Nintendo Wii and Far Cry: Vengance

I’ve given up trying to play Far Cry: Vengance. The game’s crashes combined with the typical console “save point” nonsense has broken whatever desire I had to see the ending.

It was fairly weak as a game but it did prove that I could reasonably play a FPS with the Wii’s UI. The graphics engine was clearly ported pretty hastily to the new platform and the cut scenes were muddy. The lightgun style weapon aiming resolves the big problem I had with console shooters — I just couldn’t aim using a thumbstick.

I eagerly await games for the Wii that reflect some learning about what works and what doesn’t work with the new controllers.

Meanwhile I’ve gone back to playing Wii Sports: Tennis.