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Submitted by arcsoft 866d ago | opinion piece

Do Games Have to be Fun?

Laura of GAMElitist.com - "How many movies or novels are best sellers, not because they were particularly pleasurable experiences, but because they were powerful? For instance, I wouldn’t call Schindler’s List a feel-good-film, but it is without a doubt a masterpiece. Similarly, George Orwell’s 1984 is one of my favourite books, but it is arguably more frightening than enjoyable. This being said, why is it that there is still such a stereotypical view of video games solely as entertainment?" (Culture, Pathologic, PC)

yesmynameissumo  +   867d ago
No, they have to be popular. Fun games get a bad wrap for fonts, popular games have game breaking bugs overlooked.
CustardTrout  +   867d ago
It tends to help...
But if you take Spec Ops: The Line and pitch the gameplay it's not that great, pitch the story and suddenly it's a great game.
mochachino  +   867d ago
They have to be entertaining to be good.
amaguli  +   866d ago
Fun is subjective. For instance, I love SPRGs like Disgaea and FF Tactics. I love all the number crunching, grid-based movement, the stories, and the level-grinding in those type of games. However, there are a lot of people that find SRPGs to be very boring. It all is in the eye of the beholder.

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