I like good stories in video games... and vivid characters, and all those rich goodies that make me feel like video games are the equivalent of films and books in making artistic statements and providing emotional impact. For all its size and beauty, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has pretty much none of these. But last week I started… Continue reading Are Sandbox Games More “Addictive” Than Linear Games?
Some people love exploring open-world video games. They even love getting lost. But some of my most hopeless Skyrim rage quits have involved me wandering around some mountain with trolls attacking me, unable to scramble up the hillside to meet my destination marker. And to me, tumbling down the mountainside -- or seeing my poor horse take… Continue reading Getting Lost in Open-World Games