We all have them, that one game that really brings back memories. Some of us have many games that were around us through our lives and in the future our children and grand children will be saturated with available games to play.
Keeping the discussion a tad lighter, what made the games that you love INTO a game that you loved?
I don’t mind kicking this off.
For me console gaming was a great thing in the earlier days of “games”. The greatest console game that I remember spending time inside of was “Gunstar Heroes”. It was fast paced and offered a good amount of team-play options.
Sure you had other fighting games out there that had a much better story and better elements of gameplay but this game really did it for my brother and myself. The way you could interact with your partner in the game could be for better or worse. I found that no matter our mood, if we played this game and tossed eachother off the ledge a few times eventually we would get over whatever was bothering us at the time and then rush for the boss.
Breaking it down you had a game that allowed people to be dicks to one another, being a dick in a game is annoying but has a lot fewer consequences than being a dick to a person on the street on in an office.
Is this a solid element for games?
You look at eve today and the game is balanced through player interactions, for better or worse. You have your trolls but then you have your troll killers. Letting players sort out their issues instead of playing “Mom and dad” to player interaction may not be an ideal situation to a good amount of gamers, but is it good for the gaming community?
Apply it to a game with no player policing since it is still fresh on most of our minds, ESO. You have people able to be trolls in chat channels, scammers in trades and assholes in a general nature.
What if being a troll cost you a bounty on your head (assuming you could be killed in open world)? Being under the radar becomes much more desired at that point, trolling would still exist but the people being under-handed would quickly learn that there is a pretty hard element of justice in play.
Anyhow, I would love to “food for thought” with people.
What games do you love?
Why do you love them?
Was there an element there that you saw that made you enjoy that game over similar games?
How could you apply that element other places?