The Versatile Blogger Award

  • Thank the one who nominated you for the award and include a link to their blog.
  • Reveal 7 Things about Yourself.
  • Bestow the same honor on 7 blogs that you enjoy reading/viewing on a regular basis.

First thing’s first, I’d like to thank One Girl Geek for nominating me for this award.  Feel free to check out her blog.

  1. I plan on using this blog to also review books and movie, but only the ones based off of video games, in order to stay true to my purpose.
  2. When I was a kid, I played video games very often, and my dad would say I was wasting my time.  That’s where I got the username from.
  3. After graduating Middle School, my parents had me home schooled.
  4. My interest in sci-fi is purely because of my mom.
  5. I get emails from and sign the petitions that interest me.
  6. I want to become a writer one day.
  7. I don’t like zoos, aquariums, or the exotic pet trade, and believe that animals belong in their natural habitat.

Here are seven blogs I nominate for this award.

  1. My Brain on Games: Reviews of video games, and a journal where he pretends to be his Skyrim character (I have got to check out that game).
  2. The Galactic Pillow: Various reviews of books, games, movies, and also has rants and editorials.
  3. Shamelessly Awful Reviews for Shamelessly Awful People: Reviews books, games and movies and giving it a new spin.
  4. gamerob: Video game reviews and tips on how to complete them.
  5. Lefty on the Left: A great political blog that makes people more aware and talks about culture.
  6. Mad Randomness: I think the title speaks for itself.
  7. Professor Layton Walkthrough: Again, title is self-explanatory.

Castle Chase

When the king forces Princess Monica Logelin to marry the arrogant prince of a neighboring kingdom, she retaliates by skipping out on her studies.  She goes searching around the castle to find herself nothing more and nothing less than a date.

Chances are you read that summary and thought, “that’s what I do, I just run around the castle trying to get a boyfriend?” and let me tell you that is exactly what the game is about.  You collect items and talk to various men in order to win their affection.  Now you are thinking, “A girl running around trying to get affection from guys?  Yeah like women need to try hard to get a date.”  However, she does have an arranged marriage, and she does have many silent admirers.  I can actually believe this, because I doubt anyone working in the castle would admit to having a thing for the princess, considering that there are some serious classism issues with it.  There’s even an ending where you don’t have to get with anyone and just flirt around town, which is the ending I marked as canon.   To me, that seems the most free and none of the men particularly stand out to me.  Oh, did I mention that you could choose which ending you consider the real ending?

There’s not a whole lot to say about this game.  Sure, you can determine whether Monica’s spoiled sweet or a royal brat.  You can even view character profiles and a trailer for the sequel when you’ve completed it (in all reality, this felt more like a prequel).  I suppose it is somewhat anti-feminist that the goal of the main character was to get a boyfriend, but she is a sheltered teenage girl and teenagers aren’t very wise.  In addition, I really wish there was an option to skip unread text, because I had to read the same dialogue repeatedly, it was irritating.  I give this game 4 out of 10, it’s not great, but it’s something to do and it doesn’t cost anything.  In addition, the sequel shows much more promise.