Ristar is another one of those well-made games that, for reasons we could never quite put our finger on, failed to hold our attention.  If I had to guess, though, I’d say it needed a more interesting character I mean, really, a star with arms?  Were they just throwing random nouns together that day?  Why not a rainbow that eats things?  Or an olive than can pole vault?

I don’t think I could explain this picture if I wanted to.

The real bummer is that I didn’t find this game sooner, because I think I would have enjoyed it more back when I was a teenager. Then again, I’m not sure “more video games” would have been the key to a better adolescence for me.  I think the answer might have actually been “fewer video games” and “more girls”.  But let’s stick to plausible scenarios, here.