Pilotwings Resort is a Racing game available on the 3DS. It can be played in Firstperson Thirdperson Singleplayer 3d modes.
Pilotwings Resort can be played in a Firstperson mode. First Person games view the world from the eyes of the in-game character. You don't see the character themselves apart from their hands, gun or possibly feet as in Mirror's Edge. Because of the imediacy of the experience and sheer volume of visual information the player is offered First Person games lend themselves to the shooting genre. The FPS view enables players to immerse themselves in the experience and react quicker to events in the game. Other games have used a first person view to deliver an unusual perspective on an old genre - Mirror's Edge for example delivers a Platforming genre through a First Person view.
Pilotwings Resort can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Pilotwings Resort can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Pilotwings Resort can be played in a 3d mode. These types of games use shuttered, polarised or even red/green glasses technology to create a 3D visual experience. This not only adds depth and changes how the game looks, but also opens up new camera views and play styles. The PS3 supports 3DTV's and the 3DS provides a top screen that enables glasses free 3D output.
Pilotwings Resort offers a more structured challenge than Wii-Sports Resort flying, but multiplayer and Pilotwings modes are where the rubber will hit the road.
As the 3DS launch date approaches and we have our hands on previews for the games, a clearer picture is being painted of how Pilotwings Resort's different levels and features will be delivered.
Pilotwings Resort is Nintendo's light-hearted 3DS flight simulation that provides a perfect opportunity to show off just what the 3DS can do. No huge scares here, unless you are sensitive to sheer drops, high speeds and generally running out of fuel a few thousand feet in the air.
The original Pilotwings hit the SNES in 1992, and I loved it. It oozed fun. In its task of teaching me to fly it began with some degree of sobriety; skydiving, bi-planes and hang gliders making up the early tasks. It didn't take long however until I saw myself with jetpacks, birdman wings and penguin suit. I then finally received my full flight licence and was allowed an attack helicopter.
Learning to Fly - A Novel Gamer preview of PilotWings Resort 3DS.
Awoken by a mysterious message on his computer screen, an invitation leads Geo to a waterside warehouse where he must ask himself: does the Matrix have him? Or is the truth about the other side of the screen far more incredible?
Pilotwings Resort 3DS realises the dream of a portable Pilotwings update. While this leans heavily on Wii-Sports Resort flying the familiarity works in the favour of this almost perfect 3DS launch title.
Getting my hands on Pilotwings Resort was not quite the experience I had expected. After all the grand claims and pizzazz of the media circus around the 3DS's launch, Pilotwings was surprisingly sedate, almost understated.
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