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.
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[News - 03/04/2015 - 04:15]
[Blog - 03/02/2015 - 05:26]
Toasters have manuals, but games ...
Toasters have manuals, but games don 't. Or not that anyone notices any more a lot of games on Steam actually have links to manuals that maybe 5 people ever notice . As soon as you mention the manual people think you 're Dwarf Fortress or Falcon 4.0. r n ...
[News - 03/03/2015 - 01:28]
Afterparty, cigars and brandy. Well ...
Afterparty, cigars and brandy. Well done gentlemen, well... wait... Valve WHAT r n r n Honestly, I imagine they 're not too worried, but who saw that coming r n r nThanks for the writeups, can 't be there and just getting snippets.
[News - 03/03/2015 - 04:56]
This has gone commercial with ...
This has gone commercial with games like Dreeps - an RPG where you do nothing but set an alarm for your robot boy so he 'll wake up and start questing and exploring, all without your input. Perhaps this is what got Shea. 2.99. r n r nhttp://dreeps.net/
[News - 03/02/2015 - 08:44]
One big problem with making ...
One big problem with making the comedy the focus is it has to be good. And most 'comedy ' in games is awful even when it isn 't the main course. How many painfully unfunny games trying too hard to be funny have we sat through It 's much much ...
[Blog - 02/26/2015 - 02:10]