What happened was, in single-Dad mode a couple of weekends ago, Best Buy had a special on the 500G LaCie so I took the kids down there. I was walking by the gaming area and saw something I never have before: a couple of Wiis on the shelf. The one I grabbed turned out to be an open-box, had been returned by someone, so it was cheap too. So far, I’m waiting to be blown away.
Sports · The sports package is good family fun. As I write, my eight-year-old and two friends are hurtling around in front of the TV with the toddlergirl cackling in glee at them. The Miis are kind of dorky-looking but that’s no big deal.
We’ve already had our first Wii injury; I got in the way of the boy’s Bowling follow-through and took a nasty bruise on one hand.
Zelda, Yawn · We picked up the Twilight Princess episode of Zelda, which was reasonably well-reviewed. I got an hour or two in and I’ve pretty well bogged down. Maybe it’s just me, but the pace seems leaden. I’m wandering around the first big dungeon, the puzzles are hard enough that it takes quite a while, and it’s just not that stimulating.
The combat part is sort of fun, but I don’t think I have the stick-to-itiveness to slog through the rest of the dungeon.
Christmas · It looks like we have a few of the family coming down for Christmas. Anyone want to recommend something multi-player that’s seriously amusing?