190°
Submitted by sarydactl 1022d ago | opinion piece

Should We Kill Gameplay?

"Gameplay has always been the most prominent feature of any game—which is only natural, since it’s what the whole medium focuses on. However, a few developers intend to do away with it entirely in their game The Astronauts—instead focusing on things such as the plot, graphics, and subverting any death consequences. The goal is ultimately to make an easier experience and cut out all of the difficulty associated with reaching the final boss or unlocking an extra cut scene, which brings me to our point—without gameplay, what is there left to a game? Is it really something we should be reworking?" Explosion.com (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

SpiralTear  +   1022d ago
I agree with the writer's perspectives. Without gameplay, there really isn't any game to speak of. You can make a game without death consequences (Kirby's Epic Yarn), plot (Tetris), and even objectives (Minecraft), but without any tactile gameplay, you have no game. I acknowledge The Astronauts devs' vision, but they don't sound like game developers to me. They sound like, yes, visual novelists.
#1 (Edited 1022d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
TheShow17  +   1022d ago
No, and I agree with the author. Although I agree that graphics and environment are a significant portion of gaming today, it will never replace gameplay. I personally despise qte and am sick of running into cut scene after cut scene, only to hit x and my player does what he has to in order to end the scene.

I don't pay $60 for a movie. I want to feel that I'm actually interacting with the environment.

Nothing beats gameplay.
#2 (Edited 1022d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
eagle21  +   1022d ago
Amen brother.
Kingthrash360  +   1022d ago
Tell that to reviewers these days, I've read and I quote " this game is fun, the gameplay addicting" then follows with ... And I quote " the frame rate drops while in the MENUS" and for that fact the game gets a 5. I guess frame rate with the menus are just as important as fun, addicting gameplay to these so called reviewers in today's gaming world.... Smh
ACEMANWISE  +   1022d ago
Everything you use is to enhance gameplay. Gameplay is the fundimental core for interaction. Interaction involves some form of user input or control. Control is the only thing seperating this form of media from every other. It is why it has surpassed all other forms of media. It makes the experience a two way street. Without it we regress to reading books, listening to music, and watching movies.
Hicken  +   1022d ago
We kill the gameplay, and we kill the game.

In other words: no.
pandehz  +   1021d ago
Kill it with more gameplay
Oh_Yeah  +   1021d ago
More gameplay less cutscenes. This is why Bethesda are my favorite developers. At least use the games engine to carry out pauses in gameplay. Cutscenes ruin immersion imo.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Limited Edition MGSV Diamond Dogs controllers by Custom Controllers UK

5m ago - Custom Controllers UK teamed up with Konami to create limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Pha... | PS4
20°

Master Spy Sneaks Onto Steam Next Week

5m ago - Be the ultimate spy in an upcoming stealth-based 2D platformer right out of the 1980s, with a dis... | PC
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Age of Ultron is coming to Blu-ray. And we have something special in store for it's arrival. Come find out details on Filmwatch. | Promoted post
20°

9 Super Exciting PS4 Games Still To Come In 2015

5m ago - PlayStation Access: Rob talks us through 9 PS4 games still coming in 2015 that you should be s... | PS4
20°

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s take on GTA V’s multiple playable protagonists

7m ago - Examiner: "Ubisoft is aiming to bring a new dynamic with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, namely two... | PC
20°

PlayStation Store Highlights - 2nd September 2015

7m ago - Max Max, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare's new DLC Reckoning,... | PS3