Right off the bat, I’m not a gaming expert at all, nor the most sophisticated gamer, but I have been playing video games for years. I am a 30-something female who happens to have a spouse who games heavily and who encourages me to play whatever game whenever possible.
Over the last few years, I’ve been getting my feet wet in more complex genres of gaming, such as Survival Horror and Shoot ‘Em Ups. It’s been a challenge getting used to some of the controls of the different gaming systems, and I’m not the best gamer but I’m learning! The type of gaming genre I really enjoy, however, is Casual Gaming; more specifically, Hidden Object (HOG) and Adventure puzzle games. Both types of gaming satisfy me in different ways for different reasons. Many hardcore gamers are bored to death by HOGs and that’s okay by me. I just know what kinds of games I’m attracted to and what I want to spend my time playing. These days, I am playing Off the Record: Linden Shades (HOG) on the PC, and Borderlands 2 on Steam; both games are polar opposites in terms of genre and I am digging them both.
I have an old green spiral notebook that I have been using to keep track of all the Casual HOG and Adventure Games I’ve played (just so I can keep track and not duplicate – their titles all start to sound alike!). I’ve listed over 50 games in the last two years, and this doesn’t include all the Action Role-Play (RPG) First-Person-Shooter (FPS) games I play with my hubs.
This blog is going to be a diary of my gaming experiences. I’m not sure where this journal will take me or if I’ll follow through with it, but at the very least I will have a record of what I have accomplished so far, in the event my old green spiral notebook falls victim to a “spilled-coffee incident” or some such.