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


Hunicke, R., LeBlanc, M. and Zubek, R. (2004). “MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research.”

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