854 Single Session Game Testing

Recently, Eric and I played an entire game in a single sitting, Gears of War Judgement. As far as I know, games aren’t generally designed to be played this way. It got me thinking though, about how game companies test longer form games like this.

I wonder if they ever have testers run through the game in a single session, to see how interacting with the game in a non-stop way like that affects the decisions and skill at the game. I would hypothesize that it makes a pretty significant difference in those things, as well as how the story is absorbed and understood.

[ Today I Was Playing: Halo Reach ]

May 4, 2017

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