Sunday, January 13, 2008

a Wii bit interested...

I’m not a big fan of video games. Despite what Nate might tell you, I don’t hate them, I just hate the idea of us having them. I think I’d like video games more if they were handled how a lot of us used board games growing up. We got them out on an occasional Friday night or for Family Home Evening. But it wasn’t every day after school, for three hours on a Saturday or something we chose instead of going to bed.

When this new Wii craze hit I didn’t care. What’s the big deal, right? But when Nate’s work gave one as the grand prize at his Christmas party, Nate’s family got one, and our friends, one right after another, seemed to have this new system, I started taking note. Not becoming a part of the madness, just taking note. I was content as an observer for a long time, but it was only a matter of time before I got roped into a four player game of bowling on Wii Sports. And you know what? It was pretty fun. I scored better on the Wii version than I usually do at a real alley. Maybe that bowling class at BYU really was worth it.

So, just the other day I came across Cooking Mama Cook Off, a Wii game where the remote becomes the ultimate cooking utensil allowing you to chop, grate, slice, stir and roll. There’s a cooking challenge mode where two players can engage in a cook off and the one with the fewest mistakes wins. You mean I could be competitive and cook at the same time and not have any mess to clean up when I’m finished? This is my kind of game! With 55 dishes from 10 different countries to choose from it’s like virtual culinary school. O.k., that’s probably a stretch. Now all we need is Nintendo to develop a way to produce the real meal after these virtual ones have been created! Annie? Becky? Are you up for a culinary challenge? You can see a short video demonstration of the game here.

I’d definitely like to try this game out. Notice, not buy, not have, but TRY. Kind of like borrowing your friend’s board game. You’ll play it a few times and return it. And you aren’t going to play it until the sun comes up tomorrow. By the way, don’t ask me in ten years if we have a game system. I’m afraid what the answer might be.

7 comments:

Natasha said...

i've played the wii's before and yes they are really fun. that game looks like allot of fun you will have to let me know if you try it and how it was.

Jason said...

If you find yourself at Blockbuster and end up with the cooking challenge game, you can earmark our wii for however long you have the game for:)
P.S. We saw your blog from the Christmas card...

becks said...

Holy cow! And I thought the Wii was only good for Guitar Hero! I have to agree. I was pretty set on never allowing a video game system within the sacred walls of my home, but the Wii has made me rethink my decision. I mean, a cook off?! I don't even need to look at a demo to tell you how on board I am with this one. We have to try this out next time I'm in California, Dianna. Thank you for enlightening me:)

Patti said...

Wow now that sounds like something even I could do. Me and video games are not to compatable. sounds fun. Patti

Russell said...

I'd be careful--the Wii is the most popular gaming system for retirement community rec-centers. What are you saying about your lifestyle if your living room could be the activity center at your great-aunt's rest home?

Brittany said...

brayton and i played the wii for the first time last night and we are in LOVE. and we are totally not nintendo people. i am so jealous you guys own it! but its probably better that we don't since we would probably play it all day and never get anything done...

Brittany D. Boyce said...

We have a Wii but only one controller, pretty much because I'm afraid of what will happen if we have 2!