Alright, so I'm wanting to bring about a project with a couple of my friends, i'm the lead design guy practically. I'm wondering what makes certain games great?
MMOs? I've played 5 or 6, most have an "Area storyline" to follow, Leveling is extensive and a good amount is dealing with Multiplayer, wiether its PvE or PvP
RPGs? I've played like 13-16, and a good portion of modern games are getting parts of the RPG formula.
TPA(Third Person Action) I've played a couple, and I do not mean third person shooters, what I mean is; Assassin's Creed, God of War, Darksiders, etc. I don't know the actual genre to these sort of games.
FPS, From Call of Duty and Battlefield to Bioshock and Half-life. What makes them great?
RTS, Warcraft 3 to Tower Defenses. what makes an RTS so great to play?
Puzzle/Platformer; Mario, Kirby, Most nintendo games, or Portal and some Popcap games (Peggle, Zuma, etc.) what makes you think?
Fighter; from Party fighters like SSB(Super Smash Bros.) and Playstation Allstars battle royale to Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat..?
I'm planning to make a whole bunch of GameMaker or Unity3d games before I get into college,
And I've been wondering what makes these games so great? Is there a basic Template to this sorta thing? (from Level Design to UI Design.)
I do not plan on starting until February.