Monday, September 16, 2013

Candy Crush

I. Hate. Candy Crush. I like good video games and I talk about games on this blog (usually real games and not phone games, but I'll make an exception today), so why not explain why I think Candy Crush should be destroyed forever.For the purpose of making sure we're all on the same page, Candy Crush is a highly overrated phone game that if you don't already know about it, you should consider yourself lucky. It's similar to Bejeweled, which is a good phone game, but Candy Crush is bad. Both involve switching pieces to form and eliminate groups of three, but Candy Crush is level based, meaning that even if you get a good run going, it will automatically end at a certain point, and you'll most likely have some good moves lined up that you never get to use. Also, the levels are essentially pass/fail, which I don't like. What I like about Bejweled (not blitz; the regular version) is that with strategy, you can keep one game going for a long time and get a really high score. Candy Crush cuts you off once you get the required score for each level, and gives you a limited number of moves. So that's why I think it's bad, and what makes it worse is that it's really popular. Angry Birds is a decent game, but people have gotten really obsessed with it, which makes me like it less. The only thing worse that a decent but overrated game is a bad game that everyone seems to love. Because of this, ordinary and decent people like you and me get incessant requests to send lives on Facebook, which got really old really fast. Candy Crush is destroying the video game industry, and people are standing by doing nothing. By supporting it, people are showing companies that they'll make a lot of money by making low quality games and charging people for more content. If they see that they can make money this way, then that's what they're gonna do. If this doesn't stop soon, the world will be filled with atrocities beyond our nightmares, all because we failed to act now. So what I'm saying is that if you play Candy Crush, stop, and if you don't, I will think less of you, but I beg of you not to spend any money on it. If you do, the bad guys win.

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