My boys are gamers. There is no denying it any more. They spend any time they are allowed attached to some sort of screen, either the DS handheld systems, their computer or the WiiU. As diligent as I am with watching the amount of time they spend online, I am equally as diligent about watching what it is they are doing there.
When I was asked for the boys to become kid-reviewers for Nintendo*, the answer was simple. These boys know so much about most Nintendo products that it was a no brainer to turn the camera and the blog over to them. So, you’ll now be seeing our new Reinvention Girl feature: The Boys’ Eye View video reviews. Here the boys will share their expertise about new games, systems etc. As far as I’m concerned, there is no one better than these two who are immersed in all things Nintendo as often as I’ll allow.
They’ve been begging for their own YouTube channel forever. This is my way of compromising. Their videos, my logins and blogs. Everyone wins.
Today, they’re talking about the new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U game that they got last week as well as the Amiibo Figure that you can use to play with it. My mom’s eye view is that this game is better for my boys than the previous version which we banned from our house because every time they played they were like wild Tasmanian Devils for the remainder of the day. This game is rated E for everyone and while it is still a fighting game, it doesn’t seem as frenetic as its predecessor and the “suggestive themes” are gone as well. There is still one character with farts as a weapon, but I can’t really argue against that. Maybe I’m too immature to parent! The bottom line is this is a limited time game in our house because the main goal is cartoons beating eachother up, so no one is learning anything here. However, the boys ADORE it, and they play it together very well so it’s a great tool to have in my game arsenal as it’s highly coveted and pretty low on the “bad-game” scale.
I’ll let the boys take it over from here. They say it all better anyway. Here it is: The Boys’ Eye View
* Disclosure: As members of the Nintendo Kids’ Reviewers, we got a complimentary copy of the game as well as systems to play the game on for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own.