Sunday, June 08, 2008


I bought Monika a Wii for her birthday and we love it. I have yet to play a game I flat-out dislike, and the general tone is lighthearted, with great games to play in groups. I can see why they are still almost impossible to find.

Which of course, is why I want to mention that I had to return ours to Gamestop yesterday. Here's why:

- Guitar Hero III: every time we tried to play the Social Distortion song, the game would seize up and we'd get a disc read error. Every other facet of the game worked perfectly except for that one song. When we first observed this, we actually returned the game for a new one, and the new disc showed the exact same symptoms so we knew it was the Wii that had the problem.

- Mario Kart Wii: every time we reached the third lap of Koopa Turnpike (I believe that's the right name), the game would freeze and we'd get a disc read error. The first two laps always worked correctly, and every other track worked perfectly.

- I called the Nintendo help line and was a little surprised to hear that they had never heard of the aforementioned problems. Apparently, though, there are myriad problems with Super Smash Brothers. So it figures when we borrowed that game from friends it worked just find on our system.

- There were other miscellaneous problems such as problems syncing the controllers in various games, but we'd eventually get those things to work. At the end of the day we had to return the buggy system because in Mario Kart, for example, we literally wouldn't have been able to complete the game because we have to be able to beat that level to unlock everything. At least in Guitar Hero you can choose 3/4 of the songs in a given level to advance to the next one.

Anyway, our poor Wii has been returned and we're waiting for Gamestop to call us when they receive a new one, which will hopefully be within a week. Luckily for us, we have friends who are addicted to Rock Band on their PS3, so they literally do not use their Wii and let us borrow theirs until we get our replacement system.


Blogger Christopher J. Bottaro said...

Get a real system... :)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Christopher J. Bottaro said...

Or at least a real game... like Resident Evil 4.

9:57 AM  
Blogger OneGreenChip said...

Here is the my Wii friend code

1405 0825 9260 4115


12:10 AM  
Blogger OneGreenChip said...

Oh yeah, this is colin. ignore the poker related stuff at the html'd site

12:10 AM  

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