Time to appropriate this appropriated day, with an Adventure Rules community blogging event!
Not long ago, the illustrious Robert Ian Shepard crafted a bit of an event for bloggers across WordPress to share some positivity and be excellent to each other. Naturally, I couldn’t avoid taking part, because I wouldn’t dare turn down a chance for someone to say nice things about me. Of course, that means I needed to take the time to learn about someone else’s content in return. It’s a give and take thing.
Anyways, I was fortunate enough to receive a blog for my Valentine’s Day event post that I haven’t had the fortune to stumble across on my own.
That blog? Gamegato.
One thing that I can appreciate about the Gamegato is that there isn’t any beating around the bush. Gamegato jumps into each review with clear and concise evaluations (unlike my excessive reviews) that give just enough information for the reader to get an idea about the game in question, without giving too much away. Honestly, that’s a difficult thing to do, as one of the biggest obstacles that I’ve run across in my own writing is attempting to stay on topic and get to the point before the reader gets bored. Gamegato also keeps the flow of info going, by moving from point to point without spending too much or too little time on each segment.
Gamegato also does something interesting, which I don’t see often these days. Some reviews on Gamegato’s blog feature helpful information for the game being covered. For instance, the review for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild not only offers an opinion on the title, but also important tidbits about the intricacies of various weapons found around Hyrule. It’s little snippets of information like that which make reviews not only helpful buying guides, but also useful to those that are just getting started. Not only are you getting an idea of what to expect from the game, but you’re also getting tips to help you out once you actually start playing.
To add to this, Gamegato doesn’t stop with console or PC games, having little fear regarding the coverage of mobile titles as well.
Gamegato appears to be a great place to get a quick feel of a game, whatever is being covered at the time. The reviews and impressions I’ve read come across as not only genuine, but they come from a desire to give a quick idea of what to expect. Of course, probably the best way to describe Gamegato is to quote the About page itself:
On my blog, Gamegato, I review all sorts of video games. If you want any extra advice for a game, want me to review a game, or just have a comment in general, feel free to comment on my latest post. The purpose of this blog, and these reviews, are to inform you, the reader, of the basics of the game, so you can decide whether or not to play it.
You know, “gato” in Spanish means cat, so my blog name is basically Gamecat!
You heard it from the horse’s mouth (or cat’s mouth? I don’t know); Gamegato is more than just reviews, they’re a guide and evaluation rolled into one. A guidevaluation! An evaliguide? One of those. Just go with one of those words I just made up.
It’s one of these evaliguidevaluations that got me interested in finally playing Oxenfree.
Yo Tengo El Gato
I do have a cat, but that’s not the point. What I have now (in addition to an actual cat), is the benefit of following a blog which gives succinct opinions on a wide range of games. In a day and age when time is at a premium, and everything is competing for our time, reviews that get straight to the point and offer a quick opinion is wonderful.
So what do I leave you with? Go ahead and check out Gamegato. It’s a site for cool cats that game.
Thank You, Adventure Rules!
With all that in mind, I’d like to thank Robert Ian Shepard from Adventure Rules for organizing this event, and taking the time to coordinate with everyone who participated. Not just because I’ve heard nice things about both Falcon Game Reviews and Jennifer’s blog, Nerd Thoughts Blog, but because it has given me even more content to consume… Like the Zerg. For the Swarm!
I just met Gamegato myself as part of this event and will definitely be looking out for his reviews from now on! You captured a lot of what makes them unique – I too loved the details in the Zelda review you mentioned. That’s going above and beyond.
Thanks for participating in the event and showing another blogger some appreciation!
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Thank you so much! You really understand what I do over at Gamegato. Thanks for showing your cat, and as you can probably guess, my blog name reflects my love for cats and video games.
I’ve been enjoying reading your posts as well, and thanks for the blogger valentine!