QUOTE(rasstar @ Nov 29 2006, 12:09 PM)
I really don't know about the wii. It looks like fun but how long will it last and how soon before you get bored with it? The graphics are really poor and it cannot play audio cds or DVDs, looks like the only thing it has going for it is the controller. People are already complaining from sore arms after playing Wii. I just don't see it lasting too long....but I could be wrong.
I think it will catch a lot of people that wouldn't normally play video games... People complaining about their sore arms must be using the thing and enjoying it or otherwise they would have stopped as soon as it got strenuous.
Sore arms is a good thing...the soreness will go away and your arms at least will get a bit of a work out. Anything that elevates your respiratory rate and gets you moving around while vegging in front of the game machine is a pretty good step in the right direction.
Sure the graphics aren't as good, but the Wii has a lot going for it with being able to play games as far back as NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, and Sega systems. There have been a lot of really great games and it'd be fun to revisit them. The price of an old game is a bit expensive right now, but perhaps that too can come down.
I see the Wii as a great "me too" system...where you get a 360 or a PS3 (360 would be my vote) and then when you can afford it you get a Wii... you play the 360 for graphics and it's style of games and when you get bored you play the Wii for it's unique style of games. When your arms are too sore, maybe it'll inspire you to work out a little more anyway... that or you could always go back to the 360 until they aren't hurting.
I guess this is the Wii60 generation. WeeSixty.