We all know the sheer panic that sets in when you realise you're running late for something. Be it a meeting, social encounter or just to get down to the local cornershop to grab a questionable ham roll before it closes, the concept of time being against you is truly terrifying, because no matter how hard you try, the tick-tock of time will always get the better of you.
Phew! maybe we should step back from the mounting existential crisis and take some time to play video games, you know, carve out a piece of our life clock to escape for a bit into a world of fantasy and digital delight? Well I hate to break it to you but video game developers are very aware of this mounting fear of the countdown clock and have in numerous forms used the notion of time itself to challenge the player.
Whether through timed boss battles, games that run within a time loop, or simply eating so much of your personal life that it becomes impossible to escape, video games can definitely be great experiences, but not all are fun times.
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