Game Design

Randomness In Video Games Is Not All The Same

Randomness In Video Games Is Not All The Same

Random chance mechanics in video games can be frustrating. Missing a 90% shot in XCOM, when you really need it to hit, can cause some players to throw their controller or rage quit. But not all randomness found in video games is the same and how developers use randomness can…

If I Can Get Everything, Choices Don’t Matter

If I Can Get Everything, Choices Don’t Matter

I was only about 10 hours into The Division 2, a game that I expect I will play for dozens of hours when I realised something about the perks in the game. I was going to be able to unlock them all easily once I hit level 30 and the…