Boxing Day Time Waster: Take a walk down memory lane
Nowadays, it's just an excuse to sit on the sofa, eat cold turkey sandwiches and pass a lot of wind while watching the latest Pixar movie on television. Boxing Day is, in fact, a perfect time for a Time-Waster!
Today I have a cute game that should last you at least 10 or 15 minutes, and maybe a little longer if you're of a sappy or romantic disposition. It's called First Love, and it's a 'room escape' game of a very different variety.
For a start, you're not in a room: you're in a chapel, walking down an aisle.
I don't want to give away the plot, so you'll just have to believe me when I say it's very cute, and very, very heart-warming. It's the kind of game that makes you happy to be a human.
Navigation around the chapel is easy enough -- click the borders to move back and forth, or turn left and right -- but it can be a little tricky to turn into the church's pews. If you love Final Fantasy-esque games, you'll like the music that plays throughout (but you can stop it, if you like). It's very, er, cute -- as is the abundant use of Engrish (and don't forget to select the 'English' option on the start menu! Unless you're Japanese).
I should warn you that this isn't one of the easier puzzle games -- you do get a handy mouse pointer when you hover over something you can interact with though! The music kept me nicely soothed, even when things got a little irksome. Let me give you two tips though: a) there are four coloured stars and b) use the 'hint' when you get the box. Don't be a fool like me and try to do it without pesky hints!
Play First Love!
[via Casual Gameplay]