Kara, our favorite teen coaster enthusiast, of course got me on a Dance Dance Revolution machine last weekend. She then tells me on IM that I'll have a Playstation (the only platform that has a US DDR release for it) before the end of the week. Damn her for being right.
We're not hard-core gamers, but we do enjoy some of the better games. When I lost my job last year, we couldn't decided between Gamecube and X-Box, so we got both. Games like Halo, Munch's Oddysey, Project Gotham Racing, Resident Evil and Beach Spikers have given us some great times.
I've resisted buying a PS2 for nearly two years, because frankly I didn't see many games that really captured my interest. We had a PS1 circa 1997, and sold it shortly after we got a Nintendo 64. PS2 doesn't have many games I want right now, but it did have the PS1 DDR versions. Last night we bought dance pads, the console and the game. The only thing on the horizon is maybe some version of Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider, but I have to say that for DDR alone the console was worth it.
Last night we played for about two and a half hours. The idea here is that the game will help lead to a little weight loss, since it's exercise I actually enjoy. I'm not showing weight, and I don't appear fat (at least not to myself), but I can feel the pounds, and I could do without them.
So there you have it. My name is Jeff, and in one week I became a DDR addict.