Sunday, July 7, 2013

Candy Crush Saga, I Wish I Could Quit You

My goodness has Candy Crush Saga taken off in popularity. I remember going to Free Comic Book Day at my local comic book store and there was the owner's wife sitting in the corner with her tablet playing this game. Not that I could see what she was doing. I sadly knew by just the music and sound effects. I played the stinking game non-stop. I hoped sometimes just to run out of lives so that I could have a break.

It wasn't until I reached level 65 did I come to my senses. It was a level that I could not beat. Hours turned to days and days turned to weeks and I was dumbfounded. I couldn't beat the game anymore. I was shocked and saddened but also relieved. I came to my senses and saw what had happened to me. I became addicted to a Facebook game once again. I need to start my own 12 step program.
It has happened to me before in the past. Games you might have once played yourself. It doesn't matter what they were. They are all the same. They make you think you are in control but you are not. They lead you down a path that is filled with little planned rewards but very little resolution. It's just enough to make you believe you can beat it and be its master. But you can't, you are not the master but a slave. The big pay off for the game companies is if you pay to be the slave to the game. Then they really have their hooks in you. I have always been lucky to avoid this trap. There was one time when I was playing a collector card game that I nearly bought a Facebook card at Target to buy better cards but then too, I came to my senses.
I am glad I got stuck on Candy Crush Saga. I hear Papa Pear Saga is fun.

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