Recently, I have been stranded alone in my apartment with all of Lusipurr’s games. At such a crossroads the sensible gamer would delve into games she has never played before. She would greedily become engrossed in those 360 and PS3 titles she has yet to play. This gamer, however, has never been very sensible. Instead or Lost Odyssey, Valkyria Chronicles, or Suikoden, I flip on the 360 to play none other than HexicHD!
Readers may remember that some months ago I wrote an editorial entitled “Pointless Games.” One question that has plagued me: Why are games like Hexic, Tetris, and Super Stardust so gosh darned addicting? For me, part of the appeal of these games is that they are not taxing on my attention. I can turn on a game like Hexic and play it while I am online writing blog entries, checking my email, chatting with friends, making dinner, walking the dog, and so on. This is something I cannot do while sneaking, hiding in boxes, fighting monsters, or reading text. So, as a multi-tasking addict Hexic is the perfect game for me!
For being a free game, it is very well put together. The colors are bright and the graphics are crisp. The music and sound effects, however, are mind-numbingly dull and can be quite grating at times. In a time when even casual games like these feature excellently crafted soundtracks ( think Geometry Wars) this is rather disappointing. That said, I am still determined to unlock all of the achievements available for this game (and I am nearly there).
So, once again, while other members of the Lusipurr.com staff write beautifully crafted and thought provoking articles, Thea is here to bore you with her dull gaming habits.