I played video games last night. I tried to play Lego Star Wars and Guitar Hero. I also tried Guitar Hero at Christmas with our cousins. John seems very eager that everyone know this information b/c I’m not a huge fan of video games and generally think they are stupid.
Rachel has posted about this also recently, but let me give my perspective. I don’t understand video games. I’ve never been good at them and never had any experience with them. Our family never had any video games, so I didn’t grow up around them. When I have the controller in my hand, I am clueless on what I’m supposed to do. Last night, I could barely move the little lego guy around the screen and just got all jumbled up when trying to jump, swing a light saber, and use The Force. It’s a pretty pathetic sight and probably very frustrating for someone who can actually operate through a video game. Guitar Hero was a little bit better, maybe b/c I have somewhat of a music background. I still have a hard time though, since you aren’t really playing the melody and it’s sometimes hard to hear the part of your particular guitar.
I guess I can see how these things can become addictive and time consuming. Mostly, I would rather spend my time with other forms of entertainment, but it was fun to play a little bit last night. I definitely still don’t like the war games where people are brutally shot down with machine guns.