Thursday, December 30, 2010
Over the holiday I had the opportunity to play an awesome game, Lightning Reflex. The object of the game is to be the first person to press a button after a light goes from red to green which isn't that much fun until you consider that the slowest or everyone but the fastest player gets electrocuted. It's sort of like Russian Roulette with an electric shock substituted for a bullet. The game is amazingly simple and yet it is always fun after you see 3 people get shocked because you were the fastest.
The one gripe I have with the game is that once you play it on the highest setting a couple of times you become accustomed to the shock. The first time you play though, the controller will fall out of your hand when it happens. Then, over time you get used to it and it just sort of tickles and you can hold on the entire time unflinching. I wish they included a simple way to up the voltage the game produces so that you can emulate a stun gun or taser. I think that game would be much more fun since I've never heard of someone getting acclimated to a taser shock. Just imagine how fun it would be if you could play Russian Roulette with a taser. I also have a feeling that this should be added to every game so whenever you die or lose you get an intense shock.