For about a month or so I have been trying to talk Mike into buying a Wii gaming system. An idea he has been less than receptive too. He'd much rather buy a xbox 360 so he can be reunited with the Master Chief of Halo fame. What is it with boys and Halo? Can anyone explain because I do not get it?
I have been running my Wii campaign on the following platform; I think it will bring another layer of great fun to Family Game Night. I like that it isn't a hardcore gaming system. Meaning some of the more senior members of our family could play along. Plus everyone looks like they're having such a great time when they're playing it. Judging from all the pictures/blog posts I've seen regarding it anyway.
Mike has remained unconvinced. Poo pooing it as a "children's game" that he has no interest in. And then tonight after a dollar store shopping spree, where Abby spent some of her allowance on glow bracelets, we ended up playing some Mario Kart at the local electronics store. It was the first time either one of us had even tried the system, although I had suggested renting on to give it a whirl. If they even do that anymore. (Remember when you could rent VCR's at the video store? For my locals.... remember the video station?)
And guess who liked it?
Liked it enough to inquire about the selection of games suitable for Abby's age group. At which point the on commission salesperson made sure to stress that Wii is a not a hardcore gaming system, but rather a family fun sort of system.
Liked it enough to inquire about the price. At which point the on commission salesperson told Mike there were 6 in stock and he'd be happy to go get one for us.
Luckily we were saved by the bell or rather a frantic looking woman who barged right into our little sales pitch and immediately demanded a system of her own.
So we didn't buy a system tonight, although it was tempting. I think we all get into those gotta have it now mindsets sometimes. We have discussed and likely will "ask Santa" to bring the family one for Christmas. And victory will be mine! Can't wait.
Anybody out there have one? How much do you love it?