My brother called me up at about 9:30pm Thursday evening to tell me he was in Tesco (local supermarket) and that he was queuing for a Wii. He was about 8th in line, they had 20 consoles to sell and he was offering to save me a place…
…WHY, GOD, DID I SAY NO?!
I’ve been vowing that I’d wait until after Christmas to indulge in the latest Nintendo console because a) games will have dropped in price by then, b) any new-console bugs will have been figured out and fixed and c) the console itself may have dropped in price. That was before I saw it in action.
I got to play on the Wii yesterday. I now have Wii Envy. Yep, it’s a real medical condition caused by playing on someone else’s Wii. The futuristic console, smooth game play (Wii Sports ftw) and intuitive controls make this not just a console: it’s a bloody experience. There’s no fancy button combos to learn, no unnecessary fuss — just point and bowl, bat, punch, golf, etc. It’s fun, and I want one. :D