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I recently bought House of the Dead for the wii as it's a great old school game I remember playing when I was a kid. To go with the game I wanted to get a plastic gun case to use in conjunction with the wii remote.
The main purpose of the gun it to case the official wii remote and allow the game to be played like an official arcade version. It is like the wii steering wheel in the sense that it is to be used in addition to the wii remote and is only on certain games.
The unit it well designed and allows for the wii remote to be clipped in and removed very easily. The case holds the remote very securely and I have never experienced the remote falling out. The main remote clips onto the body of the gun with the nun-chuck being secured to the handle. The trigger works well and never fails to hit the correct button on the remote giving a reliable response.
The gun is not essential to play these sort of first person shooters but I would recommend getting one as it makes playing the gun a lot more fun. There is a huge variety of games available on the wii that are compatible with the gun so you will not be restricted to just the one game, and if this is the sort of genre you enjoy playing than it's a no brainer.
I managed to pick up the gun for only £4.99 as it was half price in a sale at Gamestation. For that price I am glad I got it. Despite me liking the unit I have only actually used it a hand full of times as I do not play the wii too often but non the less am glad I got it.
I bought it in white (despite having a black consol and remote) as it was the only colour they had in stock. I believe it ids also available in black as well as other colours. If this particular unit is not available there are dozens to choose from, all of which do virtually the same thing.
Clearly modelled after the Heckler and Koch MP5K, the Logic3 Wii Gun is a pretty decent wireless peripheral, which is accurate, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Sadly there's no sight or laser sight, but considering the sheer volume of rail shooters on the Wii which insist on a targeting reticule, this isn't really necessary.
Its easy to apply to the controller, it slides in quite easily to the top and the trigger is simplistic in its design, simply sliding back the B button with a pleasing "Kksch!" Its a very robust peripheral, and is refreshingly large. Unlike the official Wii light gun and zapper, this actually feels like you're holding something that resembles an actual submachinegun.
The nunchuk can be stuck in the back securely, or hand-held, and wiring it through the gun itself doesn't take much time at all. One negative aspect about it is, however, that its shaped like a submachine gun, which feels a little bit incongruous, especially when you're playing games, specifiically rail shooters, which emphasize pistols and shotguns. If you favour such titles as House of The Dead and Resident Evil, you might be better off with the Buckshot Shotgun, Hand-Cannon or Nyko Perfect Shot, but for playing games like Ghost Squad, Sin and Punishment, or Starfox 64, the Logic 3 Wii Gun is ideal.
Its light, sleek, sexy and well-designed. It vibrates when you shoot and doesn't block the sound quality of the Wii remote's inner speaker. Obviously its also completely wireless, which is always a plus.
At a tenner, it might seem a bit much for a bit of plastic, so its definitely worth looking into buying it second hand, since its durable nature means its not likely to be damaged easily. Definitely recommended.