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Stephen Horn's Blog

 

Stephen has been a programmer for Deep Silver Volition since 2006. In that time he's worked on a mix of gameplay, network, anonymous metrics gathering, and platform programming across every title Volition has shipped since he began working there.

Opinions expressed are purely his own and do not reflect those of Volition, Deep Silver, Koch Media, or any other organization.

 

Stephen Horn's Comments

Comment In: [News - 05/27/2016 - 04:00]

I like to champion Megaman ...

I like to champion Megaman X 's intro level as an example of excellence in the medium, but when looking at any Megaman games as a whole I would fully agree that they 're not very good examples of teaching the player. They have their moments, of course. They do ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/23/2016 - 02:05]

Undertale doesn 't want the ...

Undertale doesn 't want the player to try out every ending or see every possibility. It doesn 't want you to do everything just to see what is possible, Undertale simply wants the player to earnestly engage with it. r n r nThis point is why it feels so weird ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/16/2016 - 02:01]

X-2 had blitzball I don ...

X-2 had blitzball I don 't even remember. Was too busy making repeat playthroughs so I could game those catnips in the 100-level dungeon underneath Bevelle.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/11/2016 - 07:46]

It 's pretty much amazing, ...

It 's pretty much amazing, especially if you get a team together and use voice communication to coordinate your team 's efforts. It 's like TF2 had an illegitimate child with LoL. It is also so polished that most of my coworkers are calling it AAAA. r n r nRight ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/02/2016 - 08:44]

I look at it differently. ...

I look at it differently. The difference between games and film is that the story and its events happen to you in a game, rather than just happening in front of you with a film. From that perspective, it doesn 't matter if the player has agency to change the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/25/2016 - 01:53]

Oh man, if you 've ...

Oh man, if you 've never played Link to the Past, you should find yourself a copy, either physically or through the Virtual Console store, or something. Great game, holds up very well.