Burnaby, BC

Given my current work situation, I’m not in a position to really invest in anything which I can’t take with me on a plane. However, I realized on the weekend that I really don’t know what to do with myself when I’m not working, so I decided to get a Wii. I had been planning to get one for a while now. Pretty much from the time I left for Bermuda until now. My parents have one at their place and when I was home in that period between my Masters and heading to Bermuda, I took to playing it. So now I decided that I would just bite the bullet and get one.

I think this comic from Penny Arcade is very apt. Yes, I did end up spending a bit extra on an additional controller (via Wii Play) and nunchuck, but I think I definitely fall under the Nintendo Die-hard category. Not only did I buy the great Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, again, but I purchased and downloaded the original “The Legend of Zelda”. I guess there is a market in nostalgia. And to compound the re-purchasing of Link, I bought the Wii Classic Controller today so that I can download and play “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past”.

In fairness, I never did purchase these original games myself, it would have been my parents at the time. The time being 21 and 17 years ago respectively.

If any of you haven’t played a Wii yet, you really should, they are a lot of fun. I would argue that they are perhaps one of the most enjoyable gaming consoles I have ever used, and I’ve been through my fair share.

Written by Colin Bate