Can you be a fan of a game if you’ve only watched a playthrough of it?
Can you be a fan of a sport if you only watch it but don’t play it? You have your answer
Actually, that would make you a fan of watching a sport. If you played the sport and enjoyed it, you'd be a fan of playing a sport. There are plenty of people who are fans of playing sports and not watching them and plenty more that are fans of watching them and not playing them.
Omg that answer. Thanks for the morning laugh.
Scotty, beam me up. OT: Games can be experienced however we want, playing them or watching others play.
My sister has arthritis and can't play some games. So using that I'm going to give an example. When Detroit Become Human released I bought it. Played through it and got the platinum. Enjoyed the game, it was good. My sister worried she wouldn't have the dexterity to keep up with it after the struggles with Heavy Rain and Until Dawn. So she watched playthroughs from streamers she follows. She loved it. Watched a number of playthroughs from different people to see their reactions and choices. She followed the actors on Instagram and was able to tell me about some of them. Conors actor in particular. I was getting the low down on his family life and events he was at after release. She still references the game and loved it far more than anyone I know who played it. So this piece reckons I can't call her a fan because she didnt put the hands on time into the game and yet dedicated herself to it far more than someone like me who played it ever did. Nah that doesn't make sense.
Games in which the narrative is almost the entire focus are probably the exception I'd figure. The interactivity of the player in Detroit Become Human is almost entirely in fleshing out the story by making choices and witnessing the outcome. It's almost an interactive movie. But it's still a valid point.
I’ve never watched a play through and I don’t why I ever wouls
I prefer to play a game first before watching anything, but it usually depends more on the person playing that anything
Difficult question, but I feel like you're more of a fan of the streamer than the game, considering each person will play differently. I watch my fair share of Smash Bros Melee content, but I don't play the game, so I wouldn't call myself a fan. More like I'm a fan of particular players.
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