Video games can have so much in them -- that's a reason we love them, the boundless potential of the medium.
That's why it's hard to figure out what to include and what not
to include when you're making one. What will make an impact on people? What will get your game noticed -- or even loved?
The fact of the matter is, though, that often the smallest features can make the biggest difference. And the hardest-to-implement can also pay the biggest dividends with audiences.
To that end, we asked our Twitter followers the question: "What's your favorite game feature that's often overlooked or under-appreciated?" We got answers back both big and small, both technical and design-oriented. We've included them below.
Remember, if you're interested in participating in these conversations in the future, make sure to follow @Gamasutra
on Twitter. The questions usually go out on Fridays in the late morning, Pacific time, alongside Tweets of our regular news, blogs, and original writing.