50°
Submitted by TheWolfSage 821d ago | opinion piece

Why the illusion of choice is worse than no choice at all

A look at choice in video games, and why having the illusion of choice can make a gamer feel worse than not being given a choice at all. A brief overview of two of the most popular games to offer choices that don't really matter at the end of the day provides a perspective on what it can feel like to realize nothing you have done in a video game makes a difference. (BioWare, Culture, Industry, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, PC, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

Irishguy95  +   821d ago
Witcher 2 haz best Choices system precious
MultiConsoleGamer  +   821d ago
Very insightful. I enjoy reading stuff like this.
WildArmed  +   821d ago
Illusion of choice or not, the way the game delivered the story was really quite something. I was disappointed to find that none of the choices really matter, but the delivery was SOO strong... i dismissed it quite quickly and replayed the game.
Heisenburger  +   821d ago
At the risk of sounding ridiculously corny: The saying of, "It's not where you're going, it's how you get there", and "Life's a journey not a destination". So on, and so forth.
I am left feeling satisfied because that is truly how I feel.

One day we will all die. What matters is what you do in the meantime.

Live.Love.Becheesyashell.

:#-)

Add comment

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

Dungeons 2 Review | Gamer's Palace

8m ago - Gamer's Palace: "A little more content and a bit more polish would have been necessary for Dungeo... | PC

MMOs - Perfect World Review

9m ago - Perfect World review with screenshots, videos, music and more from MMOs.com - We have user review... | PC
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post
20°

Batman: Arkham Knight PC price drops to $24 / £15.95

12m ago - Dealspwn: If you're after the standard edition of Batman: Arkham Knight (also includes Harley Qui... | PC
40°

'Grim Fandango Remastered' review for PS Vita - Funny Bones | Examiner

30m ago - "Grim Fandango Remastered" could have done more to update itself for a modern era, but the weak... | PC
20°

First 4 Figures now taking pre-orders for Modern Super Sonic statue

30m ago - First 4 Figures has begun taking pre-orders on its Modern Super Sonic statue. Based on the moment... | Culture