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    Post Official We have a Wii Post!

    OK, we actually got ours in today!

    FYI, this was the first post in the "Got our Wii", though technically at the time it was only ordered:

    http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-...ad-page55.html

    So this is the Post-post Shipping note: C's free shipping was via Pony Express...very...slow...

    I just wanted to ramble on with some observations, thoughts, etc., from our first day of ownership (even though we've had the BIL come over pretty frequently with his [and his PS3]).

    Our current gear:

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    Component Cable (no name brand)
    2GB PQI SD Card
    Nyko charger system
    MP8
    Zelda

    My thoughts in no particular order:

    We fired it up in ~10 minutes since I had the controller charged, the cable ready! Immediately connected over to the wireless router and downloaded the current firmware/updates.

    We are hooked up to a Sony 50" LCD widescreen - configured the Wii for 480P and wide format, looks terrific.

    We had a silly amount of fun making our Wii's

    I was a little sad that the browser is a "pay" item now - $5 isn't really much, just thought it's a great selling point as a free function.

    The free pack-in game(s) are really fun - we still have a blast with bowling and golf even after playing them dozens of times.

    Played a full game of MP8 - team mode we and the wifey vs. the computer. We won (we put them on easy, hehehe). The simple graphics combined with the interactive experience is more fun than any photo realistic game I've played on competitive platforms

    Opened but have not fired up Zelda yet, we will later tonight!

    The Nyko charger seems like a winner - works great so far, charges while you wait your turn, looks good, doesn't need to be at "USB length" (has it's own PS). The rubberized grips are a nice bonus.

    The photo viewer is excellent - it may wind up being deprecated in favor of a new HTPC, but it's quick and easy for now.

    I downloaded a streaming media server that's supposed to be compatible with the WII (though you have to have the browser). Sounds neat, I'll report more on this as I have time to experiment.

    I popped in Metroid 2 (Gamecube) just to see it fire up - looked great! This was neat: plugged the wavebird receiver into port one on the side, picked it right up. Plugged our old GC memory card into the correct slot, picked up our old save game. I didn't realize that (or so it seems) you have to use a GC controller on GC games - I wasn't expecting "motion emulation" but I thought they'd just do a simple control mapping (I guess you'd need a 'chuck for the analog emulation?).

    More to come later!

    ~DT

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    you're nearly a year late with your review. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail
    you're nearly a year late with your review. lol
    Nah, it qualifies as "new to us"

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    We played Zelda for an hour or so last night - as fun as I would have expected. Plenty of non-combat exploring in the starting areas - some interesting game design involving the WII controllers.

    I understand it takes a while before the game really takes off, but great so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    We played Zelda for an hour or so last night - as fun as I would have expected. Plenty of non-combat exploring in the starting areas - some interesting game design involving the WII controllers.

    I understand it takes a while before the game really takes off, but great so far.
    Yes it does, and believe me it only gets better.

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    Sweet looking ride BTW, one of the first things I noticed on this board (I'm a bit of a car enthusiast, OK, I'm sort of a nutjob about cars...) The Bullitt style wheels look really sick - repros?


    Quote Originally Posted by blueovalboy7
    Yes it does, and believe me it only gets better.
    Jeebus! It got all crazy last night - don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't played, but it turned a little darker, and I'm a little different now
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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    Sweet looking ride BTW, one of the first things I noticed on this board (I'm a bit of a car enthusiast, OK, I'm sort of a nutjob about cars...) The Bullitt style wheels look really sick - repros?




    Jeebus! It got all crazy last night - don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't played, but it turned a little darker, and I'm a little different now
    Haha, yea I know what you mean.

    Thanks for the compliment on the car, I absolutely love the car, it's pretty much my main concern outside of school and my gf. Yea they're replica bullitts, 17s all the way around, I could sit and talk cars for a long time, but that's what car forums are for right?
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    i wasnt a fan of twilight princess personally, the beginning WAS slow, and it DID pick up..but still, it wasnt that fun for me.

    glad your enjoying your wii. i reccomend the godfather and Resident Evil 4 if you havent played that on the ps2/cube already. and maybe ssx blur, its fun if your into that type of game.


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    Ssx blur? I heard that game wasn't very good, but I guess to each their own right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail
    i wasnt a fan of twilight princess personally, the beginning WAS slow, and it DID pick up..but still, it wasnt that fun for me.

    glad your enjoying your wii. i reccomend the godfather and Resident Evil 4 if you havent played that on the ps2/cube already. and maybe ssx blur, its fun if your into that type of game.
    I might borrow RE 4 - we played the GC version so I understand the WII version (beyond the control system) has some expanded/new "mini" levels like the PS2.

    It's been so long it's easily worth a replay for free!
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