2015: 9 games
2016: 4 games
2017: 5 games
2018: 1 game(!) with the year more than half over already.
So, what happened? Part of it is that I just don't enjoy as many JRPGs as I did in the past. I don't know if that's because the games have changed, or if it's because I've changed, or both. One thing I've always wanted to do is be positive, though. I hate writing negative reviews about games in an already niche hobby, I want to trumpet great games and give glowing reviews to underappreciated gems to spread the good word. A proper reviewer, though, knows that it's his or her job to review the bad along with the good, another reason I just don't think I'm cut out for it.
Basically, instead of 'reviews', I'm going to switch over to just giving in-depth impressions of games. How is that different from a review, you might ask? Well...
- No scores. A lot of the pressure from reviews comes from assigning the number or grade at the very last line.
- I don't have to finish a game that I'm not enjoying. Previously, if I ended up dropping a game, it would never get written about here at all because I think a proper review should be written after completing a game. This way, I can at least make a blog entry about what I liked and didn't like, why I dropped it, etc. I would still like to try and be as positive as I can in these, trying to give suggestions on who might enjoy it, ways to possibly make your experience more enjoyable, etc.
I think I'll be able to write about more games with the weight of 'reviewing' lifted from my shoulders. I will also look into migrating the site to a new topend URL some time to avoid having search engines serve up my impressions when people are looking for 'reviews'.
I'm sorry for my laziness, but this is for the best I think. Thank you as always for reading.