Unfinished Business

How often do you leave a video game unfinished? Perhaps it’s too hard? Maybe it’s boring? Or maybe just not your thing? There are not many games I have started and not completed, so perhaps a brief look at an example, along with the reasons why is in order!

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Multiplayer Mayhem

If I was to state that video games are increasingly focussed on multiplayer and online elements, you might  ask where I’ve been for the last ten years. However, I still think that the concept and evolution of multiplayer games is an interesting topic, especially to someone as bad at video games as me. If you enjoy an easy victory then fine. But not being invited to be in friends’ raiding parties or Splatoon teams hurts. It’s like high school sports all over again. So here I want to look at multiplayer games that are fun to play even if you’re rubbish at them! Continue reading “Multiplayer Mayhem”

Easy vs Fun: The Case for Captain Toad

Do you know what I love? Easy games. But how do you decide if a game is too easy? Does deliberately making games easy lead to them being less fun? I’ve found that whilst games critics often praise games for being difficult, if a game is dismissed as being too easy, there can be an intimation that it is no fun. So here I want to celebrate games made with an understanding that being easy and being fun are not mutually exclusive.

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