Saturday, June 20, 2009

Time Sinks

It started out innocently enough. John got his new vodafone internet thing, and suddenly had the oppurtunity to download a bucketload of things quickly, so he got a couple of games. One of them was Plants Vs. Zombies. Then he gave it to me.

Normally i'm not a big fan of tower defense games, but theres something different about this one. Sure, in essence you're just stopping zombies from reaching the left side of the screen, but the combination of the fact that you're using plants to stop them, and the character design make it something special. Theres something soothing about a little sunflower bopping along to a beat in its head. Now imagine a whole row of them.

For the last couple of days, i've found myself playing this game when i should be doing other things. Like, maybe i should work on the website that i'm getting paid to design...after i finish one more level. But you can't just finish one more level, because every level gives you something cool for finishing it. The reward system is very, very sweet.

And...i finished it, the adventure mode is over, the last boss is defeated. Theres the minigames though...i could finish those. Wait, did you hear that? Sounded like someone saying "braaaains."
I'll be right back.

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