The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 24 April 2007]

Wii first impressions

Nic’s family scores a Wii. Here are his first impressions.

Wii Logo

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.

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