I got a Wii last week and have been playing a lot of the Wii Sports. It is a good time and you would be surprised how much movement you end up doing. If you end up playing it for more than a few minutes you will find that you are sweating and getting pretty hot. Jeff has been coming over and we end up playing it for an hour or two. You are having a good time and getting a little bit of a workout at the same time.
After I got finished playing this morning I had something of an epiphany. What they really need to work on getting out for the Wii is an MMORPG. Everyone always complains about people that are playing them as doing nothing more than sitting around hitting the same button over and over. All they get done is grinding to a level. Well there is no way that you wouldn’t be getting exercise in an MMORPG on the Wii. Every aspect of it could be using the Wiimote and Nunchuck. Fighters would obviously have to use it in battle. Archers can use it too as Zelda shows. Spell casters won’t have as much swinging and stuff, but there is still plenty of movement that could be put in for them. Various designs would have to be drawn on the screen along with specific button presses or directions. Grinding would still be exercise as they would still have to use the Wiimote to perform whatever it is that they are attempting to do. Crafting could utilize the Wiimote as a way to test the person’s real life dexterity instead of just relying on chance and skill levels.
The other thing is that it would also cut down on the people that just spend their whole time in there; because there is no way that you are going to spend six hours jumping around punching and swinging. Even if you did the advantages to you would probably be pretty decent.