Colm McAndrews's Blog
This is an attempt to provide a clearer way to see videogaming, but it can be used anywhere. It's a "Universal Metre of Interaction"
Can we embrace the change anymore?
A reply on Starbreeze's game director Neil McEwan's defence of their upcoming new Syndicate(themed) game
Nobody actually wants to solve this division. There IS a conflict, deal with it, you can't do anything. We aren't strong enough to bring peace. You either play a game or you follow a story. Pitfall and The Godfather don't mix.
What a heavy heritage recent adventures have to take on, that of Lucasfilm cult games. But someone didn't agree with that scheme, back then.
Why do online games have begin-end story quests?
Players are divided in a dramatic way when it comes to MMO's. Some hate clones, others don't understand what they hate, and others simply love more of the same. Let's try to mason a bridge between them.
Colm McAndrews's Comments
[News - 08/07/2012 - 03:43]
...and if the game really ...
...and if the game really had 800k subs you really think it would turn F2P. Right r n r nIt 's got nomore than 200k, i heard.
[Feature - 03/02/2012 - 04:15]
oh you gotta be joking, ...
oh you gotta be joking, with these phrases void of argumentations, with this empty trolling. r n r nIt 's me the one who 's pushing for evolution, and mass effect is preventing it. r n r nIt 's always ugly to say this but before you post such sententious ...
[News - 03/09/2012 - 03:34]
OH yah. It was an ...
OH yah. It was an adventure, you had to solve puzzles, read books and inspect things. I bet that 's all it takes to get market experts, analysts and producers to shiver in fear and loath. Back then it was impossible to conceive a serious PC game without some sort ...
[Blog - 03/02/2012 - 06:19]
oh for god sake, was ...
oh for god sake, was there a hint at the beginning r nIn my case the problem wasn 't connecting 2 things, i just could never have remembered that little bit happened when i began playing 2 weeks earlier : r nalso the game doesn 't clearly say that there ...
[Blog - 04/17/2011 - 04:10]
lol fine whatever, i stay ...
lol fine whatever, i stay with my opinion you stay with yours. Now that we settled this either you tell me if you have a direct objection against my posts cause so far i couldn't see one which means i can't see why you would post here , or you ...
[News - 04/15/2011 - 05:43]
It's not with vague anecdotes ...
It's not with vague anecdotes that we push for the new alliance between interaction and story. You have to specifically tell how. I explain how, extremely clearly, in MANY of my blogs.