Introducing a Nintendo Wii to a mother-in-law-to-be


So it was my mother-in-law-to-be’s Birthday last week. What did Paul and I give her?

A Nintendo Wii of course. It’s not like she’s never played videogames… she’s a social, puzzle game addict and had played on a NES a few times in the distant past.

Alright and she had a go on our Wii and a family friend’s previously. It’s not as if she had never been on one.

Still, it was fun watching her try and come to grips with the controls in the My Fitness games we gave her. Plus, she did okayish as a first timer on any form of Mario game and Galaxy isn’t the easiest of games.

Perhaps the most disappointing part of the gift were the My Fitness games. Paul’s mum suffers from COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and arthritis – both are at quite debilitating levels. Sadly the My Fitness games are not designed for people with even the remotest of health problems.

We had been kind of hoping that you could adjust the intensity of the exercises to your fitness level, but Paul’s mum couldn’t make it through the health assessments. Lesson here: Wii Fit is tonnes better, accept no substitute.


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