i don’t play a lot of PC games or browser-based games, but i got interested in cookie clicker from a video game web comic i’d come across and liked called the gamer cat. i’m guessing that comic is reasonably well known, but in any case it was only after the third mention or so that i looked it up, and, somewhat surprisingly, the game was actually pretty fun. this review will tell you everything you need to know, but the gist of it is that you click on an icon of a cookie to “bake” a cookie, and pretty much immediately you earn upgrades. the main entertainment of the game comes in the form of unlocking upgrades so i’ll refrain from too many spoilers, but basically the game exploits what is apparently a basic human obsession with seeing numbers increase and unlocking completely meaningless virtual achievements (there’s something irresistibly satisfying about seeing your rate of cookie production increase from 2.916 billion cookies per second to 2.917). it’s pretty fun, although by the time i got to the twist that comes near the “end” of the game i’d lost interest and was ready to retire my baking equipment. the game is extremely polished and has retro-style graphics (although no music), and when combined with a funny premise and ludicrously simplistic mechanics and some entertaining writing it ends up being quite addictive, if not long-lived. an entertaining diversion, and one that will leave you with a craving for cookies and a newfound appreciation of the art of baking cookies, not to mention a new way of looking at grandmas.
rule the world with this cookie clicker link:
– you prob. will only really need one link, which is to the wikia for the game. happy clicking!
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