Hello? Is this thing still on? I suppose I didn’t give myself enough time today to write anything substantial today, but I did say I’d try to write everyday, and it’s not all about quality, is it?
After a week of starving myself of sleep, I thought I’d stay up after work (an unscheduled shift, even) and head down to the Portland Street Superstore to pick up a game for my wife’s birthday (belated, maybe, but I got her other things too, don’t worry) but the electronics section didn’t open until nine so I ended up going to Subway and wandering near-empty aisles until then. Needless to say, I was quite tired by the time I got home. I slept almost all day. :)
The game I purchased was Disney Universe for the Wii, and I gotta say it’s pretty neat. You run around as some sort of alien thing and can change costumes based on various Disney properties and play levels based on other various Disney properties. It’s fun with two players. It’s supposedly anarchy with four though, according to this review.
Side note: I bought a knock-off Wii-mote Plus off the eBay on the cheap. It came with a jacket and a nunchuck, and combined with shipping it still cost less than buying an official one (which doesn’t come with a jacket or a nunchuck, by the way–those cost extra). The nunchuck is wonky, though. The pins don’t always line up correctly. Good thing the aforementioned game doesn’t force you to use it, unlike that insultingly simple Up game that we got.
Another thing that I want to point out is how my wife bought the Wii under the pretense that playing the games that make you move around a lot will assist in getting fit, yet the first thing I did was obtain some Wii points and acquired a few old NES games (SMB3, Zelda 1, Mega Man 1, and Alex Kidd in Miracle World [which is Sega Master System, actually]). The whole design of the system is quite deceitful in that regard (in my opinion): it was made to try to get as many people playing games as possible, gamers and non-gamers alike. I think I’m slowly converting my wife into some sort of gamer, but there’s no way she’d be able to play something like Mega Man. The hand-eye coordination isn’t there, but neither is the patience. That game frustrated me, even.
I think that’s all I have time for.
Peas and carrots,
P.S., no postscript this time.