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I believe people don't change unless the pain of not changing is greater than changing. This fact may be wrong, but I could portray that world view in a game. So when the player recognizes this pattern, it would arise a feeling in him/her.
When you are genuinely listened to, you feel in control? You feel in control over the conversation at least, and that is what a game is: a conversation between the player and the machine.
If we could make a game that would adapt to the user's input and create a perfect story structure and climax every time with whatever we throw at it, like episodes of a tv series, would it be a good game?
If games are a form of cultural expression they would need to trigger more than just simple emotions, but surprisingly little has been said on how games evoke empathy in players. This article takes a closer look on the subject.
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