Monday, November 22, 2010

Please, May I Have Another Time Suck

I played a time travel game last week. Played is, perhaps, not the right word. As it happened, it was shameless addiction until I'd completed it. Electronic games of any kind typically do not impress me, but dangle the carrot of time travel out there and I'm neglecting my online class homework, the bills and the dirty socks in the hallway.

Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox is filled with intricate hidden object searches, mind-bending puzzles and fantastic graphics of eight eras in time. Only once did I google for a hint. I still have no idea how those notebook clues translated into a five-key turning combination on the treasure chest, but the remainder of the puzzles struck a perfect balance between challenge and WTH?

Bottom line: Don't play this free 60 minute online trial (mwah, ha ha) game if you have a word count to hit or pumpkin mix to purchase at the store or life, in general, to live for the next twenty-four hours.


Charles Gramlich said...

I know what you mean. I can get so caught up in video games and the ones today are too complicated about half the time to actually beat so you just keep playing.

Robin said...

Sometimes distractions are good - especially when dirty socks are involved! :)

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful long weekend!