Okay, I’ve been having way too much fun with the Wii lately. I got hooked when I played with one at a friend’s house for their little boy’s birthday party… but I was going to hold off on getting one–until I found out I could get guitar hero for the thing. It was all downhill from their.
I’ve had my Wii for over a month now, and it just seems cooler to me all the time. The games do not look amazing–far from it. The graphics are nothing to write home about and if you’ve seen an XBox 360 or PS3, you’ll wonder how Nintendo could do it. But I know how: the games are *fun*. I mean, really, really, fun.
Yes, Guitar Hero is available on other platforms. But I’m having a blast with the Wii Sports and Wii Games stuff, too… and so is my wife. We even play a trivia game on it (Smarty Pants) that is so much more fun than you’d think. Then, the other day, I discovered you can buy (really cheap) games from old Nintendo systems and play them on the Wii! They are downloadable right from the Wii store, if you put your Wii online. There’s a lot of classic stuff up there… Donkey Kong… Pac-Man, Zeldas… and Mario Kart 64, which is just a damn fun game.
I can’t recommend the Wii enough. Nintendo really got it right with this one.