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It was just "you have nothing, go win, we won't help you".
That element is part of what made it fun. Zero hand-holding. They just let you explore and act freely.
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That element is part of what made it fun. Zero hand-holding. They just let you explore and act freely.
I disagree. It isn't like Minecraft where you're just supposed to create your own fun, there's actually a goal here (although you aren't told where). And the keys with no explanation? I guess they unlocked a door, but I don't know. Frustrating, not fun. I don't know what I just did. I killed some monsters, collected some keys and won. Bam, that's all I got. It wasn't difficult, I'm not asking for help, I'm asking for an explanation or a plot.
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I disagree. It isn't like Minecraft where you're just supposed to create your own fun, there's actually a goal here (although you aren't told where). And the keys with no explanation? I guess they unlocked a door, but I don't know. Frustrating, not fun.
To each their own then. Sometimes not really knowing what things do or where you're supposed to go next is what makes a game intriguing. Apparently it can make others frustrated and get headaches.
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To each their own then. Sometimes not really knowing what things do or where you're supposed to go next is what makes a game intriguing. Apparently it can make others frustrated and get headaches.
I get headaches when I get frustrated (like really, don't-know-what-the-crap-I'm-doing frustrated). I remember being too sick to continue after I got stuck in C&C Renegade (a mediocre FPS game). I actually did multiple times.

Portal OTOH was a blast, so I don't know why.
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To each their own then. Sometimes not really knowing what things do or where you're supposed to go next is what makes a game intriguing. Apparently it can make others frustrated and get headaches.
There are 4 major categories that most game players fall into, and this is one of the major reasons why different people like different games.

Achievers, Explorers, Socializers, and Killers.

http://gamification.org/wiki/Personality_Types

There is obviously more to it than just the four types, things like a clean and usable UI, too much or too little hand-holding, difficulty of the game itself, etc...
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Something tells me that Quake 3 Tournament didnt end well..
Well, Bethesda actually has some ex-pro Quake players on their payroll, haha . But the lawyers probably stopped it from happening in the first place.
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It's good, but not that good.
Besides, the Game Of The Year has already been announced as Card Saga Wars. The prophecy will be fulfilled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDjeO1wCJmo
That was EPIC.

/Off topic

I immediately lol'd when I saw the game.

All of a sudden I was stuck playing it for some reason.
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There are 4 major categories that most game players fall into, and this is one of the major reasons why different people like different games.

Achievers, Explorers, Socializers, and Killers.

http://gamification.org/wiki/Personality_Types

There is obviously more to it than just the four types, things like a clean and usable UI, too much or too little hand-holding, difficulty of the game itself, etc...
I honestly find myself falling pretty equally into each of those categories. I definitely know people who aren't "achievers" or "explorers," though. They just like to run, gun, and have a good time.
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This reminds me of that Windows 3.1 game, except in first person.
    
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Did anyone actually have the decency to read the About section in the game?

This was made entirely in 48 hours, I'd like to see any of us do better

I liked it for what it was, but when you attach a name like Notch to something like this, people are definitely going to be disappointed, just because of the hype surrounding his name.
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