The finish line is in sight and a pair of homing missiles are bearing down on my position. I sprint, narrowly dodging one, and leap from a ledge to avoid the other. I breathe a momentary sigh of relief before the panic sets in. I realize my trajectory is sending me right into the path of a laser beam. Soaring through the air, I struggle, desperately trying to avoid the spinning shaft of light, but it's too late. The all too familiar feeling of death embraces me.
There's a fleeting moment of frustration. Screams of profanity emanate throughout the room. Within seconds, though, I'm off and running once again. A wide grin replaces my scowl. I make another attempt. And another. And several more after that. I inch closer and closer to my goal, eventually surmounting the challenge, only to be presented with by an ever greater one.... read more