Posted on 16 February 2009.
On Friday the 13th, Lindsey and I became the proud new owners of a Nintendo Wii system, along with Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, Animal Crossing: City Folk (with Wii Speak), and some accessories. Needless to say, our weekend was very productive.
We have both been playing mostly Animal Crossing. She has played this game in depth on multiple systems (Gamecube and Nintendo DS, I think that’s it), while I have only jumped in briefly on her DS version. With the Wii version, I’ve become far more interested in it than before. We both have moved into Korriban (her choice, as the dark side is strong in her). She is Revan (see what I mean?), and I am Zim (DOOOOOOOOOOM!). It’s been fun, so far. We’ve both managed to pay off our houses as of yesterday, and we had a new resident move in to town!
I’ve played some Super Mario Galaxy, going so far as to beat the Dino Piranha star (first star after the Observatory), and I am having an absolute blast with this game so far. The camera angles can get very disconcerting, but I think they’ve done an amazing job with the levels.
Lindsey and I have played a couple of team races in Mario Kart. We lost our first two team races, but we won the third. It took a few laps to get used to the accelerometer controls, but I think we’ve got it down pat, now. With Animal Crossing, Lindsey came in with the experience. Mario Kart is my game. I’ve played Mario Kart DS to death, I loved Mario Kart 64, and while I never owned a Super Nintendo, I had a friend with one and we would play Mario Kart a lot. I know how to Kart. Lindsey is very good as well, which is great. Between the two of us, we’re almost never out of the top 3 in any given race.
Wii Fit. Fuck the Half Moon and fuck Lunges. Everything else is cool, but fuck those two. The Lunges really did a number on Lindsey, and the Half Moon is really painful. I’m going to keep doing the god damned Half Moon, because it’s probably really good for my posture and spine, but fuck it straight to hell. Other than that, it’s an amazing game that makes working out a lot of fun. With the training tracker, graphs, BMI measurements, Wii Fit Body Age, etc, you get to have a lot of fun while having a visual goal. We’re going to try at least half an hour each every day.
I enjoyed the Wii Play games (most of them), but Lindsey has given Wii Play a solid thumbs down. I think the 7-2 score may have had something to do with that.
We didn’t do anything more in Wii Sports together, but I played a few frames of Bowling, as well as a couple of matches of Tennis. I also did a game of Baseball, which is a lot of fun, even though I don’t really enjoy baseball too much.
We browsed through the Virtual Console games, and found some titles that really took us back, and some that made us go “Fuck that” at the same time (Ecco the Dolphin, anyone? That’s another post altogether.).
Last night we rented two more games to try out: Metroid Prime 3 – Corruption and De Blob. Metroid is Metroid, this we recognize. De Blob, however, we have heard nothing about. It looks like a pretty cool party game, maybe a puzzle game, we’re not sure. We’ll try it out and see.
We love our Wii.
-Because I said so