[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 24 April 2007]
Thanks to an early-rising wife, the household has now been blessed with a Wii. Here are some first impressions:
The out of the box experience is great—it feels a lot like an Apple product, even down to the abundant clean white and sans-serif font.
Setting up the unit is a slick process, with the Wii walking you through all the necessary settings in a friendly way. Again, it feels like an Apple product.
It’s all about the remotes. It just can’t be said enough. All. About. The. Remotes.
It’s tons of fun.
That being said, there are two things off the bat to quibble about:
The remotes are way too slick. They get very slippery. It would be nice to have some kind of rubberized surface to make them less hand-torpedo-like.
It sure isn’t a graphics powerhouse. But it matters less than you’d think.