As I’ve often discussed, I’m a gamer who thrives on exploration and world-building. It’s why my favorite games of all time tend to be RPGs, some of which are pretty old by now, and it’s why I tend to stray away from games that are pushed out hastily, are missing huge chunks of story-based content (or missing story completely), and are missing that certain… something.
That something‘s pretty damn hard to describe. I sometimes say that it’s the little details that matter, simply because they often do. I used to dabble in indie game production as a hobby, and one of the things I quickly picked up on was how easily passion comes across during the various game development stages when the team working on the game truly cares about the world they’re creating.