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Game design and no business practices there.
Let's dive into the wonderful world of what makes any game fun part or not. Let's see if some of the most common game design practices serve enriching the game, or are they here just to sell you some useless stuff and pretend that it's an experience.
Let's dive into this thing together and see for ourselves!

Duck in Games Geeks Rising

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Game design and no business practices there.
Let's dive into the wonderful world of what makes any game fun part or not. Let's see if some of the most common game design practices serve enriching the game, or are they here just to sell you some useless stuff and pretend that it's an experience.
Let's dive into this thing together and see for ourselves!

    The Outer Worlds: A Meaningless RPG

    The Outer Worlds: A Meaningless RPG

    Sometimes there are characters in video games that make you care for them. Sometimes characters are there just to establish that this thing you are about to dispose of - was a humanoid. But what happens if the characters you were supposed to root for are but a bare shell of a character? And what happens if the game was supposed to be a story-rich? I would consider it a disaster. Maybe I am in the wrong here but maybe not. Let's dive in the wonderful world of the character development of the Outer Worlds and try to figure it out.

    Video version of a podcast: https://youtu.be/h01NLyYmx5c

    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:



    Maccrocgaming
    Nathan Neumeister
    VauseKV







    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 33 min
    Soulless creations Vs Games with soul. Guess which one is better

    Soulless creations Vs Games with soul. Guess which one is better

    All right. Time for us all to get on the same level of terminology. Sometimes I say that the game is soulless and it can't be judged appropriately. Yes, some games have nothing but a dream of a big corporation for a profit. Some games are designed like the soulless meat-grinder that can decide who is the very best of them all, and some games are full of soul.

    Where is this thing come from? How do we catch it? I have no idea really. All I know is that you can have a game with a soul. But how can one do that - that's the question for this episode.




    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:



    Maccrocgaming
    Nathan Neumeister
    VauseKV







    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 27 min
    Doom 3: How to make a solid game bad

    Doom 3: How to make a solid game bad

    Usually people try and make the best they can do. At least we all hope people try to strive for greatness. Not a lot of people try to make bad things, not a lot of developers try to make bad games. But bad games happen. And sometimes bad games happen with some of the absolute best and most known and loved franchises. And Doom 3 was one of those games.



    How did this happen? How is it even legal? Who are we going to blame for that? All of those questions are not going to be answered in this episode, but we're going to dig through some of the most troublesome problems Doom 3 has.
    And yes, we are going to mention shotgun. Hop in.
    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:



    Maccrocgaming
    Nathan Neumeister
    VauseKV


    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 43 min
    Omikron: the Nomad Soul: Everyone sucks in the beginning

    Omikron: the Nomad Soul: Everyone sucks in the beginning

    Remember that time when I told you that you're going to suck when you begin? No? Well, here's the link:

    https://duckracy.com/podcast/you-are-going-to-suck-when-you-begin/

    Now you know. Back when I made this episode, I didn't play Omikron: the Nomad Soul. I didn't know that perfect example of the first ever project where everything you wanted to create meets harsh reality and you get the realization, that your first project is not the best thing to ever hit the universe, but a monstrosity, that you desperately tried to make alive. And after that - if you go on and learn and create more projects, develop skill and improve, you can repeat Quantic Dream's way: from Omicron to Detroit.

    But you also have to be famous or rich enough to make people write articles about your games. But that's easy, right?

     

    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:

    Tomas Høgemark
    Nathan Neumeister
    VauseKV

     

    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 40 min
    Saints Row 4, Quake 2: power fantasy doesn't always work

    Saints Row 4, Quake 2: power fantasy doesn't always work

    That was not an easy episode to make and I know that I took a lot of time to make it but I hope that it's all worth it in the end.


    This time we get to the bottom of the power fantasy trope and we contemplate how bad is the power fantasy for the interactive media. Because I suppose it's not bad at all. It has its merit and doesn't deserve to be automatically shunned for being a power fantasy alone.


    After all, what is fantasy without power in it?



    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:

    Tomas Høgemark
    Nathan Neumeister

     

    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 36 min
    Follow-up episode where we right our wrongs.

    Follow-up episode where we right our wrongs.

    Sometimes it is good to stop what you're doing and look back. To rethink something and to admit that things have changed, you might have changed and your perspective changed. This is the episode where we do just that: we try and make things right. I talk about 3 major episodes in history of Duck in Games podcast:

    1. Gamers who play games The anniversary 50-th episode of Duck in Games podcast

    2. In space no one can hear you being bored The episode about Alien: Isolation

    3. The first ever episode of Duck in games. Yes, we have come a long way.

    And we take some time to correct most of the things that went wrong in those episodes. Or maybe just reinforce the statements with new knowledge we gained through the experience. Tune in to find out!

    This Episode became possible thanks to beautiful patrons:

    Tomas Høgemark
    Nathan Neumeister

    Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Throw me a mail to MrAngryDucky(at)duckracy.com if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in your mail or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

    • 27 min

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