The Theory of Gaming

May 2, 2008

7 rules all video games should obey

Filed under: Game Analysis — Tags: , — spotpuff @ 0:01

This is a great article from cracked.com that outlines some huge problems with current video game design that are really hampering the industry.

http://www.cracked.com/article_16196_7-commandments-all-video-games-should-obey.html

Cracked.com is a humour site, but it’s a very good humour site, with good writing and actually funny jokes. Well, I think it’s funny anyways.

Rule #1 is definitely my favourite since it touches on all sorts of issues from casual gaming to the ending for FF VI, which is hands down one of the best RPGs ever made and one of the best video game endings ever made. It’s very true that many manufacturers don’t seem to spend time on the endings on their video games to make the ending satisfying. They can’t tie up loose ends, because hey how would they have a sequel then?

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2 Comments »

  1. roflmfao, this is the best list ever… and just what I needed, since I’m working on developing a game of my own. Thanks for finding this. :-D:-D:-D

    Comment by sgtphoenix — May 16, 2008 @ 4:10

  2. No problem 🙂 You should thank the guys at cracked!

    Comment by spotpuff — May 16, 2008 @ 9:27


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