I feel that I have some explaining to do about my long absence and I feel it gives me a chance to speak out about something that has bothered me as of late about my favorite industry. Lately I have felt rather disillusioned with the business of reviewing video games as most publications seem to fall into a ‘paid review’ style, that it has become rather transparent to see what games are getting good reviews because of a major company wanting it to sell well (thus influencing reviewers to rate their game above a certain margin).
Understandably this is a business in the end and no one wants a bad review, but I feel as a Reviewer it is our job to sort the good from the bad and while not every customer depends on reviews to sway their purchase those that do rely on their chosen publication to save them money and time to find games they will enjoy. If the review claims it’s an amazing game and then turns out to be terrible, that publication takes the hit as being unreliable, something I want to avoid here at The Wayward Moogle.
It took some soul searching to come to the conclusion that I want to continue to provide the honest reviews I can and continue to be someone you can trust to steer you away from the bad, and toward the good. Granted I know everyone’s tastes differ and sometimes something I enjoy might not be up to par for you, but I’d like to keep things honest and upfront.
I can talk and talk but I’d rather get back to the reviews you’ve all been waiting for. So for now just know that I’m back in the chair, unpaid and completely honest, and I hope you continue to Enjoy the Content here at “The Wayward Moogle”
-Your Moogle In the Press