Ron Dippold's Blog
Diablo III's launch is breathtaking in its lack of either concern or competence (your pick).
The Breakout genre has a fundamental problem with lack of player agency causing long stretches of player boredom and frustration. Shatter solved this problem - please take heed if you're going to make a new Breakout game.
Players and reviewers who really hate Lord of the Rings: War in the North don't seem to realize there's a dodge button. This is not their fault.
Sometimes you play a game that's a revelation. 'Tiny Wings' was like that for one touch gaming. 'Bastion' is that game for audio.
There was one single, easy thing Epic Mickey could have done to make it a much better game, make players much happier, and boost metacritic scores 10-20 points: minimizing the penalty for death.
I'm playing Crackdown again and finding I enjoy it more than Assassin's Creed 2, InFAMOUS, or Uncharted 2. Those are all great games, but crippled by the demands of plot.
Ron Dippold's Comments
[News - 12/18/2014 - 01:32]
I love how your games ...
I love how your games are almost completely different from everyone else 's at Gamasutra . And I agree with all of you Parallel worlds indeed. It 's an awesome time to be a gamer, even with the hiccups.
[News - 12/18/2014 - 03:59]
Shadow of Mordor is the ...
Shadow of Mordor is the first only game that 's actually been Next Gen for me as far as 'Oh wow, this is a new mode of play you just couldn 't do on last gen consoles, ' with all the persistent Uruks with their own 'lives '. r n ...
[News - 12/18/2014 - 11:10]
[News - 12/15/2014 - 03:58]
As noted above, I think ...
As noted above, I think it 's just that there 's no more Drama left for Postal. But as a serious answer to your question... r n r nPostal: r n- It 's cartoony - or rather Diablo-y - due to the 640x480 res. r n- The guy in Postal ...
[News - 12/15/2014 - 04:01]
Totally agree - perhaps it ...
Totally agree - perhaps it didn 't make the list because that really took off in 2013 Sim City and BF4 being the worst, and you could even argue AC 3 on the tail end of 2012 . r n r nIt 's certainly come into full fruition and normalcy ...
[Blog - 12/10/2014 - 01:20]
A nice writeup Three particular ...
A nice writeup Three particular things stood out for me: r n r n Knowing more information than a character in the story builds comedic tension. This is totally wrong for a scare, but worth knowing. r n r nThis is a great point and I 'd argue that for ...