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Tell Me Everything the Wii Can Do!
I could probably search all day on Google and compile a list of websites with sponsored information, but I want to hear from FOOsters because it's more real, and more fun...
My wife has been wanting to get a Wii for about two years now; not for Christmas, just in general. I have been hesitant about it since I am afraid we will play it twice and then it will sit under the TV, unplayed, sort of like my PlayStation2, which I talked about before and still don't know what to do with. That being said, though, the Wii would be more down our alley for our gaming style habits than a PlayStation/Xbox, etc, so the Wii might get regular use, especially when the baby becomes a child (I know someone, personally, whose 3 year old is quite successful using the Wii).
Anyway, I haven't taken console gaming seriously since the Colecovision/Intellivision/Sega Genesis era, so I want some input before I consider buying this Wii thing. (My wife put the ball in my court regarding the purchase since I am the former gamer and she hasn't played a video game since Dr. Robotnik's Mean Jelly Bean Machine.)
Aside from buying games at the store, putting them into the Wii, and playing them, what all can the Wii do?
-I have heard that you can download all the old NES games and play on the Wii.
-I have heard that you can download a browser and browse the web on the Wii.
-I have heard that you can create an avatar that stays with you for all the games.
-I have heard that there is some type of Wii store you can shop using the Wii.
-What about Internet gaming? Is it subscription based?
-I have heard that some games change their gameplay based on other games you have played.
How many of these things are true, and to what extent, and what else can this Wii thing do?
Can you go to any store and buy them yet, or are they still impossible to find? From what I have heard, it's still hit or miss, regardless of store or season.
Last edited by SonataInFSharp; 12-15-08 at 08:32 AM.