Hi! Thanks for visiting ‘Obscure Video Games.’ First and foremost, I created this site as a hobby. I enjoy playing video games (when I have time), and I felt it would be fun to create a blog to write about some of these games. My posts of individual game reviews will be random, not based on any one particular game system – just whatever I feel like reviewing, I guess you could say! I should also point out that I AM NOT AN EXPERT IN ALL THINGS VIDEO GAMES, just a guy who likes playing sometimes, among other things.
Secondly, the games I wanted to review and provide information about are games that are ‘obscure’ in some way. Now, obscure might not necessarily fit the dictionary definition here. In some cases, I may review games from Japan that are ‘obscure’ to the average American game player. Or, I may review older arcade games that the general population knows little to nothing about. I tried to pick games that I just couldn’t find a ton of helpful information about on the Internet, so that those who may wish to hunt down these games for themselves would be better informed.
Any games I review come from my own collection, and I do not review games on computer emulators, although I do not have any problem with emulation – it’s just not for me.
All of the games I review will be in hardware format (either cartridge or disc). I’ve tried playing emulated games on things like the retropie, Wii Virtual Console, even an arcade machine with 100s of game roms available. However, I never am able to enjoy games that way. It’s like some kind of mental block against emulation, or at least, gaming without a hard copy of a game. I have to have the feeling of inserting hard media into a console in order to take the game seriously. Reproductions? Absolutely. You’ll find that many of my reviews are of reproductions or translations or previously unavailable games. But they’re always tangible. Also, any game images I post along with my reviews are pictures I have taken of my television with my camera, not pictures I pulled from the Internet.
Remember, my reviews are only my opinion of the game – again, I’m no expert on video games, just a regular player (when I have time). Your opinion of the games I review may be different, and that’s perfectly fine! I hope you enjoy the website.