OK, so I got a Wii.
First thing that annoys me: Apparently once you turn the thing on for the first time using the Wiimote, that Wiimote becomes the "master" Wiimote and must be used all subsequent times to turn the Wii on. Trying to turn it on with any other Wiimote will not work.
So now I have two identical white Wiimotes, and I have to remember which is number 1 because that's the one I have to use to turn it on and navigate menus with every time.
April 18th, 2007 9:18am
???? I haven't found that to be the case. Unless I've just been exceptionally lucky in picking up the correct one every time.
the great purple
April 18th, 2007 9:20am
Nope. Well, maybe. Actually, if you want to change the wii-mote 'master', simply turn on the wii with the button on the box. The next 'wii-mote' whose button you push becomes the 'master'.
This assume's you're starting from the power-down state.
April 18th, 2007 9:21am
aahh. that makes sense. I always push the button on the box to turn it on.
the great purple
April 18th, 2007 9:22am
Must be it. If I try to wake it up from stand by with the wiimote, I MUST use the 'master' wiimote and no other. Annoying.
April 18th, 2007 9:30am
My DIY frenzy of late has voices in my head telling me to suggest a custom paint job for your primary wiimote.
I finished a very important piece last night that'll cover 5 x 5.25" bays. It's got a hole in it for a big clear submarine style window to display my glowing blue fluid of madness. The paint on it looks nice so far. I figured if it decides to go all crazy on me, I have another large sheet of sluminum and had a good time making that one...
April 18th, 2007 9:45am
Yeah, I wrote a "1" on what I thought was the 'primary' wii-mote -- only to have my son grab the 'secondary' and push the button first -- whereupon, the 'secondary's little '1' light lit up, and my used-to-be 'primary' became #2.
Fortunately, the ink rubbed off, so that was ok.
April 18th, 2007 9:49am
Anyway the Tennis is a lot of fun. We only have Wii Sports and Wii Play right now. What a rip off Wii Play was. The games are kinda shitty and the "bonus" wiimote is obviously responsible for the price of the package (which I knew, but why the marketting bullshit?)
There's also language used in the Wii Play tutorials that strongly implies that the Wii Play minigames were initially intended to ship included with the Wii.
April 18th, 2007 9:54am
Wii are now in debt again?
April 18th, 2007 9:55am
April 18th, 2007 9:57am
Love the tennis. I have to limit my play of the base-ball -- I keep twisting my elbow trying to hit the ball out of the park.
Bowling is cool, once you get used to the slightly odd way they 'spin' the ball by default.
Golf is good, too, but they could use a few down-loadable courses. The one course of 9 holes they supply is nice, but I'd like some additional ones.
You'd probably enjoy "Ramonds raving rabbids" -- a great 'E for everyone' rated game.
April 18th, 2007 10:04am
I saw Ray Man in the store and thought about it, and have heard good things about it, but the packaging didn't compel me. At some point I'll pick it up.
I think my first purchase will be Super Paper Mario.
Last night I spent 3 hours playing Super Mario World after downloading it from the Wii Shop Channel.
The bowling ball doesn't spin by default. If you keep your wrist perfectly straight--no spin. What annoys me is the slightly unintuitive way the wiimote doesn't really track the swing of your arm correctly. The Mii guy on the screen doesn't always move his arm the way you are, which screws me up if I don't do it perfectly.
April 18th, 2007 10:07am
muppet have you not got Zelda for it? I know your a fan.
Man I played Zelda on my cousins at xmas and it was FUCKING amazing, its been 8 years since my Zelda days but it blew my head off :D
what are you reading for?
April 18th, 2007 10:21am
I have the Gamecube version. If I had known I was going to get a Wii so soon, I'd have waited. Oh well.
Maybe when the Wii version gets marked down at some point, I'll get it just to play with the controls.
Or maybe I can trade in my gamecube version plus a few bucks for the Wii version, but I've nearly beaten the game and I'd have to start over...
April 18th, 2007 10:25am
You'd probably want to anyway. Think of all the missed sword fights.
April 18th, 2007 10:29am
Ah, you need to trade that in, or i'll steal my cousins and send it to you!
The sword fighting is amazing, its just on a whole new level with the Wii
what are you reading for?
April 18th, 2007 10:30am
I'm sooooooo close to the end, though. :P
April 18th, 2007 10:34am
"Trying to turn it on with any other Wiimote will not work."
I have not found this problem at all. I have 3 Wiimotes and any one of them can turn on and off the Wii. In fact, the Wiimote isn't actually synced to the console until you press a button after the console is turned on (this usually happens at the first warning screen when you press A).
I frequently cycle around my Wiimotes when the batteries get low.
I have noticed, however, that the Wiimotes do remember their order and picking up another remote and pressing a button can override whatever remote was #1. I don't know if that happens in games or just in the menu. But as long as I leave the other remotes alone, whatever remote I decide to use will be the master remote.
April 18th, 2007 1:18pm
Weird. Maybe the power button on my second wiimote is actually dead.
April 18th, 2007 1:20pm
Could be. You could try resyncing them all with the red buttons. Start with the other remote and see what happens.
April 18th, 2007 1:49pm
I can't speak for muppet, but I think a video game console is about the best investment one can make. As long as you wait to buy the games used or when they're marked way down, they're fairly cheap.
The money I haven't spent because I was playing games far outweighs what the console cost. There were lots of times in the military and in college that we just hung out at home instead of going out and blowing tons of cash.
April 19th, 2007 11:27am