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Question: What game isn't repetitive? All games are.


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I gots me a question for you, folks. We all hear in game reviews "This game is reptitive. It sux0rz." This was touched on slightly by our own Rev. Tony in his recent Assassin's Creed review about how repetitive the game becomes. But I got to thinking -- I honestly love Assassin's Creed. I'm hooked on that shit like a junkie. It's repetitive, yes. But my question is simple; what game isn't repetitive?

In all games there is one specific core gameplay element or elements that the rest of the title is built around. These core elements are used over and over and over, but sometimes we fail to take notice because they are presented to us in fresh and varying fashions throughout the gaming experience.

I am looking for some open discussion on this one. Perhaps this would've been something better suited for the forum, but I'd like to see the community response here first. Thoughts?

(The main reason I'm asking this question is simple. If all games are repetitive in some sense, why even state so in a review if it is common knowledge?)
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About Savantone of us since 12:54 AM on 10.23.2006

Name: Mike "Savant" Ferry
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Age: 27
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

I am a former Associate Editor of Destructoid who became INTERNET FAMOUS (er, not really...) for my weekly column entitled "Miniboss Monday." You might've heard of it. It was kind of a big deal. Anyway, I've since moved on to becoming a lurker and playing my fair share of games in the meantime. Oh, and I wear a kilt, love retro video games, and drink a lot of beer. That pretty much sums me up.


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