Games for feisty
imnotb at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 14:49:32 GMT 2006
On 12/6/06, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 December 2006 23:12, roberto.blatt at gmail.com wrote:
> > I do not understand. I think that diversion is important and the
> > sophisticated games serve to this.
> Game diversity is different from having sophisticated games. Games can
> differ a lot even if they are easily approachable. They can be from
> different genres (puzzle, shooter, platform, multiplayer, sport/race,
> adventure, board, educational, fps, rpg, strategy etc).
> Usually sophisticated (complex game play, long story lines, lots to learn,
> long playtime) games take much more diskspace because they have a lot
> more content (graphics, music etc). For the stuff that is included into
> install CD, I would recommend having something nice but simple.
> E.g. years ago one (non-Linux) Asteroids variant had very good
> re-playability for me. I didn't need/want to play them for a long time in
> the same sitting, but I played it for a couple of years at least once a
> month. Nethack is somewhat similar, but its play sessions are usually
> longer and probably it's not aproachable enough.
> I would recommed including something that is:
> - Easy to play (learn)
> - Looks & sounds nice (enough)
> - Doesn't require one to play for a long time.
> I.e. average play time is fairly short
> - Has very good playability / replay value
> - Doesn't take much disk space
> Solitaire, Tetris, Minesweeper are all such games, but hopefully we
> have (also) some other games which are not so (boringly) familiar to
Such as Liquid War, which I really think should be included by default, as
it's highly original and still fits the requirements.
> > 2006/12/6, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi>:
> > > > I think that we must have more sophisticated games.
> > >
> > > IMHO games requiring hours of continuous play belong to distros aimed
> > > at games/gamers and something like Xubuntu should have games that
> > > you can play when you have a few minutes free time; tetris, simple
> > > puzzle games, straightforward shooters, classic / retro games etc.
> > >
> > >  Hm. Maybe somebody should start Gubuntu (Ubuntu for gamers)? :-)
> > >  Most of the early games were something which gameplay you could
> > > grasp in a minute and play them right away. They concentrated on
> > > gameplay unlike modern games (as the graphics and sound possibilities
> > > were pretty limited back then).
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