not that i have a lot of time to waste but sometimes, before going to bed or on the off chance i get an hour or two on a weekend to veg out, i've been quite the little gamer. and i say 'little' as opposed to 'hardcore' because when i think of hardcore gaming, i'm reminded of my guy friends who are on either their xbox or ps3, playing those rpg games where they can find each other online and play together.
i'm not that advanced. nor do i want to be.
my games are simple – clean, pg-rated and requires as much little thinking as possible.
when chaeli goes to bed, sometimes i play with her nintendo ds. she only has three games – star wars clone wars, which is too difficult for her as it's recommended for age ten an up (not sure what my parents were thinking when they bought that for her), super mario bros and the main hit right now, puffin island adventures.
i have to admit that puffin island is addictive. and it's also easy for young kids because it's basically miniature games in the storymode. the more you go about getting higher grades in each level of a minigame, the more levels you unlock. in between it, there are these extra quests that are easy enough for kids. which is the new challenge with gaming – as a parent, i want her to play with games that she can actually play, rather then feel defeated.
i probably play the wii more then chaeli, though that might change come her birthday when my aunt and uncle will be getting her toy story mania (influenced by disney world's ride in hollywood studio). some of my faves included HSM sing it, we ski and board, mario kart, and ddr 3:
i'm surprised, though, that my latest fave is sims2 castaway, which i got for dirt cheap at a used gaming store (only $14.99 plus a small discount that came with my free membership). the reason why i'm surprised is that when i first started playing, i wasn't all that impressed. i guess i was use to the usual gameplay with the regular sims2 on my pc. still, while the features are similar, i soon learned about the new strategies and now i'm hooked.
so far, i've managed to build myself a simple house, along with a bed, easy chair and dining chair, a fishing rod, a new top and bottom (as my original clothes i arrived in is now getting tattered – i'm working on creating a sewing kit, though), an ax, a torch, a work bench and a simple rattle (required to appease my leisure skills by playing an instrument). i've befriended three chimps of which i've given a name to all three and have been able to find almost all vegetation (both edible or for use in another way), a few fish species, plant and wood material and some artifacts (which i'm not sure what to do with just yet).
yup! tis the exciting life i lead. 🙂