Hi all

Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone – I hope everyone had a good night and is ready for 2018!

Secondly, thanks for all the feedback and responses to the three blogger challenges I undertook. The 30 Day Video Game Challenge, Charming and Open and The Creative Christmas Collaboration were a lot of fun to take part in. I’ve enjoyed reading everyone else’s responses too, though I’ve still got some catching up to do!

Answering the questions and getting ready for Christmas/New Year meant I didn’t play any games though, apart from the underappreciated Golden Axe III.

It’s a new year now and it’s time to play some games. I started this blog in March just to test the water. I wanted to see if I could set up a blog on WordPress and blog about games. I wasn’t concerned about views or presentation really – I just wanted to see if it was possible.

Looking back on 2017, I’ve come to the conclusion that, not only is it possible for me to blog about games, but it’s been a positive experience for me too. I’ve really enjoyed the past nine months though. I worried about interacting with the internet and putting myself ‘out there’ so to speak, but it’s been nothing but great so far. So my resolution for this blog for 2018 is simple;

Keep interacting and blogging about games, but do it more often and better.

It’s not the catchiest mission statement ever, is it? However, it’s what I’m setting out to do in 2018. I want to play more games and write about them and chat to people (not just about games either!) However I want to write more frequently and improve on what I’ve done previously. That’s my aim for 2018 – I’ll need to be more focused, be more prepared and work as hard as I can to achieve that goal.

I do have a goal list of things I want to achieve with Retro Redress. I’m going to keep coming back to this list throughout the year, to see if I stuck to these goals.

1 – Complete an RPG – I’ve completely neglected this genre over the years…time to put that right!

2 – Start on the list of games that inspired Retro Redress – sure, they are lots of games that I need to complete…but there are some that I have to complete. Games that are legendary all time greats that I’ve never played. Games that are considered the best of all time that I’ve ignored. I consider these games an elite class of game and I need to beat them on my adventures to truly say i made the most of this blog.

3 – Start some sports game careers – I’m obsessed with sports game career modes, a la ‘Be A Legend’ on Pro Evolution Soccer. It’s my dream to beat a few of these and it might satisfy my sports game cravings too! Obviously, these will take some time, but if you want some thing, you will need to work at it…not matter how long it takes.

Anyway, thank you for reading…it’s always appreciated!