Nerdful Things – Minimalist Reviews
Due to the fact that I have a full-time job and three kids, finding time for gaming and watching movies and TV shows can be tough. As well as having the money to afford these luxuries. Often, I won’t pick up a new game and will end up getting it in the sales or something and then the game is old news. But a review is a review right? Other people will be in the same position as me, won’t they? By then, reviews for the things they’re thinking of picking up are older and the search results will be dominated with articles for proper, trained game reviewers and lack the honesty and bluntness of an average Joe.
But, they also may not have the time to read a lengthy review that critiques the art and other bits that no one really cares about when it’s a case of stolen moment gaming. The same goes for movies and TV shows – who wants to get invested for that amount of time for nought?
So, I figured I would put together Minimalist Reviews. A new feature of my blog that will allow me to write during such stolen moments as, when I’ve finished a twelve hour (nigh on thirteen) hour shift in work, I don’t always have the time or mental capacity to formulate a structured and thoughtful review. I barely have time to eat and cram in some of my dailies on the PS4 before I have to hit the pillows and do it all again the following day.
As a kid, I was always praised yet criticised for my ability to write minimalist pieces on subjects that others could take up pages upon pages of A4 paper to convey their point. Bizarre considering that verbally, I have a tendency to waffle on. I guess social anxiety just doesn’t come across when writing – evidently because I am not saying this directly to anyone in real time and have no need to prep some responses and retorts on the fly. So this new feature will suit me to the ground.
I will do my best to review a variety of things as and when I can and hopefully you will at least find them helpful (and, quite possibly, a tad amusing).
Oh, and my reviews are merely my thoughts and not an authority on such matters but if you have any thoughts and opinions then drop them in the comments of the post(s)!
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