Yesterday morning, I read a piece of news on the BBC website entitled Call of Duty unlocks final mission of Black Ops 3 and it made me realize that since HL2 all the chapters have been locked.
To be honest, I think it’s a good thing because I might not resist the temptation to jump to the end, especially with HL3. But then I thought about most other mediums and it seems that users have complete control. Books, magazine, movies (if watched at home) etc. That doesn’t mean just because they do, games should too, but at least I have the choice.
I know I can change a line in a text file but many, if not most, users might not know that.
It got me wondering whether game designers should include a button somewhere to activate GOD mode, so that users can player through the game to get the story but “cheat” on parts that they find hard.
Unlike books which don’t require skill to progress, games combine skill and story, so a compromise seems fair. Again, yes, I know I can do it via the console but how many ordinary players do that?
With books we can jump sections we don’t like (I never do that, but my mum does – a lot) and it only seems right that games give us that choice too.
What do you think?