Pikmin 3 is undeniably fun to play, even though it's not without a few control quirks. It's a gift for fans of the series, but it probably won't be moving Wii U units.
Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state.
If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.
Broken modes, both online and off, bring the otherwise enjoyable Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to a screeching halt.
For families and lovers of casual games, the even more affordable Wii still represents the best console bundle value in terms of dollars spent, but it's also the system that's first on deck to be outdated. With the announcement of the Wii U, the Wii is a declining console. Still, its sizable and often unique back library of games is still worth playing.
The Action Pak provides a better shooting experience than the Zapper or the Perfect Shot and is recommended for any Wii gamer who is serious about the genre.
As the first QWERTY Wii accessory we've seen, the Nyko TypePad Pro works well; however, we're not sure it's useful enough to justify its purchase.
The Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii is a capable and comfortable keyboard for anyone who's doing a lot of text entry on the Nintendo game console, but it's not a must-have accessory.
A few design flaws with the Energizer 4X Charging System may have you better off just buying the company's rechargeable batteries separately.
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The Nyko Perfect Shot is an affordable alternative to the Wii Zapper--we just wish it was as comfortable.