Friday, October 1, 2010

Quick Brew Preview: Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (Wii)

Coffee Beans
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 was released on the Xbox 360 and Wii, this past Tuesday(9-28-10).  The game has a MSRP of just $39.99 on both systems.

This "Quick Brew Preview" is for the Wii version of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (GHP2).

Quick Brew Info

The tutorial is the first option the game gives players, but you can choose to skip the tutorial if you don't want to go through it.  I would suggest playing through it though, as it will give you a chance to learn what buttons and motion controls do certain actions in the game.

After I played through the tutorial, I selected my team and played a few rounds of single-player Woodsball.  While playing, I used the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls; and I am still learning the controls, as there is a lot of depth to them.

You can lean in-and-out of cover, switch which hand you carry the paintball gun in, even slide and dive(yes, two separate actions) behind cover on the paintball fields.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2 for the Wii, offers five controller options:
  • Wii Remote & Nunchuk
  • Wii Zapper Control
  • Classic Controller
  • Classic Controller Pro
  • GameCube Controller

Caffeinated Thoughts
I believe Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is the first Wii FPS type game, to offer Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, and GameCube Controller control options(if anybody can think of another Wii FPS that does, leave a comment).

I thought it was interesting to see what happened when I tried to "wiping off" being hit by a paintball, and how the game discourages cheating.

GHP2 seems to be offering quite a bit of features, and I will be covering more of the game in the next few days/weeks.  If anybody has anything specific you would like to know about the Wii version, leave a comment or send me an email to, and I will do my best to answer it.

Has anybody picked up the Xbox 360 or Wii version of Greg Hastings Paintball 2?  If you purchased the Wii version, definitely send me an email, or leave a comment, so we can try to play some online matches.

If you are interested in Greg Hastings Paintball 2, for either the Xbox 360 or the Wii, you can see prices on linked below:

Review copy of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 provided by Majesco.


  1. Great, thanks a lot for this fine preview. Here in germany we are desperately waiting for this game and i am thrilled about the many different controlling types, too.

  2. @Anonymous from October 2, 2010 @ 3:58PM:
    I'm glad you enjoyed the preview! Thanks for the comment and feedback, hopefully you get the game and enjoy it. I should have another preview up this week.

  3. Hey babe, Happy Birthday! From Mrs. CwG.

  4. It actually looks pretty good. There was a WiiWare game that offered Classic Controller support as well as Wii Remote and Nunchuk. It was Water Warfare, which despite the N64 style graphics is a pretty good shooter.

  5. @Tony Miller:
    Interesting! I had no idea Water Warfare supported it, I wonder why it's taken developers so long to put both options in Wii FPS games...

    Goldeneye is the first retail FPS Wii title to really have a lot of promotion for the Classic Controller Pro, especially with the "golden" bundle. We are now 4 years into the Wii's life cycle, and it just seems really odd that it has taken this long for more control options to be included.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  6. @Rebecca...aka Mrs. CwG!

    Thanks babe! Love ya!


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