Who are you?
My name is Casper, I am an IT professional from the Netherlands, a game collector, and a small-time writer. I am also the founder of this website.
How did you get into game reviewing?
I started writing and sharing reviews on forums and Mobygames, which eventually led me to write for Rely on Horror. I handled the coverage of indie and anime-themed games for a few years before deciding I wanted to try my own formula. Legacy of Games is the result of that.
What kind of games do you like?
I tend to try out a variety of games and genres, but generally speaking my preferences lie in strategy games, management sims, and shooters.
What is your favorite game and why?
I have a near-unreasonable love for Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale. It’s one of the cutest games I have ever played and I love the idea of running an item shop in an RPG world.
Do you have other hobbies?
I collect anime & manga as well, which is why I also started Legacy of Games’ sister blog Reasons to Anime. Besides that, I also enjoy long walks and tabletop games.
Is there anything in games you can’t stand?
I’ll easily sink hundreds of hours into a strategy game, but I get very upset if a game’s campaign mode takes a few hours longer than I would have liked. Games need a reason to keep you playing and I very much dislike having to slog through a few more hours of a game that is outstaying its welcome. Especially if that game was enjoyable at first.
And what makes you instantly appreciate a game more?
Good use of authentic, local languages. I love it when a game takes us to foreign locales and you actually hear actors from those countries and regions voice characters there. On the flipside, nothing is more jarring than being in a beautiful location and hearing characters speak generic American-English.
Proudest gaming achievement?
Ocarina of Time was a childhood game I never understood as a kid. It’s not particularly impressive, but I still find pride in going back to it years later, finally being able to read English, and 100% completing the game.