on a whim, and because it was on sale at Kay Bee Toys for $14.99, I picked up Hasbro & Tigers interactive TV action game, The Lord of the Rings Warrior of Middle Earth.
And I have two things to say after playing for about an hour.
- HOLY CRAP This is a RIDICULOUSLY fun plug and play game. I saw that Enix had licensed a Dragon Quest game exactly like this about a year or two ago in Japan, and I knew this would probably use the same technology and graphics engine.
The sword and base use some kind of blue-tooth or infrared technology, because it’s HIGHLY responsive even in medium light situations (unlike the ever popular Eye Toy). And it must be signal based, because the sword (which weighs practically NOTHING) can move a pointer around on the screen like a mouse, it knows when it’s being held with the blade or the broad side towards the screen, and it knows what velocity you’re swinging it at.
AND ALSO, TWO…
AND, PLEASE, PAY ATTENTION REVOLUTION FANS.
If there is ANY doubt in your mind that playing with a controller like the upcoming Nintendo Revolution Remote WILL BE AN EXHAUSTING experience, get your ass down to Kay Bee, and pick one of these things up.
A. Because they’re very very fun for only $15.
B. So you can swing one around for an hour, and then have your arms hurt so god damned much that you can barely type a new thread.
I’m not saying that the NREV controller is going to be bad…I just think you all need to prepare for just how taxing it’s going to be to use it in all it’s innovative glory for hours at a time.