I went to a Christmas party with my coworkers and ended up catching a bad cold. I was very sick for Christmas day, had to call-out of work for today, and am still ill. I'm quite sore. I can't go to work even if I wanted to since I work with food.
I can't sleep very well, so it's not like I can stay in bed...
Anyway, Christmas was amazing, best Christmas ever, aside from being unable to breathe and having tissues rammed up my nose in all the photos.
You know why it was amazing? Because my sister is a saint and bought me a Wii U.
A mother-fucking Wii U.
I finally have one... Finally... I can play The Wonderful 101, EarthBound on virtual console, get the new Super Smash Bros., the new Mario games, Game & Wario, maybe try Bayonetta 2, and Pikmin 3 as well as others.
Holy crap I'm overwhelmed.
You know what's even better? My sister got me a copy of The Wonderful 101 as well.
At last... the time has come! The time!! It has come!! The time has made itself present! The time is of now!
The time is- *unnecessary flailing* Wonderful!
... I don't own a television...
So, I had to hook-up the Wii U to the television in the guest room of my mother's house (I don't know why she insists on keeping a TV in the guest room. It's convenient for a private place to play video games in, though). And, played a bit of The Wonderful 101. I died four times during the first fight with Vorkken, I'm so ashamed!
I can't believe this is happening. I finally have a Wii U, so I can play EarthBound (legally, as in not on an emulator) and The Wonderful 101, things my heart has desired for so long. Ever since 2012, when I became a fan in September, I've been desperate to play EarthBound. I made a promise to myself that I'd play it legally out of respect for Nintendo and Itoi. But, I was coming very close to breaking that promise (I kinda still want to due to the fact that I'm not sure how to record gameplay footage off the Wii U, but I have FRAPS on my computer so I can record it if I used an emulator). Now I don't have to!
... I need to get a TV for my bedroom. I gave my old one to my grandpa.
I got a few other things for Christmas, but that's not too interesting. Metal bowls I can mix cookie dough in, as well as a phone charger.
I got my sister a filing cabinet, a new trash bin, and a travel mug. My sister and I put our money together to get our brother a 27-inch computer monitor.
I have the best sister.
So about The Wonderful 101...
I have no idea why no one ever talks about this, but when you die (which is often...) you get a sad little picture of the character you died as, dead (in their undies...), with a little ghost of themselves crying. I had no idea that would happen, but I hoped it would. Get used to the sound of Wonder Red crying, as well as the other Wonderful Ones, because dying happens a lot. It's so precious and heart-breaking. Unfortunately the sound clips for them crying are only a few seconds long, so they make the same whimpering sniffles repeatedly.
Honestly, it controls a lot more smoothly than I expected. Reviewers often complain that the controls are unresponsive, but it seems more likely that these people just lack the cognitive ability to draw circles and lines.
I want to keep playing, but I'm sick, and playing it with a headache and sores kinda hinders the enjoyability.
So, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season, and may the remainder of the year go well for each of you.
Don't get sick.