When Wii games become chores
Friday, April 27, 2007
We rented Cooking Mama Cook Off
for Gabriel today, and let me tell you video games are not what they used to be.
I like to play games to distract myself from whatever I'm doing, but this cooking game looks like a real chore: players have to peel potatoes, shop onions, fried green peppers, break eggs, make bread from scratch, and then, to top it all off, everything has be cooked into full meals.
Needles to say, I don't like this game but Gabriel seems to like it. Maybe he can start cooking for us :)
Although not all in the game is boring. For example, the Swedish cooking mama has this cute Japanese accent mixed with Swedish goodness: "better than mama," "vanderful," and "awezome" are my favourite sayings now.
I'm just hoping no one in the game publishing world will release the "Cleaning mama clean off" version.
However, if it ever comes out we can use it as punishment. Forget timeouts, they are so 90s. This is 2007 and the era for high tech disciplining is here: "go play your Wii and think about what you did. And don't forget to cut the Wii-grass."