Is anyone surprised that I can barely lift my arms after less than a week as a Wii owner?
I thought not.
The only games we own right now are the Wii Sports, that came with the machine, Rayman Raving Rabbids and Call of Duty: World at War. However, we have discovered WiiWare and as soon as we finish arguing over which games we MUST HAVE, we’ll be downloading a few of them. They have all the early Sonic games, which makes me ecstatic, as well as the Strong Bad series of games for Attractive People.
We are also planning on picking up the Wii Fit (so we can play Raving Rabbids TV Party with our butts), Guitar Hero World Tour to satisfy my perverse karoake cravings and No More Heroes, if I can find somewhere that still carries it. Sigh.
One thing I like about the Wii is that networking to Nintendo is free. You have to pay for the WiiWare games and some of the channels, but you also don’t have to if you don’t want to. Last night we discovered the Forecast channel, and checked out weather all over the globe (it is important to note that it was colder at Ulan Batur than at the South Pole). No, it really doesn’t take much to amuse us, why do you ask? The Mister has also discovered the “joy” of playing Call of Duty online with other people who have way more free time than he does.
What games do you other Wii folk recommend? The Mister likes shooty-war games or strategy games like Rome Total War (yes, I know it’s a pc game). I prefer stuff like Sonic, Spyro, or Rayman and the occasional fighty game like Tekken or Mortal Combat. I loved Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and since I lost my Xbox copy, I don’t feel at all bad replacing it with a Wii version. First person shooters tend to make me motion sick, unless it’s a rail-shooter like House of the Dead. I also madly love the Soulcalibur series of games (which was a motivating factor in my 360 lust), but have already been warned away from Soulcalibur Legends. Although, I will probably cave if it goes on sale.
Honestly, the choice of console was almost completely outside my control. My mom asked what we wanted for Christmas and I gave her the choice of either a Wii or an Xbox 360. Either would have been fine with me. Mom decided that since my sister wanted a 360, that the Mister and I would get the Wii.
Granted, I’m pretty sure we’re happier with the Wii, because as the Mister says, we like things we can play together. The Wii lends itself to party play, as watching people play it is almost as much fun as playing it yourself. Seriously, you want to see funny? Watch someone play Rayman. It’s great, and most of the challenges in it appeal to everyone’s inner 12 year old, especially the cow throwing part. Even the sports games are fun to watch. If you’re looking for a game system that you can play alone or with social interaction, I think you’ll like the Wii, too.