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Submitted by sarydactl 1183d 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  +   1183d 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.
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TheShow17  +   1183d 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.
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eagle21  +   1183d ago
Amen brother.
Kingthrash360  +   1183d 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  +   1183d 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  +   1182d ago
We kill the gameplay, and we kill the game.

In other words: no.
pandehz  +   1182d ago
Kill it with more gameplay
Oh_Yeah  +   1182d 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.

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