26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Not perfect, but oh so good,
This review is from: Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii) (Video Game)
I'm not going to go into detail about the Wii or the games, because thats not what this is about. The controller is simply what makes the Nintento Wii the console that it is. The motion sensitive controls have proved popular even with my grandma who found it perfectly easy to use and ended up bowling a couple of strikes.
For the most part this controller works excellently, however, If there are alot of 2.4ghz wireless connections around you the one on the Wiimote will cut out occasionally, this isn't normally a problem as most software seems to cut down the rumble or speaker signal, and keep the motion sensitive and pointer signals. However, other do not do so (such as red steel, which loses the pointing capability occasionally). This is not Nintendo's fault however and so you can make do by turning off the speaker and rumble features and you're playing quite happily after that.
A little pointer to the one of the other reviewers, the motion sensing has nothing to do with the Wii-mote 'seeing' the sensor bar, as you put it, that is only used as a light source for the pointer to orient itself.
The only real problems with this controller are that it's not quite sensitive enough for little movements (i.e. putting in Wii Golf), and it absolutely eats batteries. You have a choice, either buy duracell Alkaline's for £[...] a week, or buy some 2400MaH Ni-Mh batteries with a charger for around £[...], which should only need charging once every 3-4 days (with constant use).
The truth of this controller is that it is just plain fun, it is the ultimate party controller and one that allows you to interact with your games on a whole other level, and in some cases, streamlines the way you've played games before now. Enough talk now, go try one yourself and make your own mind up.