I finally got my Nintendo Wii after weeks and months of waiting. All this time I had been playing over at my cousin’s house to get my fix of Wii sports and stuff. Finally I got one for myself. I even bought my component cables from the Virgin Megastore at the Champs Elysee in Paris last January when I was there.
Anyway, it was breeze to setup and within minutes I was serving in Wii Sports. I downloaded the updates and for while there I forgot the world of my Xbox 360 and was totally engrossed with the Wii.
I immediately created my Mii and finally played the two Wii games I already bought even before I had the console, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Trauma Center: Second Opinion. Having played Trauma Center on the DS, the Wii version was much easier and the storyline was much better.
I now switch in between my 360 and my Wii. While waiting for Besieged in FFXI Online (currently the only MMO I play) I get on Wii Sports and get a workout in boxing, bowling and tennis.
I know for some people, bowling on the Wii is quite boring. On the contrary, it’s quite challenging. The hand movements actually affect the movement of the ball. Much the same in Wii Tennis and all other other sports games. The only thing I don’t like about the game would be Wii Golf. It’s nothing like real golf nor does it try to even guess the swing height. Maybe EA’s Tiger Woods golf will do better.
All in all, I’m very satisfied with my Wii. It provides me with a different kind of game genre that is mostly overlooked by Sony and Microsoft. It’s perfect for the casual gamer or people who are looking more from their DS.
I’ll post more when I’ve gotten far with my Wii games.