While browsing through my games recently one thing they all have in common stuck out in my mind - I’ve got to a point in all of them where the level I’m on is difficult.
Here’s the main point I want to make by creating this thread…
They are not challenging difficult, they are annoying difficult! If they were challenging difficult that would be a good thing. But as it is If I try to do the level I’m on on a particular game I just find it mostly frustrating and very little ‘fun’.
This doesn’t seem to apply to my PC games. Whenever they get difficult they are still fun to play, in fact the difficulty often increases the likelihood that I will play it. But when I try to do those difficult levels on my ipod or iphone It’s not fun, and the only thing that has a chance of keeping me at it is the desire to “just get that bloody level done so I can move to the next one”. That in itself isn’t enough to keep me interested in the game. I just close it and find something else to do. A game needs to still have an element of fun in the difficult parts to keep me playing.
Anyone know what the hell I’m talking about?