My decision to label my reviews as “casual” was mainly influenced by three things:
- I play for fun, not for status.
- I am cheap and do not buy most games when they are released.
- I tend to only play games that are already established as good.
Because of these reasons my reviews for games come out well after many other sites’ reviews such as IGN, Metacritic, GameSpot, and last, but certainly not least, Kinda Funny. Though I would like to consider myself a gamer, my knowledge of the gaming industry and culture in general is far behind personalities such as
Colin or Greg from Kinda Funny.
Being a casual gamer can be challenging. While game review sites do help in my decisions, I have been mislead many times into buying a game that simply did not satisfy my casual gaming approach. There is an intangible blend of story, sound, visuals, gameplay, replayability, and in some cases, community that begs me to delve deeper into the world the game has created. Because of this I am attempting to hash through exactly why I am addicted to certain games while being unable to become invested in some of the most critically acclaimed games of my generation.
Perhaps this blog will find an audience of other like minded individuals in the gaming community. If that is the case, and that is why you are here, I hope these reviews will be of benefit to you.