818 More Visually Representative Skill Trees

I’ve always loved skill trees in games. I don’t know what it is about them… the options, the potential, the forced decision making… I love it.

I’d love to see an evolved skill tree that is designed visually to better represent the difficulty/importance/cost of each node in the tree. Especially because typically, at least in complex RPGs, the skill trees can get large and daunting and complicated to navigate. There must be a way to lay it out that retains it’s forced linearity while encouraging ease-of-use and visual style.

[ Today I Was Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles ]

March 29, 2017

#game-design-topic, #game-mechanic-system