First Time On A Wii.

Wheeeee! Or Wiiiiii! Or something.

Anyhow, Rachel was talking about this game they had, called ‘Endless Ocean’, the other night. In this game, you don’t shoot things up or rescue princesses. You dive in the South Pacific and learn about sea creatures! THIS is my kind of game, so she kindly invited me over tonight to try it.

I hadn’t realized it was a Wii game.

I am somewhat resistant to new gaming platforms. Part of this is the fact that games seldom capture my interest. I don’t care about turf, or bullets expended, or capturing the most deep-space cargo ships.  So even when the Wii came along and people were doing yoga and guitar stuff and whatnot, I said, “Enh,” and continued reading/watching TV/blogging simultaneously. Generally, I think I should wait until we discover a way to wetwire ideas directly into our heads and we kill off the human race because we are unable to make the simplest decisions wthout a megacorporation feeding us the subroutine I find a game I really like. Ahem.

So I was wary of the Wii. But I really shouldn’t have been. Also, I should have been studying my tropical fish beforehand, as Rachel’s five-year-old son was so much better the marine biologist than me.

It was embarassing, but it was also a lot of fun. “Look, it’s some kind of parrot fish,” I said, my control wobbly as I swam in circles.

“It’s a Blue Tang!” B leaped across in front of me.

Seriously, that kid schooled me (see what I did there?) about the fish in this ocean.

But I got past the humiliation to eat some pizza and (maybe) train a dolphin. If I shake the Wii controller at it, it does tricks. I don’t really know how that works, though.

I am glad we don’t own a Wii, because this game could eat up a lot of my time.

Rachel, if I try to move into your living room, please call the police.

8 Comments to “First Time On A Wii.”

  1. By Beth, November 23, 2008 @ 5:40 am

    My husband just bought a Wii. He beat me at bowling several times. I think I need to learn about fish instead.

  2. By Liz, November 23, 2008 @ 10:16 am

    Fish are really cool!. Also, they don’t gloat at you.

  3. By rachel, November 23, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    I think there may be a Bloated Gloater down in the abyss, actually…
    My in-laws have warned me they’re getting Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones Wii games for B and Scott respectively, for Xmas, so our days of lolling about in the ocean may be numbered. But you’re always welcome. If you want to camp in the living room, B has a little indoor tent you can use.
    And sure, we’ll call the police, but only after you get good and comfy.

  4. By elswhere, November 23, 2008 @ 11:21 am

    Mmm, Feed references. How can I not adore someone who makes Feed references in a blog post?

    My captcha is “$18,000”. Srsly.

  5. By Liz, November 23, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    I am a little scared to google ‘Bloated Gloater’.

    How could I not reference Feed? Feed rules!

  6. By stephanie, November 24, 2008 @ 10:08 am

    I love the Wii!

  7. By Arwen, November 24, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    We’re planning on the Wii being our home’s mutual Xmas present. In the past, we’ve gotten gaming systems via John’s employment for ridiculous cheaps – but alas, never the Wii, which is the only one that makes me say Hmmmm.

  8. By Arwen, November 24, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    (( My captcha there was “with herrings”. ))

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