12-26-2010 01:41 PM
I've gotten about 90 minutes play with the game. Impressions:
If you hold your controller like a dart (with the ball facing the screen), you can throw it like a real dart. I think the response is fairly accurate with the following caveats: My throws end up consistantly 1"-1.5" (to use real world numbers) higher than they should. To hit a T20, I have to aim about 2/3rds of the way up in the lower 20 pane. I assume that it comes from my calibration technique. So far, I've made adjustments for it and am getting good, consistent results. But will need to calibrate better to get it to work just right.
Throwing to the side numbers (left and right) also introduces a very slight error, but it is very slight and you can compensate for it when you start to see it. This is often less than 0.25". This I DON'T think would be resolved during a calbration. It's sort of like throwing a bocce ball in Sports Champions when you are standing off to the side of the camera's view. It's close, but not exact.
Yes, voiceovers are a little annoying, but are relatively short phrases and so are not a game-killer.
VERY good selection of games (501, cricket, etc.) plus some new games that you haven't played at home. OK selection of darts, boards, locations, etc.)
Very few trophies and you won't be getting them all within the first 60 min of playtime.
My $9.99 was well-spent. Decent replay potential IMHO.
12-31-2010 02:15 PM
I love this game and I have played quite a few hours.
I found the controls to be fairly simple, but very sensitive.
the difficulty level also dictates the 'forgiveness' level... the higher skill level, the less forgiving it is of mistakes...
I also find that my throws don't always go right where I aimed, but that only means my throw isn't perfect, and has some drift to it. The strengh of the throw, release point and the position of the controller also have an effect on the end result of the throw.
I play the game on a 32" tv that is mounted at eye level on the wall, so it makes it a bit more realistic.
I also find that pushing the CIRCLE button to "zero" the aim back to bull's eye is helpful.
01-02-2011 08:26 AM
01-03-2011 01:33 PM
yea.. it has a single player mode.. it has league, cup and simple game modes for play against the cpu.. and as a response to the OP.. the game actually is pretty good.. there definitely is a decent amount of motion tracking going on.. IRL i lob darts.. so theres a good amount of arching my shots.. in the game, my normal throwing motion for darts gets calculated about right.. but you have to take into account that you're aiming your shots first, and then throwing.. so if you throw a certain way.. you'll have to make the proper adjustments when you aim.. so since i lob, and my lobs end up a bit high..i have to aim lower than my target for my throw.. all in all.. it makes for a pretty good game to kill some time with, or to play with other people.. no online multi though
01-04-2011 05:51 PM
So is anyone else having the problems that markburleson85 is? I'm curious because I was thinking about getting this game as well and don't want to waste my money.
Thanks in advance.
I'm having the same issue