Trust me, after this trip, I am never taking anything for granted ever again.
On the three hour trip up here, I was able to get some good gaming in, thankfully. While I'm not ready to write about a few of the games, there is one I will gladly write about, only because it will be the easiest one to write about, especially since I have been drinking for almost five hours now. So without further adieu...
I played Tetris Blitz on my iPad, and it was fun. Look, I am a huge fan of Tetris, in all forms. I remember playing it over at my friend's house as a kid on the original NES, despite the fact he had a SNES and cool PC games. He had one of those joystick controllers, which wouldn't seem like a big deal for Tetris, but actually made making moves quickly and efficiently far more easier. This was especially helpful as you got in to the far later levels, when the blocks would fall at a screaming pace.
With Tetris Blitz, each game is played in 2-minute increments, with the idea being to score as many points as possible in that short time frame. Being able to just tap and drop blocks is actually very intuitive and works well, and almost makes me wish that feature was available in any touch-based versions of the regular Tetris.
If you're not a leader board kind of gamer, though, or you don't have friends who are playing the game - or you don't have an internet connection - then the replay value of this game is diminished quite a bit. It's fun for a while, but since every game is cut short, there is no chance of going on amazing runs like you could in a regular Tetris game.
There you have it. I will try to make it back tomorrow night with another blog posting, but honestly, it will be far less coherent I'm sure. Wish me luck!