Casual Gaming Love, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wii Remote


When I look back at the consoles I’ve owned, I like to think about the time in my life that they reflect on. The GameCube came out when I was a junior in high school, when I had the most disposable income I’ve ever had in my life. I had my first job, no car and no girlfriend. And, most importantly, I had no bills. I bought more games during that generation than in any before or after. I played everything, including a few games I’m embarrassed to admit I owned. But, times change. When the Wii came out in late 2006, I’d been in college a few years. I had bills. A girlfriend. And, shortly into the system’s lifetime, I would have my first “real” job. Suddenly, I just didn’t have as much time or money for games. And this is why the Wii was the perfect system for me.

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yugovega1859d ago

I agree. having a life outside of just gaming made the wii a great choice for me. no need to worry about keeping up my gamer score or living on xbox live so I could have the best gun on cod. it was about having fun in the limited time I had and in short bursts the wii was the best choice. hands down.

Venox20081858d ago (Edited 1858d ago )

I loved my Wii, now love Wii U, I have always liked Wii remote, except with some games with broken controls, Wii itself has many many great games..

Excitebots, Fragile dreams, MURAMASA, 2 kororinpa games, mercury meltdown, punch out, metroid games, 2 boom blox games, sin & punishment 2, madworld, okami, house of the dead overkill, silent hill:SM, Fatal frame 2 remake, Fatal frame IV, Mario galaxies, Kirby's adventure, Rhythm heaven fever (beat the beat), donkey kong country returns, zeldas, Red steel 2 (hell I even liked first one, despite broken sword controls, game is good), Medal of honor heroes 2 (for me much better than COD single player, I dont play MP games) and many many many more..