Elbie at Trig dot Net

Sun, 31 Dec 2006

Who could ask for anything more?

I've been getting into these rhythm games a lot lately. Everyone's been talking about Guitar Hero so much in the last little while, I've been curious to see what all the fuss was about. I've played DDR a few times, and not thought too much of it, though seeing two girls half your age bop along, in perfect synchronisation, to a song that had you stumbling, and almost sprawled out on the floor just before, is a truly humbling experience.

The two girls in question were the younger sister of a friend of mine, who I managed to hook up with over Christmas, and that sister's friend. I brought my Wii home to London for the holidays, and their family gave it a try, while they let me try out Guitar Hero 2 on their PS2.

I have to tell you, DDR is okay, but GH2 for some reason, I found absolutely enthralling. Perhaps that's partly because I didn't embarrass myself quite so badly, but I think I just enjoyed the play of the game. In fact, so much so, that when I read a very favourable review for a rhythm game for the DS, called Elite Beat Agents, I pretty much went out and bought it right away. It's quite awesome.

Anyway, happy new year everyone. I hope that things only get better for you in 2007.

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