We’re off to get a Wii!
We got our Wii at about half past seven this morning, and - excepting breaks for lunch, to attend Gareth’s guest lecture at the university, and to handle tech support calls from my place of work - we’ve been playing it ever since. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to:
Comes with every Wii bought outside of Japan, this set includes Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Baseball, and Boxing. They’re all suitable for up to four players on the same console, and all make full use of the capabilities of the wireless, motion-sensing Wiimotes. The Tennis is particularly good and very immersive: it’s easy to find yourself leaping to try to reach the ball as it goes barely above your head. Here’s a video I captured earlier of Jimmy and Claire beating the crap out of each other in the square ring.
Hmm; my attempt to include the video failed. If you’ve got Flash 8 or above, watch it here. It’s worth it.
Nine different minigames; all very simplistic, but some of them are pretty good fun. We enjoyed in particular the "Laser Hockey" (an enhanced air hockey table), the "Where’s Wally"-like "Find Mii" game, the cow-riding game, and the mini tanks game. The duck hunt-alike is a bit of fun too.
Very fun single player; reasonably good multiplayer too: yakuza fun. Can be pretty hard to get used to the controls, though.
Zelda: Twilight Princess
Which we haven’t played yet. Watch this space.
We’re off for curry soon, but if you wanna come around and we’ll all play Wii together, later, that’d be cool. You know where we are.