I thought I would whip up another running series of articles called 'gameplay concepts.' These articles will be about the ideas in games which make them fun. The first concept I would like to talk about is exploration.
Exploration can be a very enjoyable experience during gameplay if its pulled off the right way. In most games, exploration is completely optional, and it's a second thought for most people, but in some games, exploration is the key to gameplay.
|Exploring the environment in Shadow of the Colossus is completely optional, but damn, is it beautiful.|
|Endless Ocean relies on the player to explore to advance the story and complete the map.|
|Roaming the city to gawk at the environment in GTA is my favorite part of the game.|
|It's available on WiiWare right now, go buy it!|