Last night, when Eli again asked that we keep playing through Zack and Wiki instead of Mario Kart Wii, I realized that he’s most interested in games that involve some semblance of plot. My kid is going to be an adventure game player!
Of course, even when a game doesn’t have a story, he’s happy to incorporate elements of it into new stories of his own.
ME: I’m going to work! Bye!
ELI: Be careful! Watch out for missiles!
ME: I’ll watch out.
ELI: You can beat them with a fireball.
ME: Or maybe a turtle shell, like in Mario Kart.
ELI: Which do you want, fireballs or turtle shells?
ME: I’ll take turtle shells.
ELI: Use the red ones! Those blow up missiles.