Last week, thanks to emmelinep’s GameSkinny article “Is Cookie Clicker the Most Addictive Game Ever,” I checked Cookie Clicker out. After reading emmelinep’s article I recall thinking, “How addicting can this game really be?” I considered it a challenge, and as I opened the new window, I didn’t know exactly what to expect, except for the fact that it’s a game about “clicking cookies.”
When the game opened, I thought, “Okay, I guess I click the cookie as fast as possible.” This brought me back to my childhood days when I played Pokémon Stadium on my friends Nintendo 64. I recall that when the “Dig” Challenge came, my friend would always hand me the controller, so that I can play as Sandshrew because the challenge called for digging the underground well before the other players by pressing L and R extremely fast. I was unbeatable!
Back to Cookie Clicker…
Given my memory of my unbeatable role as Sandshrew in Pokémon Stadium, I thought the clicking of the cookie was pretty fun; however, it soon became a bit boring and I wondered why this game is supposed to be “addicting.” I then realized that I can purchase grandmas to help me produce more cookies! I started developing a liking to the game because it was MORE than just a “cookie clicking” game…there was a challenge—at least I gave myself a challenge: To purchase many antimatter condensers!
Below is the screenshot of my game.
Soon after, the challenges I chose to follow changed. I got my friends to start playing, so the game became more of a competition: Who can make more cookies per second?! At the same time, my other new challenge was to unlock as many achievements as possible, which is essentially, in my opinion, the objective of the game. I realized that the upgrades really do help a lot in terms of producing more cookies, so if you start playing don’t forget to buy them.
If you have started playing Cookie Clicker, what was your first and second impression of the game?
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