Game Evaluation

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
April 27, 2009 7:39pm CST
I have been a game evaluator for a prominent site for over a year now, and I truly enjoy getting a chance to try out new games before they are released to the public. This leads into the real topic of my discussion: I have become obsessed with one game in particular. The game is Totem Tribe by Enkord. This is one of those rare games that you know immediately you have to own as soon as you play it. I have been all but unable to spend time doing much of anything else once I reached a certain level in this game, which has led to my neglecting most other things that I normally enjoy. What appeals to me about this game is the fact that it is so challenging. As I've reached the final few levels I've had to resort to Youtube and the game forums to help me reach my goal. It is very addictive! My question to you is have you ever become obsessed in such a way with a game? Which game was it?
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• United States
22 May 09
I got into computers by playing games. My first obsession was Noah's Ark. Do you Know that one?I stayed up and played it all the time. But eventually I got tired of it.back in the day I would play Collapse and Cubix.Cubix is my favorite game now. but I only play it on holidays.I am here on My Lot most of the time I am online these days.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
27 May 09
I did play Noah's Ark a lot in the beginning, sarah. I've never played Cubix, but was really hooked on Collapse for a long time. I received a copy of the game free when I signed up with Gamehouse and I used to push myself until I got better and better at playing. I don't remember my highest score but it was pretty impressive!
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• United States
28 May 09
Cubis ,I think that's the correct spelling,is afun game. You try to pair the same color cubes to remove as many asyou can.When you get some time,try it and tellme what you think.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
Lara Croft Tomb Raider was my undoing on the Playstation. At first my partner and I would play but then I would play when he wasn't home and he would want the TV when he was. I was lucky though, I worked 30 hours a week with about 4 hours travel and he was a cab driver, working a 60 hour week...so I had lots of free time...lol. I got the game out a few months back but I got stuck early on and lost interest....I have 5 or six Lara games and I've played them twice each so far...I know how easy it is to become addicted.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
27 May 09
They certainly can become habit-forming, Ms Tickle.I ease my conscience in spending so much time gaming by telling myself that I'm so old now that I've earned the time to do whatever I enjoy doing. I'm not quite as bad as some I've seen who will not stop playing their games to do any housework or cook though.
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@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
28 May 09
Yes, my dear friend, we are grown ups now so we can do whatever we want. I've been catching up with my housework lately and feeling very noble.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I have been obsessed with Turbo 21 on the Pogo site. It moves fast, is challenging and fun. The jackpot amount has been the same for about the last year or more. Waiting for it to bust one day and it would be nice if I did win it but don't see that happening. I'll be less active the next couple of months because of work and babysitting our grandbaby. This means myLot will also suffer!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I was on Pogo for a long time, carolbee, and I do miss it a lot! My favorites on there were Mahjong Garden and Poppit. I plan to return there soon.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I also like both Mahong Garden and Poppit. Just don't have the time to spend on Pogo as much as I have in the past.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Breath of Fire (SNES), Return of the Jedi (SNES), and Valkyrie Profile (playstation). I used to play games a lot more when I lived at home cause my brother was big into it and one of us would play while the other watched and commented. Now I read more.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
29 Apr 09
My grandkids got me involved in game playing when they were young, Aurone, and I found it to be something that I enjoyed very much and was very good at. I no longer own a game console, but I have carte blanche to many more games online! Many people consider playing games a frivolous waste of time, but being the social recluse that I am, they are one of my main sources of entertainment.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
30 Apr 09
There have been a few I liked. Have fun with them!
• United States
2 May 09
I have become obsessed with many games over my life time. When I was younger I actually burned out my Commodore 64 because I was trying to reach the ultimate score, 999,999,999. We couldn't even imagine that a score could go higher than that. To us in those days a hundred million was unimaginable. As I got older and the video game systems advanced my goals towards gaming changed. It became a matter of trying to beat the game without the game guides. In the beginning that was easy. But gaming has advanced beyond my expertise now. I feel that I can't pick up the patterns as quickly as I used to. Or figure out the secret hidden paths to things. I use game guides more than I would like to admit. I was a monster in Half-Life and Doom. I actually had to take motion sickness pills because I was in front of the screen for so many hours. Then I learned the cheat codes for the game and I just annihilated the game. Speaking of which I haven't played those games in YEARS. There was one game though that we admitted defeat when we couldn't find the hidden items. Lego Batman was a great game to play with a friend. I was addicted to the game matter of fact we didn't even finish the hidden game board - The Wayne Maynor. I just recently played Lego Star Wars with my mom (I know...I'm a little behind on my games, working on catching up with some that have been out for awhile.) My mom became so addicted to figuring out the game that when she finally did it was 3AM and I needed my sleep. I think she continued playing for another hour or so. LOL.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
27 May 09
I've learned that gaming is also a good way to make friends, OceanZealot. A year ago I would never have visited a game forum if I needed help with a particular game, but now I freely make use of them when needed. My all-time favorite game is Zelda. I have the first three games in the series and plan to try and find another NES game system so I can play again.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
I wouldn't say I ever got to the point I would play a game and neglect everything out but I have done many scrabble marathon, 8 hours at a time all weekend though.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
27 May 09
I don't really neglect anything I need to do when I play my games, winterose. I simply prioritize. If a chore is one that can wait I'll put it off for awhile, but if it's something I truly need to get done I don't have a problem stopping my game play for awhile.