Assassin's Creedgalt has not been most innovative game series in recent years. But as far as reconstruction of historical sites was concerned, advantages developers regularly put into spotlight: The Storm on Bastille, Dasviktorianische London and War of independence in US, all wurdemithilfe of historians comparatively accurately remodelled. In new part Assassin's Creed Origins, which appears EndeOktober, players tour ancient Egypt. And if you want to explore this world as an assassin without even backstab one opponent, in can do it next year.
Then, after all, with Discovery Tour, a furr game appears, again developer Ubisoft recently announced. The players Erhaltenzusätzliche historical information about venues and events, such as pyramids or mummies. You can also explore entire game world without any restrictions or dangers. Say: Without opponents who want you andie linen dresses. There is also a dynamic adjustment of level of difficulty in game itself.
John Walker, founder of game portal rock, paper, shotgun, Feiertdiese decision. He goes even a step furr and asks DieGamesentwickler to give players more often opportunity to skip opponents undgerade Sogenanntenboss Fightseinfach. Just as in a book or in a movie Yes Aucheinfach a chapter or a scene can pass. Walker calls Dasübrigens. For first time.
The demand is controversial, but it poses seemingly fundamental characteristics of video game: DieAuseinandersetzung, failure and triumph. In contrast to literature or film, games are just an interactive, not a passive medium. Wasbleibt still from game, if you can skip it all at touch of a button? AuchUbisofts Discovery Tour, a tamed feature, came from social networks in many, but not at all Spielerngut.Challenge is part of game. or not?
Games follow in most cases capitalist structures, players must "earn", end. Be it by being better than Diecomputergesteuerten or or human opponents by solving gutwirtschaften or puzzles and tasks. Even in non-linear games that promise MutmaßlicheFreiheit, players often get into situations that y can only master at a later time. First you have to prove yourself. If you fail on way, you have to try again from last memory point – or in extreme case again from beginning.
A built-in forward button seems to leverage se principles. Although it has long been common to skip between sequences (UndEntwickler are criticized if you do not offer this option), and Niemandmuss read all dialogs to understand story in a role-playing weiterzukommenoder. But actual challenges of skipping DIEKÄMPFE and puzzles, this is possible in very few games, without having to resort to cheat codes. For those who do not measure, Hatauch does not deserve end.
In fact, this conception of a time when DenenGames was no more than sum of its challenges: Super Mario World without opponents istbeispielsweise not much more than a collection of colourful backgrounds, even wennsicher so some players at that time wished to be able to skip some of opponents. An adventure without puzzles is not even a walking simulator and Fifaohne opponents would simply be absurd.New games Create new narrative spaces
However, many video games now work on levels that are based on principles and supposed principles of ir Genreshinausgehen. The virtual worlds of Skyrim, The Witcher, GTA, Zelda or even Assassin's Creed are an experience being. Their exploration takes place alongside story, side missions and ZufälligenGefechten. Even in ego shooters, from classic half-life to new brutal doom, re are often moments when no opponents and tasks are waiting for experience to be most intense. In GTA on motorbike to go to sunset, Fürmanche player is more rewarding than once again shoot dozens of opponents over pile to advance story. These passages simply zuüberspringen at touch of a button, would hardly hurt game experience.
The developers recognize potential of ir games alsErzählräume, albeit slowly. Once re was usually Schwierigkeitsgradevon easily to invincible, games today offer Häufigereinen so-called story mode, in which challenges are sogering that really any player can master m without great effort. But option to skip skirmishes or puzzles like cutscenes, Bleibtweiterhin exception.
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