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#1029756 - 08/27/15 11:17 AM Observation One on Casual Game Evolution
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Having given up games for several years then recently begun playing again, I want to make the following observation on casual game inventory that I hope reaches the eyes of casual developers. Unless there is a critical shortage of knives, screwdrivers, crowbars, glass cutters (diamonds from rings included), and garden shears in the realm, do not lock them up in elaborate cases or puzzles without attaching some narrative significance to said sequestration. At the very least, have the artistry to bedeck these utilitarian objects in a manner suitable to the story's setting. Frankly, I suggest that a story realm imperiled by such critical resource short-falls set up harmoniously decorative or creepy recycling bins for these tools (a small one labelled "Phillip's heads" included, please) and stop teleporting away items that could be employed five or ten story minutes later.

That said, casual games with adventure elements are in general far better than a few years ago.

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#1029757 - 08/27/15 11:19 AM Re: Observation One on Casual Game Evolution [Re: 8dognight]
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I think we can all agree on your observations about this particular aspect of these games. lol

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#1029865 - Yesterday at 03:39 AM Re: Observation One on Casual Game Evolution [Re: Marian]
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I agree. Casuals have definitely improved yes

I'm just waiting now for the last vestiges of Black Smoke to disappear !! wink
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#1029892 - Yesterday at 07:34 AM Re: Observation One on Casual Game Evolution [Re: 8dognight]
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Does Black Smoke mean BS?

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#1029910 - Yesterday at 09:30 AM Re: Observation One on Casual Game Evolution [Re: 8dognight]
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I think she meant literal black smoke. laugh I could be wrong though.

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#1030091 - Today at 01:10 PM Re: Observation One on Casual Game Evolution [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes, I meant the "special effects" black smoke - which at one time seemed to be being utilised in every Casual I bought !! snicker

Thank you, BrownEyedTigre smile
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