So we finally bought a next gen gaming console. We ended up going with the wii over xbox 360, and lastly Playstation 3. We already have an xbox with at least 30 games that my 5 year plays with a passion. Seriously, this kid will kick your butt in most games. I use to be a Madden champion but he beats the old man on a regular schedule these days. He has really gotten into First Person Shooter games and the wife and I thought it would be a good idea to steer him away from the shooter games at this stage. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely one of those Americans who clutch to my guns and religion in tough times and I’m not much for sheltering or parental control over real world violence but getting the kid back to the fun games is a good idea.
The bottom line is the wii is awesome. It’s complete family fun, my wife loves tennis and bowling, its the first time she has ever got excited over a video game. The soon to be coming wii fit looks right up her alley too. Nick (5 year old) has been playing baseball & golf non stop. I think it really helps his hand eye coordination too. We got Guitar Hero too and it’s a complete hit for everyone, including the 2 year old who is training for Dancing with Stars apparently. If you are looking for some good family fun or a great party entertainer, the wii is it.
The bad news. No matter how many times you tell a kid something, sometimes they have to learn the hard way. This morning while playing wii boxing, Nick let the remote slip and a crack, busted, non repairable LCD HDTV is what we have now. Of course he didn’t have the wrist strapped on. We told him x amount of times last night, “You have to wear the strap.” I have to take some of the blame though, I didn’t set the best example, several times not strapping in. Lesson learned for the both us, the hard way of course.