Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

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Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by cube_b3 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:18 am

Well the dreamcast controller with the vmu slot for the Wii.

Maybe if the fans can't get Dreamcast 2, they could get VMU2
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by melancholy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:12 pm

Er, what? Do you mean a VMU for the Wii (maybe plug into the bottom of the Wii controller), or do you actually mean a Dreamcast controller for the Wii? Your post confuses me.

If you mean a Wii VMU, then yeah, that might be cool depending on what games are compatible with it. The concept of the VMU was always a good one and I would love to see a continuation of that for the Wii, especially if it meant a screen that plugs into the bottom of the Wii remote. I could think of a number of uses that would make such a device cool to have. But, as I said, it would depend on game support.

However, if you simply mean a Dreamcast controller for Wii, then why? It would serve no purpose since the Wii already has Gamecube controller support and a specially built classic controller. Even if it offered a VMU solution through the Dreamcast controller, I still do not see why anyone would want it.
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by Eckostyle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:48 pm

Why get a DC controller for the Wii, when the classic controller and a GC controller work just fine?

Even with a VMU solution, I doubt anyone would want it.
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by Calavera » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:00 am

BILAL_XIA wrote:Well the dreamcast controller with the vmu slot for the Wii.

Maybe if the fans can't get Dreamcast 2, they could get VMU2
Based on that post, no I would not buy it.
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by |darc| » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:07 pm

...why the hell would anyone buy this?
It's thinking...
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by Juan » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:27 pm

I'd buy it for the ps3
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by mankrip » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:28 pm

melancholy wrote:The concept of the VMU was always a good one and I would love to see a continuation of that for the Wii, especially if it meant a screen that plugs into the bottom of the Wii remote. I could think of a number of uses that would make such a device cool to have.
The VMU is good in theory, but it doesn't work in practice. First, many developers never went beyond displaying the game's logo on it because it didn't come bundled with the console - since a large number of DC owners only gets cheap memory cards with no LCD screen, any usage of the LCD screen must be completely optional.

Second, it's not as practical as we would expect. It's useless if you want to play a game in the dark, because its screen is not lit. And it's awkward to place the status bars or other important information in it because to look at it you must look down at your hands and stop looking at the TV screen, which would be very dangerous to your character because you aren't aware of the events happening in the TV screen. You would miss the turn, fall in holes, get hit, and so on.

RE: CODE Veronica displays the health on the VMU, but I never used this feature because pressing B to display the inventory screen on the TV was more practical - the game is paused while the inventory screen is displayed.
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by Calavera » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:53 pm

Manoel wrote:
melancholy wrote:The concept of the VMU was always a good one and I would love to see a continuation of that for the Wii, especially if it meant a screen that plugs into the bottom of the Wii remote. I could think of a number of uses that would make such a device cool to have.
The VMU is good in theory, but it doesn't work in practice. First, many developers never went beyond displaying the game's logo on it because it didn't come bundled with the console - since a large number of DC owners only gets cheap memory cards with no LCD screen, any usage of the LCD screen must be completely optional.

Second, it's not as practical as we would expect. It's useless if you want to play a game in the dark, because its screen is not lit. And it's awkward to place the status bars or other important information in it because to look at it you must look down at your hands and stop looking at the TV screen, which would be very dangerous to your character because you aren't aware of the events happening in the TV screen. You would miss the turn, fall in holes, get hit, and so on.

RE: CODE Veronica displays the health on the VMU, but I never used this feature because pressing B to display the inventory screen on the TV was more practical - the game is paused while the inventory screen is displayed.
Also in Ready to Rumble Boxing it told your health and how many punches thrown/landed I think.
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Post by Morphv2 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:32 pm

If it could interface with my Betamax2 machines thru SATA, I'd get it.
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by Calavera » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:47 am

Morphv2 wrote:If it could interface with my Betamax2 machines thru SATA, I'd get it.
Sounds just as useful as the first post in this thread (which I still don't really understand) :?
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Re: Assuming it exsisted would you buy it "VMU2"

Post by HomerCIDAL » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:12 am

I probably wouldn't buy it either. I never got much use out of the original VMU's.
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