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A Guy Tried To Get His Girlfriend To Play A Video Game. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work.

So you’re lucky. Your significant other wants to sit down and play a game. And not just any game, either. The title that’s piqued interest is Just Cause 2, Avalanche Studio’s stunt-tastic open-world shooter. But Reddit user rfry11 found his lady love stymied by what he says are poor design choices and bad tutorials that befuddle new players.

So, for the edification of all, he created a handy series of annotated screens that show where the information flow breaks down. While this is just the experience of one couple, it does highlight how the conventions of AAA games that many gamers take for granted can be really confusing.

Why My Girlfriend Can’t Play Just Cause 2 – A HCI User Study [Reddit]


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