We are loving our Wii! We've spent much quality time together since it came to live at our house. We've even made our own special characters that actually look quite a bit like us. Wes's is amazingly like him! LOL Although I am not currently a golfer, nor will I likely become one, I love the golf game on the Wii. Andrew has demonstrated quite a unique method of bowling; you'd have to see it to know what I'm talking about. It's very enthusiastic! ;) He just turns loose and lets it fly. If he starts bowling this way in real life, they better clear the bowling alley!
For those who don't know what a Wii is (pronounced "wee"), it's the latest gaming system produced by Nintendo. It uses virtual reality technology to play the games. For instance, when you're playing golf, you hold a "wand" and swing it like you would a real golf club. You can actually feel it connect with the ball. For bowling, you raise the wand in front of you, like you're holding a bowling ball, then swing and throw like just like you would in real life (well, in Andrew's case, almost like you would in real life!)
You can set up an unlimited amount of your own players, customized to look how you want them to. You can play around with hair styles and colors, face shapes, skin color, lip and mouth shapes, eyebrows, noses, glasses, facial hair, height, even freckles. It's great fun to make your characters! LOL
The reason we probably would have never gotten one on our own is that the game console itself is a couple hundred dollars, then the games are about $50 each. It does come with the Sports game package, though, which includes tennis, bowling, baseball, golf, and boxing. That will have to do us for a while. Of course, as with all gaming systems, I'm sure there are many games that we'll skip, but these sports games are definitely fun. We sure are enjoying our unexpected treat!