Why am I bringing up such a subject I hear you ask. The first reason is that I get the chance to link a something I blogged about on evo-gamer following Quinns’ RPS piece, I looked at whether games have to be fun to be good. You can read that piece here if you wish. It isn’t my best piece of work, but in light of my recent verdict on The Path it becomes an interesting topic.
So riddle me this dear reader, does a game have to be fun to be good? Pathologic doesn’t strike me as a ‘fun’ game, and The Path most certainly isn’t fun to play in the traditional way we think of the term.
Another reason for me posting this is the mystery surrounding the release date for Ice-Pick Lodge’s second game, Tension/The Void. It is listed on amazon.de for a release later this month though there is no certain release date here in the UK or in the US. Hopefully Atari will get on the case and give us a release date sooner than later.
picture shamelessly stolen from RPS