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Thread: Explaining specific games to people who don't play them

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    Sir-Mass-a-Lot Sylux's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenn View Post
    Why do developers feel they have to cater to either casual or hardcore gamers? A feel like a game that balanced both could be really successful.
    Mass Effect 3 will include a feature that skips longer bits of combat so the player can skip straight to the story dialogue, and the mode can be included back for a more hardcore battle experience experience.

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    I think its more of a marketing issue. While good games will probably appeal to both 'casual' and 'hardcore' (I despise using these labels) it is difficult to market to both parties simultaneously. Obviously there are some games that are very thoroughly designed for one audience or the other and probably wouldn't take off. The thing with games is they ussually design them for a specific target group as well. There is a pretty big rift between some of these groups which makes it hard to design a game with both audiences in mind.

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    Its like filming a porn for everyone. JAJAJA.

    No, but in reality is a marketing problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inksprout View Post
    The thing with games is they ussually design them for a specific target group as well. There is a pretty big rift between some of these groups which makes it hard to design a game with both audiences in mind.
    I've never really thought about it, but that's true. I'm interested in how what Sy said about Mass Effect 3 will play out, though. It sounds like it'd be fairly effective.

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    Yeah cuz first playthrough you can amp up the action so that it feels really epic and like you actually accomplished something when you beat it and you get those tingles and then the playthroughs after that can be for other relationships and all-renegade or all-paragon

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    I like the idea of having options for differing replay experiences. Hmmmm, I might check it out, especially since I'm able to game again with the new TV my roommates and I just got. C:

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    Have you played the first two? Don't play 3 without 1 and 2, yo.

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    NO.

    /goes to find monies



    Oh, and I forgot to mention, Jubeh, that the OP is really good. I made someone else read it. C:

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    Ty tho I still don't think people see it as an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial-Fox View Post
    I've never really thought about it, but that's true. I'm interested in how what Sy said about Mass Effect 3 will play out, though. It sounds like it'd be fairly effective.
    You could even say that it's...

    Massively Effective.

    Anyway, after reading this thread about something I had not ever thought about; I think it touches on some good points. The entire concept that ads have to be flashy cinema ads in order to sell is ridiculous, but it does make you think, "where does the problem with that begin to manifest?". I think Clock (can't remember who said this but whatever) hit the nail on the head. The game designers seem to have little-to-no input in how the ads are. Anyway, I would love to touch more on this, but I have to get off the train soon. I'll have to come back tomorrow.
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