I don’t know what it is about these Zynga games that is so addictive, but I just cannot stop playing CastleVille. I don’t want to play it, yet I am compelled to for some reason.
I can remember how fun YoVille was because you were able to chat with your friends. We would go hang out at the club (in the game of course) and chat and buy drinks; it was a fun time. But then people stopped talking in chat because suddenly they were too busy with all of the mini games and with the job, that they just didn’t have time to talk anymore. All of a sudden it became a job to play.
Then I started playing another Zynga game where you have a farm, oh what was it called? Oh yeah, FarmVille… they seem to like the Ville titles, don’t they? I was into it, and you used to be able to chat at the beginning, but then they took that away too. You could go to someones farm and do chores and then go back to your farm and “work.” That seems to be a common theme.
Then there was Chef World, Pioneer Trailer, Treasure Isle… the list literally goes on and on. I had to stop playing these games because they took over my life. I had people TELLING me to get on these games and send them crap that they need and I’m just thinking excuse me but I am busy with my own stuff here lol. “Oh alright, what do you need?”
I had to quit playing all of those games so it’s very curious why all of a sudden I’m playing CastleVille. I guess because it’s one game and I only play it for 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there. This game requires hours of your life everyday, otherwise you miss out on quests. Like, you have to build these wood planks or stone blocks to build other buildings and sometimes you have a time limit like 3 days or whatever. I am going to miss out on a quest today because they want me to build 15 planks, 15 stone bricks and I don’t know what else in 2 hours. Well, it takes 1 hour to build each of everything. I refuse to beg anyone for help so I’m just going to let that one expire.
I want to say enough with this stupid game because I have better things to do with my day, but in a strange way I don’t want to; I like it lol. I have a love hate relationship. I love it because it’s cute, but I hate it because it’s work. But then again aren’t all games work? I play Lord of the Rings Online, which I haven’t been playing because of my book, and everything that you have to do seems like a job. Maybe I’m getting too old for games.
Whatever, I like it and I will continue to play it at 5 minute increments like I am doing now. It is time-consuming, but I am not allowing it to be on my screen for 16 hours a day and that is all that matters.
I’m sorry, were you expecting me to make a point about something? LOL
2 thoughts on “CastleVille”
I was never into social media games. Particularly because of the need to rely on other people and spam their mailboxes/walls. However, the name “castleville” kind of sounded interesting to me. I’m sucked in this game and I don’t know WHY it’s so addicting, I’m trying to figure it out myself. I’ve played a lot of MMORPGs…but for some reason this one keeps telling me to come back. Perhaps it ‘s the accessibility? No loading? I haven’t spent any money on the game nor do I ever intend to, but I can’t deny it’s attractiveness that’s bothering me that I can’t point my finger on it.
Good article btw.
Thanks, yeah that’s what I hate about social network games too, that I have to rely on other people to complete quests. I also can’t stand that I can only do so many things, then have to wait 5 minutes in between new tasks. It’s frustrating.