For this live show, we discussed the importance of making a game memorable and the trouble of making a game that is easy to find and show to people. Our second topic starts at 1:14:59
Today’s video looks at playability when it comes to improving a game’s design examples of both good and bad in popular games.
Collecting things is one of the most basic impulses we have in all walks of life. Collecting stickers, stamps, videogames, and many more. Game designers have used that allure to keep players invested in getting that special “100% completion” mark on their games. Despite how simple this addiction can be, it’s still hard for designers to come up with meaningful ways to get us to waste our time.
For this Dissecting Design, we’re going to talk about how Ninja Gaiden and the original trilogy comes close to greatness, but doesn’t get there.