Written on: 23/10/2007 by tomtom2007 (1 review written)
It gets the family playing together
Its easy to use
It is backwards compatible with GameCube
You can do more than just play games - surf the net, check the weather, check the news
You can view and edit your own digital images and send them to other Wii owners
The graphics aren't as good as Xbox 360 or PS3
The batteries on the controller don't last that long
The range of games is still a bit limited
The Wii code is a bit pants
How much fun is the Wii? A lot I can tell you. We've got just about every console ever released dotted around the house, but the Wii is the only console that the whole family plays. My girlfriend is normally the kind of person that would rather watch someone else play than play herself. The Wii however has changed that. She only really plays Wii Sports (that comes with the console), but it's a start! As I'm a bit of a retro fan, I plan on killing two birds with one stone when the Sonic and Mario Olympic game comes out before Christmas. It looks like it could be another game to get my girlfriend off the sofa.
The Wii is aimed at the family market, with its simple control method and its non-gaming functionality such as weather reports, news, basic web-browsing, email and online voting.
Much fun can also be had in creating your own virtual character that you can use in some games such as Wii Sports and afore mentioned Sonic Olympic game. Its fun watching your character leap across a tennis court or get a strike in ten-pin bowling.
With child obesity on the increase, Nintendo should market the console as a piece of fitness equipment. A 30-minute daily regime on the Wii could be what the doctor ordered.
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