Getting lost in Morocco isn't as fun as it sounds.
I've never seen it as a good idea when I get a game I want to play all of it from the get-go instead of a small chunk with a promise of more to come.
my problem with episodic games is that there seems to be no set release days for new episodes. if they came out once every other week, i think it would be great. but waiting a month or more (looking at you, telltale) is terrible.
Yeah, after playing the first episode of Life is Strange, I decided to just up and wait for the entire thing to release. Lo and behold it took like a year; I would have been pissed had I tried to remember each intricate plot point between each release and it would have soured my experience with the game entirely. Episodic needs to go.
Only works with narrative focused stuff
I'd say it works less with narrative-focus stuff, actually. If most episodic developers had a decent release schedule of -at most- every two weeks, it could work. But they never do. Trying to remember intricate details of a narrative-driven game when every episode release is over a month apart is not good story-telling and furthermore, not very fun.
Its never been good
Starting to? Hasn't it always?
Exactly. Why dont we ask Half Life fans what they think of Episodic Gaming?
Exactly. It started to suck the instant we had to begin waiting to continue to play.
It was never a good idea for games, period.
I wouldn't say it's becoming to suck it's just getting burned out by telltale games and all their releases
No its incredible. I hope to never check out my favourite series ever again such as Hitman. Well done to a bang up butchering of a great series.
Okay, technically "episode" games have been out for eons now. Example: CoD map packs The company thought they would inovative or something and call them episodes, when really they are map packs. Plain and simple.
Some might say episodic stuff doesn't work well on narrative focused games. I mean yeah we got TWD and everything TT but it is definitely a better experience if you play the whole thing in one go. HITMAN episodic however doesn't bother me that much. I can get lost in that world, play escalation missions and try some other achievements I'm sure to skip if it was a full game. And I have been hearing only good things about Hitman episode missions, especially second one. HITMAN is doing something strange here...I for one like it. Ofcourse that depends how many missions for free are they willing to give us.
My problem with the episodic thing on a game like Hitman is usually if I stop playing a game for several weeks and move on to other games I usually don't feel inclined to go back to that game when DLC comes out. Sometimes I have actually bought season passes, but I never play the expansions because I am done with that game and on to something new. The only games I could come back to are exceptionally great Like Witcher3 with it's awesome huge DLC.
To be fair to Hitman the actual episodes have been very good. But I would say to just wait for the full release with all episodes but from what I've played of the first 3 the game is very good, each episodes has a large number of ways of completing the missions so they have a very high replay value. It's better than absolution anyway.
I've heard a lot of positive things about Hitman. I've played the previous games but I have too many games to play atm. A number of podcasters like the fact that you get a few hours worth of playtime which they seem to think is good for a Hitman game because it's really not a session game. I dunno, I'll play it eventually.
Yup. Kills the hype for anyone interested in the game. I bet they'll never do it again with Hitman.
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