Should Gamers Need to Think While Playing Video Games?

Game developers have been asking this question for years: should gamers need to think while playing a video game? If a game requires too much thinking, will gamers just give up and move onto something easier? So many things can ruin a developer’s chance at success. Every design choice can easily turn a game into a roadblock or a golden nugget.

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ElementX1555d ago

This writer has no idea what he's talking about. Puzzle games are the worst genre? I grew up playing point-and-click adventures on PC and I still enjoy them. I enjoy problem solving and if I get stumped for an extended period of time, I'll look up hints online. What game doesn't require you to think? Checkers, tic tac toe, poker, pretty much any card/board/video game requires some thought.

randomass1711555d ago

Tetris is one of the simplest puzzle games ever and it makes you constantly think. Making players think is great because it exercises your mind and helps your critical thinking.

kreate1554d ago (Edited 1554d ago )

And help old ppl from losing their mind.

Unless ur just grinding for experience points, most games u gotta think. Its not like the 90s where games were simpler.

admiralvic1555d ago

Does this really need to be questioned? I mean, you can't really play a game without need to think about various things. Obviously some games will require more thinking than others, but it needs to be there because whats the point of playing a game where you just move forward and push attack?

XiSasukeUchiha1555d ago (Edited 1555d ago )

Zelda is one of those games that requires thinking so author really?