View Full Version : Games Aren‚??t Best When Things Go Wrong

10-24-12, 07:30 AM

Yesterday Jim wrote a superb piece (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/10/23/games-are-best-when-things-go-wrong/) arguing that games are best when everything is going wrong. That the measure of a game‚??s potential for generating anecdotes, and its depth of connection to the player, is based in the amount of peril it‚??s able to generate. Citing games like Day Z, FTL and XCOM, Jim‚??s argument made one small mistake: it was all wrong. Games aren‚??t best when they‚??re stressing you out, piling on the pressure, raising your anxiety levels to breaking point! Games are best when they embrace you into their wonderful worlds, telling you great stories, and letting you get away from the incessant worries of real life.

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