She continues: "I found Wii games pleasant even when they depicted activities I don't enjoy in real life. Wii Sports' baseball, for example, brought back memories of middle school P.E., which involved a lot of standing around swinging the bat too late (or too early) and being picked last. With the Wii, I also kept swinging too early and too late, but I actually improved after a few tries and got one player to home base ... Whatever the games, probably the best thing about the Wii is that it creates a social experience that's improved vastly by a group of friends cheering whether you win or lose."
The author does criticize, as many Wii enthusiasts before her, the inclusion of only one Wii Remote and Nunchcuk with the console despite it being marketed as a multiplayer machine out of the box. She also claims soreness the day after playing, so again if that deters you, try and avoid all muscle movement at any cost as they tend to get sore if used from time-to-time. All in all, the article offers a refreshing impression of Wii's take on gaming from a non-gamer's perspective.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19