Playing with the ZBoard
Well, the experience was not that great. Despite the awkwardness of getting used to the shortcut buttons that we soon mastered, we felt a big lack of precision and a great delay in response time. Having imprecise controls in a FPS game means getting killed. Sometimes our virtual soldier kept on going ahead despite the forward motion button being left alone. Our hero fell from a building while searching for a good sniper spot just because of that. In another occasion, the Enter Vehicle button took so much time to respond that we got shot before getting to the safety of the inside of a tank. Scenes like that took away a lot of the excitement over a well-thought of product, although lacking in precision.
In final analysis, the ZBoard is useful for inexperienced FPS players who feel intimidated over the variety of command keys to put to memory and don’t mind some mediocre results in an online dispute. For the veteran players to which battleground reputation is everything the delay in response time could earn them the peeling potatoes duty in headquarters…