Like many of you, I have a real love-hate relationship with The Oregon Trail. MECC's bestselling educational game has been a cornerstone of many gamers' histories, teaching us just how hard it was for early American pioneer families to gather up supplies for a perilous cross-country trip to the land of opportunity known as Oregon. Being children, none of us could really plan well for a trip like that, which is why my cart was always loaded down with bullets and a few spare parts for the wagon--we would live off the land!
It looks we'll get a chance to see how we'd tackle the trail now that we're older and (supposedly) wiser, as a shiny new version of The Oregon Trail is headed to the Wii, in the same point-and-click adventure style of the original--but now with four unique storylines over three different timelines. The game hits stores December 9th, this coming Friday.
I'm not expecting Red Dead Redemption-style fightin' and shootin', but hey--it's The Oregon Trail! With my own custom wagon! I wouldn't mind putting down twenty bucks for this, but in the meantime I'm going to practice on the zombie-themed Organ Trail. Anybody else going to revisit this updated classic?