An Introduction:

     Hello! In this category, I will be your humble guide throughout the world of video games. My focus is somewhat narrow, with FPSs being the most-likely subject matter, however expect other genres to be featured soon. As a 16-year-old, my words may hold less credibility than that of a paid, experienced critic, however a main concern with critics is the fact that they are paid to begin with. Greed is a world-wide human vice and can shift the opinions of even the most renowned critics. I’m here to offer (somewhat) un-biased, honest, and simple feedback. I don’t game for a career, but I’m just competitive enough for my feedback to reach casuals and “sweaty(s)” alike.

In a world constantly progressing, pushing the bounds of decency, and re-writing what is considered possible, the content of video games can often be interpreted in different ways. What adults may view as indecent or gritty could translate into an entirely different view for children. I can offer a paradigm into what content could translate into the eyes of “young-lings“. Of course, personal bias always factors into reviews, even if it may not be blatantly apparent, but I will endeavor to keep it separate from honest reviews.

As a final note, I want to take the time to express how amazing games are in general. What we could only dream of can be reality in games. They captivate, excite, and most notably, inform. That last point can be a double-edged sword for our young generation. The advice of a parent ultimately super-cedes that of a 16-year-old and ratings for video games exists for a reason. They are recommendations for the audience best suited for the content, however they are not strict guidelines to be revered. Ultimately, it is the decision of the parental authority. I’m simply here as a guide. That being said, there is often more to a game than its rating. While the message of one game (rated M) could be to lay waste into any animate object, another game (also rated M) could have a message of intense reverence for human life and bonds that we share. I’m glad you took the time to read this, and I hope you have taken away something from this blurb.

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