Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passionate Housekeeping

This is throwback week on the blog, and I thought I would highlight some of my better reviews while I challenge myself to Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! This is one of my first reviews on Caught Me Gaming from June 2013. Enjoy!

Caught Me Gaming

Something is cooking at the San Francisco police department’s homicide squad. Bodies are piling up, and it’s up to Lindsay Boxer to solve the cases; a detective who perpetually stays out late partying with her girlfriends. She is meticulous with cleaning up the murder scene before she takes evidence, interrogates people with misinformation, and at the end of a long day, hangs with her lawyer / journalist / forensics friends while they gossip about Lindsay’s latest cases. This is what you have in store while diving into James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion game for the Nintendo DS. Also, if this is the type of plot James Patterson writes, I think his career should be in trouble.

Okay, I admit, that was a cheap shot. To be fair, I am not a James Patterson fan at all. I read When the Wind Blows years ago, and it didn’t leave…

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Ubiquitous First Blog Post!

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.