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The Video Game Entertainment Curve

Any dedicated game knows, there are certain genres and game types that simply require a bigger time investment to maximize your enjoyment of the game–this comic pokes fun at the time/enjoyment curve.

In what has to be an example of cosmic coincidence, a friend of ours practically direct-quoted the RPG player quote from this comic yesterday at lunch. Where do your favorite games fit on the curve?

The Video Game Entertainment Curve by H. Caldwell Tanner [via Neatorama]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/9/12

Comments (5)

  1. RABO

    sad but true. I wish RPGs could be enjoyed up front, but it isn’t a very feasible concept.

  2. RABO

    I would also argue that fps games should be higher up, but just for online play.

  3. nova1

    i think it needs to be flipped. it would make much more sence to have “casual games” on top and “rpg” on the bottom.

  4. Citrus Rain

    I assume that’s why I only started skyrim up once.

  5. steve0

    a true nerd would know to put your control variable on the horizontal axis.

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