Sunday, December 23, 2012
So I haven't been keeping up with this whole blog thing for a number of reasons. First, it is difficult to chronicle a playthrough of any game over a number of entries without repeating praise or criticism. Second, I haven't really been playing as much as I would like.
Third, I'm considering sprinkling regular video game discussion in the future, and didn't really feel like writing another entry about Red Dead Redemption. Not that it isn't worth it, but I don't want to be written off as a simple fan boy who loves what he loves with no real insight into a game.
I'd like to get more topical with things in addition to keeping up with my playthroughs.
Part of me wants to abandon the replays and focus on the games I have not finished, but that wouldn't fulfill my desire to, for once in my life, have every game I own completed.
I've owned SNES, Game Boy, N64, Gamecube, PS2, XBox, and XBox 360. Across those consoles, I've played upwards of 250 games. In the early days, it was easy to finish a game because I didn't buy a bunch at once.
Once I got a job, I started buying games and it built up. I've never had a substantial backlog until the last couple of years and I hate it.
So what this boils down to is quite simple: I'm broadening the focus of this blog, and take a less linear approach to my backlog. If I get tired of playing a game, I'm going to move on. If I want to talk about a new release, something I'm looking forward to, something that bothers me in the gaming universe, I'm going to talk about it.
But who am I kidding, how many people are actually reading any of this?