There's nothing better than a Sunday roast dinner with a few friends... followed by a quick trip to the Wii Sports Resort to work off that excess flab!
And that's exactly how I spent my afternoon - getting to grips with a Wiimote and wafting it about the place as I tried my hand at frisbee golf, swordplay, archery and skydiving.
I'm really starting to understand why people have been falling over themselves to get their hands on Nintendo's little white box over the past couple of years.
I left my friends' home feeling slightly achy after my exertions, and a little sick after a substantial meal and lots of jumping about... I also left pretty determined to convince my other half that we had to buy a Wii of our own.
I'd had a great afternoon - and, on what must be only my fifth play on a Wii, came away with some pretty respectable scores and even won the odd event too. We had to have one!
As I walked in the door, however, and naturally migrated to my comfy spot on the sofa, it wasn't long before I'd reached for my much-loved Xbox controller. Within minutes I was back online, comfortably shooting and stabbing the Live community on Modern Warfare 2 in my attempt to finally reach Prestige level...
Who needs a Wii anyway? It would probably have been only a matter of time before it sat lonely and unused beneath my TV gathering dust, like those of so many millions of casual gamers out there.
Perhaps the Sports Resort is best left for when I next visit my friends. Saying that though, I'm now looking forward to Microsoft's Natal even more... Roll on November!
(Photo credit: politikill)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Posted by AndyB