Well apparently geometry wars just got dropped on steam. And for less than five dollars I couldn't resist. I needed to see what all the fuss was about.
Ok... buying game... downloading game... alright lets give this a go. (2 min's later) "Is that it?"
I was under whelmed for a game that got so much press. Then I gave it a few more tries and now I can't stop playing it. I like the fact you can just play for 10 min's and then take off. It is pretty much the polar opposite of the Myst series for me. All of which incidentally I own. Which all looks very impressive sitting magisterially on my bookshelf. But here's the thing I have to admit to anyone who see's these proud specimens.
Usually the conversation goes something like this.
Someone else: "Wow, you own every myst game"
Me: "Yep, even got the collectors edition of riveren."
Someone else: "How do you like them?"
Me: "They are beautiful games, the music is enthralling and really gives you a sense of being somewhere otherworldly."
Someone else: "Have you beaten all of them?"
Me: "Not a single one."
I think I just like the idea of liking Myst. I get really into them at the outset, but eventually just get so fed up I just quit. I don't like the idea that game guides should be required reading. Myst is like one of those things you buy as window dressing. Sort of like how my parents own loads of leather bound books from important authors, war and peace, othello, Ulysses. When really.... the last book i read was "The Deathly Hallows". Has there ever been a game you really wanted to like but just couldn't for whatever reason?
Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go blow up some squares.