Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sudoku Online

Do you remember the first time you ever saw Sudoku? I saw this girl playing it in English class during my junior year. I thought it was pretty neat and it was kind of hard to learn. Playing it online and on my cell phone is really neat. I love it! The only problem I have with the game is the fact that it just takes so long. When playing it on the computer or the cell phone, if you are a beginner, it’s probably better to play on paper because then you can take notes next to the boxes or inside them. I’m always taking notes in every single square because I have trouble keeping up with what numbers I should have where. I always make such a mess and the paper gets all smudgy from all the times I’ve erased and written over the things again. It usually drives me kinda crazy.

Typically, I can only handle so much of games like this. I get frustrated pretty easy and using my brain too much like that can give me a headache. Sounds funny, huh? I’ve never really been into numbers, so it’s actually quite a surprise to me that I’m such a big fan of this game. You would think it would be something I would stay away from because I’m not big on math and don’t typically do very well with numbers and puzzles and things.

I think keeping your mind busy is very important as you get older because once we’re out of school, none of us typically use our minds for much more than our jobs which is usually the same thing day in and day out.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have been playing Frogger for a few years now and I am completely in love with it. I’m not sure what I would do with my time if I didn’t have this simple game to play. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded really dumb and that it would be too simple to be any fun. However, the more I play it, the more addicted I become. It’s just one of those games that I can’t seem to get enough of but I’m not really sure why. I guess it’s kind of like the Sims in a way because the game is just the same thing over and over, yet it’s insanely fun for reasons that I don’t think I’ll ever quite understand. Do you know what I mean?

I’ve actually been teased a lot because of the games I play. People are playing all this games with intense graphics and amazing storylines and all I ever seem to play are games that even a 3 year old could keep up with. When asked why I play the types of games that I do, the only true answer I can give is that I find them really relaxing. I don’t want to play something complicated and frustrating at the end of a long day. I want to play something fun and simple. That’s how I see it anyway.

What games do you play that you know aren’t technically “good” but you just can’t stop playing?