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Wii is 15 years old and the words that make this writer feel Slightly Year. In an era when HD was a bold new frontier for games, Nintendo decided, “No, I’ll do something fun instead.” It’s unusual to think that the Wii and DS share the market and create a Nintendo boom that even the success of the current Switch can’t emulate-the two systems lead the field and define “gamers.” Reshape.

Some people choose to set certain criteria and criteria to “gamers”. This is an idea I don’t accept.My mom has retired but plays as many games as I do from anything in the Dragon Quest series Animal Crossing: New Horizons And even Assassin’s Creed: Valhara..She conquered an RPG that made me sweat and whisper in the corner, and unlike me, she had stamina as well as finishing Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Disaster Not only do you dive into the DLC. Some games she plays on “normal” difficulty, others can be lowered to a lower level, but some are fun.

My mother sweated me in the corner and conquered the whining RPG

My dad is also retired and he rarely plays games, NS I own a switch.For him, the tempo of gameplay with complex controls and pressure is unwelcome, but he’s delighted with titles like: room Also Martian horizon, Or maybe good’ol Toki Tori..

My brother and I are doing a lot, including recent releases, including fast cars and shoots. I especially like action games and platformers and treat them as a personal insult to avenge lost lives.

We are a family of gamers.

One of the factors that made the Wii particularly special and enshrined Satoru Iwata’s heritage in the industry was the easy-to-understand and universal way of connecting different people. In the process of building a new relationship between the player and the enjoyment of the game. Our hobbies and styles are very different, but my family regularly gathered Wii and started it for a while. Wii Sports, It was magical.

Bowling was the ultimate group exercise. actually For the past few years, I’ve been going to 10 pin bowling at a local center. Also, in real bowling he was a professional level on the border and my talent was a bit limited, so it was also the only place I could give my brother a contest. Humorously, our bowling style was transformed from a real alley to a Wii equivalent-my brother used an evil spin and I tried to use a spin, but perhaps it I made a mistake, and my dad bowled straight like an arrow at an amazing speed. I’m not sure about my mom’s style, so I think it’s different for each childbirth!

Agree with Wii Sports Club: Golfing on the Wii U with my dad
Agree with Wii Sports Club: Golfing on the Wii U with my dad

Golf was an interesting event and probably one of the most memorable events for me. After the first topic and enthusiasm, it became what I played with my dad in a surprisingly competitive round. After all, it wasn’t easy to play, but even in its original outfit, its motion tracking was pretty decent and played “properly” as if it were one-on-one accuracy. .. I think my dad liked it because there were no gimmicks, he could play at his own pace, and it was a fun course to actually avoid.

And strangely, our playstyle was the exact opposite of what our friends and acquaintances expected at the time. I became known as Padraig Harrington. At that time, he was a major winner known for being safe and stable. My dad was young Rory McIlroy, a little wild and bold in his shot choices. I remember a par 4 where doglegs and forests are blocking the direct route to the hole. Take a three-iron to approach and drop to the green with a nine.My dad claimed that it is possible to ride the green with one Use Trees, and at that age I was playing my “appropriate gamer” card and told him I couldn’t. But every time we played, he tried it.

Then one day, perhaps a few months after the first round, it worked. As expected, the young Rory’s incarnation turned the shot directly into the hole, so I rolled my eyes first. The omnipotent swing, its soothing “swoosh” sound effects, and the ball … continued to pass through the trees. Landed on the green.

There was a little growl, a high five, and a rounded surprise.

It didn’t really matter that we were adults wielding a plastic remote control.

Wii remote control
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This is just one of many memories of Wii Sports. This is not only a great game to enjoy with others, but also showed the decisive wonder of the Wii game. Bundled it into the system is an inspirational move (though it wasn’t bundled in Japan), and at the immediate entrance to a vigilant player who doesn’t know how the weird Wii controller works. bottom.

Wii celebrates birthdays and deserves a lot of love, but don’t forget the bundled games that helped start the party.