Archive for July, 2008

Is there such a thing as a casual game review?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Sometime in early 2004 I had an idea: I seek out and play cheapo games anyway, so why not make a site where I review them? It’ll be my niche.

So I registered the domain name and decided to get to work. I kind of hemmed and hawed around a bit, trying out different styles, and didn’t really get into the swing of things until 2005. Once I got into my groove, I actually got a few reviews under my belt, but then ran into a dilemma: I was trying to hold down two near-part-time jobs while trying to play games, capture screen shots, and write reviews while simultaneously playing ‘good stuff’ to keep my sanity in check. After I got a few reviews under my belt, I just kind of petered out some time in 2005, and by 2006 I took the site down and didn’t really know what to do with the thing.

Then, in 2007, I had another idea: I could just kind of sit down and discuss a game that I’ve played some time in my life. Kind of like I’m telling a friend who’s never played it before what it’s about and what I thought of it. That’ll be fun for a little while, and I’ll challenge myself to keep it updated every day. My immediate goal was a month, then 100 days, then 200, then a year, and before I knew it today’s entry marks 500 days in a row.

It’s a heck of a milestone, so I hope you’ll forgive the momentary self-indulgent navel-gazing.