Friday, March 02, 2007

Wii review

Here is my appraisal of the Wii (for Cathi).

This review is from someone who thinks Monopoly is hardcore, so read on at your own risk.

We did actually buy a Playstation a looooong time ago. Someone had the good sense to steal it from our house, because they could probably tell it was going to waste. AMI had the poor sense to give us credit at Game Planet (or somewhere like that), so we had to buy another one, which is in pretty mint condition. The problem with Playstation is all those freaking buttons.

The beauty of the Wii is 2 buttons. A and B. Sweet.

To me it feels like an old Atari, completely basic and manageable. I guess Ataris were around when I was young and could handle the technology, and the Wii makes me feel totally capable. You can glimpse the future of gaming when you play it, and it is quite exciting to be involved.

We've only got the Wii Sports (which come with the console). They're GREAT FUN. If you wave your arms around you'll do okay, and if you concentrate you'll do better. Okay is good enough for me though.

And it does feel like a workout. In fact, I was positively glowing after a few rounds. You probably don't need to thrash around as much as I do, but it is so much more fun if you do. With the boxing I kept trying to get closer to the telly. This doesn't seem to make it easier to knock the bastards down.

Oh yeah, it will make life long haters of boxing reconsider. You've been warned.

I love it.


Make Tea Not War said...

Wii tennis is good. We play lots of tennis in our house. I'm the Queen of the fast serves.

guinness girl said...

Dammit, now I'm pissed that I bought Wilman an XBOX. The damn thing is too confusing, whereas the Wii sounds awesome.

Cathi said...

oh god. Martha, how could you. My resistance has crumbled completely.

Now I want a Wiiiiiiiiii

(am not used to saying that at the top of my voice)

Martha said...

Sadly I'm very used to hearing it.

Lisa said...

Martha! I got the shirts yesterday. They are radically choice. I love that weiner dog. Thanks dudette!

Alan said...

Jeez... first someone wants a Wii, then someone else gets the shirts. What happened to the TONE around here, people?