My usual rule is to only review a game here when I finish it. But I’ve never going to finish Candy Crush—they keep coming out with new levels while I grind away on the ones already in place—and it certainly has occupied a significant amount of my time this year. I’m not necessarily proud of that, but it’s true. Match-3 games just kind of plug into a certain compulsive-pattern-matching part of my brain. And a big annoyance of the game—the periodic enforced delays unless you bug friends on Facebook or spend real-world money on powerups—I treat as a feature. Thanks, King Games, for reminding me to take a break and put the game down!
FuzzyCo grade: Sorry, just a second, I think I might be about to beat this level.