After a lifetime of playing video games without injury (unless you count the emotional trauma I suffered during TLOU’s opening), I finally gave myself Gamer’s Thumb, also known as De Quervain’s tendinosis. Unfortunately, this means I’m taking a very serious break from games for the next few weeks, but I also want to use this experience to warn other gamers of how easy it is to take things too far.
If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of choice-based games. When I heard Netflix’s Black Mirror came out with an interactive episode, I was intrigued. However, as I completed all five endings, I began to feel like this piece of content wasn’t made for me.
Early video games are known to be more difficult than games of today, even by young people like myself, who didn’t get a chance to play them when they came out. But it seems that most recently, there’s been an even greater influx of particularly “easy” games. A quick Google search of any recent title and “too easy” will provide an abundance of results. So then we might to ask ourselves, “Are video games too easy?”