Friday, August 16, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 47 - Mario Kart Wii

Despite being the most bland and generic of the console Mario Kart titles, somehow Mario Kart Wii is by far the biggest selling entry in the franchise. When your system sells 100+ million units but 95% of the games released for it are trash, however, even the mediocre games like Mario Kart Wii get elevated to legendary "must own" status, I guess. Anyway, Eric, along with Andrew, played Mario Kart Wii for day 47 of Eric Vs. 365. Read on for more.

Mario Kart Wii is OK. It's generic as heck, but it's OK. It has virtually no sense of speed, the courses are generally wide and boring, and the characters have no personality (especially compared to Mario Kart 8), but it's a solid by-the-numbers nothing special Mario Kart experience. You can have fun with it. But only a little bit. Then you get bored.

Like just about every game, though, Mario Kart Wii gets better in multiplayer. We played split screen multiplayer and it was, hmm. Not a "hoot". Not a "blast". It was more like a "we killed half an hour of time". Yeah, that's it. We actually ran more races than are in the video, but the second half of our recording was so boring and the conversation so dull that I cut it out.

One thing I didn't cut out, however, was an edgy joke that I've kind of been nervous about from the moment I said it. It doesn't reflect our thoughts on current politics at all and is funny because it is so ridiculous and nonsensical, but folks on the Internet these days love to take things out of context and blow them out of proportion. Let me just make it clear: Trump is an idiot. His policies on immigration are disgusting. Building a wall to keep out brown people is the dumbest most racist idea ever. I shouldn't have to spell things out like that, but I don't want some random A-hole discovering this video in 5-years when I'm "Internet Famous" and using it against us. 

It was a funny joke, dammit.