December 28th, 2008

children of dune - leto 1

wiiiiiiiiiii fun. wiiiiiiiiii fit.

So I've been putting off making my report on the awesome of the Wii so as to be able to give a full report of the sheer awesome (note: I used this word before I got sucked into Chuck, so there).

I would like to report: Awesome.

There is nothing about this I do not like.

1.) Controllers: pretty much exactly what you'd expect of semi-first-generation motion detector--aka, much, much better than I expected, miles to go before I sleep. Sharp movements are bad, but once you get used to it (about thirty minutes) you shouldn't have much trouble at all. However, you will re-adapt every session and every game. Again, much better than I expected it to work and super duper awesome fun where I pointed at the screen and felt like I had indeed entered a brave new world. Awesome.

2.) Controllers, Part 2: Yes, the rumors about people throwing their remotes into the TV are really, really likely. Thank you wrist strap. Also useful during Wii Fit things so you don't have to hold it. This is especially true during boxing and bowling, where you might forget you aren't punching someone and nearly slam a fist into the TV. Not that I did that. Child almost did before we pulled him back.

2.) wii Sports: Golf -blah, but I don't like golf. Baseball - blah, I don't like baseball. Tennis, I don't like tennis but I love playing it here, especially jumping for serves and whipping around the remote. It's pretty accurate. Learning curve in general on all Wii Sports is about ten minutes or one game. Faster if you are playing with someone else. Bowling kicks ass. Me, my mom, my sisters, my aunt, my bil, my son, and my niece competitively bowled for about four hours. Huge fun. Not hard, but oddly challenging to adjust for what the ideal speed and angle according to Wii should be. Boxing is--weird. Child gets it. I can't make it work right. I get knocked out alot. I kick his ass at tennis. It's all good. I'd recommend bowling and tennis on Wii Sports for acclimation. They're fairly accurate on your entire Wii experience and a lot of fun. The training programs are also fun.

3.) Wii Fit.

I cannot count the ways this is awesome.

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Child played Simpsons and finished over the weekend. Most games are surprisingly physical even if they really shouldn't be with the motion thing. We're all kind of hypnotized by bowling and Wii Fit.

So. Recommended for anyone who just likes to have fun. It seriously, seriously is.