Everybody needs a way to pass the time and most of us choose to play games. Whether it’s on your PC, Mac, mobile phone, TV or gaming console, I’m sure you have at least one favorite game you love to play. Games are also on social media platforms and a popular game today is found on Facebook.
If any of you are on Facebook, then I’m sure you have heard of Candy Crush. Just in case you haven’t, Candy Crush is basically a game that’s similar to Bejeweled, but with jelly beans, suckers, and other associated candies. Many people play this game, but I can’t play it. No, it’s not due to a lack of skills. I mean come on, it’s game of matching three or more. Simple. The problem is the game is extremely boring to me. It’s a slower paced Bejeweled and it’s more repetitive. I can feel my mind numbing because it’s so slow.
Perhaps I don’t really understand the challenges the game offers. Candy Crush reminds me of those button mashing fighting games, you can move up and down, but the only “strategy” is to get as many hits in as fast as possible. The same is true for Candy Crush, you’re just trying to get as many points as possible.
I gave the game three chances and to be honest, I don’t understand the addiction to the game. There’s nothing about the game keeps my interest, which I admit can be very short. Although, I have to respect it due to my addiction to Marvel Avenger Alliance. However, unlike Marvel Avengers Alliance or even Chess games, there is very little, if any strategy.
Another thing, and this is just me, the game is based on things I just don’t care for. I’m not really a candy person. I like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider — All day long. I still watch old Justice League and Spider-Man cartoons on YouTube and I catch every new comic book cartoon movie. I’ll talk more about Marvel Avenger Alliance in another blog.
Also, like ALL Facebook games, if you don’t have a strong group of your friends hooking you up with gifts and lives, you’ll have to:
- Come out of your pocket to pay for what you need
- Beg your friends for what you need
- Google cheat codes until you find what you’re looking for
- Check back every five minutes to an hour to see if your “lives” or “energy” has been replenished
I already do enough of that on Marvel Avenger Alliance and I actually LIKE that game. Maybe the truth is just that my mind can’t handle too many addictive Facebook games all at once. So if that’s true, I can see how Candy Crush is the “odd man out.”