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Geometry Wars coming to the Wii

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  • AimAim Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    PGR4 is coming late in the year. GW3 will probably come along with it.

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  • Elessar ElfstoneElessar Elfstone Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    GW is probably one of the hardest games I've ever played. I've fought tooth and nail for my 20 damn Achievement Points and I'm damn proud of em!!

    Anyways, I cant' really see the controls working for GW on either Nintendo platform, but hey, we'll see how it turns out.

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  • MashalotMashalot Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    elkatas wrote: »
    Exactly. Check this video out:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8YePLMI9pu4
    Whoah.

    I am not a geometry wars fan. But, y'know, cool I guess. Classic controller support perhaps?

    Anyway, nintendo needs to launch this wii-ware shit stat. Absurd that they haven't opened the spigot yet, or done a better job courting indie developers.

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    edited May 2007
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  • devolvedevolve Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    davidbarry wrote: »
    I'm glad to see more people will have a chance to play this fucking awesome game. But seriously, Bizarre, where the hell is Geometry Wars 3?



    This will be to the 360's geometry wars as the xbox's farcry: predator was to farcry PC.

    Meaning, not as good looking, not even remotely the same game, but probably still a lot of fun.

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  • VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'd like for them to change up the GW formula a bit. I'd like to see levels set up, instead of just a single play with enemies that get progressively harder; basically, just like how Robotron worked.

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Darlan wrote: »
    I wonder if it'll be available through the VC. That'd be a great way to start "new" games for download. (Well, new in that it's not a direct port.)
    Exactly what I was thinking.
    Seriously, one of the most exciting things for me when I first heard about the virtual console was the possibility of downloading smaller, arcade-ish games, including new user created games. Where is that?

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    devolve wrote: »
    davidbarry wrote: »
    I'm glad to see more people will have a chance to play this fucking awesome game. But seriously, Bizarre, where the hell is Geometry Wars 3?



    This will be to the 360's geometry wars as the xbox's farcry: predator was to farcry PC.

    Meaning, not as good looking, not even remotely the same game, but probably still a lot of fun.
    And I think Geometry Warts does fit in well with the Wii audience. You've got a shooter of some sort, which has been something of a weak point for Nintendo. It wouldn't be competing much against disc titles so much as shmups on the VC like Gradius and R-Type. It does give off some vague old-school vibes- 2D, high scores, etc. And it's all nice and colorful and bloodless- always plusses in the Nintendo universe.

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  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Seriously, one of the most exciting things for me when I first heard about the virtual console was the possibility of downloading smaller, arcade-ish games, including new user created games. Where is that?

    Right here.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i was surprised by the news since M$ was so hard up for GWars when the 360 was new-ish. I thought they were brothers in arms or something.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    What does the Wii have to offer for Geometry Wars? Is it going to be on the VC? Right now you can get that came for $5 and it plays wonderfully. How much would they dare to charge for this? How would you even play it? Online scoreboards are apart of the appeal of that game, would they make it to the Wii version?

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  • SnorkSnork word Jamaica Plain, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    yessssssssssssssssssss

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    What does the Wii have to offer for Geometry Wars? Is it going to be on the VC? Right now you can get that came for $5 and it plays wonderfully. How much would they dare to charge for this? How would you even play it? Online scoreboards are apart of the appeal of that game, would they make it to the Wii version?

    Geometry wars for the Wii will be very different from the 360 version. For one it will have a multiplayer mode and a fully fleshed out single player game.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    What does the Wii have to offer for Geometry Wars? Is it going to be on the VC? Right now you can get that came for $5 and it plays wonderfully. How much would they dare to charge for this? How would you even play it? Online scoreboards are apart of the appeal of that game, would they make it to the Wii version?

    Geometry wars for the Wii will be very different from the 360 version. For one it will have a multiplayer mode and a fully fleshed out single player game.

    Well that could be cool. It's just so hard to imagine that game for the Wii.
    .

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  • SonosSonos Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    What does the Wii have to offer for Geometry Wars? Is it going to be on the VC? Right now you can get that came for $5 and it plays wonderfully. How much would they dare to charge for this? How would you even play it? Online scoreboards are apart of the appeal of that game, would they make it to the Wii version?

    Geometry wars for the Wii will be very different from the 360 version. For one it will have a multiplayer mode and a fully fleshed out single player game.

    Well that could be cool. It's just so hard to imagine that game for the Wii.
    .

    i am going to have to see a multiplayer game before i believe nintendo is capable of a good one. their matchmaking is too meh.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sonos wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    What does the Wii have to offer for Geometry Wars? Is it going to be on the VC? Right now you can get that came for $5 and it plays wonderfully. How much would they dare to charge for this? How would you even play it? Online scoreboards are apart of the appeal of that game, would they make it to the Wii version?

    Geometry wars for the Wii will be very different from the 360 version. For one it will have a multiplayer mode and a fully fleshed out single player game.

    Well that could be cool. It's just so hard to imagine that game for the Wii.
    .

    i am going to have to see a multiplayer game before i believe nintendo is capable of a good one. their matchmaking is too meh.

    I doubt it would be online at all.

    Now there are other things to think about. How would geometry wars work as a full single player experience? Multiplayer would be pretty cool actually, but a geometry wars "campaign" sounds a little off the wall.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    like a normal shmup?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    if we use the wiimote to shoot, wouldnt that essentially make this game Metal Slug?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    also, what's the deal with this new Wii marketplace? what is it? we already have VC

    edit: why dont they rip off the good part of Xbox Live, which is no friend codes.

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  • SnorkSnork word Jamaica Plain, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i played this game once on the 360 and immediately wanted it

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    if we use the wiimote to shoot, wouldnt that essentially make this game Metal Slug?
    I'm not really following. Metal Slug used the joystick as well. The closest thing in the arcade would probably be a mocap game, or, for the DS, Psy-Phi.

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Snork wrote: »
    i played this game once on the 360 and immediately wanted it

    its completely different.

    and as far as the single player goes, ive been saying for years that i would maim, kill, rape whatever needed it to get geometry wars as a psuedo rpg/rts with player ships that are either customisable or level up and change.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The wiimote's motion is extremely accurate. Anyone who thinks it couldn't handle precise enough control to move the GW ship with the pointer is kidding themselves. The problem is that the player can't possibly control it as precisely as you can with the stick; the pointer is for moving quickly across the screen, not precise movement within a centimeter or two.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

    not if it retained graphics, audio, and controls.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

    not if it retained graphics, audio, and controls.

    I don't know, maybe it could work. The entire point of Geometry Wars is the fast paced, defensive, survival shooting/dodging. It's really not a "shmup" by the genre's usual standards and putting those linear levels in the game feels like a disservice to me.

    Multiplayer would make the game worth a purchase though, as long as the controls are as responsive as they are on the 360. There's also the possibility that this updated game will come to 360 as well. If that happens, I'd just assume get it on there with my leaderboards, HD graphics, and Xbox Live funcionality for multiplayer.

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

    not if it retained graphics, audio, and controls.

    i dont think it could retain the graphics, considering it uses all of the cores on the 360, and the controls would be different obviously, so that leaves...audio.

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  • Smacky The FrogSmacky The Frog Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

    not if it retained graphics, audio, and controls.

    i dont think it could retain the graphics, considering it uses all of the cores on the 360, and the controls would be different obviously, so that leaves...audio.

    I would hope that the Wii could handle geometry wars. It's an impressive looking game, but not THAT impressive.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i dont think it could retain the graphics, considering it uses all of the cores on the 360

    You have got to be kidding.

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    i dont think it could retain the graphics, considering it uses all of the cores on the 360

    You have got to be kidding.

    for retro evolved, i remember reading that on alot of sites that it was the only (i think) launch title to use all the cores.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    like a normal shmup?

    Have you played Geometry Wars? Placing standard scrolling levels in that game would make it a completely different game.

    Yeah, I have played it. This is a completely different game.

    But at that point it wouldn't be Geometry Wars, it would be just another standard shoot-em-up.

    not if it retained graphics, audio, and controls.

    Yeah....no. If I put Marcus Fenix into Halo, it would still be Halo. It isn't Gears of War.

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    i dont think it could retain the graphics, considering it uses all of the cores on the 360

    You have got to be kidding.
    It runs just fine on single core PCs.

    Now that I think about it, a Spectre inspired single player mode in Geometry Wars would rock hardcore.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    woah fellas. as a vet of of GW its nothing special considering graphics and the 1 minute music soundbyte looped over and over. its an better than average game worth 5 bucks not much more imho expanded single player or not.

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sonos wrote: »
    woah fellas. as a vet of of GW its nothing special considering graphics and the 1 minute music soundbyte looped over and over. its an better than average game worth 5 bucks not much more imho expanded single player or not.

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  • Kemal86Kemal86 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I will purchase this if and only if it is priced appropriately.

    IE, less than 20$.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Kemal86 wrote: »
    I will purchase this if and only if it is priced appropriately.

    IE, less than 20$.


    woah fella. it cost 5 the first time around. pay 5. ;-) maybe 10 if it's neat-o-er.

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i agree with freddy.

    i bought a 360 at launch, and GW:RE gets more playing time than almost every other game combined.

    i dont care what direction they head for, its called geometry wars, im buyin it.

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  • xtaxta Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    not sure if it's been said, but they can totally reuse the layout for wii tanks!

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