4.17.2008

Wii Love Star Wars

We bought a Nintendo Wii for Christmas this year. (It actually was 'discovered' under our bed in October - but that's a whole different story...) We don't own any other gaming systems because Bryan and I have always thought playing outside or reading books would be better entertainment for the girls AND, honestly, because we both also knew that we could easily become addicted ourselves...

It's happened. Every now and then we'll play Wii Sports or Wario Ware or Harry Potter 5. But we LOVE Lego Star Wars - the Complete Saga. It is really fun! I do realize how lame this sounds, trust me, but there seems to be no end to my Star Wars love in the near future.

It has all six Star Wars movies played out by lego characters. Each movie has six chapters to play and there are three different ways to play each chapter. You can play a chapter once as Anakin Skywalker and then again as Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, or Yoda and they all have different special powers. It really is pretty cool.

I didn't realize how invested I'd become in the game until Suzy's son, Max (5), came over to play Lego Star Wars and I said, "Okay, now change into Jango, throw a thermal detonator and run for cover. Now change into Darth Maul and use the dark force on that red glowing panel. All right, now use Jar Jar to jump up for the mini-kit canister. Watch out for the Droideka!"

I don't want to use the word 'obsessed' but I might just be borderline with it now.

It's not all bad. We play together and work together to defeat the dark side. Cara will practice her piano willingly in order to have some Wii time. After a few late nights of playing, Bryan and I are limiting ourselves to one or two chapters a night so we get some rest... Has anyone else played this or tried it out? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

May the force be with you...

3 comments:

Aubrey said...

I'm not a big video game person, but we love the Star Wars Lego games. We've had many late nights too. Good news - they're supposed to be coming out with an Indiana Jones Lego game. So, we can be dorks together!

Phat Phillips said...

Joe is a video game fanatic, however he did suck me into a computer game. Its called the lemmings revolution. Yeah, I'd say we're obsessed.

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

We have the game and the Wii. In fact, I sent hubby's Xbox off to Iraq with him and told him not to bring it back - that it should be a donation to the team room forever since I think the Wii is a much better platform for the family for a number of reasons. (Which it sounds like you probably agree on.) Anyway, I have to admit that I've never actually played Star Wars with the kids. I've played the sports games and Big Brain - but never Star Wars. But, after your blog - I'll do it. I'm also the meanest mom in the world when it comes to the Wii and it is a very restricted commodity around here, especially without dad around to be the "nice" parent. Oh well, they'll live. Indiana Jones sounds cool - and Rock Band is coming out on Wii soon. I'm VERY excited about that one. If you haven't tried it before - the drums are ridiculously hard.