I really wish there were sort of a vintage arcade around, something like what the arcade in the mall when I was in junior high would have been like.. in my imagination. Let’s face it, the Village Square Mall arcade was past its prime by the time I had my own quarters. So the closest thing to my fantasy is Dave and Busters. Its like TGIFridays, with games.
You can’t take just anyone to a Dave and Buster’s and expect them to get it.. but I brought Meredith, so there was no one to be a stick in the mud. I can’t remember what game this was.. but I suspect it was designed by someone who had never ridden a motorcycle.
We figured if you’re at an arcade, you’ve got to play Time Crisis 4. And if you’re playing Time Crisis 4, you might as well imagine that you are a smooth talking, too cool posing, Japanese-ly styled hero dude with badly animated but really sexy hair.
Then there was the matter of the Russian. When I said we were at Dave and buster’s, I assumed he knew what it was. He didn’t. He was highly disappointed that it wasn’t a real bar. But he consoled himself with taking pictures so he wouldn’t have to play goofy games.
..but we’ll be back.