Everyone knows about game structure at its most basic level. Most games require you to play from the beginning and make your way to the end point. The path in between can diverge greatly, from a completely linear ride to an open-world affair. Quality game mechanics go a long way towards making a game something special, but in the end, they only go so far. Sometimes how they’re put together matters more and means the difference between a good game and a not-so-good one.