The controller really makes the system. The Wii-mote and Nunchuk make what would be rather lackluster games (such as the ones on the included Wii Sports) into hours of fun. I even got my 70+ year old father to bowl on the system. It took him a little time to get used to it, but after a while, he and I were having a ball. My brother kicked my butt at baseball. The Nintendo Wii is the perfect system for any family. End of story.
I’m actually looking forward to playing with others again. Sure, I’ve been having a ball with Zelda (post forthcoming I promise), but it’s playing with others that really makes the Wii stand out. That and actually making you sweat, a very strange experience I have to say. I’m thinking that if I can round up Scott (from MacUser) and Dan, we’ll go through a couple dozen AA batteries.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like my Wii’s number so you can be my buddy.