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Wii In The House!

Wii is in the house! Yeah!

Nintendo Wii

Okay, so it only took about a week for me to turn into a total fanboy in regards to the Wii. Really, I became a bit obsessed with it. (This is when the folks that know me pretty good shake their heads back and forth.) Alright, enough about me, how about the Wii?

I played with it for a little bit today and the most impressive thing is the controller. The “free motion” moves are pretty amazing and bring you into the gameplay in a way that no other game system ever has. Tammy and I spent the first hour with the game just playing the included Wii Sports. Tennis, boxing, even bowling are pretty fun and the motions are life like.

Tonight I spent a bit of time with Madden 07 and again the motions of the controller made the gameplay so much cooler. To pass the ball, you throw your hand. To kick, you swing your arm. Very nice.

I got Zelda, Madden and Rayman with the unit. Haven’t played Zelda yet, saving that for when there is more time. First impression of the Wii — it’s a winner.

PS – The order that Tammy placed got canceled. They apparently didn’t have enough units.

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  1. Ok, so since you had declared yourself a “fanboy” and seemed to have had a good first day with the Wii. I decided to take a stroll an entire half block today at noon to check out the Wii at BestBuy. After waiting awkwardly amongst the sea of parents with children under the age of 17 I finally got the chance to test out tennis. I was excited to use the real motion controls as I envisioned myself playing Madden 200whatever in the living room throwing stiff arms at Hetti and the dog as my running back plowed down the field, however, and it may have been that I really couldn’t move around with the 8 year olds just under my elbows but I was not as impressed as I had hoped to be. I have decided to head into the city early (BBY opens at 8) and give the system another try at a time when there should be more commuters and not as many potential victims of elbow blows.

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