commentaires de jacojerb sur What are the best PvP games that are currently active? What makes them good? What lessons should the industry take from them?
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Fri Mar 9 15:01:01 2018 - permalink -
"One thing I think the industry is forgetting is keeping a focus on fun. I will use TF2 as an example
Keep in mind that I am biased, but I do still feel I have a point
In most PvP games, each player's performance is more or less critical to the outcome of his/her team. In Overwatch, the 6v6 format means that the death of a single player is a significant event. In DOTA/LOL, the 5v5 format makes this even more clear, not just due to having a player out of the game for some time, but also due to "feeding" the other team. Then with games like PUBG, if your team loses someone early on, they are at a major disadvantage for the rest of the game. Also, in CS GO, losing a player means he's out for the round, and death comes at a moments notice
These games more or less force you to play optimally constantly, as screwing up puts your team at a visible disadvantage. You need to stay focussed on the objective all the time, and it's honestly exhausting.
Then there's games like TF2. The 12v12 format means that carrying a team on your own is nearly impossible, and your total contribution to the team will be less. Thus you don't have to play optimally the whole time. Trying tactics that are probably not wise is encouraged. Doing something fun is often worth more than doing something epic
That's not to say you can't play it super seriously. It just means you don't have to be super serious all the time. There's less pressure to perform.
Of course, noone likes losing. Winning is fun. It's not like noone is trying to win.
Currently, every new game is trying to be the 'ultimate competitive game". The gaming industry is moving towards an e-sports-ey way. While I do see the appeal, I feel like we're forgetting fun. Extremely competitive games breed a toxic community, which makes sense. If one of the guys on your team of 5 isn't performing, you have every right to be angry at him."