The (losing) end of a Civilization game is so sudden and anti-climactic, how does anyone ever want to start another again?
Every day that passes where it looks like Facebook is growing in its dominance of VR relative to other options is one where my interest in VR as a medium diminishes.
Also it’s like Rare’s dialogue writers were having a contest over how many times they can make me click “Next” without saying anything of the slightest substance and if you really wanted me to never speak to the NPCs again you could just as well not have included dialogue.
Sea of Thieves is by no means the worst offender (I wouldn’t play it if it had bad UX) but I hate how much online game design has come to rely on “We’ll explain how this bit works in a feature video” and “Someone will take the time to figure it out and write it up on the wiki.”
Just kidding, imagine instead launching, in 2020, an MMO “set in the mid-1600s, where players colonize a fictional land modeled after British America.”
In my fifteen-year quest for the perfect “Everything Bucket” software, Notion is the first and only app I’ve loved, and I’ll be inconsolable if (when?) it sells to Google only to be sunset a year later.
One night in Sea of Thieves and I’m already considering buying a parrot. Or a monkey. Or a cat. Or a parrot. Or a monkey.