I played DDR this weekend. My first DDR’ing in almost two years. My brother wanted to see me “in action”, the way I was in a darker part of my life, and I had to oblige.
The version was Supernova. New to me, but it all worked the same. Same Playstation-esque graphics. Same annoying announcer. Same high quality pad that still feels kind of innacurate at times.
And an absolute truckload of songs. A few I’ve seen before, many I haven’t. With just three songs at my disposal and an embarrassingly quiet arcade around me, I couldn’t cycle through them all. I don’t think I would have if I had the chance. It is one thing to have a lot of content. It is another to have content you may never actually get around to enjoying. Supernova seemed bloated, massive, and yet hardly different from the very first DDR games.
I got B’s on all the songs, on Medium. We left the arcade and shopped for clothes. I bought a clearance shirt for $10 and some nice cuff links to go with it.
Give me Guitar Hero and a lean selection of finely tuned songs any day of the week.