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Old August 23, 2013, 18:46   #11
Mikko Lehtinen
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I said Mist is faster-paced, but maybe I actually meant the opposite of it... Sil is so fast-paced that you have think a lot before each move, and consequently @ moves slower on the screen than in Mist. It's bullet-time.
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Old August 23, 2013, 19:28   #12
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My main takeaway from what you're saying is that you want Mists to be more self-contained. As you say, each level is meant to be its own challenge, and as a side-effect of that, things you do on one level have little to no impact on what you do on the next level, beyond improvements to your character (new levels, equipment, etc.). That reduces some aspects of long-term planning, which frees the player to focus on the short-term, which should, ideally, keep the flow of gameplay up.

I could readily believe that Sil players finding their first forge of the game might spend 15+ minutes deciding what exactly they should make (if anything!). And there's nothing wrong with that, but if you're trying to make a game that has a strong sense of flow, then you want to avoid interruptions like that.
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Old August 23, 2013, 19:48   #13
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Yeah, you're basically right. Part of why I'm making Mist like that is because I want to play only one or two dungeon levels a day, no more. There are many strategic-level decisions, but they don't consume as much brainpower as in Sil.

Sil is a long movie, Halls of Mist is a tv-series.
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