I’ve been saying for a while now that I need to write this post, and so the time is now. Because we’ve hit yet another example. Because one by one, the Indexes are going away.
Where are the Indexes going?
400 page strategy guide. Want to guess whether it has an Index?
By which I mean, the Index section of books. What I’ve been running into has been with gaming materials. So, disappearing from the end of board game rules. Disappearing from the end of strategy guides. When you’re going to take the time to produce a large, written document like this, for people to turn to as a reference, you need an Index! You’re competing with the Internet, and if you make your products hard to use, you will lose people. And they will turn to free alternatives online.
So I’ve seen a few examples, so let me talk you through them, and why it annoys me so!
Posted in Board Games, Books, Card Games, Gaming, Rant, Teh Webz, Video Games
Tagged Board Game, board games, e-Books, Firefly The Game, Index, Indexes, iPad, iPad App, Level 7 [Escape], Ni No Kuni, strategy guide, Strategy Guides, TableTop, YouTube
So now that we have a PS3 I have gotten to play a lot of the PS3 exclusive games. In particular I have recently been playing Ni No Kuni and I love it. Which makes sense because I love Final Fantasy games and as Ni No Kuni is a jrpg also it makes sense that I would see similarities. It also explains why I am loving playing this game. It does not hurt that the art is done by Studio Ghibli, which just makes it gorgeous. Playing this game has gotten me thinking about the difference between exclusives available to the different consoles.
Particularly I have been wondering if we missed out on games by getting the Xbox 360 first. Many of the games we played on the Xbox 360 we could have played on the PS3. So what is the difference between getting the Xbox 360 and getting a PS3 earlier on? Also, how might this effect what we choose for the next generation of consoles? Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Video Games
Tagged console exclusives, cost comparison, Final Fantasy, game comparison, Little Big Planet, Mass Effect, Ni No Kuni, PS3, PS4, Uncharted 3, Xbox 360, Xbox arcade, Xbox One