I found that it was very difficult to aim the weapons and keep it on target with the WII controls. I didn't even make it through the first scenario before I just gave up and didn't even bother trying. I was frustrated.
posted by EmcSquare (Saint Petersburg, FL) May 18, 2008
Member since May 2008
I played this game roughly for 5 minutes, it was cool to see historical events in movie format on the wii. One positive feature of the game is that you can use the classic remote to play. This game has very very excellent potential, but the reason this reviewer rated it a 2 is the extremely horrible controls. I could only play this game for about 5 minutes, the wii remote doesnt do to good of a job aiming and sadly, moving with the classic remote just felt awkward. I love you History Channel, but find a better developer next time.
I think this commentary from the online forum rrbgames sums it up best: "After playing through the first mission I ejected it from my Wii, placed it back it the sleeve, and promptly mailed it back...Simply put: Worst. FPS. Ever. It took me over 90 minutes to trudge through the first mission. I’ll tell you why. First controlling your soldier feels like controlling a busted tank and getting your bearings enough to shoot back at multiple enemies is near impossible. Up close enemies just stand there firing off lazy shots, while you clumsily aim the Wii remote to turn your aiming reticule red so you don’t miss like Greedo at point blank range. But get far away enough, like hundreds of yards away with your line of sight hidden by dense vegetation, and the Japanese soldiers gain godlike powers with impeccable aim and magic bullets that bend around corners and always find their mark. So I had to somehow retreat to safe place to wait for my health meter to refill (just like the real Marines interviewed on the History Channel recall doing) before trying to tackle that area again. Of course invisible walls force you into the bottleneck, so you just have to hope for the best. Use tactics such as flanking or finding higher ground? No, that would be cheating!"