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Nintendo Wii

A motion sensored gaming console by Nintendo.

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What a waste of money

  • Dec 14, 2008
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I don't get what's so popular about this damn Wii. I went out of my way to get one with all the hype out there about how great and fun it is. After playing it for a few days, I got bored of it already. That motion sensor remote/nunchuck is "interesting" at best. But I don't find any of the games any fun. All the games seem to be made for 10 year olds or simpletons that are easily amused. I mean how fun can flipping your wrist to throw a bowling ball and watching it knock down 10 pins be? Yea the wii's very innovative but I could care less about innovation if the damn games are boring as hell. I thought mariokart would make up for this bad purchase. But mariokart only lasted a few weeks at best. They totally screwed up the battlemode by making it time based instead of last one standing.

So here's my summary of the wii:



-great for parties since most games are multiplayers


-All the games are for kids or simpletons that are easily ammused

-Graphics suck, compared to the xbox360 or ps3

-A lot more expensive than you would originally think after you purchase all the accessories and extra controllers/remotes

Final notes: If you're a serious gamer, skip the wii for sure. You'll surely be disappointed.

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February 25, 2009
I haven't bought a system since Super Nintendo, but I am glad to hear your thoughts on WII, since everyone I know and don't know praises it!
January 20, 2009
Well to answer your questions, I also played zelda and metroid but I didn't like them much either. I felt the motion sensor control works for a small percentage of games. But it tends to make it more frustrating than fun for most games I enjoy. As for the cost, you'd be surprise to know that the wii remote + nunchuck/controller costs on avg 20 dollars more than xbox's wireless controllers. just check amazon and most stores. And I never said wii was more expensive than the other consoles, I said that it was more expensive than its original system price leads you to believe (which is 249). In the end, its a let down for serious gamers. As for kids and casual gamers, I wouldn't know since I'm neither one of em.
January 20, 2009
While I don't totally disagree with your review, what games have you played besides Wii Sports and Mario Kart? Saying all the games suck out of hand seems a bit over the top, since you only reference two. Sure, the games were designed with more casual gamers in mind, but 1. that was the point of this system, and 2. that doesn't mean they're entirely without merit. Some of them are even great in that their play style takes me back to the fun I had with the original NES as a kid. What's wrong with wanting kids to play games similar to what we played when we were young, instead of Gears of War or Left4Dead? Also, buying extra accessories and controllers for the Wii isn't any more expensive than for any other system. Extra controllers for every other system cost $50 as well, so the price just keeps going up no matter which system you buy. However, I agree with your final assessment that serious gamers should skip the Wii, because it's not intended for them at all.
January 20, 2009
Super Mario Galaxies?!?! are you kidding me? thats like saying pong and pacman are great games at this day and age. sure it was great when it first came out, like in the 15th century or whenever it was, but now its laughed at.
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review by . January 21, 2010
I'm not much of a game fan - don't have an Xbox nor do I game using a PC. But this is fun! I use it mainly with the Wii Fit balance board attachment for exercise, and it provides a nice variation from the usual cardio machines or strength routines.    Easy to set up and use. The graphics are not what you'd call top-notch, but are usable. All in all, I'm very pleased with it - never would have thought I'd own a game deck, but the Wii changed that!
review by . October 26, 2009
Wii is awesome. I love the interactive aspect. The sports games are great, allowing you to actually take swings with the Wii controller to play the games. This is leap years above the competition.
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The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of both. The Financial Times reported that as of September 12, 2007, the Wii is the sales leader of its generation, based on sales figures from Enterbrain, NPD Group, and GfK.

A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube, and able to play all official GameCube games. Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards. By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets.
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Developer: Nintendo
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