Why can’t Wii all just get along?

OK, I know, pathetic title, but what are you gonna do about it? At least you have some idea of what I am going to write about today. While most people are going to be busy writing about the PS3 launch today, I am going to conform in my anti-conformism (is that even a word?)

The Wii. A pretty novel concept, if you ask me. The idea that you would be able to just move the controller in front of you, and have the game pick up the movement and accurately represent it in game is just a really cool idea. It sounds like, from the previews and reviews that I have read so far that is have been implemented pretty well. So far, it seems that the Nintendo Sports game and Zelda are the best at using the controller to its full advantage. In one preview that I read, it mentioned that you use the Wii-mote to pull back the bow string in Zelda, and that when you release the bow string, the speaker embedded in the Wii-mote gives the “twang” of a bow string. Pretty darn cool. The one thing that I am MOST excited about though, and that I may beg my wife to let me buy a Wii for, is that Lucasarts has said that they will create a Star Wars game for the Wii. And you will be able to use the Wii-mote to control your Lightsaber. I MUST HAVE THIS! Oh, and can you tell that I like Star Wars?

For those of you non-gamers out there (why the hell are you reading my blog if you’re not a gamer?) here is a first impression that you will probably find interesting, from a non-gamer.

This is definitely something that I will rent when I get the opportunity. I am still a pretty big fan of Nintendo. I mean, I rented the Virtual Boy several times. Yep, I was one of the 10 people that actually enjoyed playing on that system.

Have a good one.

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