>I havenít had that much time to play yesterday but I got passed the first bit, so for people who wanted a review, I can give you a small one.
Awesome. The fact that they use an old VCR feel at the beginning and around the game is actually rather ingenious and gives a major wink to the 90ís when the original SH1 came out. The intro is well done and puts you into the shoes of Harry Mason beautifully. The game does adapt to your every move, from Doctor K. Ďs questions (and even doubts your honesty!) to what you do during the game is also quite well done and entertaining.
The phone was surprisingly awesome in this case. The Wii mote IS your phone. So if you get a call or try to call somewhere, you actually have to put your Wii mote up to your ear like a real phone to understand clearly. I thought that was a great, GREAT addition and really immerses you into the story and the game. It is something the PS2 wonít be able to provide, sadly.
Interaction with objects is also very well done. Once rolling in a car, you can pull down the window if you want, lock, unlock the door, shift seats, etcÖ
I have met but a few characters so far and I have to say I was impressed. The voice acting is top notch and very professional. While some people were sceptical about HarryÖ donít be. I thought it felt like Harry, only more alive. He reacts more to his environment, and while he was worried for his daughter in the first one, you canít feel it more than in this one, especially since you can press ďAĒ and have him call out to her as many times as you want at first.
Cybil is the second main/old character I met. I actually got the sexy Cybil, closer to her original looks in the first game. Although why sheíd walk around with a small buttoned shirt in this cold is beyond me lol I didnít see her for long but I liked what I saw.
I also liked that you saw a bit of Cheryl at first. In the first game, you saw her sleep and open her eyes before the crash Ė thatís all you saw about her. She did not really have a personality per say. The intro before youíre allowed to choose to play forces you to see a little bit of how Cheryl really is at first, and I loved that. It really makes you want to find her with and for Harry in this case.
What about no weapon?</b>
Itís rather well done in this case. I DO miss the good old pipe, but I understand the need to remove weapons from Harryís grasp better now. It really does add to the terror. But you can also hide and throw things in the way of your enemies in order to aid your escape.
My gripe in this case would be the controls. I admit Iím not used to the Wii mote so this could also be entirely my fault. But I felt I could not control Harry properly during the running sequences when I was attacked. There were times when Harry refused to run or would react very slowly. Thinking it was my Wii mote, I changed it and noticed the same problem. He would even turn around on his own and very often, simple moves like throwing off the monsters or throwing something in their way either did not work or made him turn around in the wrong direction.
Iím fairly certain IíM the problem, but I can already tell Iíll prefer the PS2 controls for this. Because of this, I found myself more frustrated then afraid after dying 5 times because Harry wouldn't stop humping the wall.
Overall and so far?</b>
Itís rather good thus far. Again I havenít played too far passed the first ice world bits but I believe that itís a worthy title up until now. Iíll have more info in the upcoming days.