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27 March 2009 @ 11:39 am
This little piggy cried Wii Wii Wii  
A few years ago, my brother left his gaming systems with me while he was moving. I got to like the Karaoke Revolution games (PS2) and Pikmin 2 (Gamecube). I hadn't bought my own system since then because I don't want to get into the whole multiple-systems thing and couldn't find one platform that would suit.

When I found out I could get both Pikmin (redesigned for Wii) and Rock Band 2 on Wii, I decided to spring for it.

I tried the Wii Sport things first. I've heard the horror stories of people in their 40s trying the games out and being told their estimated fitness age is in the 80s. I went through the eval and it estimates sedentary, lazy old me at ... 30. Hee.

Pikmin is fun, though it turns out I prefer Pikmin 2.

RB2 is also fun. It turns out that if I have the guide vocal way up, I can fake my way to a pretty good score in "medium" mode for most songs, even if I've never heard it before. I haven't tried Panic! at the Disco or anything like that yet, mind, but just generally speaking, I'm consistently scoring 94% or higher -- even when using Hard mode for songs I do know. I'm not saying it sounds good, but it scores well.

RB2 guitar is another story. I suck. I played trumpet in junior high, and that was one hand, and I was ... okay at it; but I had to do a piano lab for a music class in college, and it did not go well. I can't seem to coordinate both hands for an instrument. I was so bad at RB2 guitar in easy mode on a warmup song that the wireless node ran away. Seriously -- I played once, I put away the bits, I saw the wireless node later when I was looking for the "nunchuck" controller, and now I can't find it. I put all the bits in one place when they're not attached to the Wii, so I can't figure where on earth it would be. It must have left under its own power, for self protection.

I don't even want to know how bad I'd be at RB2 drums. Two hands and a foot?? Yeah, right.

I also went ahead and bought Donkey Kong from the Wii downloads channel. And ... dude. I used to play that game. I thought it was cool. It is so lame. I know gaming systems have massively evolved since then, but ... still.

I'm thinking about buying Wii Fit next. For the exercise, you know. And maybe DDR. ... Shut up.
Current Mood: amusedamused
sings and wandersvioletcheetah on March 27th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
i can't decide...
if i want to see you and ninjamonkey play DDR, or if i want to run screaming from the very idea.
(Anonymous) on April 3rd, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hey Michele.
I have a Wii, and many games for it. If you want to borrow a few, let me know and I'll get you a list of what we have. I'm also currently doing a Wii Fit-ness regimen (well, on and off :-P) so I have a few stories to share which are, alas, too long to type here.
mandareyes on April 14th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Wii will rock you...or possibly send you crashing to the floor
Okay, so I have DDR and I advise you use something cushiony on the floor surrounding the mat!
michelel72michelel72 on April 16th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Re: Wii will rock you...or possibly send you crashing to the floor
Eek! I have carpeting, though you make a good point about moving things like, oh, my coffee table out of the way -- I probably wouldn't really have thought about that. Thanks!