Original post by Paul Cunningham
Most people probably want it all set up for them. They don''t wan''t to have to worry about this stuff. Application have this element because it suits that type of software. It doesn''t suit game.
It''s just lazy game design if the player has to set up all these systems. It would probably only be attractive to hardcore CRPG gamers and a few them at that.
Umm, i think you are missing the point. That''s like saying giving the players the option to redefine/rebind the keys is bad game design. It''s an -option-. They don''t have to spend time setting it up in the first place. But if and when they feel like it, they can remove or add extra buttons.