Is Wii cool? Yeah Man, Wii's Cool.
Silly Gamer...Wii is for Kids!
As someone who grew up playing Pong, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Defender, I am constantly amazed by the games out today. Well, I have been amazed once more!
As an early Christmas gift from my in-laws, my wife and I received a Wii about a week ago. After much hesitation (and watching my wife play), I tried it last night...and I am hooked!
Playstation and Xbox and Wii....Oh My!!!
Over the last few years, I have been (and still am) a Playstation and Xbox fan. It seems to me that the Nintendo gaming systems were geared toward little kids. The lack of adult-geared games from Nintendo have turned me off to their systems. The last Nintendo system I owned was the very first generation (oh soooo long ago). So, up until a week ago, I have only owned a PS2 and I have been happy with it. But...I found the Wii very fun to play. I like the interactivity of the gameplay.
Our gift came with Wii Sports and Wii Fit. Last night I tried out the Wii Sports and I had a blast! Wii Sports includes baseball, bowling, boxing, tennis and golf. The interaction between the gamer and the game is awesome. You physically play these games with a handheld remote that can somehow transmit your movement to a sensor placed close to the TV and is integrated into the game-play (eat your heart out Pong!).
With the golf game, you hold and swing the remote like you would a golf club. Same with the baseball and tennis games. The bowling you hold the remote up to your chest, holding the B button, and then go through the motions of rolling the ball, letting go of the B button when you would actually let go of the ball.
The boxing I had a little trouble with but I may just need some practice. The sensor seemed to have trouble reading my lightening-fast moves and power-packed punches. Maybe with a little practice, I can ease up on my ninja-like blows and reflexes.
Exercise is Fun? No Way?!?!
I actually worked up a sweat playing the boxing and tennis games and I have not even tried the Wii Fit yet! Have I found a fun way to get a workout? I think I have! Now that I have tried out this Wii, I cannot imagine any reason to go outside anymore.
To my friends and family: I am sorry for my future neglect of you. But next time you see me, I will be in great physical shape. I may need clean clothes, a shave and a shower but my body will be that of a Greek god.
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