- Apr 14, 2013
I think that "engaging" is what most people are going to now in light of games that people enjoy but aren't really "fun" in a traditional sense. Games like Spec Ops: The Line, BioShock, The Walking Dead, and most horror games aren't really "fun" in a traditional sense, and they certainly can't be compared to, say, Call of Duty or Halo in terms of what resonates with us. If I remember correctly, this is also why some are calling for a redefining of genres, considering simply explaining mechanics is starting to fail us in describing what makes the game enjoyable to us.nomotog said:Like it's so different then most games you can't even hold it to the most general ceria of fun. In fact I am very sure this kind of game shouldn't be fun, but apart from that I would have no idea.
Still, I think regardless of these major successes, a lot of gamers still haven't wrapped their minds around the idea that game can be anything but fun. It's even more noticeable when they diverge from standard mechanics and themes. For all the success games like Spec Ops: The Line have had without being "fun", many of them still use themes and mechanics we are all familiar with.
And on top of that, there's the whole gender politics debate going around that I'm sure have left people cynical to anything that tries to explore these ideas. People won't mind about you being honest in your advertising about your story's themes if they are about the military, humans vs. aliens, or slaying dragons. They will care if you start advertising in like honesty when those themes revolve around something like this because, well, you know, reasons!
I'm not really sure how comparing a movie to a book is relevant when the developer was comparing a game to a book.vledleR said:I really don't understand how games like this are supposed to be powerful.
From the video description:
"We believe that an interactive experience, where you walk in someone else's shoes, is the best medium to explain what words alone cannot".
Not true. There is a reason why people say "the book is better than the movie"