I love pointless games. That is to say, I spend a great deal of my gaming time on games with such simplistic goals as “get lots of points” or “unlock the next item/level/whatever.” Now, perhaps these games should not be called entirely “pointless,” but they are pointless in that there is really no discernible story, plot, characters, and so on. My top three pointless games just so happen to be Super Stardust HD, Meteos, and Tetris DS.
Instead of playing a variety of games I have never played and are waiting to be played, I find myself instead occupying my time on the PS3 with this gem of a downloadable title. The music is fantastic. The graphics are fantastic. Most importantly, the game is simple enough for me to play while not being numbingly easy. The colors are subdued enough that I can explode rocks, ice, and gold without feeling like I may have a seizure at any moment– as is often the case when I play Geometry Wars.
Meteos was the fist game I bought for my DS. It is one of those games that is great to play with friends, or during brief intervals between class, or even while waiting in line somewhere. One level in Meteos takes only a few moments of stylus-meteos-launching-action and leaves me feeling like I have accomplished something. The fact that there is a variety of unlockable items, planets, and sounds, make me all the more willing to come back for more. Gotta unlock ’em all!
Tetris DS is another of those handheld games that are great for playing with friends or while waiting for the next episode of NCIS to start. Admittedly, I am not a talented Tetris player. In fact, I very rarely am able to clear more than 80 lines before I panic and everything falls apart. However, I keep coming back for more punishment in the hopes that someday I will reach that elusive 200-lines mark.
So, while the rest of the Lusipurr.com staff is busy playing serious games and bringing readers hardcore news, Thea is sitting in the background unlocking planets, buying items for her Webkinz, and wasting time that might otherwise be spent writing excellent articles.