A November Al Unlocked Update

Well, it’s almost the end of the year, and the end of the entire bloody decade. As such, I’ve got a few things I want to talk about with everyone about the site and the end of 2019.

The Site: A Pivot

I’ve been reflecting on how I’ve been feeling about the site and the things I’ve been writing, and how I haven’t especially been in love with my content lately. My reflections have lead me to one conclusion. Effective immediately I will be killing the Progressive Looks series. I loved the idea of writing diary style content in theory as I felt it would allow me to provide a more organic analysis of games that evolved as I played the game, but in the end all it did was encourage me to plan out how I was going to play some games for the sake of segmenting each entry in a Progressive Looks series. That’s also not to mention the games that didn’t even make it to the 5 hour mark that I usually triggered my Part 1 entry. There was also the fear that things would wind up being redundant after a while, as I would have less and less things to talk about as I played through the game. Instead of Progressive Looks I’m going to start doing first impressions articles and review articles. That way there’s still a visible progression in how my thoughts shape between the beginning and end of my time with the game, and at most you will see two articles about any one game. No more Kingdom Hearts reviews with 4 different pieces of text leading up to them, and no more reviews with a 0-part Progressive Looks series because the game was so short I finished it before the 5 hour mark. This new structure will allow my content to become more coherent and less bloated, and hopefully it will change the way I’ve been looking at the games I play in a positive way.

The End of 2019

I had a lot of fun writing about the end of 2018, and I know for the end of 2019 and the end of the decade I need to do something fitting the occasion. I’m going keep going with lists on my favourites of the year, my biggest dodged bullets of the year, my biggest missed opportunities, and my most anticipated games of 2020. However, since we’re about to cross into a new decade we need to do some reflection. Therefore, I’m going to be doing content on my favourite games from the past 10 years. Each year from 2010 to 2018 will have its own special post leading up to my top 5 games of 2019 and a special on my personal favourite game from the entire decade. I hope people are looking forward to it with even a fraction of the anticipation that I am. Stay tuned!

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