• Dissension posted a message in the forum topic Two problematic videogame terms. on the General Discussion board

    @voidoid: Your right, the story in the manual is extra-textual and does provide a separate interesting topic. I mentioned the manual because I was thinking of older games in a time where that and box...

  • Dissension posted a message in the forum topic Two problematic videogame terms. on the General Discussion board

    @voidoid: It's a tough topic to wrap your head around but that's what makes it an interesting one.You are correct in that there is narrative tied to the actions of a player in the game.The way we wer...

  • Dissension posted a message in the forum topic What Games Should a Newcomer to the Fighting Genre Play?. on the General Discussion board

    @flynnneary: Any! Particularly if your playing with friends! They're all the same dish with different ingredients and like any good meal fighting games are better shared.I can personally vouch for St...

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  • Dissension posted a message in the forum topic Two problematic videogame terms. on the General Discussion board

    @voidoid: Typically threads like this give me a headache but I would like give my input as you seem genuinely interested in the topic.There is no problem with the term ludo-narrative dissonance. Prob...

  • Dissension posted a message in the forum topic Why do so many Zelda games begin with Link asleep?. on the The Legend of Zelda board

    Waking up is a nice symbolic event that can provide many metaphors that make it an attractive way to start any game/story but from a design point of view my guess would be that it helps to set up the ...