posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 01:19 AM
And no, it's not pay-to-win garbage.
So anyway, I recently played through both of the Metro games, which were awesome. But once I finished those, I immediately started browsing through
the Steam store to find the next thing to play. As it just so happened, I noticed one in the free games section, and for whatever reason, I decided to
install it. It looked pretty silly, but it was free, so why not?
Oh god, what have I done...
It's called Clicker Heroes, and it's maddeningly addictive. The first night I installed it, I played it til like 6 in the morning. I've literally
had it running 24/7 since installation.
So, what is it? There's monsters. You click them until they die. You get gold. You use gold to level up heroes to do auto-damage to said monsters for
you, so you can just sit back and watch if you don't even feel like clicking. More damage, more gold, more more more... And then you get stuck and
can't progress any further. So you restart from the beginning, but this time you get stackable bonuses to help you do more damage. Now you can
progress just a little further than last time. Eventually, you can summon these "ancients" which give you even more bonuses. More damage, more gold,
rinse and repeat.
Here are some articles about it.
Are you one of the 38,000 people playing Clicker Heroes today? That’s an absurd amount of players, making it currently the sixth most played
game on Steam.
Is the clicking therapeutic? Is the lure of Steam Achievements really that much? For the love of all that’s holy, please will someone explain why
half the planet is playing Clicker Heroes?
Grand Theft Auto V. DOTA 2. The Witcher 3. Those are some of the most played games on Steam right now. And then there’s Clicker Heroes... for
It’s free-to-play, so there’s no reason not to at least give it a try, which is what I imagine happened here. People tried it, and then they never
un-tried it. In case you’re wondering, yes, I am now one of those people. I’ve flicked open the game window probably around 12 times while writing
this article. I’m gonna close it soon, though. Probably.