Welcome to my first official non-microblog post on this blog! I know it’s a little late to be looking back on the holidays of 2015, but I was away from blogging for most of that time, so there’s a lot to catch up with!
I spent the holiday out of town alternating between my sister’s house and Syn’s house. All in all, I brought back some pretty awesome loot from both locations in terms of games and geeky things. I didn’t buy much of anything from this year’s Steam Winter Sale, however – just the TyranoBuilder Visual Novel software for upcoming projects.
Aside from that, it’s been a heavily Nintendo holiday (something I wouldn’t have expected only a year ago). I got:
- Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS (my sister)
- Super Mario Bros. 3D World Wii U (Syn)
- Crypt of the Necrodancer (Al)
- $40 worth of Wii U eShop currency (Syn)
I’m still up in the air about what I’m going to use that on. I do have an eShop wishlist, but I’m tempted to pick up Minecraft for the Wii U. Yes, I’m one of the few gamers who has never played Minecraft in any form.
I also came away with a lot of great books, music, plushies, joke gifts, toys and fun things. I have to say I was totally spoiled this year.
I was surprised how my Wii U was the star of the show for us – favorites were Mario Kart 8 with my sister and Yoshi’s Wooly World with Syn. It’s been a while since most of us played console games, and now that we’re a bit older, we really can feel the motor-coordination difference. For example, as much as we all wanted to play Smash Bros. Wii U, it was pretty clear to us that without a lot of practice, it wasn’t going to be as easy as we remembered it. In my case, the large Wii U controller was a hindrance. In Syn’s case, her hands just hurt after hammering at the fighting game. Sadly, it didn’t get a lot of play time, and I’m starting to reconsider it’s spot in my library.
Go laugh. Truth is, we’re getting older. So we settled on playing Yoshi on mellow mode, which was quite enjoyable. 😛