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Are Game Mechanics Too Predictable?

The other day, I decided to play Heavenly Sword, a favourite game of mine that I love so much. While immersed into a boss fight, I couldn’t help but notice the repetitive (and a bit easy!) gameplay! Thus, I decided to make this week’s video.

I discuss ludology, the study of game mechanics, and the importance of game aesthetics.

Check it out below!

Cheers! And keep on gaming.

Jennie Bharaj

References:

Hunicke, R., LeBlanc, M. and Zubek, R. (2004). “MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research.” http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~hunicke/MDA.pdf

Farcry 3 Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSO3U_0vCg

Tomb Raider trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aY6Y6-HjU

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axlx3o0codc

PacMan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswzriFIf_k

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