So this is my 100th proper blog post on here! And it has taken me almost an exact year to get there – the first was on May 19th 2017. So what has this year held in my, and The Boy’s, gaming world?
Well, for a start, it has brought amazing games! There have been no fewer than 16 (sixteen!) titles that I have given a 5-star review to in the last 12 months, which is just an unprecedented number. What a time to be a gamer! And there are some I still haven’t got around to from that period as well, like Super Mario Odyssey, that might well be that good too. The best game of those 16, and the whole reason I was inspired to start a blog in the first place, is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! I was pretty excited about the design of the Nintendo Switch when it was announced (see my post about loving it’s portability here) but it was when the reviews for Breath of the Wild started rolling in and suggesting that it was one of the best games ever that I new I had to pick one up as soon as possible. The reviews were not wrong. 120 hours later I didn’t want it to end and went into the final battle against Ganon almost sadly, as I knew it meant my time with it was over!
Perhaps unsurprisingly the most read post on this blog so far has been the review of Breath of the Wild. The next two on that list are the review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (in itself a reason to own a Switch) and, randomly, my first impressions of Madden NFL 18! That also turned out to be a spectacular game, but why that one post garnered so much attention is odd. Perhaps folks were just desperate for the annual refresh of all the sports games to bring something new – that is exactly what Madden NFL 18 did this year.
So, where do The Gamer Boys goes from here? Well, I’m enjoying writing this blog, so it will continue almost regardless of it’s success but of course it would be nice to get more readers and more followers. I’ve tried to step up my game with regular series and posting on consistent days and times etc, but there’s always more and better to come! Of course the real key is that I am enjoying playing lots of games and The Boy is getting better and better at them all the time. Thanks very much for being with us through our first year and here’s to the future – bring on the games!