So today I spent the Walmart gift card from my great-aunt, the $10 from my aunt and uncle, and the leftover $5 from my mega babysitting marathon in preparation for Christmas shopping to get a new video game. It took less than a minute of looking at the display to choose Kirby Mass Attack.
I've had a love affair with Kirby since September of last year. I went to my friend Katie's house for a "chillax." Pretty much it was a bunch of her friends hanging out, eating food and playing video games. This was a few months before I really started playing video games. Somehow her boyfriend, Dave, talked me into playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I literally didn't know any of the characters, so I hit the random button and ended up with Kirby. I literally set the controller down on the ground and started mashing buttons with my pointer fingers. Somehow I actually did okay, considering I was up against seasoned veterans of the game. Every time I went to Dave's house after that, I begged him to let me play something with Kirby. I was always Kirby for Super Smash Bros. Melee. Everyone else became accustomed to my angry glares if they even considered picking Kirby. Dave even dragged out Kirby Air Ride for me (and promptly kicked my ass, as he believes you learn better if no one goes easy on you).
However, Kirby Mass Attack is the first real Kirby game I've ever played. I don't count the other two, because the first isn't specifically Kirby and the second I've only played twice. Overall, I am enamored. I'm a little disappointed that I can't do something to make Kirby make the little vacuum noise and eat his enemies, though. I've beat one out of five levels so far. For me, it's the right balance of challenging and doable, so I haven't thrown my DS across the room because of it yet (like with Pokemon Ruby...), but I'm not bored. For the first time in forever, I'm actually pleased with a purchase I have made ^-^
Update on Dana: He accepted my friend request. I'm hoping he'll come see me sometime soon ^-^