Ever since I wrote the Top 5 All-Time Most Viewed In Third Person Posts post, I’ve been kind of a metrics junkie. I’ll frequently log in with the sole intention of viewing the numbers and picking out the trends. I don’t envision a day where I’ll ever give away all my numbers to you, but I think it could be a neat exercise to talk about how you, the readers, use In Third Person. I’ve already covered the Top 5 Most Viewed In Third Person Posts of All-Time and now, I want to talk about the three topics that In Third Person readers can’t get enough of within the last month or so.
This game has garnered some buzz within the hardcore gaming community. It’s a really good turn-based strategy RPG in the vein of Fire Emblem. I think this game is getting a lot of traffic on my site because there isn’t much documentation online about this game. Based on my stats, people are looking for reviews and guides. It also doesn’t hurt that this game got a second wind by coming out recently on the iPhone. I wish there was a good guide out there for this game, because I stuck on the second last level months ago and haven’t played the game since. I don’t know if it’s because I’m doing it wrong, or because I leveled up my team wrong and I’m totally screwed. In any case, it’s cool to see that In Third Person readers are interested in this great game.
Since the game came out, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift has drawn a lot of traffic to my site. I think a lot of the reasons I highlighted for the War of Eustrath’s success apply here as well. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is a game targeted at a niche, yet hardcore crowd and is generating some buzz in the community. In particular, my “To Buy or Not to Buy” post on the game is getting a lot of attention from In Third Person readers. Could it be from fellow gamers who aren’t quite sure if they want to give this a shot?
Mass Effect 2 is a fantastic game and still stands as my Game of the Year for 2010. Based on my data though, In Third Person readers aren’t here to read about Mass Effect 2’s amazing gameplay. Almost all of my Mass Effect 2 traffic comes from people who searched for Miranda, your crew member who was genetically designed to be smoking hot, among other things.
I will agree that she is one of the more attractive video game characters out there. I will even admit that I hooked up with Miranda instead of romancing Jack, the bald and tattoo-covered prisoner, or Tali, the sweetheart alien girl who has to wear a full-body to protect her from the environment. I don’t know how my Mass Effect 1 lover, Liara, is going to handle the news that my Shepherd has strayed, but that discussion for another time. If you’re wondering, yes, this talk about in-game lovers makes my girlfriend totally uncomfortable.
Why Miranda is such a popular topic on my site is…let’s just say it’s open to interpretation. My data can be spun to tell whatever story you want to take from it. As long as you’re not a robot trying to fill my comments section with spam, you can use or not use In Third Person however you please. I will leave you with a pro-tip, though. If you find Miranda Lawson attractive, Google image search Yvonne Strahovski, the person who Miranda is modeled after and who does Miranda’s voice work. Heck, I’ll do it for you right here.