Do All Games Ease In?

I picked up Dishonored this morning (well, rented it from RedBox…), and spent about 2 hours playing it.  The mechanics are cool, and the controls feel pretty solid.  One problem…I’m 2 hours in and still don’t feel like I’ve made any progress.

Is this a trend with newer games?  I know that it is good practice to ease the player into the environment, fill it with exposition, introduce moves one at a time, etc.  I get that.  But, like most married men with full time jobs, I only get a couple of hours to game at a time.  Maybe I am asking too much from my gaming experiences.  Maybe I should just stick to downloadable titles.  You don’t even want to know how long it took me to get anywhere in Skyrim…

For what it’s worth, I will be talking about this some in tomorrow’s podcast.  Stay tuned.

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