So far, I've come up with two answers to the question "what games, that I have, can I comfortably and effectively play with just one hand?" Those answers are Audiosurf and NetHack, and, well, NetHack has exciting moments where you're down to one charge on the wand of striking, all your arrows are cursed, alphabet soup is closing in from all sides and one hand just won't do.

Well, it would, but it would be less fun.

So, Audiosurf. Which leads me to Things I Knew I Would Regret Doing (...but then did anyway), #2156: playing In a Gadda da Vida on Audiosurf. It's a song that I'm somewhat fond of... and it's also a song that doesn't have solos, so much as sleep breaks scheduled for the other musicians. There is a drum solo where the track becomes nearly vertical and there are so few blocks that you could go and make a cup of coffee without missing anything. I have spent nearly a whole minute of my life waiting for pick scraping to provide some small measure of excitement. If I knew 20 minutes ago what I know now...

Er...

I'd probably still do it, actually. There's a certain value to being pro champion of a song that very few other people have the incredible poor judgement to play.

(Plus, it gives you time to draft an LJ entry in your head. And revise it five times!)

Date: 2009-04-04 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shaysdays.livejournal.com
"what games, that I have, can I comfortably and effectively play with just one hand?"

With a lead-in like that...

Date: 2009-04-04 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raze--the-rose.livejournal.com
it's also a song that doesn't have solos, so much as sleep breaks scheduled for the other musicians.

This made me laugh.

Date: 2009-04-04 11:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-04-04 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] photosinensis.livejournal.com
I'd probably still do it, actually. There's a certain value to being pro champion of a song that very few other people have the incredible poor judgement to play.

Yeah. This is why I love "In A Gadda Da Vida". Also, it's why the most played song on my iPod is "Free Bird", and the reason I have a 20 minute version of "Moby Dick".

Date: 2009-04-04 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] palmer-kun.livejournal.com
What, can't play Torment one handed?

I'd recommend Troika's 3rd Ed Temple of Elemental Evil... but only with Patch 2 and this fan mod and patch set.

Good times.

Date: 2009-04-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] active-apathy.livejournal.com
Not really, though I have been meaning to play it through again with the patch that restores lots of extra stuff that they cut for the final release. There will be lots of autopause, maybe...

Date: 2009-04-05 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurenmitchell.livejournal.com
...you have a games:misc AND a games:miscellaneous tag?

Why is it so?

Date: 2009-04-05 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] active-apathy.livejournal.com
I started with one, and then used the other, and- ooh. If I retag one entry, I can delete games:misc. *does so*

Date: 2009-04-05 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurenmitchell.livejournal.com
I am greatly admiring of your tagginess. Mine are a mess.

Date: 2009-04-05 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] active-apathy.livejournal.com
Mine are very incomplete, and some of the narrower terms aren't actually on the older entries that fit them. I may have to do some retagging sometime.

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