The wii remote is a strange design, it looks like a TV remote and you wouldn't think it would be any good for playing games with and yet it is extremely good at doing just that. Whilst not being as perfectly designed as the Playstation controller (often classed as the best of its kind) it is never the less is a sturdy and fairly light weight one which fits nicely into the hand. It also feels good to grip and the main buttons (a and b) are in an ideal place so you can access them quickly when they are needed. The addition of a strap is a great feature as otherwise the controller would slip out of your hand if you gave it too much of a swing.
Most of the games that you can play will in some way make use of the wii remotes ability to detect motion. So a variety of games will have you swinging, shaking, pushing, wiggling etc the controller to get the desired effect. This is great fun and the controller handles all of these actions very well. It is in this respect that the controller comes into its own.
Uniquely each controller has a little speaker on it so when you play tennis for example, you will get a feeling that you are actually hitting the ball as the sound will come out of the controller. This is another great feature and one that adds another level of interactivity to this brilliant device. Wii sports is a brilliant example of what the controller can do and the tennis game is a good way of getting you used to how the controller works. When you use this with the nunchuck what you get is a different gaming experience. Best games to be enjoyed with both are Mario and Sonic at the Olympics as this really gets you going.
If it doesn't come with it already I would recommend buying a rubber cover for the remote as this will protect it in case it gets dropped or you smack it into something. Although it won't protect against a big hit, it will at least cushion the blow for smaller accidents and it will also improve the grip on the controller which, if you play any sports games, you will appreciate.
Great controller although having to buy the nunchuck separately is a bit disappointing as this is another added expense and is the reason why I have given this only four stars. Still the best controller for the Nintendo though.