It has made our gameplay more enjoyable, especially for boxing and skiing. Walmart also carries it. The instructions with it are useless but the reviews at Amazon.com helped me figure out how to sync them. I have two sets and absolutely love them!
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#1--DO NOT wait for Christmas!!! They'll be hard to find the closer Christmas comes--they're still too popular to depend on finding around the time that everyone gives gifts.
For two people, I would say get:
~~The Wii System (it includes 1 "Wiimote" controller and 1 nunchuck controller and Wii Sports (a fun set of games to get you used to the motion control--and just fun to play, as well)
~~Get Wii Play, since it gives you a second controller, or just get a second controller...but I think Wii Play can have it's bit of fun, too.
~~Buy a second nunchuck attachment...not a WHOLE lot of uses to always have two--but with two you can do the boxing in Wii Sports with each other and things like that.
As for anything else--it's ALL optional. I'd say that you might eventually want 4 controllers, 4 nunchucks, maybe a few (up to 4) gamecube controllers and maybe a few (up to 4) "classic" controllers....but those (gamecube and "classic") are optional, depending on what games you have and how much you use them. I do like the Mario Kart Wheels--the official Nintendo ones (not the cheapy looking ones), because they are a bit weighed--not much, just enough to make them really comfortable and "natural" feeling.
As for batteries, the Wiimotes come with a set to start you out, after that, then you can decide how you want to deal with the issue. Hubby says that there's a new charger that will charge the Wiimote's batteries without you haveing to take the batteries out OR even take off the Wiimote cover/grippy thing.
And then buy any games you would be interested in. I don't recommend "Petz" at all, and I don't recommend Movie-based video games to adults...most aren't that good/entertaining for older kids to adults.
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I went to a couple of stores today, no Wiis. I guess the next time get a Circuit City email for a Wii being available, I better go ahead and order it! I thought about putting it on my christmas list, but I don't know if I can wait that long. What a good idea, buy a game get a controller free. Everyone has given me good tips. Thanks Sparkies!
I second Lollifer's opinions. But we just use regular rechargeable AA batteries in our remotes (and gps and cameras and etc) so the recharging station would be redundant in our house. I just bought another 4pack of AAs and keep some charged for replacing in all of our devices...
Don't forget DDR 2 is releasing today, so you may want that instead of just DDR. I don't know if in the US you can rent game from the video stores like you can here in Canada. It is nice to try before you buy the games at least. If you go to web sites like Gamespot they give you a list of games and reviews as well.
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well, this could be dependant on how many people are in your family.
We bought ours and since we have 4 kids we ended up getting alot.
Wii system Wii Play (it's $50 but comes with an extra remote that would typically run $40 anyway. recharge station x2 (or you spend $$ on bateries) 2 wii motes (totaled 4) 1 nunchuck (we've since picked up more of them. rarely use more then one tho)
We bought a couple games that we were wanting at the time. Mario Party 8, such like that. We got the covers for the wiimotes but we've quit useing them since they don't work with the rechargers we have.
Alot depends on what games you pick up as well. If you get DDR, you may want to grab an extra mat if someone else is interested in playing. I don't have a cover or a yoga mat for my wii fit and don't seem to miss it. We got an extra stearing wheel for Mario Kart but you can also drive using the nunchuck or just the wii mote. I prefer useing the nunchuck personally.
If you are into the older games, pick up a wii points card. You can download the original zelda for 500 points, same with the original mario brothers. Some games are more expensive.
If you're into the Rock band/guitar hero, double check compatibility. I heard with Rock Band 2 the pieces are going to work with the older games so you don't end up with a ton of music equipment in your house.
I hope this helps
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If that's the case, all you need is the console. It comes with Wii Sports and one controller.
If you have more than one person who will be playing at once and want a second controller get Wii Play which is a game that comes with a controller (about the same price as a controller on it's own).
I would also recommend the recharging station. It isn't a must have but it does mean you won't need to feed batteries to your controllers. Wait on it to make sure you are enjoying your Wii if you want.
Then it is a matter of what games you want. Most people on the team have Wii Fit for exercise. Also for exercise, DDR Hottest Party and some have gotten the recently released Active Life Outdoor Challenge (I think that's the name) and really like it.
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