I’m not a picky person when it comes to most things in life, but when you add video games into the mix, I will not play a game if I am not 100% entertained, and pleased. I’ve always enjoyed FPS games, baseball games (namely MLB 2K5 on the PS2), and most games for the Xbox (especially Halo 2, CS, Dead Or Alive series, Gears of War, et al). With the Nintendo DS I was apprehensive of the games that would be available.
In 2005 when the unit first came out, I remember fiddling around with it at Gamestop out in Louisville, Kentucky. It was intuitive, but it felt weird. I wish I could remember what demo game was in it, but it just felt really lame and boring. Fast forward two years later, and on New Year’s Eve of 2006, Mark was playing with his friends Nintendo DS and I just grabbed one of the others that were laying around and we played a couple of games against each other.
Ever since buying Mark’s DS, I’ve been dying to get my grubby hands on one. I’ve played most of the games he has for it, but the one game that I am honest to god addicted to, is Cake Mania. Of all the games to get addicted to, it just had to be the crappy ported game. Mark mentioned that Cake Mania (and another one he has, Diner Dash) are on the HP computers he sells at work (HP has this sort of game portal that’s with the system, and includes free trials of games, and the ability to buy more through them.)
The past few days I’ve gone over to his place, I’ve played this game. I am shamefully, yet proudly addicted. I’ve gone through two years of baking, and am now on my third bake shop. I’ve bought three ovens, two of which have been upgraded to pop out cakes in 4 seconds. I have three frosting machines, two of which frost in under 5 seconds. My shoes are these super elite ones that enable me to run around like I’m walking on fire. I have a ridiculous tv and cupcake oven to keep my customers from getting too cranky while waiting for their cakes. Then I’ve got two awesome cake toppers, of which both have three different items to use.
Because I have this ridiculous urge to play right now, and I ended up finding a torrent to get the full game.