In light of recent Dying Light 2 news, this week’s slate of listener questions begs the question: what is the ideal video game length? Additionally, the crew discusses the first games they remember playing and underappreciated aspects of games like sound design, user interface, and the small details that make a game feel amazing to play.
Hey GI crew, with Dying Light 2 taking a long time to fully complete, in your opinion, what is the ideal game time length. – DaniPhantom77
Hello GI Crew! It’s my birthday today, and I’m turning 26! This means that I am officially closer to 30 than 20, and it sparked some reflection about my childhood. So, what is the first game you remember playing? Mine is probably Star Wars: Attack of the Clones on the Gameboy Advance! Not a particularly good game, but I remember it fondly. – Jonah Abraham
What is an aspect of games that is underappreciated or more subtle but still takes intentionality and effort to create or curate? Things like gameplay or art direction or voice acting are talked about and have awards for—but what are less noticeable things that can make a real difference in a game? – camus_cthulu