Hiding the Math: Do You Want to Look Under the Hood of Your Favorite Game?
Do you really need to know that your sword does 24.356 damage?
Veteran game designer Damion Schubert discusses whether or not it's a good idea to hide the numbers from the players in online games.
Whether to show numbers or hide them in any game experience is a debate that has raged since people first starting beating up on each other with little pixellated characters, both from within game teams as well as from without. There is, of course, no absolute right answer. That being said, I will now go on to make bold, unilateral declarations on the matter.
See what he has to say and tell us what you think right here.
[Via Zen of Design]