Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Disappointed in Wii Bowling

I've heard so much about the Wii that I was excited to try it out at our library. They had the Wii bowling set up on a Saturday morning for all ages to play. There were two units set up with about six people on each. I thought it was okay but certainly not great, probably since I didn't do well. Perhaps I would have done better if I had actually taken 5 steps as I do when I actually bowl, but there really wasn't space enough and everyone else was just taking one step forward and letting it go so I did the same. After playing this, I'm glad we didn't get one.

I suppose for someone who is housebound or unable to bowl for real due to a physical problem, it would be fun but for myself, I much prefer doing the real thing. I assume I would feel the same way about the other games as well. I can't imagine tennis being anywhere close to reality based on just the space limitation. I don't know if I'll try it again or not, but probably not. I wasn't much impressed. If I want to play video games, I'll play on where I can at least earn tokens to cash in for a chance to win real money and other prizes (I haven't won anything yet though).

What do you think of the Wii? If you bought one, do you still use it 6 months later?


Sandee said...

We don't have Wii so can't answer your question. I've heard some of the programs are lots of fun. I see what you mean about this bowling program though. Not realistic enough.

Have a terrific day. :)

Anonymous said...

The kids love it, they like that they are better at it than Joe and I am they can all play, we mostly play when it is rainy outside so it is a fun thing, they like the bowling and the boxing and all those games it is more geared toward "todays" kids, rather than us that actually went bowling all the time. I like the Wii fit but really do not get to play very much. All in all we do not play the wii nearly as much as I thought we would but it is fun for the kids.

BeadedTail said...

We have a Wii but don't play the bowling game much. There are other games that are really fun and are quite a workout such as Outdoor Adventure. We also have the Wii Fit and several other games so we do play it on a regular basis.

I received my book today and can't wait to start reading it tonight!

Mike Golch said...

I do not have Wii nor do I want one.I do miss bowling though.

Ratty said...

I used to play video games a lot, but I don't much in the last several years. The Wii games are a great idea, but I think they're made to be played in groups. I'd feel foolish playing it alone.

Daisy said...

My Mommie has been wanting to get the Wii fit so she can try the yoga on it. But she already goes twice a week to a regular yoga class, so I don't know if it would be worth it or not. I think it's great that you can try the games out at your library, so you know if you like it before you spend your money.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Sandee & Mike: Nice to know we aren't the only ones without a Wii.

Anonymous: At least the kids get benefit from it. We do not have kids so I doubt if it would get much use.

Beaded Tail: I'll have to watch at the library for a day when they have a different game. Maybe I'd like that outdoor adventure one more. Wii fit sounds good, but I don't really think I'd use that much either judging by how often I use my exercise tapes or watch the exercise show on TV that I even like. Glad to hear you got my book! Hope you enjoy reading it and the storm doesn't disturb you too much.

Ratty: I think you're right except for the "Get Fit" thing or "Personal Trainer." It's a group thing more than individual I think. Probably would be nice to have if you did a lot of entertaining.

Daisy: I guess the Wii Fit is something you have to buy extra. Don't think that game is one that is included. I liked that our library and I got to at least try it out.

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