Gamasutra is running an editorial wondering whether the Wii can save the adventure game genre
. With the intuitive nature of first-person control and interaction the Wiimote/nunchuck combination provides, it's been an open question since the console's concept was announced whether or not the Nintendo could revive a much-beloved but sadly absent game genre. Scott Nixon writes of the future for point-and-click titles, talking about their hearty success on the DS (with Hotel Dusk
and Phoenix Wright
) and the requirements of design such games would make of the Wii. With word that a Wii developer for the Sam and Max
series is being sought, the question isn't if but when adventure titles begin appearing on the system. Here's hoping they get a warm reception, from an audience ready for their reintroduction. Update: 02/07 01:03 GMT
: Fixed the link. Sorry.