Part III – JOURNAL ENTRY NUMERO TRES!
So anyone who knows me deep down truly gets that I’m a solid Nintendo fan at heart — but like any fan (even the most dedicated ones out there), we all have our flaws; I would have to say that I am no different. Get ready for it — here it comes —- I have a semi – big confession to make…..
I have never purchased a Nintendo Switch or played one for longer than an hour at a time!!!!! In fact, it gets worse: What I have played of it has been not much more than “demo games” that
cycle out and restart after a few minutes. For someone like me, who has (at one point or another) owned and played EVERY prior Nintendo console ever known to man (except for the foreign ones available in other countries on exclusive, limited bases….those do not count), this is a HUGE deal. I am somewhat ashamed to admit it, but ah, now it’s been said. And I can fully breathe out that nice sigh of relief…..the truth has been spoken, and the world now knows how imperfect of a gamer Efrain Silva really is (much less a solid Nintendo hardcore fan).
ANYWHO, for those of you who read my LAST entry, hopefully it’s all sunk in by now and you’ve forgiven me. I’m learning. And I haven’t given up on gaming altogether, so that’s what really counts here….
In this short blog post, let me tell you about the SECOND time I ever played Super Mario Kart Wii – U. This story takes place — you guessed it — at my local Target store!
ANYWAY, THIS TIME AROUND, I got a bit of a belly ache from eating some new food at the Panda Express next door and wasn’t feeling so hot. But I knew the perfect solution, and it was to play some Nintendo (never fails)!!!! And that’s just what I did.
My experience was not much better or worse than the previous one — it felt pretty neutral, considering I was having a massive stomach ache at the time (which seemed to gradually, and I mean g r a d u a l l y, go away as I was having some fun as Donkey Kong, my favorite racer). I played as D.K., Bowser, sometimes even Wario. This time, I learned a lot more in terms of what the levels looked like, and how to more quickly race around them and save time, making use of those nifty little shortcuts along the way… Boy, did I notice more stuff than last time! (Which, by the way, was an experience that I have yet to touch upon at a future blog date… I have not forgotten.)
Long story short, the pain went away and I got better at this game (or the demo version of it, at least). And I was off to do some homework back at home! Perfect distraction.
(TO BE CONTINUED…..)