Ever since I shook my WOW addiction, I’ve channeled my gaming needs through my Wii system. I got it at the beginning of December last year, when no one had them, because when I set my mind to something I will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal, even when it’s a stupid thing like getting a gaming console. I went to my local EB at 7:30 am and sat behind a 14 year old inside the store for 9 hours to hold my Wii spot until the UPS guy came. The employees were very dubious I was buying the system for myself because I’m a girl, which thoroughly irritated me. I mean, why WOULDN’T a girl want a Wii? I think they just wanted to start a conversation with the “girl.” In fact, that’s exactly what it was because I heard one of them say to the other, “cover the register so I can go talk to ‘the girl’.” 🙂
Anyway, I’ve loved my Wii sooo much. It satisfies my gaming needs exactly, and I’m good with just an hour or two of Zelda, or a quick half-hour tennis match, or a few Mama’s recipes, or a few Raymond’s Raving Rabbits bashed in the head before bed.Â But it’s happened: I’ve felt the addiction stirring in my heart over Super Paper Mario.
My brother bought it this morning so he could play during his visit here. That’s family bonding. I think I inspired him because I was showing off my mad Mario DS skills on the plane ride here, we flew home together after visiting family. The point is, Super Paper Mario is the best game I’ve seen in a while. It’s so much fun, the whole conceit of 2-D to 3-D is so clever, and it has a great sense of humor that’s more sly than the kid-friendly rating lets on, like in Raymond Rabbits where you “shake the carrot juice” a lot. I was just eying the new videos from Hellgate, the PC RPG and absolutely drooling, so I think Super Paper Mario will be a nice filler until that’s released later this year.