December 20, 2006

Wii Play too now

Wii Play is now also on our shelf. Nice little collection of fast games but we hadn't the chance yet to try out multiplayer mode.

And the initial batteries from the original Wiimote are almost drained. I'll have to look for those rechargeables, which have to be somewhere around here...

December 11, 2006

Wii impressions and Zelda Twilight Princess bug

Ok, it's Monday and I had a few hours on the weekend to play around with the Wii and Zelda. Currently I'm having sore muscles around my neck and shoulders from playing tennis, bowling and boxing in the Wii Sports bundle but it's been worth it so far.

Zelda has been also quite satisfying until now and there has been just one downturn. About 15 minutes after the beginning where you get your horse and have to roundup the goats. After bringing in the goats there is a chance to practice showjumping where you can finish the practice by jumping over the exit doors. During practicing I saved the game and then left the room with the game inside a menu. When I came back the Wiimote has turned itself off because of inactivity and the game said that it has lost connection to the controller. I reactivated the Wiimote and the game found it again but the button to continue playing stayed disabled. No problem so far I thought, resetted and reloaded my savegame. Surprisingly I again got the duty to roundup the goats but they refused to enter their stable. And also the fence of the area was opened opposed to it's state when I saved the game so I couldn't leap over it with my horse. In the end I was completely unable to finish this quest and had to dump this savegame. It wasn't a large drawback because I just needed 10 minutes to reach this spot again but I hope such errors don't pop up later in the gameplay again. In the future I'll have to look out not to be inside an active quest while saving.

December 9, 2006

Fun Fun Fun

Picked up my Wii yesterday, added a bit of Zelda: Twilight Princess and placed it in the place between TV and shelf. At first the controllers were smaller than I expected but then I found it unbelievable how easy its usage is.

Previously when you had to enter a name in a game you had to tinker around for minutes using up and down on your limited controllers but now it's just point and click on the screen and you're done within seconds.

December 2, 2006

Wii are connected

Today I went to the city to visit some toy stores and in the end I paid a pre-order for a Wii package. Super Mario Galaxy and Zelda Twilight Princess are quite likely to follow when I'm about to pick this small gem up next week. Although, I'm not personally picking it up because on that day, despite being a holiday, I'm attending a Java training at my workplace.

Yeah, finally I'm jumping into Java full-scale. 5-day training lessons. Hopefully it'll have some effect on my current position or unintentional "project affinity" at work. Some new challenges would really be nice.

December 1, 2006

Wii are only few days away

Only seven days to go and then the Nintendo Wii will hit stores in europe. Well, not for long. I guess the Wii packages won't be in the stores for a long time.

Nevertheless, do you remember my idea from May, where I suggested the Wii Remote as input device for PCs?

Looks like that idea is now in process of being realized by the WiiLi project here. And more, a full-blown Live Linux on the Wii would be quite cool stuff, wouldn't it?