I was at Emma’s last night. She’s house sitting while her parents are in Aviemore, looking after the cats and the Nintendo Wii…
It’s the first time I’ve used a Wii, possibly even the first time I’ve seen one up close and personal. The device itself is rather unspectacular. It’s a square box and the controllers look like old fashioned, square remote controls.
However, fire the thing up and start using it, it’s a whole different story. The controllers can sense which way up they are, you can use the controller to literally point at the screen, they can sense movement, and all sorts.
For games like boxing, you can literally punch and the character on the screen punches. Playing tennis you literally swing the controller like a racket and it hits the ball on screen.
I don’t know if it has the graphics power of the xbox 360 or the Playstation 3, and it may not have the range of games, but personally, it’s the most impressive games console I’ve seen in a long time. Top marks Nintendo. They have delivered the biggest innovation in home gaming I’ve seen in a long time.
Now I’m working on convincing my family to get one… 🙂