I’ve spent the past week playing games, trying to put into perspective what my users liked and disliked about each of them. It’s been very eye opening.
The most interesting thing is most likely that each one of them seems to shine in different aspects. Many praised the Mario franchise for its controls, some praised the Crash Bandicoot franchise for its art direction. There’s a lot to learn from each one of them.
I’ve got a long list of what to take from each of these titles. I haven’t really put it down into writing yet but I now have a pretty clear idea in my mind on where to start. I think it could probably be a good idea if, alongside the game, I presented an in-depth documentation of all my findings for each game and step I take during development.