Nov 28, 2007
As you should have noticed by now, the on-screen cursor for the Wii Remote does not appear directly where you're pointing it at the sensor bar. Lift the Remote to your eye and look down the length of it at your TV - like a gun - and you'll see what we mean. This is because there's no calibration screen. How does the Wii know when you're pointing at the edge of your TV? It doesn't, because it doesn't know how big your TV is. So instead it scales your movements roughly, like a 3D mouse.
Initially, we felt robbed. Remember that Wii commercial where the guy points at the screen and shoots down enemies? Totally couldn’t happen... until now.
Now that Wii Zapper games - Link's Crossbow Training and Ghost Squad - have arrived, calibration options are at our fingertips. They let you set up the Wii Remote for direct pointing so you really can gun down enemies the way we’ve always wished for.