Is It Fun?

Graphics this. Graphics that. My possessor has this much power. I can overclock. Etc. When did being a gamer become a measuring contest over who has the better device to play said game. I’m not that old, 23 to be exact, but I remember a time where all anyone cared about was whether the game was fun or not. It wasn’t that long ago, I promise.

When I was 15 I used to sit on the floor of my living room with a bowl of Captain Crunch and watch X-Play. At the time my family did not have the money to buy me the things I was really into, video games to be exact, so I would live vicariously through the misadventures of Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. I had a blast learning about all of the ways that video games were affecting the world, but I had a glaring problem with the show. Almost every game that I liked received a average to low score.

Why? Why did X-Play hate Saints Row so much when I had the time of my life playing it. So what if it is basically a rip off of Grand Theft Auto, it was fun. Isn’t that all that gaming should be about? I think so. So now I am going to do my own game reviews. No scores are going to be rewarded. I am not going to harp on graphics unless it directly interferes with my fun having experience. I am going to go over what I liked and what I did not like about the game and at the end tell you if its fun and why. That is all. Stay tuned for the misadventures of a over worked gamer, and make sure you Pause For Snacks.

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