Enter Player One!

I love video games, I always have.

I remember my cousin buying an NES, and inviting me over all summer to try and beat Duck Hunt. I remember buying my first SNES when I was a little older, playing Donkey Kong and Super Mario until the system just fell apart.

Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, N64, Gameboy, Gamecube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Vita, XBOX, XBOX 360, ¬†and most recently PC and PS4. I’ve owned them all, and loved them all for different reasons. I’m almost positive I’ve spent more money on video games then I have on food and shelter combined. I’ve been pretending to be an Italian plumber with a major turtle problem for as long as I’ve been able to hold a controller. And yet after all this time…

I still suck, pretty bad.

I’m your average gamer. I’m never going to be ranked in League of Legends, I’ll never pass rank 20 in Hearthstone, and don’t get me started on my kill/death ratio in shooters like Call of Duty. I prefer the story in video games and becoming the (anti)hero, smiting evil or sometimes creating it. And that’s what the reviews on this blog will focus on – story. Graphics, gameplay, multiplayer, bugs/glitches and game length will also factor in, of course, but story is the yes-or-no factor for me, as it is for quite a few others.

Being average has its perks, though. I’m hoping my reviews will speak to a wider audience then some others. I also hope I can attract a user-base of like-minded, average, story-driven gamers like myself.

My name is Alan, thanks for reading. Now lets hit the couch!