So I have a 56" Widescreen HDTV. I also have a Gamecube. For months now I have bee considering getting the Wavebird controller, and this whole time it was under $30. I went to Best Buy when I got my copy of Metroid Prime, saw the increase to $35, got pissed (I know it is only $5, but I thought it was too much money already) and bought 2 CDs instead. So of course I am contemplating getting it again, but then the thought occured to me- Metroid (and other games) has a Progressive Scan Mode, and I have an HDTV. The cables run $30. Now when I finally get myself up to Best Buy to drop another $30-40, I have a choice- Component Video cables or a Wavebird Wireless controller. My gut says the component video cables, but I honestly do not have any idea how much better the graphics would be, and if it is worth the cash. Any thoughts?
Well I have never seen a game in HDTV but I would say go for that. I dont really see the need to a wavebird unless you play alot of multiplayer games. I know unless I am playing a 4 player game I tend to use the orginal controler to save power.
I can't speak for the graphics improvements, but I will say that I *love* my wavebird. Its nice not to have wires running directly from your hand to 'Cube. And battery life isn't that bad once you get a pair of real batteries when the crappy ones it comes with crap out. How long ago did they raise the price on them? I got mine for $35 (well, it was a gift, but my girlfriend paid $35) back in Sept.
They didn't really *raise* the price, but for a few weeks or so Best Buy was only charging $30 for them. I almost bought one but decided against it, I don't really use the Gamecube for much anymore besides Phantasy Star Online anyway...
For anyone that hasn't jumped on board yet. It makes sense. The game's been out for four years, so just about everyone who's going to buy the game has already bought the game. Time for a new audience. Give it a shot if you haven't already.