Welcome to Always Be Questing. I generally dislike first posts, and since most of this information should also be in the About page I figure I’ll be brief.
Games have been a part of my life since I was a child. From the console games starting with Super Mario Bros all the way to present, my life has been shaped in some part by video games. The medium has always fascinated me with its boundless capacity for creativity, storytelling, and experiences impossible to find in real life. The potential for games is almost frighteningly high, limited only by the developer code which translates imagination and dreams into a pseudo-reality you can explore.
Like any other art form, games have the power to make you laugh, cry, rage, and piss your pants in fear, yet they can also teach, comfort, and persuade us to be at our best. Most important for me, it’s fun. That’s something anyone can get behind.
When I first started actually putting this together I blanked on a name. Luckily, ScottyD came up with a few names. Always Be Questing was one of the first ones suggested by him, and it grew on me. I felt it symbolized the type of games I gravitated towards most of all, games where the player was always on a quest or adventure. They weren’t simulators, but had a purpose. Considering the earliest PC game I can remember is King’s Quest, and this blog is essentially my thoughts, experiences, and analyses of games I’ve played, it felt appropriate. ScottyD will be posting time to time as well.
So here it is. Hope you enjoy.