New Feature: Girlfriend Review
What is Girlfriend Review? Well, it’s just that. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never really had the opportunity, until now.
The basic idea behind this new feature is that while I’m playing my games, my girlfriend is typically there through the majority of the campaign (seeing as how she’s over at my place almost every day). Though she’s usually doing her own thing: writing a novel or screenplay, reading a book, or even catching up on her TV shows via Hulu on her iPad.
I thought it would be fun, after I’ve finished the story, to have her write up a review for the game. It won’t be in the standard format that we use on the site, since she’ll have no input on gameplay mechanics (since she’s not a gamer), so it will be more like a movie or TV episode review. The perspective of someone who’s just spectating from throughout the play sessions.
Obviously this will only be posted as I finish certain titles, though with all of the games coming out this month it should be a pretty active feature on the site. I plan on posting the first one tomorrow and with any luck, I’ll have one each week. Provided that I finish a game and that she has the time to write up the review.
I’m hoping they’ll be entertaining to everyone, especially those of you who’ve beaten the games she’ll be reviewing. I’m sure the articles will slowly evolve over time as she and I work out the kinks in the format, seeing what works and what doesn’t.
So keep your eyes open.