Very few compatible games
This divice allows the wiimote to be detected in 3 deminsional space and supposed to make the wiimote more accurate and responsive, as well as being able to detect more orientations so that you have more control options when using the wiimote. The device is designed well, although it should have been included on the wiimote from day one. If developers do make use of the technology this will be a great addition to the wii adding a wealth of control options using the wiimote. On the other hand it will also provide a whole new technological challenge for developers which may ultimately delay developers when it comes to releasing new games that utilize this technology. In the end at the moment the jury is still out. This divice has been available sence July of 2009 and only 7 games have been released that utilize the technology. Maybe Red Steel 2 will show developers what this thing can really do.
OK so far
I got the Wii Motion Plus device yesterday and I'm glad I didn't get it used, because I ain't returning it anytime soon. I don't own any Motion Plus compatable games yet, so I tested it out on Wii Sports. I first tried it on Golf last night and found it to be pretty good. Then I tried Baseball and didn't notice much of a difference. Today after I defeated LEGO Batman, I tried Bowling and found it to be just the same as always. Then came Boxing. I find that this game is the worst one on the game Wii Sports. But I actually found this one the best with the Wii Motion Plus. It would read my movements very well. There was a delay of a few milleseconds, but it was still good. I did lose the match though, so that sucked. Now all I need is Tennis. This is an OK device, but I can't tell if it's working just right. But once I get Wii Sports Resort, I'll be able to tell better. I'll also post another review for the Wii Motion Plus to tell you how it is. So all in all, this is pretty cool.
Is it worth it?
I got my Wii Motion plus when I got Wii Sports Resort then got another so I could play with my kid. It is a decent accessory, but I really think Nintendo should have offered this as a free "upgrade" like they did the Wii-Mote jackets, for not making the remotes work like this in the first place. It does add a little more control. My biggest complaint is the lack of good games (or lack of games for it period for that matter) that utilize this. I'm not a huge sports game fan so I feel a little ripped off at this point. Pros: Gives player more control. Adds a little more weight which makes the remote feel more balanced. Relatively easy to attach to remote. Cons: Should've been a free upgrade. Lack of games that utilize it. Doesn't work with any older Wii games. Bottom line: Get it if you have games that can use it. If there aren't any games out for it that you have/want, then pass it over til there is something you want for it.
Adds to game play, buy elsewhere though
I have been using the Wii Motion Plus in EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. I have played more of Tennis than Tiger with the Wii Motion Plus. Reviewers have noted the somewhat steep learning curve for using the Motion Plus in Grand Slam, and while this is true, once you have become comfortable it really does work fairly well. There are times, however, when the controls do not work well, but I think this problem lies within the software rather than the device itself. EA could have done a better job describing how to use the Wii Motion Plus in Grand Slam. In Tiger Woods, the draw and fade work exceptionally well with the Motion Plus, and I look forward to lots of good game play in the future, in Tiger Woods as well as other games to be announced. My only complaint is with GameStop, who are charging more than everyone else for the Wii Motion Plus. If you enjoy Tiger Woods or if you're interested in either of the Tennis games that support Wii Motion Plus, you would do well to pick one up at another retailer.
Good but well....
Let me start off by saying that the hardware itself is durable and unlike other hardware add-ons is barely noticeable and does not make the controller feel any different. Going deeper into this small square is software capable of detecting the slightest movement (I don't mean oversensitive, just precise) and it works very well.However I can't shake the feeling that the wii should have been this way all along. Just a minor complaint though.One thing that I cant forgive is that even though a lot of games have come out since WMP has released there are only 6 games are compatible with it.I believe that when more games are released with WMP compatability that it is worth your money but until then i don't think it is worth buying.Plus the WMP games they have now will come down in price. Win-win!
At first, the accessory was working just fine. I had really good graphics, and the responses and reactions were amazing! But, I now realize that it eats up the batteries in a week (less than that most of the time!) and doesn't even work 80% of the time. About a week and a half ago, I had replaced the batteries in the Wii remote a week before. I hadn't used it that much, but once I got the MotionPlus Accessory I used it a little more. I used it for about an hour and a half every day. But then, the batteries suddenly died. They hadn't died in a week before, usually every month or so. As to how it does not work, well, when I used it with Wii Sports Resort Swordplay Showdown, the sword has recently started to not center that well anymore. So when I swung the sword, it just went to the side as if I didn't swing at all!!! The absolute WORST part of it is the fact that every time you pause in Wii Sports Resort, you have to calibrate the MotionPlus Accessory. When I realized this, I just thought to myself, is this thing really worth it? I answered myself: No. No, no no no no and no!
This is a good accessory to get even though there is only a few compatible game. It does have draw backs but that doesn't mean you have to throw a fit, it just shows it is a work in progress. Overall good thing to have or the Wii.
this thing's awsome!
Wow ! WII Motion Plus , gotta love it ! It really does make a difference in your gameplay. I think Nintendo's competitors are going to have fun trying to replicate the WII motion plus. I just picked up Tiger wood it's a very fun game to play it's going to take some getting used to using the WII Motion Plus especially when you're used to just playing games without the added enhancement, thus far itis awsome guys i think you'll love it as well. just make sure the WIIMOTE doesn't slip out of your hands and into your flat screen TV ,as that could be an ugly situation to find yourself into. Seriously what a wonderful gadget for Nintendo to come out with. Thanks Nintendo :0) Myself I'm into shooter games and very anxiously awaiting for Conduit to come out.
good for any game you want to play. Its especally good for legend of zelda games.
I can't wait for the Wii MotionPlus. I liked Red Steel and the sequel looks even better with Wii MotionPlus added. That leaked trailer just killed. Already have it pre-ordered. Already getting Wii Sports Resort with it. Thinking of Tiger Woods '10 with it also. I liked the little golf game in Wii Sports. Why not try the real thing with EA's game? That would leave me with two of them. That's all I need and two good games go with them. To whomever was crying foul. The other person is right. This will enhance your experience. Would you play Guitar Hero on a regular controller? You paid the extra for the guitar bundle to get what makes for a better experience. Let alone the other systems are trying to come up with their own version of motion control. Nintendo was the first out the gate. Being first always means your going to have to update your product so it doesn't fall behind the competition.