A quick post: Merry Christmas, I hope you are enjoying your gifts and your quality time with friends, family... or yourself perhaps. Who knows, really?
I'm very happy with my presents this year; I got the Mario Kart -- Wii Bundle, along with Skyward Sword and Metroid: Other M. Funny story with the Metroid game: I went to a local Gamestop and began searching for Smash Bros. Brawl. Since I couldn't find it, I asked one of the employees if they had it available in used condition. The result: Price hasn't changed much. $50 frickin' bucks for a USED game? It's nuts(!), I thought. But I understood why at the same time. I knew that -- besides Wii Sports -- Brawl is one of the best-selling games for the Wii. On another positive note, I'm glad to see it's still on demand after a while. ^_^
Anyway, upon discovering Brawl's price, I got Other M in used condition... at least I thought so. It turns out, when I arrive at the cashier, it wasn't available in that condition. However, she found out that she had it in new condition for just $10 (including warranty -- it was on "sale", original price was $50)! I immediately accepted her "offer" with joy.
Since yesterday, I've been hooked with all three games mentioned above. I already passed the first sector on Metroid: Other M while I'm on my way to rescue "honorable" Zelda on Skyward Sword. As of Mario Kart, well, just multiplayin' with my bro.
Reviews of these will (hopefully) be coming soon. Take care and happy gaming!