Well, yes, finally it arrived. My brand spanking new Nintendo Wii. Actually TWO of them, oops. Having got a bit nervous about the likelyhood of Woolworths actually getting any stock, I got an e-mail from Gamestation, a specialist local gaming shop saying they would release a batch for sale online at 10am on 31st Jan. Myself, Lucy and Russell (who had also ordered with Woolworths) all ordered and waited for confirmation. As it happens, I had confirmation from Gamestation and Woolworths at the same time, but luckily some other colleagues of mine wanted a Wii too (yes, lots of wii/wee jokes at work these days) so I’d flogged it before I ‘d even taken delivery.
So, enough about that… what’s it like?
It’s great! We bought Wii Play, Wario Ware and Zelda in addition to the bundled Wii Sports. To be honest we’ve spent 90% of the time playing Sports – it’s so easy to get the hang of and it’s such a good thing to do over a bottle of wine. Bowling is far and away my favorite sport, but we like Tennis and Golf too. Boxing is good fun, but I’ve not got the hang of baseball at all – just can’t seem to get the timing right, which is actually quite like my real life ability at baseball.
One of the real attractions is the ability to create your own Mii. Here’s a picture of Debs’ Mii…
Another cool feature is the ability to let your Mii’s roam about the place, and indeed let them roam around yours. As it stands I have 9 Mii’s on our console – Myself & Debs and various friends of ours (and their friends an family). All this means I can now play baseball with a team of people I know, which is good fun. :o)