I’ve been the proud owner of a shiny white Nintendo Wii for almost a month now, and while the graphics aren’t all that much better than what the GameCube is capable of, the gameplay is an absolute blast. And isn’t that what video games are about in the first place? Having fun? Well, I’ve gathered up a few reviews for your reading pleasure, and I’ve posted links to them below. Check out Wii Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Before we get to that though, it seems that Wii has brought the stupid out of everyone. You’ve surely heard the horror stories of “Wii Have a Problem”… you know, people flinging their Wii Remotes through their television sets when they unwittingly let go and the strap breaks. Nintendo is offering a voluntary replacement, but it is not a recall. And then someone goes ahead and sets the bloody thing on fire with candles: video here.
Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…
Wii Sports Review:
While you won’t be amazed by groundbreaking graphics and earth-shattering sound in Wii Sports, Nintendo has done a good job of jazzing it up with vibrantly-colored backgrounds, fluid animations, and quirky-looking characters. Perhaps one of the greatest appeals of the game is that you can make use of the “Mii” characters you create in the Wii’s Mii maker. In this way, you can form likenesses of yourself, your family, and even celebrities (I find it particularly enjoyable pitting Muhammad Ali against George W. Bush in a rousing game of boxing). The simple graphics make this immediately appealing and approachable for someone who would otherwise categorize themselves as a “non-gamer.”
Rayman Raving Rabbids:
Rayman Raving Rabbids has got to be one of the most innovative titles available for the newly launched Nintendo Wii. It makes incredible use of the console’s unique motion sensitive controller, including seventy different mini games that can be enjoyed alone in the Story Mode or in multiplayer mode for a fantastic cow-hurling party (yes, you read that correctly). If you’re looking for something a little different, check out Rayman Raving Rabbids for the Nintendo Wii.
The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess Review:
There is very little (if anything) to criticize about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It’s a massive game with over 50 hours of gameplay and loads of dungeons and areas to explore. The storyline is well-crafted and extremely captivating. Gameplay is smooth, but the Wii version takes a lot of time to get used to and, in the end, doesn’t feel as natural as a good old fashioned GameCube controller.