My Two Cents on My Two Gil
Before I post my first real review, I want to get people up to speed on what sort of format I’ll use, and a little bit about the reason why I’m doing this, and the thought process behind the name.
For reviews, or rather My Two Gil I’m going to begin where many of you, I feel, will end up – the verdict, the score, the summary, the conclusion. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if something is worth investing time in from the get go, and then find out why.
I personally want to avoid giving out scores, they seem mostly meaningless and the scale of acceptable scores seems to be something along the lines of;
- Anything less than a 7 out of 10 is a pile of shit.
- Anything between a 7 and 8 is “average to good”.
- Anything from 8 to 9.9 is “great”.
- Anything with a 10 is “complete bullshit biased reviewer, you got paid by x / y / z publisher for this” etc. Or is you know, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Instead of a score, this is my opinion on whether you should spend your hard earned cash on whatever it is I’m talking about. And I want to be upfront about it.
I may not necessarily always play a game to completion before giving my thoughts, but I have a couple of decades of gaming under my belt, several years working in a gaming retail store, and a couple years alongside the people at PlayStation themselves. (they are in no way affiliated blah blah, this is my opinion etc. etc. so on and so forth) Once I can begin to dedicate more time to this, I’ll refine it. As you do with any new project.
Why I’m doing this;
I love games. I mean I really fucking love playing video games. There are few other things I love as much as video games, such as animals (doggos are best) and good food. Not to be confused with food that is good for you, I mean food that tastes fantastic.
I am opinionated, and love discussing video games. Their history, their development. How well the music is composed. The overall feel of a game, and how well it plays. I’m not a fanboy (most of the time) and I generally remain unbiased. I’ll recognise a good game regardless of what platform it’s on.
I’m good at video games, and I am a veritable encyclopedia of gaming knowledge. I see so many game playing streamers out there, and people who talk about video games that are frustrating to watch, or have no idea what they’re talking about. Here I come to save the day.
The name, My Two Gil;
It’s pretty straightforward really, but not all of you – at least my initial audience – will understand what this means.
It’s an amalgam of the phrase “My Two Cents” you know… someone’s opinion on something, but exchanging the ‘cents’ part to ‘gil’ – gil being the currency in one of my favourite, albeit far from perfect game series, Final Fantasy. It’s simple. It lets you know I have an opinion, and that’s it’s likely to be related to games. Although, certainly not just Final Fantasy…
I will discuss, in time, all things gaming. PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC gaming – including hardware, and beyond. I’m a geek; let’s put it to good use.
Thanks once again for reading, you literate individual you.