Hello. Though I'm originally from the Game FAQs forums, this is my first post here and I thought I might get my thoughts on the Wii out there for you all to think about. I personally haven't gotten a Wii yet, and I have a PS3 and a 360. But I'm not convinced that the Wii is a console that I'll be getting anytime soon. I'll give my reasons why below:
1. Swinging a remote -- is it really all THAT innovative? It's not like motion-sensing hasn't been done before, and a lot of people claim that this is a big step forward. I see it as just swinging your arms back and forth and tiring yourself out after a while. There's only so much you can do with swinging a remote around. Wii fanboys tend to argue that it's a lot more forward-thinking than the consoles with the more "standard" controllers, and that the other two systems aren't all that innovative. OK...so, to use a very recent example, Assassin's Creed's control scheme, with its multitude of actions that can be performed based on the context, aren't a fresh way to control the character? Especially since holding the R trigger essentially gives you a whole second set of moves with the four basic action buttons.
2. This is a big one...the games just aren't all that great for the most part. We mostly have crappy 3rd-party stuff that's either quick-and-lazy ports from the PS2/Xbox/GC with hastily tacked-on wiggle controls, or is licensed garbage (I'm looking at you, Harry Potter and Spongebob), and even then, the only real quality titles, the first-party stuff...well, it's just rehashes of Nintendo franchises we've been fed for 20 years now...Mario Galaxy sounds to me like Mario 64 (collecting stars) with gravity elements and some controller wiggling. Same lame plot, too...Princess gets kidnapped, Mario has to save her, blah blah blah. And Zelda wasn't even meant for Wii, they just threw in some wiggling for the sword to make it a Wii launch title.
3. VC is a ripoff. Who wants to pay exorbitant fees for outdated games when you can...ahem, acquire them via the Internet...and...you know. But seriously, it's stupid to pay like $8 for an SNES game just because it's available on some online service from Nintendo. Cripes, Sega Channel was a better concept than that.