At first I was a bit skeptical about Nintendo’s new direction, but after the semi-failure of the Gamecube, they really had to bring something special to the party. So motion-sensitive game play was the ticket…and going by the sales figures…it’s been a rawing success, and not just the ‘fad’ many people initially labelled it.
Add to this Nintendo finally discovering the power of the ‘net and allowing their near-entire back catalogue to be downloaded, not to mention backwards compatibility with the ‘cube – and really, I wonder what made me hesitate in the first place.
More details once I’ve managed to have a play.
Games I can’t wait to play:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Paper Mario
UPDATE: Well have been playing the Wii most of the evening…and who’d have guessed? Wii Sports is fantastic fun. I think I enjoy the boxing the most, and it really feels so unique and refreshing (and so tiring!), almost like taking part (but minus the fat lip!). My Dad and Brother have had a go too (my brother takes to the bowling like a fish to water), and it was so funny watching the enthusiasm on my dad’s face as he knocked seven bells out of his apponent. He even hit a Home Run in the baseball game. The Wii is a system that brings families and friends together quite unlike anything I have seen before!