Commentary

Don't tell Playstation, but I kind of want a Wii

  • by , September 28, 2007

Nintendo's Wii has taken the gaming world by storm and I’m missing out.

I’ve been reading about it: it’s not just a gaming console - to some, it is a lifestyle. The integration of interactive game play has given the Wii its ultimate success, from orchestrating a 2-minute drill while being a quarterback on Madden '08 to being a surgeon on Trauma Center: Second Opinion.

It seems like it would be a great system for parties and impromptu get-togethers, because it bridges the gap between the young and old, men and women, parents and kids. It’s actually a system that everyone can love and learn to play.

Now, I have not experienced the Wii directly, but I have seen it played and I like the direct-motion interaction between the gamer and the game. It gives you so much freedom. You can make a decision with the wave and point of a controller, which seemed to be easier to navigate than other game system wireless controllers. It also gives the playable character personality where their motions match yours.

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You are probably wondering why I am I saying all of this, considering that I haven't purchased it nor
played it for that matter. I actually don't even know of anyone, personally, that has a Wii. It is either Xbox 360 or PS3. So you can say I have limited access to playing it, besides at a local GameStop and it is a sweet deal for $250 and you can get lots of accessories, add-ons and upgrades.

But I have always been a loyal Playstation-gamer. I have always enjoyed the game selections on Playstation better than any other system, but since the drop of the PS3, there hasn't been too much to choose. You can credit that to the newness of the system and the gaming companies still learning the usability of the PS3's power.

In spite of my loyalty to Playstation, I do not discredit the success of the Wii. The price, usability and the interactive-multiplayer gameplay has definitely swayed me to consider purchasing the Wii.

I’m thinking the days of the Gamecube are over and a new wave for Nintendo has emerged. Better games, graphics (obviously) and playability has made the Wii a superb contender.

2 comments about "Don't tell Playstation, but I kind of want a Wii".
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  1. Kristin Conner, October 1, 2007 at 2 p.m.

    I'm definitely not Wii's target audience, but have been thinking about it, too!!

  2. James Curran, October 1, 2007 at 4:07 p.m.

    What's your point?

    So what. You want a Wii?

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