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They are so slippery it's unbelievable. You try to turn left and your vehicle will slide out to the right as you make the widest left turn imaginable. If you're next to a wall, you can't turn away from it or you'll end up hitting it; you have to turn towards it first, then away from. Drifting is very jerky when you first activate it and is too finicky when making adjustments. Admittedly, I've never driven a go-kart and don't know how they handle, but they have to have a better turning radius than a semi.alxbly wrote: I don't get it. What was so bad about Mario Kart 64's controls? They seemed fine to me.
Wii wheel, cough, cough. As precise as my last sneeze.Mop_it_up wrote:Turning is much more precise
I'm sure that Nintendo would have made better game if they had ten more years of technology to rely upon. Then again, they didn't manage it with Mario Kart Wii so I'm not sure why Mario Kart 64 would have been so much better.Mop_it_up wrote:Mario Kart 64 does have some good track designs, but they would work a lot better if used with the game engine from Mario Kart Wii.
If the Wii Wheel were the only control option available then you might have a point. Switch to even the Wiimote + Nunchuk and you have something great.alxbly wrote: Wii wheel, cough, cough. As precise as my last sneeze.
Okay, so that was given as the reason as to why I can't play the game today. Also, I thought your problem with MKWii was the item spam, not the game's engine. At least try to be consistent with your digs at me.wrote:I'm sure that Nintendo would have mad a better game if they had ten more years of technology to rely upon. Then again, they didn't manage it with Mario Kart Wii so I'm not sure why Mario Kart 64 would have been so much better.
I wouldn't go that far. You have something that works, but there's nothing about the controls that really scream out out greatness to me. Maybe I need to play it more.Mop_it_up wrote:If the Wii Wheel were the only control option available then you might have a point. Switch to even the Wiimote + Nunchuk and you have something great.
I have no problem with the engine but my point is that I don't see a massive improvement in controls from Mario Kart 64 to Mario Kart Wii. Obviously Mario Kart Wii looks better, has more players and options but I can't say I prefer it to Mario Kart 64.Mop_it_up wrote:Also, I thought your problem with MKWii was the item spam, not the game's engine. At least try to be consistent with your digs at me.
The Wiimote + Nunchuk is great because "non-gamers" can pick it up and instantly do well at the game; everyone I know who's tried it performed better than with the wheel ("non-gamers" don't like the Wii Wheel! Nintendo's in trouble!). As for myself though, I need the GameCube controller because that's what I'm used to.alxbly wrote: You have something that works, but there's nothing about the controls that really scream out greatness to me.
The reason for this is likely because you have no problems with Mario Kart 64's control to begin with. As someone who never liked the controls, the improvements made in MKWii are the difference between shutting the game off in disgust and an hour-long play session. Super Mario Kart controls similarly to MK64, so I'm wondering if they were trying to capture the classic feel of SMK.wrote:I don't see a massive improvement in controls from Mario Kart 64 to Mario Kart Wii.
Yes! Definitely! Just keep an open mind, forget every other Mario Kart exists, try to accept it for what it is rather than dismiss it for what it isn't. Use the 1-player modes as practice, unlock your favourite characters and vehicles (check GameFAQs for the ones you want), and you'll be making others cry on Wi-Fi in no time! Try out various character/vehicle combos and see what works! Challenge yourself by using a crappy vehicle on automatic! The possibilities are endless! ENDLESS!!!wrote:Maybe I need to play [MKWii] more.
I don't suck at Mario Kart 64, I still blasted through all the cups on Extra last I played (Toad still kicks :donkey: in MK64, lightweights got shafted in MKWii ). I've gotten used to the control but that doesn't mean I like it. Maybe I should try playing the game with the Hori Pad Mini.wrote:Have you tried not sucking? That might be the problem.