"Waste of plastic"on by animeman59
Pros Does add a more realistic range of movement to the wiimote's waggle
Cons Not enough games to support. Not enough future games announced to actually use the feature. Adds unnecessary bulk to the otherwise perfect wiimote. Expensive, especially with four controllers.
Summary I actually took one apart to see how much hardware this thing has, and I gotta say, why couldn't Nintendo just make another wiimote? This thing adds unnecessary length to the controller and makes side scrollers and other titles that use the horizontal orientation a pain to control. It's a hassle to keep unplugging the attachemnent for the majority of games that don't use it. They could have easily just added the hardware to the wiimote without making the controller bigger (the inside of the wiimote has very small components with plenty of room). Not only that, but at $20 a pop, the wii is now becoming a console that is more expensive that it's counterparts will all the necessary accessories. I hope that Nintendo makes future bundles that includes the motionplus with every wiimote along with the nunchuk.
Pros 1:1 motion control, more natural feel to some games, ends the era of "wagglefest" games.
Cons Only available on a few titles, Another accessory to buy for the Wii.
Summary Contrary to the CNET reviewer, I would easily rate this product a buy, with one caveat. You have to really want the game that requires the MotionPlus. I bought the MotionPlus with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, and the gameplay of that title is greatly enhanced by the MotionPlus. More than adding simply Draw and Fade, it drastically overhauls and improves putting in the game. I have owned several copies of previous Tiger Woods titles and this title is the only one that accurately represents the joy AND anguish of golf.
The bottom line is that if "waggle" games and lack of true 1:1 motion contol have bothered you, or you really want a game that requires Wii MotionPlus, it is definitely worth the $20 investment ($10 if bundled with a game). If you just like to play casual games and don't need one of the titles that currently offers Wii MotionPlus support, wait until a game that you "have" to have before buying this accessory.
Pros Ultra sensitive.
Cons Ummm... doesn't complete Mario levels for you?
Summary Ultra sensitive controller that needs to be put to more use by Nintendo but you know that's gonna happen soon.
Pros Deoa allow more realistic play on some games.
Cons Doesn't work with all the games it says it shoudl work with.
Summary I purchased the Wii Motion plus to play with my tennis games. It works well with Virtual Tennis but not with Grand Slam tennis. It takes alot of practice to get used to.
Pros Really adds true to life movement within the games. I found that the added length was almost a welcome part to the controller, it made it very easy to handle and balanced out the controller for some of the new games.
Cons The price was a little high.
Summary I was lucky to find this at Costco in a bundle that came with Wii Sports Resort and 2 Wii Motion Plus accessories for under $50. This was the cheapest that I had found them. I am very glad that I ended up purchasing them and have really enjoyed them.