October 3, 2009

Do Your Disney Research!

I couldn't help but comment on this New York Times review (from Seth Schiesel) of Dead Space Extraction for the Wii:

You know the Disney theme park rides, like the Haunted Mansion, where you climb into one of those little clamshell contraptions, and it moves along a track while swiveling and tilting to show you different scenes? Well, what if you gave all the riders some sort of paintball-style infrared rifle and put targets to shoot at in each scene? Something along the lines of "Shoot the vampire with the silver bullet before he eats Sally Sue." [...]

I want full credit when such attractions start popping up at amusement parks around the country in the next few years.

Wait, you mean like this?

That would be Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. It's been around for over a decade.

So I don't expect credit will be coming your way any time soon, Mr. Schiesel. It's good for video game reviewers to leave the house once in a while, or even do their research.

You can even download an online game that says it allows you to collaborate with theme park visitors.

Posted by James at October 3, 2009 8:59 AM
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