Oh what fun we have together!
The Wii is hooked up to the TV again!
Wii2HDMI- try a converter box that let's me finally plug my Wii into the TV.
The Last Story- because it's the Gooch and he knows how to make good RPGs.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword- because it's the newest entry in one of the most important game series of all time.
Wii Remote Plus- Because I can't find a Motion Plus anywhere and it's blue. And blue is for boys.
Having the Wii hooked up again puts me in the driver's seat for the all-important Final Fantasy VI without having to wait on an iOS port. Admittedly, FFV is available on iOS and I may play that first.
I likely won't get a crack at the Wii until Monday since there are things to do on the weekend. But monday seems like a solid day to start. Also, it was only a matter of time before I grew fed up with not being able to play what I consider to be a game in the running for game of the gen: Super Mario Galaxy 2. Take one of the greatest ideas of all time and perfect it? F*ckin' A!
I also got the Humble Origin Bundle, and wouldn't you know it I didn't start a single game on it. Instead I started Dragon Age II. I figure, the one BioWare game that gave them a bad rep for the rest of their run as a company has to be something I play. And so far, wouldn't you believe it it's actually pretty good.
I beat Gunpoint and came away entertained for the three hours it lasted. I'm a fan even if the content is lacking. It's smart and funny and the gameplay is impeccably designed. I just wish there was more of it, like a lot more of it. As I play these indie titles the ones left on my plate are:
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
I may give Hard Reset a shot first, get the old-school FPS fanatic in me excited. From there's it's a toss up although Recettear is a solid 20 hour RPG and I don't think I want to go with multiple lengthy games at the same go around.
Either way Nintendo, I'm back at it! Now I just need to find a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles that's closer to $20 and not $100 and I'll be set with the Wii.
Beyond videogames, I'm reading various stories, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and have lined up to follow it The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, some Sherlock Holmes stories, The Princess and the Goblin and a few others. But right now Carroll's complete works have my attention. In the afternoons I like to sit outside and just read. It's very relaxing. I want to read The Giver again as well. It's been a while. And of course my favorite book, The Outsiders. Just cuz.
And when I go on my runs, I listen to a very funny podcast called How Did This Get Made? It's like the only one I can listen to. It's hilarious and I've seen more terrible movies because of it than I ever should have. But I now know the majesty of Van Damme's acting range in Street Fighter, so it all works out!