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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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