Depending who you ask, the Wii is either a revolutionary step in a brave new direction or a Gamecube with a dangerous controller. In our opinion, it's an innovative alternative to spending a ton of cash...with a dangerous controller. It lacks the polygonal punch of its rivals, instead letting you punch at the screen, possibly even through it.
But the Wii has more going for it than random accidents and family room bloopers. Straight out of the box, Wii Sports is addictive, universally enjoyable and free, plus there's a nice selection of classic NES, SNES, Genesis and N64 titles available through the user friendly Virtual Console service.
Nintendo is back.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
It won't do your homework, turn lead into gold, or fix your broken television, but it will entertain you for hours and hours as you save Hyrule, bash skeletons, and solve mind bending puzzles. If you own this game, you should probably get a Wii, too.
Possibly the best party game since "King's Cup," Rayman Raving Rabbids is great with large quantities of alcohol and people. But remember, alcohol, a Wiimote and your plasma screen TV will mix, so please, play responsibly. And by that, we mean at someone else's house.