"The Most User & Senior Friendly Console Ever!"4.5 starson by Koolaidman94
easy to use
Buit-in Wi-Fi & internet browser
plenty of controller attachments
can be healthy with exersise
FULL gamecube support
Cons: not the best graphics, looks aweful on large TV's
the 'friend code' thing is annoying
You can't play DVD's or CD's
IR problems (see below)
Summary: One thing before I get into the details, I have owned the Wii since the time it came out. I have had it sent in for
repair once because the disc drive would not work (this was a year or two after getting it). And with that said, I
know what I am talking about.
The Wii is the very user friendly system of the three. With one in almost every senior center, this system has
become very popular. The Wii also caters to both the family friendly market, and the hardcore gamer. The Wii set the
mark for motion gaming as the first console to do so. This was followed by Sony's Playstation Move, And later
Micosoft's KINECT. Move is much like the Wii in terms of the basic idea and controls. KINECT on the other hand is
much different. As it sees your body and creates a 3D image to follow your movements and put them into the game.
But the Wii is different because of its ability to be very versitile. You don't need to have a large space to enjoy
it. The gamecube support is the best backwards support of the three consoles. The wide variety of games ranging from fitness games, sports games, kid friendly games, and even violent hardcore games. The ungodly amount of things to attach to the remote ranging from a feather duster, to a fork, a heart rate monitor, to even a doll theres always something you can put on the end of the remote. As I say, "people will stick anything on the end of a wii remote no matter how strange--and someone WILL buy it"
I was able to put some homebrew on my Wii with the Homebrew Channel. They said that with the newest update it would not install, but to my luck it did. This added a large amount of possibilities to have with the Wii with the various programs and tools. There are also a number of emulators for things like an N64 or Gameboy, the latter of which works great.
There is one pesky problem that ive had with the remotes and the IR sensing. You see, if you aim the remote at, say, a sunny window, The Wii will think its part of the sensor bar and mess up the aiming. This also may happen with certain lights, Especcially Christmas Trees! What you can do is first close the blinds and shut off the lights. If
that doesent work, go into the Wii settings and find the sensor bar settings. When you see a screen that says to aim the remote at the TV to see 2 blinking lights--take the remote and aim it all around the room. Any white dots that appear on the screeen is what is messing with the aiming.
All in all, the wii has some great advantages with its family friendly and the way seniors LOVE it. There are even
wii bowling tournaments! I reccomend this for everyone no matter your age and level of skill. I think this is a
great source of entertainment for all ages.