To add overall. (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Monday, June 08, 2020, 11:18 (1364 days ago) @ Claude Errera
edited by Cody Miller, Monday, June 08, 2020, 11:40

Bungie is taking an engine they've been using for 6 years (well, for some of the code, we could probably say 20+ years) and adding substantially new functionality to it.

This doesn't really make it any better. You're basically saying we should praise them for making better vacuum tubes, while others are moving on to transistors.

Nothing about the technology or the difficulty in making something matters. All that matters is whether the thing is fun and engaging. If it isn't, it's not any consolation to the player that it was 'hard' to do. We don't play games to marvel at human labor. We play them to have great experiences.

If someone says "I don't think this experience was great", you don't get to counter that by saying "But it was hard for me to do!".

Complete thread:

 RSS Feed of thread