Thanks to everyone who entered the 4th anniversary giveaway and thanks to everyone who came out of lurking to post a comment. (*´ω｀*) Anyway the winners are below:
First Place: Teacup – who win’s the B’s Log Issue
2nd Place: Yume – who wants me to review Peter Pan by Quin Rose
3rd Place: ヽ( ´¬`)ノ – who requested a CG pack from Joker no Kuni no Alice
Congratulations to all the winners. I’ll be contacting you via email about your prizes.
Now I have something else I would like to talk about. Since we’re at the beginning of a new blogging year for me, I am thinking of changing my reviewing style a bit. I’ve always tended to do summaries + final thoughts for my game reviews but I’m thinking I’m going to change this template. I’m under the impression people mostly read my reviews for the commentary/final thoughts anyway since they can just play the game on their own right? And even if they can’t I broadcast every game I play so they could always watch it that way. So my thought is pretty much do some of my reviews in the similar style that I did my Hakuoki Yuugiroku 2 review.
What would basically happen is
- Less full game summaries (well as full as I write them.)
- More funny commentary/photoshops/my oh so glorious artwork 😆
- Final thoughts will be briefer
- Less game/plot spoilers (maybe?)
- More discussion about the system/walkthrough tips?
Now I do appreciate all my readers feedback so I would like to hear everyone’s thoughts on this. The reason I decided to consider this option is because I realized a lot of otome game stories are pretty much template at this point (and with stat-raiser games there’s almost no story.) This is when I said to myself that “man I wish I could just sarcastically babble like I did in my Hakuoki review” instead. This is especially true for stat raisers and fandisks and I’d almost rather talk about my favorite scenes than summarize all the events and endings. Also I thought about some games in my backlog like Genroh and Toki no Kizuna…wooowww yeaa the thought of summarizing that text dump makes me want to pretend the game doesn’t exist :lol:. I think from experience the only games where a summary is actually good is games where there’s constantly something different happening or something completely ridiculous like any R-18 game I’ve played.
So as a reader I’d like to hear your opinion. Remember that I’m not going to completely drop summaries. For games that have an interesting story or a story I want to talk about, I’ll still continue my usual format. This is really going only affect games that are either too tl;dr for me or I just don’t find it worth writing a summary for. I guess my big thing pretty much is “I’d rather write a brief review than no review at all.” And for the silent readers I have a convenient poll (´＾ω＾｀):