Sunday In The Suburbs
Work took a break today as we went out into the wilds of Mississauga. The Wife’s buddies in her illustration group were having a barbecue at their home, and so we got picked up by another Sketch Motel-er that lives in the Annex and motored on down. The Wife had never seen a typical North American suburb before and her first thought was, “It looks like a Tim Burton movie.”
We also met a few other new folks, some of whom now insist we come down for a visit to their studios, or, conversely, they come up and show us more of the Annex.
But on the whole, it was nice to just sit around outside, munch on burgers, and then, in true geek fashion, descend into the basement where I finally had a decent sit down with a Nintendo Wii and acquitted myself all right. Two strikes in bowling, a birdy in golf, though I apparently can’t play baseball to save my life.
I have to admit though, after actually sitting down and playing with a Wii, my enthusiasm for the console is somewhat diminished. I’m clearly NOT the target market for this thing. It’s fun, and I enjoy it, but I would get bored fast with only simple sports/party games to play, and by my particular tastes, there’s only one game worth owning, and that’s Zelda. All the other stuff is novel, but ultimately not very rewarding for me. I know the casual or non-gamers will go nuts for this stuff, but the Wii needs more games like Zelda before I’ll seriously want it.