December 12th, 2006

Tall ships (porthole)

Wee beastie

Thanks to someone dropping out of their pre-order, I have a Wii, with Twilight Princess. Sadly no Wii Play, the store had sold out of them.

Ach crivens, 'tis indeed a bonnie wee beastie, and is happily dozing on top of my computer as I type.

Oh, and Twilight Princess is Teh Win. Like Wind Waker, it's full of references to Zeldas past once you start looking for them, and that's part of what makes it so enjoyable to play.
Tall ships (porthole)

The next day...

I think so far my only real complaints with the Wii are the slight lag on the motion-sensing (not really avoidable, that's Bluetooth for you), and the Nunchuck. As nice as it is, it's a bit small, and doesn't weigh enough for my liking.

The rest of the system however both Just Works™ and Does What You Expect It To Do™. Network setup was a doddle, the shop and Virtual Console behave themselves (once you mentally translate the SNES layout to that of a 'cube controller), and the Bluetooth link works perfectly (impressive, given that theres an 11g access point and three other Bluetooth hosts in the house competing for bandwidth).