Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Wii Love the Wii!

I haven't updated as often as I've been wanting to, but I have a really good excuse. A few days ago, I bought a Nintendo Wii. After the continuous dissapointment as far as the PS3's line-up is concerned, I finally decided to go next-gen with Nintendo. After all, they are selliing the most amount of systems at the moment, meaning that alot of my favorite companies are no doubt going to make alot of orginal games for the system (can't wait to se what Square-Enix does with the motion control). After hours upon hours of hands on experience, I can say without a doubt that the Nintendo Wii is something else. Heck, I would even go so far as to say that it's the most innovative video game system yet realsed. The games are great, the extras are awesome, and the motion control is as smooth as silk. It's... just... too... freaking... cool.

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Nagato loves the Wii too! *hugs* Gives me even more reason to love her.

One thing that I did like was how easy Internet gaming is on the Wii. You don't have to sign onto some weird thing like X-Box Live in order to enjoy a good game of Mario Strikers, which I've only played online once, but that's not the point. On top of that, you can download old games from the NES all the way to the N64 for no more then ten dollars (they range from five to ten dollars, depending on what you want to download). Buying Super Mario World is probably the best eight bucks I ever spent.. period.

I was worried about the motion control at first, but after spending a couple hours with it, it feels just as natural as using a normal controler. Now to all of you who love to whine about the controler.... actually try it out for me then just a few a practice runs. It's not "on crack", like some people like to call it (sorry Christine, your anti-wii statements fed fuel to my pro-wii fire).

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Who said you needed great graphics to have fun?

Plus, they're making a Bleach fighting game!!!! Okay, it probably won't be any good.. but as a Bleach fan, I can't help but be a little excited. I can finally see how a fight between Orihime and Ichigo would go! Of course, Orihime would win.. because I would be playing as her. And she'd kick Ichigo's butt. xDD

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Bleach..... for the Wii! *has geek attack*

I need to stop typing and get back to playing my Wii. Wii will update later.

Today's Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (A Book..... duh)
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What I Loved About This Book: This is, on the whole, a fantastic conclusion to the Harry Potter series. There's drama, action, suspense, clever plot twists, and one of the best endings in recent memory. J.K. Rowling has managed to take what is basically a very traditional good versus evil story and shape it into something so unique and new that, to be honest, I can't really compare this series to anything else out there.
This book itself is one of the best in the series (if not the best in the series). I would have to go back and read all of the books from begginning to end to make a true comparsion, but this was easily the darkest and the most emotinal Harry Potter book so far. A must read... but you really didn't need me to tell you that.

Some Closing Thoughts: This book could have been trimmed down by about two-hundred pages. It really started to drag in the middle, and I couldn't help but feel that J.K. Rowling was trying a little too hard for every character to have their time in the spotlight. There is an entire scene in Gringotts as well that just turned me off. Don't ask me why, it just did.
Five hundred and fifty pages sounds more appropriate for the amount of plot that she was developing. While all of the extra subplots and details really don't detract from the story, they kept me from doing any "all nighters". The ending made up for it though. It.... was...... amazing.

Rating: A- (drags a bit in the middle, but it is still a fantastic conclusion to an enchanting series)


RhythmUnbroken said...

The Wii is not a good excuse for ANYTHING.

The Otaku Venom said...

....... What do you mean by that?

RhythmUnbroken said...

That you should be updating your blog instead! :P

The Otaku Venom said...

I did update my blog... about the Wii. xDD It did kind of get in the way. LOL, I'll try to update more often from here on in. The Wii had me in its grasp there for a while.

RhythmUnbroken said...

Well at least it had Harry Potter. lol

The Otaku Venom said...

Harry Potter was pretty awesome, but I thought it was too long. She could have made it a little leaner, a little more to the point. Last hundred and fifty pages were amazing though.

RhythmUnbroken said...

I felt that way about book 5. I felt like 5 dragged on. This one I didn't feel that as much. Maybe a little, you're right, but definitely not as much. Amazing story...

The Otaku Venom said...

Amazing story with a slow middle.. but that's just me being picky. But I can understand why book five was slow, with this one it should have had a bit more of an emotinal rollercoaster like structure. It was really amazing in the begginning and at the end, but in the middle I felt that it lost its flow. The middle was still really good.. just not quite as amazing as it could have been.

RhythmUnbroken said...

Okay, enough of this!

Closing thoughts:
We do not love the Wii.



shadowjak said...

The Wii is awesome Kaleb! I told you the PS3 would blow next to it, lol