Nintendo Wii Review

The folks over at Foxnews got hold of a Nintendo Wii and have posted a review of the console called The Wii: One Small Step for Nintendo, One Giant Leap for Gaming, they liked it mostly because of all the jumping around they had to do while playing it, and how they were playing like they were kids again.

When the Wii review model was set up in the FOXNews.com newsroom, a crowd quickly developed as editors and reporters took turns swinging at imaginary baseballs, driving two-dimensional golf balls and lobbing unseen tennis serves.

The high point came during the boxing game, when two video editors wore themselves out, arms swinging as they landed blows on each other’s on-screen counterparts, displayed side by side on the tiny 14-inch TV.

It’s a good thing Nintendo put a wrist strap on the Wiimote, and asks you to use it. With the strenuous physical activity some of the games require, the user could easily end up hurling it into a wall ? or develop an aching shoulder. Source: FoxNews

Well, I don’t know about you folks, but I don’t think I would like that for very long. We had the original Nintendo and the Olympics game, I forget what it was called, and while we had a blast for a few weeks, it quickly grew old and pushed to the back of the cabinet. I wouldn’t mind playing it for a week or two, but that’s about it. I’m much more happy smacking buttons and squeezing triggers to punch, run or jump, than I am actually making the real motions.

They mention that the PS3 and the Xbox360 both have more horsepower, are better handing other kinds of media and the graphics are cartoony. This sounds like the recent fluff pieces that the other games have gotten on their launches, and the ones which came out recently for the Zune. If I’m ever around one, I’ll be sure to say how I felt playing it.