After completing another hour wedged into a tiny spot on the couch between and under my 3, 5 and 6 year olds, I’ve come to a realization. We’ve all been playing Legend of Zelda on one Nintendo DS. It requires a lot of reading, so it is too hard for them to play alone, but frankly I’m getting some sort of bizarre whole-body carpal tunnel syndrome from trying to play a DS with 4 people.
So I’m giving in. At some point after I get home from BlogHer we’re going to buy a Wii / Playstation / Xbox … something. My only requirement is that it connects to our TV and lets you play Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, (in September: Lego Batman!), and Legend of Zelda, because even my 3 year old prefers those games to anything featuring Dora, Diego or Barney.
(As an aside, I just noticed that the DS version of Lego Star Wars is rated ‘E’ while the Wii version is rated ‘E 10+’ — is it really that much more violent? Yikes.)
So what say you all? From an informal survey of my Twitter peeps, it sounds like the Wii is the way to go — actually, that was the only recommendation I got — so is that really the best one?
And by the way, no one at Nintendo is beating down my door to send me a free Wii, so since I’m going to be spending my own cash-money, I want to get this right.