Do All Games Ease In?
Posted by Tim Hall on Oct 16, 2012 | Comments Off on 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.