Would You Do A Game After Spending Five Seconds With It?

Would You Do A Game After Spending Five Seconds With It?

Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford does a delightful job of explaining the need for a game to “hook” the player. It can be heard on the latest instalment of the always-excellent Irrational Interviews podcast.

Comments

  • It’s an interesting point. I just started Assassin’s Creed:Brotherhood last night. I got bored very quickly. Carry flowers, aim and shoot style cannon thing and ride a horse down an alley. The action was spectacular but the gameplay early on was just a series of silly minigames.

    Thankfully, I know what to expect later on so I will push through.

  • And Borderlands is an EXCELLENT example of grabbing you in the first 30 seconds – Aint No Rest For The Wicked is now one of my favourite songs, due to how well it was implemented in Borderlands.

Show more comments

Log in to comment on this story!