|DDR, Games, and Random Trivia
||[Feb. 10th, 2007|11:11 am]
(Game-wise) Another brilliant idea, shot down. Meh. I've done too much straight line programming in my Real Life Job, and in college they never teach you the things you need to do game programming. I really want to figure this out myself. Part of the problem is that I don't have much experience at object-oriented design, so all the appropriate principles haven't been grounded firmly in my head. I know them. I haven't internalized them, yet.
Saw Hannibal Rising last night. Suffered much joking over the fact I was going to see that, when I didn't want to watch Saw II and III, and Hostel. However, Hannibal Rising, was, as I expected, not really gory at all. Unfortunately, I also didn't find it very good. The movie plodded, and I didn't really feel they had characterized Hannibal well. He was younger, but younger != having no personality.
After watching Hannibal Rising, I felt rather stir-crazy, so we went out to Game Works to try out the new DDR Super Nova machine. Unfortunately, there were other people there, so we couldn't monopolize it. ^^ We didn't know most of the songs, and haven't played seriously in over a year or two, so we had to be quite entertaining to watch. I know I felt like a rank beginner, and I nearly fell over onto genedefect at one point. We did do much better on the DDR Extreme machine, but still, we had lost the endurance to really do well. Ah. The other problem was that, like most arcade machines, the ones we were using were slightly broken. Not the Super Nova machine, I think, but the Extreme one had a problem with the top button on the pad I was using, and in slamming it to get it to register I pulled something in my leg.
I went into this sick, no less. Not sure whether it's a cold or allergies, but strangely, aside from the craving for water, I felt better after blowing a few rounds of DDR. Well. Better, aside from the pulled leg.