Podcast: Next Gen News #105

When in-game tutorials go very, very wrong…

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Welcome to our latest episode of Next Gen News, CraveOnline's weekly gaming podcasts with your hosts Joey Davidson, Mike White and myself, Erik Norris.

On this week's show we're discussing in-game tutorials. The conversation was sparked by Mike's recent attempt to learn and play a game called Wakfu, an experience that quickly forced him to turn to the internet and forums to figure out what the hell he should be doing in the game. So the question was posed: when designing a game, what is the proper balance between holding the hand of the player to push them forward and letting them discover what the game holds by themselves? That's the question we dive into on this week's program.

Additionally, after 105 episodes we figured it was finally time to let our listeners really know who they're listening to week after week. That's why we've started a "Getting to Know Us" segment, which should be a regular thing from this point forward (here's hoping!). To kick off this new segment, we're detailing our rituals when we sit down to game for long stretches of time. 

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Erik Norris
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