So, I just finished watching the Nintendo Wii press conference. If I had to sum it up in one word it would be “awesome”. It started out with a bang, showing a ton of cool footage and miyamoto dancing with the Wiimote and kept that level of coolness pretty much the entire time.
They showed a pretty cool video reel showing off a lot of cool games that use the Wiimote. After watching those vids I was completely sold on the Wii. The graphics were not as impressive as the other more powerful consoles, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have some real power behind it. Some of the vids like Red Steel looked phenomenal, while others looked more like a Gamecube or Xbox game (though maybe slightly better then either could do). Of course, I am not buying it for graphics at all. The games just looked so much FUN!
The new (well announced a long time ago) Zelda game looks awesome. They demoed it using the Wii and the Wiimote showing how you can use it to control some stuff. It looked sort of half assed to tell you the truth. Mostly just moving your hand around instead of pressing a button, but then again this was added late into the development cycle so you can’t blame them. I am not sure if I will buy it for Gamecube or Wii since the remote stuff was sort of bleh for it.
Overall, I was very impressed with the conference. It made me actually want to buy a Wii right this second. The good thing is we only have to wait a little while longer.