A Revolution in the making?
Check out this link to a great article by gamespot.com. It unveils the tech demo for the new Nintendo revolution controller. Instead of the standard buttons on a pad scheme, it is shaped like a remote control. Equipped with a sensor at the end, the new Revolution wireless controller can be used as a virtual bat, sword, fishing rod or racket. In a demonstration video, an elderly couple were pretending to conduct an orchestra, while a younger person appeared to play a musical instrument or fire a gun.
Upon first glance it seems rather simplistic and underwelming, but after watching the video, on gamespot.com, I can’t help but think it has the potential to change the face of gaming. I’ve always admired Nintendo’s need to innovate rather than follow the trends, even when they all don’t work out. Ultimately, this new controller and system will succeed or fail with the games that support it. I can see a lot of potential for first person shooters, driving games and party games with this controller.
I guess we’ll find out in 2006 if the Revolution is the next analog stick, or the next virtual boy.