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The Learning Curve

Posted Mon, Jan 05, 2009 by Dalmarus


How much of a game's success depends on the learning curve? Is ease of learning important, or is it the time and effort put into learning the intricacies of sophisticated systems that pulls a player in and keeps them playing for years? This week, Dalmarus takes a look at the volatile ride all players must face with the start of each new game.

One of the things that has changed the most is the amount of hassle gamers are willing to put up with from a game. If it's too hard or confusing early on, chances are they'll walk away from it in short order, no matter how cool they've heard things get near the end of the game. Despite what the majority of numbers tell us, I don't think this concept is as written in stone as people like to believe it is.


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