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Well the big announcement at the e3 Press conference was a game I was looking forward to, WII MUSIC. Seriously I was. Nintendo did great things with Wii sports, Nintendogs, and other similar shit, so an easy to play music game with Nintendo tunes could have been sweet. If it didn't sound like SHIT. Seriously, I saw Miyamoto and crew playing the game at e3 and it sounded AWFUL, absolutely AWFUL.

 

Here's the press release:

 

KEY INFORMATION

Create a musical masterpiece with up to four players. Anyone can play the huge selection

of instruments in Wii Music with simple motions—like strumming and drumming.

• It’s easy to play improv jams. Musicians in your band jam by simply playing their

instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart’s content. Play

faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. No matter what you do, Wii

Music automatically transforms your improv stylings into great music. There are

no mistakes—just playing for the pure joy of playing.

• Wii controls immerse you in the music. You can play most of the 60-plus

instruments in Wii Music using simple motions with the Wii Remote and

Nunchuk controllers. Strum to play guitar, banjo and sitar. Drum to play jazz

drums, congas and marching drums. Hammer away to play piano, vibraphone and

marimba. Unlike most music games, Wii Music doesn’t make you use complex

buttons. You only need to imitate playing the instrument.

Wii Music offers virtually endless ways to make music. You choose the song and

instruments and decide whether to blaze through a rock take on classical songs,

put a jazzy spin on folk tunes or transform Nintendo classics like the Super Mario

Bros.® theme into Latin-flavored numbers. The song list is only a takeoff point—

it’s how you improvise with the songs that matters.

• Send your band-jam recordings to Wii Friends who have Wii Music. They’ll see

your Mii™ band members, your players’ improv styles and your instrument

selections. They can watch your recordings, or play over parts of your song, then

send their modified recording back to you. Improv jams can be sent back and

forth over WiiConnect24 and changed again and again.

 

Beyond the Jam:

Wii Music includes many other modes besides the main band jams, including several

musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for recorded jams.

 

Play it again: Use the playback mode to see your jam recordings brought to life

with dramatic camera angles.

• Pick up the baton: Command an orchestra in the conducting game where you’ll

wave the Wii Remote controller like a conductor’s baton to lead a Mii orchestra

through orchestrated music. Make them play quickly, slowly, strongly or gently.

• Ring a bell? Play a handbells game where you’ll swing your Wii Remote and

Nunchuk controllers to play your two handbells as part of a larger ensemble.

Everyone on the team has a job to do: Play one of your notes only when the tune

demands it.

• An ear for music: Take a tone quiz that tests your musical ear by giving you

challenges, like putting note-playing Miis in order from lowest to highest pitch.

• Bang the drum: Play a virtual drum set in the drumming mode, the one mode in

Wii Music that also uses the Wii Balance Board accessory (sold with Wii Fit™).

You’ll use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers as drumsticks, and place both

feet on the Wii Balance Board—which work as virtual pedals for the bass drum

and hi-hat cymbal.

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Are you kidding? That shit was PAINFUL to watch it was absolutely awful to listen to as well. Ugh that is total shit. It's off beat and sounds hideous.

Yes, because the people with the Wiimote are actually creating the sounds, unlike in Guitar Hero where hitting the button just makes a prerecorded sound play. Your complaint to me sounds like a guy that picks up a saxophone for the first time, blows into it and say "this is a terrible instrument!"

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Yes, because the people with the Wiimote are actually creating the sounds, unlike in Guitar Hero where hitting the button just makes a prerecorded sound play. Your complaint to me sounds like a guy that picks up a saxophone for the first time, blows into it and say "this is a terrible instrument!"

 

Creating the sounds? For pete's sake, Miyamoto was just pressing random buttons and moving the wiimote around to play the saxophone. You're not playing the music, you're pretending you are.

 

Like a friend said - a library of midis at your fingertips.

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Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the concept then. I was under the impression that mashing button created "improv jams"

 

musicians in your band jam by simply playing their instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart’s content. Play faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. No matter what you do, Wii Music automatically transforms your improv stylings into great music.
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Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the concept then. I was under the impression that mashing button created "improv jams"

 

We're both potentially misunderstanding, but that reads like "throw the controller like monkey poo and we'll change that into the same music as if you actually tried."

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