Chances are, if you are reading this review to decide if you are going to buy a Wii or not, it will be really hard for you to find one if I convince you to buy one. My local Best Buy had lines around the corner I arrived at 7:30 in the morning and was barely able to get a ticket. I was no.98 out of 102 (I consider myself lucky), this being said that didn’t help me from waiting 2 and a half hours just to get into Best Buy. Anyway, on to the Wii itself. It’s really fucking easy to install. Took me maybe a maximum of two minutes to sit it down next to my T.V. and install it. The menu screen from the second you turn it on is easy to use and navigate. From then on it was on to the games:
1. Red Steel: This was probably a bad game to start playing. This game takes A LOT of getting used to. The control system can get a bit awkward. Especially when you want to rest your hand, the screen goes crazy. It’s really not that original of a shooter, but the gameplay really takes you to a new level that I never thought possible with shooters. But, the next game a stuck in blew me away:
2. Zelda: Twilight Princess: I cannot tell you how hard it was for me to put this game down. Everything Wind Waker got wrong (and let me say that wind waker is NOT a bad game) this gets right. It’s a dark story, there is actually a threat, but what matters most of all is the story. The expressions on Link’s face and the development of even minor characters makes this game absolutely a must own. For example, there’s a moment where a fussy girl yells at Link for not taking good care of Epona and walks off itching. In this moment Link and the father of the girl (who has been scolded as well) give each other a look that just reads: “Women…. what are we going to do with them?” About a half-an-hour into the story we are taken into the twilight realm. Now I was really scared about this aspect of the game, I was so afraid that it was going to turn into a Metroid Prime 2: Cliche´ Light World Vs. Black World. Luckily the shadow world is well thought out and is relatively a mystery. Every aspect of this game is beautiful. This is something I am still drooling over.
3. Wii Sports: This does exactly what Nintendo wanted it to do: give easy game play to a system. I picked this up in a second and was immediately hooked. It’s easy to play and will probably be one of those games you play with a friend when you are really fucking bored.
The controller itself is a lot smaller than I expected it to be and might be a bit hard to grasp for people who are overweight, but I’m assuming that people overweight won’t want to play a system that demands you to move all the time. Nintendo was right when they nicknamed this system “The Revolution”; it truly is worth every cent that you pay (and that’s not a lot).
Anyway, that’s my short review of my weekend (wiikend), I know it’s disjointed and unstructured, but that’s why it’s called a rant.