy.
"It's all good"

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lMephisto
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:56:44 AM

They should release a Bayonetta version of it and call it "SONY Lollipop"

Day one buy for me :D

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:02:29 AM
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no evan, NO!
the only games i want ND working on are either uncharted 3, uncharted PSP, jack and daxter OR a new crash bandicoot game.
please no motion controls games, PLEASE!
you guys are to talented to work on that 2nd grade boring crap!
if i wanted to play my games via motion controls i would of bought a wii not a 1000 dollar PS3.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:08:10 AM

You speak of Wii needing new IP's, yet you want ND to come out with sequels. I find that ironic.

Now, a new Crash Bandicoot, you are onto something there. Would love that.

Would love Uncharted 3 if we are submitting requests to Naughty Dog.

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:03:18 AM

because 1 the ps3 has many new IPs.
2 i really like uncharted and can not think of anything naughty dog could make that i would prefer over uncharted.
i love platforming games, there my favorite type of games.
if naughty dog were to make a new IP i would choose a survival horror, but i still would rather them work on uncharted 3 or uncharted PSP.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 3:58:29 AM
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I'm not sure if I'm into the whole idea of "motion controls" for Uncharted, let alone the PS3.
I've got a wii and I think that's about enough of the motion controlling I can take. I only got a wii out of desperation because I couldn't get a PS3 at that time. PS3 changed my life and I just can't see this whole motion thing going out of the wii safety zone. Motion stuff for the wii? Yeah, sure, it's great! But for the PS3...? Ehhhhh.... I disprove of that idea, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't give it a shot.
Either way, Uncharted 3 should remain true to its format as it has been and kick some more ass on a third installment!

Like I said, disprove it, but would try it if it came out!

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 9:14:03 PM

I can see what you mean, but only in part. I can understand the grenade-throwing movement got a little annoying. But, I had quite a lot of fun shaking off the mutants lol. But, it is without saying that it did get a little well... Old. I was at first sad they removed the feature in the second installment, then realized it wasn't so bad as I thought it could be.
Although they didn't completely break from the motion controls within the context of, tilt your controller backwards and Nate will lean backwards while hanging on a ledge. I found it quite useful when the camera angle gave me little to work with... Well, what I'm trying to say is, I agree with you ffrulez, but in any way, ND knows how to put the motion sensing to great and practical use... Nowadays anyway lol

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