Well, the past week was a bit eventful. I took my first trip to Nova Scotia ever by visiting a cousin in Truro, and in the meantime managed to play through and beat both “Chibi-Robo – Zip Lash!” and “Warioware: Smooth Moves.” The latter is definitely more fun with friends, but at least all the minigames are available now. As for Chibi-Robo, I agree with most reviews out there that place it at about a 6 or 7 out of 10. I personally enjoyed it as a platformer and liked having the Chibi Robo aesthetic, but Mario it is not and the first Chibi Robo game still reigns supreme.
But I digress. You might be wondering what the title of this blog means. Well, a few years ago, my fiance and I ventured into the world of internet reviewing. We posted videos of him covering everything from movies to books to video games on a site formerly called ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com (now known as ChannelAwesome.com). They were very fun to make, but we eventually decided to end the show. But now, that’s all changed. My fiance yearned to start up a new show focused around his passion for horror, specifically horror aimed at kids to pre-teens. That show, as the title says, is called “The Spook Factor.”
“The Spook Factor” is basically a show where my fiance, going by his screen name “Daffy”, covers horror-based media for a younger audience. This ranges from movies to TV shows/specials to books/comic books. We’re aiming to make the show family-friendly, since many great horror reviewers like Count Jackula, The Horror Guru, and Terror Obscura tend to cover more adult horror films and the like. Even as an adult, my fiance still enjoys kids’ horror-themed stuff like “Goosebumps” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. So, not only can we show kids what the genre has to offer, but also encourage adults to possibly relive some nostalgia.
Now, sure, this post is basically a plug for it/extra exposure, but I edit those videos and love seeing our work get some attention. Whether it be criticism or praise, it makes it all worthwhile despite ultimately being a fun hobby for us (we don’t bother with money-making ads). The first official episode is still in the works (should have it out by the weekend!), but I’ll go ahead and link our little video introducing the show below. Feel free to watch and I hope you enjoy!