Games Don't Have To Be Fun

David Cage "isn't interested" in giving players a fun experience with the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls. Some are surprised, but is this move really that unique or ambitious? Read on to realize why games don't have to be fun. Because honestly, some of the most successful franchises in history aren't fun at all.

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Outside_ofthe_Box3281d ago (Edited 3281d ago )

I know right?

Games have to be fun. Everyone has their own definition of fun though. I know what Cage means, but he has to realize that what he may consider not "a fun experience" actually is fun to some people. To have fun is to enjoy and I'm sure many people will enjoy Beyond: Two Souls, therefore many will have "fun" playing the game when it releases.

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Outside_ofthe_Box3281d ago (Edited 3281d ago )

I think some people are misinterpreting what I'm saying.

Just because YOU don't find something fun doesn't mean others share your opinion.

Fun is subjective. It is totally possible for people to find the multiplayer shooters that you find fun, boring. And those same people may prefer to play a single player experience in Heavy Rain because they find HR a more FUN and engaging experience than your favorite multiplayer shooter and yes it is possible for some people to feel that way...

badz1493281d ago

I prefer my games to be "enjoyable"

for example, Saints Rows games are suppose to be FUN, right? I don't enjoy them even a bit!

there are no FUN in games like Dead Space but they are sure as hell ENJOYABLE!

so, David Cage, I concur

wishingW3L3281d ago

this is from an old interview and as always some crappy site took it out of context for the hits. He doesn't even says that in the interview to begin with.

This is the the full quote:

“I am not interested in giving them [the players] 'fun', I want to give them meaning; I don’t want to challenge their thumbs, I want to challenge their minds.”

Cage never says anything about games not having to be fun, he just says that he's gonna make the game he wants to make. Fun or not.

Outside_ofthe_Box3281d ago (Edited 3281d ago )

***"this is from an old interview and as always some crappy site took it out of context for the hits."***

You're right.

And actually already gave my opinion on the matter in the comments in that old article lol.

Convas3281d ago

I'm good with a different experience. A game pregnant with deep meaning and sincere contemplation is fine, but PLEASE, don't tell me that fun isn't necessary.

Fun is the enjoyment of a particular activity by the person that undertakes it. So by definition, enjoying something is to have fun. From what I've seen of Beyond, it looks fun, so ... please don't start Molyneuxing about Mr. Cage.

"Because honestly, some of the most successful franchises in history aren't fun at all." Errr, what? Examples please?

BanditGamer3281d ago

Pregnant with deep meaning. . .My goodness I don't know who's more pretentious, you or David Cage

TheMrFraz3281d ago

I gave examples. I did not have fun playing BioShock. I get scared easy, so the whole time I just wanted to experience the story and get it the hell over with. Not fun, yet I'm glad I went through it.

Skateboard3281d ago

Heavy Rain was good at making me care about the characters and the presentation is a perfect 10, Beyond Two Souls is gonna be sick!!!!

Burning_Finger3281d ago

Games Don't Have To Be Fun.....It can be a satisfying experience.

_Aarix_3281d ago

If it isnt fun this it isn't really a game.

DigitalRaptor3281d ago

Wrong. If I don't have fun with a game, that's not to say it isn't a game. Just look up various definitions of the word "game" at its core and you'll see the different contexts in which games exist.

ChunkyLover533281d ago

Aren't games played for fun? I mean when I play a game I am always playing to have a good time. I'm all for different types of experiences in gaming, but the bottom line is that I need to be having fun.

Games are synonymous with fun if you ask me.

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