My turn to give my first impressions of our new family fun toy. Wii love it! I'm an ol' skool gamer from the days of the Atari 2600, moved onto Sega, Sony PS1, PS2...then dumped consoles for some bada$$ PC gaming on-line. (F.E.A.R., BF2142, Bioshock is just jaw dropping gorgeous all around!, etc...)
The Wii was a family gift from "Nanna" and it has been a blast for me(35), the Mrs.(36) and our daughter(3) can even swing the Wiimote on baseball and loves to box on Wii Sports. We all got to play a bit on my Nephew's just weeks ago and the whole family had a blast during the wedding weekend get together on the Wii.
It is definitely a group thing, but I still like to get my golf on in the morning, while they sleep in before work and the daycare trip.
I picked up Metroid Prime 3 last night and just grinned from ear to ear, while being in awe of Samus on our 42" Aquos LCD. (Composite cables are just fine for us, BTW.)
GH3 is sitting in a closet until Christmas, we have created Miis for all of us, we have WiiConnect24 set up on/on across the wireless broadband Netgear WGR614 v6 router, and all is good.
If I want to get my frag on solo, I play out in the family room on daddy's gaming rig PC, but seeing my wife jump around playing tennis, and my little girl pitching and bowling is soooo worth it.
Time to buy another Wiimote and nunchuck ASAP, since we have friends coming over to play it this weekend. They want to play mith my Wii (so freaking funny to say, while disturbing at the same time...LOL)
The only issue we had was that our daughter's Little Touch keyboard 4 IR LED array was seriously interfering with the sensor bar's IR array, and even jamming TV remotes, while in the room and powered up. Ahhh...you gotta love IR interference!
If you bought it and have no friends to play it with you, I am sorry...The Wii is certainly a "group thing", while the PS3, Xbox 360, and even PC's are best for solo fraggin'.
I just e-mailed my Wii registration request from home to daddy's work PC, so that bright blue slot light should drive the wife nuts all day long.