“Tiger King 2” is on Earth in 16 versions, far fewer than the original, apparently: People who found the original offering essentially unplayable as a PS4 game have apparently put enough hours into replaying “Tiger King” to get it to run just fine.
With an “unplayable” rating on online video-game-rating site, MajorNelson.com, a post from someone called “Soho Jesus” announcing that he’d finished the game’s sequel earned more than 2,000 “Likes” and close to 1,000 comments in a mere 48 hours, according to Ars Technica. How many actually finished the game remains to be seen: I started this review, which debuted last weekend, in 11th place in the server rankings. I finished, or at least managed to walk away from, the game (I’m not even 100 percent sure) on a fateful page — a feat I understand gamers dream of.
But there’s a problem here. Gaming doesn’t serve as the simple escape it once did, one of the few forms of entertainment with which you can “escape the world.” Gaming is a lot more than the escapism it once was — if it were that, then there wouldn’t be 17 different numbered iterations of “Halo” to choose from (14 years).
There was a time when the Internet didn’t exist, and you weren’t encouraged to watch movies and read books outside the box in hopes of escaping from it, either. It wasn’t until writing essays about Wallace & Gromit, that I thought to keep a box on my desk marked “Dogs.”