Chris@ONM to go hands-on with Wii Unleashed in 1-2 weeks

Chris@ONM to go hands-on with Wii Unleashed in 1-2 weeks

Chris@ONM, one of Official Nintendo Magazine’s writers has announced in an ONM forum discussion that he will be going hands-on with the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed in 1 to 2 weeks time.

Aye, naturally the controls will be slightly different. What I mean is that the basic game and levels will be the same on each version.

I don’t know what the Wii controls are as yet because I didn’t go hands on with it. I believe it’s movement with the analogue stick though. I’ll be getting to play it in a week or two so I’ll let you know.

Incidentally, a couple of people have mentioned to me that other sites have complained about the 360 version’s framerate. This game is still in early stages of development: please don’t think for a second that the finished game will have the noticeable framerate problems the demo I played did.

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Chris had recently been to GDC Leipzig to try out the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed but unfortunately when he got there he was told by a Sega rep that the Wii demo isn’t working and got directed to the Xbox 360 demo instead.

Here are his brief impressions of the Xbox 360 version –

Unfortunately the Wii version wasn’t working but I was assured that other than the obvious graphical limitations, it’s exactly the same game as the 360 version with exactly the same levels, so I played that instead. I can’t talk about the graphics obviously, but the controls are great: it reminded me of the first Sonic Adventure because you actually have some control over Sonic now and it’s not so frustrating. Finally, a good Sonic 3D platformer! Um, except the werehog sections. I didn’t like those so much. They seemed too basic and slow. Anyway, not bad at all.

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We’ll be keeping an eye on ONM like a rabid Nintendo fan for more updates