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Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:56 pm
by Zep
After waiting for the release of the PS3 and being a little disappointed by the launch games, I've decided to get either a Wii or a 360 to go with my new HD TV. I know that some of you play on xbox live and I know how much fun is to be had but I would like to hear some more about the Wii from you fellas, cheers.

Re: Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:58 am
by adidas
360 is fun, but you have to pay for live.

At least Nintendo Wifi is free. (I think; it's free on DS)

Re: Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:56 am
by Damian
I have the wii. Just picked up p. Mario again a few days ago. Access is free, but compared to Live it isn't accessing much. Even the free XBox live silver account has much more content than the wii does presently (gold lets you play multiplayer). But then again the wii is not meant to be a multimedia machine, I'm sure online gaming on it wil pick up in the future (hope so at least).

Re: Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:05 pm
by Silverhaze
In short....

Wii online has a grand total of 1 game. Mario Strikers football and thats your lot.

The only advantage to going online with the Wii is perhaps web browsing on your HDTV which you can use a PC for and Virtual Console which charges extortionate prices for old games you can also get on PC and play on your HDTV. Granted the pad is more suited but hey, you can change key mappings in emulators in the blink of an eye!!

N64 is about the best thing about it.

Get a 360 mate! If the rumours are true and Halo 3 has 4 way co-op online then theres much goodness to be had!!

Flatout2 Ultimate Carnage is soon to come out and for those that loved the PC version, this one is spunkworthy with a possible 12 player race!! Its going to be at least 8 players online.

Crackdown is pure awesomeness!
Call of Duty 3
Tiger Woods 07
Viva Pinata
Gears of War

Many more I cant remember right now too.

Live is fine for the price IMO. You get good speeds when playing online and I only notice stutter in voice chat and lag in games when one person playing is downloading torrents and things. £40 for the year really isnt that expensive when you break it down. £3.30 a month? 11p a day? Doesnt sound so bad afterall eh?

You also get a month free when you first sign up to test it out with and games come with 48 hour trials quite often too. I just whack my credit card details in there and do it all online.

The Wii is good but you will need to buy the HD lead seperately which is another £20 or so and it still only does 480i. All the HD lead does it clean it up a little bit. As for games, I currently have Wii Sports, Wii Play, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Zelda, Warioware Smooth Moves, Tony Hawk Downhill Jam and Elebits. All are good but Warioware is the one to have, its just superb!!!
Elebits is very good and novel but too easy and too short and the other games feel more like tech demos. Tony Hawk I just cant get on with at all.
There really isnt enough of a selection of good games to warrent buying one at the moment.

Get a 360 and come play some games with us lot!!! I use my 360 for keeping in touch with people a lot too! Its like free telephone calls around the globe!!

Re: Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:24 pm
by Damian
Seems an oldie is coming to 360 as well as wii: ... -xbox-360/ will be interesting to see which is cheaper.

Re: Anybody here got a Wii?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:02 am
by Silverhaze
Well again its another game you can simply boot up an emulator for and probably play with more enhanced graphics too. I was appauled that they put out TMNT Arcade on XBLA without doing anything to it at all!! I mean, thats really bloody lazy and to charge that much for it too!!

Hopefully they will clean up Sonic a bit because I certainly wont pay for it online if they dont! HDTVs make the old games look bad enough as it is. I know graphics isnt everything but in this case its getting to the point where games are really starting to look horrible and it distracts me from playing the game properly. Check out the Turtles demo to see what I mean.

If they clean it up I might take a look.