I used to think that “budget gaming” meant buying the cheapest games.  What I realized over time was that these “cheap games” went unplayed, and were replaced by those games that some would consider to be expensive.

I had a similar experience when I started scuba diving in the Navy; this otherwise expensive hobby was actually a big money saver on deployment.  By participating in an enduring, quality experience, I saved myself from a variety of cheaper, lower quality experiences.

I’ve decided to start by going through my back log of Steam games.  Thanks to some very good friends, that back-log is HUGE.

I started with Super Meat Boy.

Here’s the short, short version of my review:

  1. I love puzzle games, so this one is right up my alley.
  2. Unfortunately, the grossness of the game makes it difficult to play with children around.  I don’t like the idea of bloddy saw-blades, even if the only thing they chewed up was a little piece of meat.
  3. The main beef (no pun intended) that I have with the game, though, is the review afterward.  Sometimes I get into “yeah yeah, let’s get to the next stage,” mode after a stage, and I forget that it is going to show me a review.  I’ve missed more than one stage review as a result of just hitting the space bar, and I wish there was a way to go back.

On the whole, though?  I love this game.