For I have tasted the fruit

I got back from break and one of my roommates had already arrived.  He had brought back his latest purchase, the Nintendo Wii, so I’ve gotten to try it over the past couple of days.

I’ve only played Wii Sports, but I think this is going to be one great console.  Wii Sports isn’t just a tech demo, but it’s not incredibly polished either – I can see games that have a more detail-oriented production cycle being really, really good.  There are 5 different sports: Tennis, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, and Boxing.  Baseball is the only one I could see myself not particularly enjoying, but I haven’t tried any of them with more than one remote (wiimote?), since there’s such a shortage of the things that Gamestops have consoles on display, but no remotes to play them.
And it’s not just that the control scheme is fun, either; controls are so intuitive for Sports that you can play without ever having played a game before.  Nintendo’s Revolution may be just that; they certainly have the chance to break into a still more general market that Microsoft and Sony aren’t looking seriously at.  I’m looking forward to the next few months.

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