Newest Review: ... the kids without necessarily having to sit down and fiddle with controls. The Wii can get you dancing, swinging a golf club like there's n... more
Member Name: caz0011666
Date: 02/08/11, updated on 03/08/11 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Fun for everyone
Disadvantages: Not for propper gamers
We brought the Wii a few years ago now mainly for the family use because it had many fun, active games. The initial set up of the Wii is a bit confusing, it first has to be fully connected to a TV, and then you have to sort out the sensor, and find a place, either on top, or bellow of the TV. Then set the console so it knows where the sensor is, so it can try and calibrate itself to be more accurate to where you're pointing on the screen.
After this it's quite easy to use, and to get the hang of, you just point the controller at the screen, and the sensor picks up where you're pointing. The Wii was the first next generation console with movement sensor technology, but has now been followed by the Xbox 360 Kinect, and the PS3 Move controllers.
The first Wii controller was very inaccurate, so they released the Wii motion plus controller, which gives greatly improved accuracy, and not as twitchy as the first controller.
As a family and friends games console, the Wii is great fun, and has great potential, as all the games on it are designed fully for motion technology, unlike the Xbox and PS3, where the motion controllers are just used for a few select games.
Summary: Great family and friends console