Today’s Critical Thought is in response to this Polygon piece about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and why they thought it was good for a game to take 15 hours to get going. Polygon Piece: https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/2/17926116/assassins-creed-odyssey-length-leveling-playtime
The Free to Play market continues to be a major attractor to fans and developers alike. Each year, we hear big numbers being thrown around early in a title’s lifespan. However, one area that isn’t discussed as much is player retention despite how important it is. Free to play game design suffers from a major game design issue that anyone interested in developing their own game must come to terms with.
A fan question regarding flight sims turned into a mini discussion about niche video games and why just because you can make whatever you want doesn’t mean it’s going to sell well.
Immersive sims are considered one of the highest forms of game design, but what exactly makes a game an immersive sim in the first place?