After years of patiently waiting and hoping, my children and I are now apart of the Wii universe. My mom bought the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Wii package for Xmas, which includes a red Wii console, red Wii Remote Plus controller, red Nuchuck controller, Wii Sports game, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. Owning only one controller would cause bloodshed, so I purchased the pink Wii Remote Plus and my mother purchased one blue and one black remote; the fourth remote is for when she decides to join in on the action.
The three of us (my spawn and I) played nearly non-stop for three days in a row, until I took myself out of the game arena due to multiple injuries: two sore arms caused from playing the Wii Sports game. Who knew virtual bowling, tennis, golf, and baseball would take so much out of one person? The kids continued without me, but since their Winter break from school is over, I have restricted Wii play for the weekends and holidays only.
Having the Wii has made me realize once again that games bring out a weakness in us that we may harbor. When you play in a group setting, it’s different from playing alone because there is more energy circulating, the excitement, the competitive edge, the joy and pain from being victorious and defeated. I invited one of my friends over to play, and didn’t realize how bad our gaming personae were until she jokingly complained about all the screaming-yes I was screaming too, especially when I fell into lava or accidentally ran off of a cliff. I screamed every damn time I lost a life while playing Super Mario. I swear the kids were slowing me down!
It’s definitely a great way to spend time with family and friends when you have to stay indoors. I recommend the Wii for everyone! Oh yeah, and don’t forget to keep on the remote sleeves and tighten those wrist straps properly (unless you’re into killing Tvs)