I’ll play anything if it has Godzilla in it
At the end of this month, film audiences around the world will be treated to what is my most anticipated movie of the year: Godzilla: King of the Monsters. As the third film in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse, King of the Monsters will introduce at least three more Toho legends to the franchise: Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. Every trailer for this film has been a pants-tightening experience, and while I know I’m getting my hopes up given I didn’t particularly care for 2014’s Godzilla, I’m too much of a franchise fan to be bothered by the potential that it might actually be a bad movie.
It’s the same for Godzilla Defense Force, an upcoming Nexon mobile game. There are a lot of red flags in the description of the game that should make me want to avoid it. It’s an idle clicker. It’s also a base builder. It also has some card collecting elements. It’s free-to-play. It’s being made by Nexon. Any of those are reason enough for me to just forget about it and move onto a more worthwhile app, something 2019 has certainly been lacking.
And yet…Godzilla. I look at these screenshots, seethe gigantic monsters, and I’m just absolutely giddy, like the first time I saw Bambi Meets Godzilla.
Godzilla Defense Force is available now for preregistration on Google Play. The game will be free-to-play with microtransactions. It’s probably not going to be good, but I’m going to play the ever-loving shit out of it because I just can’t say no to my big green husbando. And as much as I’ll probably hate the game, I’ll hate myself more for how much I’ll actually secretly love it.