i bought a game a while ago, coupla years ago in fact – viewtiful joe.
i got stuck in the first stage and just gave up on it. it was just some 2d beat em up, and i hadn`t enjoyed what i had played that much, so it was easy to give up on it.
but recently the girlfriend was playing “okami”, a beautiful fun game from the same company. and i figured that maybe there was more than meets the eye to viewtiful joe.
and there is. slowly the color and personality of the game start to charm you … and then it hit me. its a puzzle game. what i thought was a 2d beat em up is actually a puzzle game. your time altering powers are used to change the environment, beat bosses and generally kick arse. once i used time altering to progress past an obstacle, i was hooked. the game just charmed me and became hard to put down.