There are many elements that go into successfully selling a video game for a designer to keep track of. However, there is one part that is completely out of their control: Who is reviewing the game? It’s time to talk about game reviewers; a topic that I’m sure will not get me in trouble with anyone.
Narrative focused games have become very popular over the last decade with some notable examples being Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Gone Home and also the resurgence of the adventure genre. But while these games are big on story, they are often very light on content and brings up the debate of pricing a story as opposed to gameplay.