About Me

Hi there!

I’m Jo and I’m a writer and gamer.

People are always telling me that if you want to write, you need to read. What I want to know is where is the time? How can I be expected to read more when I spend six hours a day writing, eight sleeping and have a Final Fantasy game on the go?

The thing is, I am inspired by video games. I make no secret of it. I play a video game and suddenly I have a new idea for a story. Sometimes it’ll be a character or a plotline or just a setting but it sparks a world and then I write.

But that’s not what this blog is about.

This blog is mostly about me gaming. I’m going to write a review for every game I finish. I’ll post what I’ve got, when I’ve got it and update it as I can. That’s why I have the Initial Thoughts category. If I know the game is going to take me a few days to play, I’ll give you my first impressions before I post the review of the finished game.

So… what am I playing?

Well, anything and everything. I love handheld consoles, so I play a lot of DS and PSP games and I’ve got a soft spot for Nintendo (but I don’t think much of the Wii U). I love old games, like the old Tomb Raiders and the Zelda series but the new releases are pretty cool too.

Basically, it’s easier for me to tell you what I don’t like. I avoid any game that must be played multiplayer – MMOs, for example. I just don’t play well with others. Give me the option by all means, but don’t force me into it. I don’t like first-person shooters. I spent way too many hours on TimeSplitters, running into corners and staring at the sky, unable to free myself much less aim, while my brother stood behind me, shooting me in the head. Finally, sports simulators. I’m just not that into sports.

Why aren’t these new releases?

Have you seen the price of new release games? Never mind the price of the new-gen consoles. I’m a writer and I really don’t make much money, so until I can afford the games, no reviews. However, if you really want me to review a game for you, I’m more than happy for you to buy me a copy!

In fact, if you have a copy of a game (any game I haven’t reviewed) and feel like writing a review to post on this site, I’d be delighted to hear from you. You can comment here, on Facebook, or send me a message @AngelLithium on Twitter.

Why have I called some games “retro”?

The rule I’m using is than any game released on an older generation console (Xbox, PlayStation 2, Gameboy etc.) is now considered “retro” – at least in reviewing terms. True, they might be less than ten years old, but games consoles move fast. If the console costs less than a new release game, it’s retro. If it was released before 2010, I’m calling it retro. Basically any game you’re most likely to find in the pre-owned section.

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