With the fall speedily approaching and my schedule getting busier I’ve decided to put GirlAdventurer.com on standby for a while. I enjoy playing the games and writing my critiques, but I don’t have enough time to produce the kind of writing that I’d like. So I’ll be taking an extended vacation, with the caveat that I may pop up from time to time with a critique of a particularly ridiculous game. You can find me being stupid about games and anime on Twitter (@girladventurer) in the meantime. For now, see you ’round.
I walked away from doing reviews because, after a while, I felt as if I was just picking on the Big Fish Games catalog, primarily, and not actually getting to play and review some really interesting games.
Yet, today I realized that this is how mediocre productions flood an industry and lower not only the expectations of consumers and the bar for creators. When a distributor with a large enough consumer based continues to release unimaginative and problematic games, it does so successfully because no one pays attention.
So I’ll pay attention. Perhaps we can share some thoughts on casual gaming, how developers and distributers should do better, and sharpen the tools that allow us to examine all types of media we consume.
Hold your crowbars high and let’s play some boring-ass HOGs!