Extra Punctuation Building a Legacy by Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw:

People ask me why I think backwards compatibility is so important, in response I point to games like Murdered: Soul Suspect and LA Noire. Because these are triple-A games that are, at heart, adventure games. Or whatever label you want to give to the genre of game that's less about combat and more about exploring a small area, finding a collection of objects or clues, and figuring out how to combine those elements to proceed. They are adventure games, but they do the same thing triple-A adventure games always do nowadays: display no memory of previous adventure games whatsoever.

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