For those familiar with this space, one may be aware of my far-from-minimal tendencies. In contrast, a select few friends, revolve around the basic necessities of life. And that may perhaps be the exact element resulting in harmony.
We distributed our time between the beginner bouldering wall, the auto-belay Learner's Area, and the Augmented Reality room. Once fatigue began to creep in, we retired from bouldering (in fear of falling in an ghastly position and resorted to belaying - significantly more controlled alternative.
In the depths of my mind is a vivid recollection of a nasty milky white liquid. However, this time around, the fluid tasted akin to milk mixed with beer, but less hoppy and with lower quatities of carbonation. Its opaque appearance was owed to rice grains, though it contributed a neutralizing effect similar to that of dairy: the spice content of the Hot Pot was reduced as a consequence.
A teacup-sized portion was shared amongst the two of us, for we were both operators of a vehicle that evening.
On its upper level was coat check, The Void (an immersive VR game area) Axe Throwing, pinball/foosball machines, prize redemption area balance checkers, dining with table service, and an after-mall-hours exit with bus terminal access.
The lower level featured games (!!!!!) as well as a bar area equipped with cocktails, various styles of poutine and donuts, and beer on tap. The counter was suitable for quick bites, though it was far from being healthy.
The game selection similar to The Rec Room's first Ontario location (417) at Roundhouse Park, but distributed more uniformly. Occasional tables were placed throughout the play area; there was sufficient space to traverse the floor without feeling cramped and uneasy. Without a doubt, the assortment was newer than that of Playdium: there were a handul of comparable units, however the floor boasted upgraded point-and-aim (shooting) games, Speed of Light (my favourite from the downtown location), upgraded simulation games, and, of course, DDR supporting 2018 K-Pop tunes.
Honestly, who could possibly say no to DDR?