|recognizerpilot Wrote:I am seriously contemplating purchasing this, we don't use the Wii enough and my fiancee seems keen to get into disk wars in oe way or another, she has been known to play the iPhone light cycle app on occasion also.
So, in terms of disk wars and hyperball, is it button-based or does the motion-sensing for which Wii is so popular come into play? Playing Evolution (and when watching Legacy) I felt a massive urge to play a TRON game where you actually use the controller something like a disk, or maybe even a Kinect title (although I thing a remote/Move wand would work better).
I will have to do some research and watch gameplay footage, read reviews etc. I am still loving Evolution and finding it a great challenge that I WANT to beat, rather than give up.
Hyperball is done with motion. You have to flick the Wii remote up to launch the ball at the ceiling grid. You can twist the Wii remote left or right to angle the ball off the ceiling. The A button and B buttons put forward and backspin on the ball after it hits the ceiling. To walk around you move the Nunchuks stick. To catch the ball in your scoop you use A or B. Note> (Do not play this without the nunchuck or with movement assist on, you'll never catch the ball!) This feels just like the first TRON film and is the only game to have it!
Lightcycles is also done with motion. Think of the Wii remote as the baton they use in both films to rez the cycles. You hold just the Wiimote horizontally and tilt the mote to steer. You can use the cross pad to do 90 degree turns left or right, speed boost into a wheelie, and drift turn! Button 1 is the airbrakes and 2 is the gas pedal. There are several different bikes to use including ones used in LEGACY.
Disc Battles are fun as well, but there is no motion except a flick when you get a powerup to activate it. you can block with A and throw your disc with B. (Also use the nunchuk with this game) If you jump into the air you can hit A and B together to throw a bomb disc! You can run on walls, slide across the tops of tiles, and flip and twirl in the air like RINZLER, all while the level reforms into different configurations!
Light Runner is another fun one, where you can use different light runners to have a demolition derby with different weapons on your runner to derezz each other. This uses motion to turn like the light cycles. This feels alot like the game TWISTED METAL that was on playstation. Yes you can use the light runner from LEGACY!
Tanks plays pretty much how the original game did in the arcade. The twist is you can use the Wii remotes IR tracker to point at your target on screen and shoot. This is by far the most easiest game included in BATTLE GRIDS.
Then there are the races. You can race either cycles or runners, but you can't mix and match. The control scheme is the same with the 90 degree turns on the cycles being replaced by short cut-off walls to derezz racers behind you.
There is also the ability to play on teams in this game so you can have 4 people versus each other or 2 vs. 2 battles.
I play this game alot and still haven't gotten sick of it. It feels like TRON and TRON LEGACY, but the most important part is that it's fun!
For footage of each game just go to youtube and type in TRON BATTLE GRIDS, and then the name of the game you want to see footage for i.e. TRON BATTLE GRIDS HYPERBALL.