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Evan Wiener
10-28-2006, 12:25 PM
This was an interesting review, and asks a lot of good questions about how good the Wii really is...

http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2006/10/26/Nintendo_Wii_Hands_On/1.html

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
10-28-2006, 12:28 PM
This atricle doesn't really say so much about the machine as it does the dude writing it.

Joe Henderson
10-28-2006, 01:02 PM
The review isn't really that negative. He calls Wii sports "great fun", Excitetruck 'brilliant fun', Trauma Center "Great fun", Wario ware "Brilliant", etc. It seems like his intention is to balance all the mainstream press' opinions about the console being the second coming of Christ (which I haven't really seen, but that's the impression he seems to be under).

Also, it's strange that he focused so much on how silly he looked. Does he plan on having an audience while he plays? Who cares what you look like as long as its fun?

Bandit Chimera
10-28-2006, 01:08 PM
i still want one but i couldn't take the day off to preorder the dam thing so i'm hoping that i'll have one by christmas

MagicGamer
10-28-2006, 01:19 PM
So his complaint is the way you look...? Whatever. No different than any other games. My cousin chews on his tongue while playing.

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-28-2006, 01:31 PM
Also, it's strange that he focused so much on how silly he looked. Does he plan on having an audience while he plays? Who cares what you look like as long as its fun?
No kidding. When I first got Karaoke Revolution, I had a hell of a good time with it, despite how silly I probably looked and sounded. Plus, I didn't have an audience for that first time, so it's not like I really gave a fuck.

John Drake
10-28-2006, 01:47 PM
This atricle doesn't really say so much about the machine as it does the dude writing it.

Exactly. He probably cares too much about what people think.

Evan Wiener
10-28-2006, 08:54 PM
i still want one but i couldn't take the day off to preorder the dam thing so i'm hoping that i'll have one by christmas

You shouldn't have too much trouble getting a Wii sometime this season, according to the Nintendo World Store Manager:

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/28/nintendo-world-store-manager-enough-wii-for-walk-ins-as-well/
Nintendo World Store Manager: "Enough [Wii] for walk-ins as well."

Posted Oct 28th 2006 4:00PM by Alexander Sliwinski (http://www.joystiq.com/bloggers/alexander-sliwinski)
Filed under: Nintendo Wii (http://www.joystiq.com/category/nintendo-wii/)
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2006/10/ninworldmanager.jpgJoystiq recently had the opportunity to spend time with New York City Nintendo World Store Manager, Paul Gonzalez, and unlike the marketing-jargon spin-meisters we typically deal with, Gonzalez was refreshingly forthright.

Gonzalez told us Wii pre-orders for the November 19 launch will certainly be filled, and there will be "enough for walk-ins as well." We gave him a chance to take back that quote -- last thing we want to do is get him fired -- but he backed it up saying, "I'm not expecting to sell out on Sunday. Monday -- no promises."

There are currently no playable Wii demos available at the store. Gonzalez said they are expecting them the first week of November and an email blast will be sent out letting people know.

Gonzalez is happy to see that the Wii is bundled with Wii Sports, "It's the best way to explain the system. It is a great tutorial ... I enjoyed the boxing, you got your rights and lefts in there, it's certainly a work out." And what about Zelda: Twilight Princess? "Zelda is good, there's a bit of a learning curve." He went on to say conceptually the gameplay is all so new, but players will get used to it.

Specific Nintendo World store Wii launch details will be released next week.

See also: Nintendo Fusion Tour: Nintendo World store video (http://rpgs.joystiq.com/2006/10/04/joystiq-at-nintendo-world-store-in-video/)


http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2006/10/wiitop.jpg
Gonzalez also put to rest a random rumor that he had heard and people have consistently asked him. Does the Wavebird controller receiver point in the wrong direction, making it impossible to use on the Wii due to the flap? He opened up the Wii display unit and had an employee bring over the Wavebird receiver -- it would have been the design error of the year -- but the Wavebird receiver does point in a direction allowing it to be used on the Wii. You can also see that your Gamecube memory cards stick in the top of the Wii behind a second flap. Essentially, once the flaps come up, the top of the Wii is the same as the front of the Gamecube.

BGPu
10-28-2006, 10:37 PM
Well, the guy is right to an extent.

If you're looking to blow off steam after a long day at work or school by playing videogames, will you really want to do it by waving your arms around and whatnot, or would you rather stick to the usual control methods?

And yes, Nintendo's marketing videos and photos for the Wii are a bit obnoxious. Everyone playing the Wii is just so Goddamn beautiful. If I buy one, and a few extra Wiimotes I can finally have that hot Asian girl orgy I've always wanted

twigglet
10-29-2006, 12:02 AM
But it's not like Nintendo are the only company to use hot people as advertisements :s

JeremyDale
10-29-2006, 12:41 AM
Yeah, didn't see much negative in the article. Still getting it, and VERY excited to get one.

- jeremy