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    ollieschmolly's GameLog for 1979 Revolution (iPd)

    Thursday 29 March, 2018

    At this point, I am feeling affirmed in my reasoning that Revolution would be better as a movie. The story and message are super interesting and I really like the conversation system. I have become more immersed in this game than in any previous mobile game. I love the historical significance and the use of real-world footage. The area in the Baba's space when I am trying to find his camera was interesting. I think the ability to play the family videotapes was brilliant.

    Unfortunately, the irritating controls take away from the immersive experience. I don't want to swipe left and right or examine a bunch of random objects. I would much rather Have the cutscenes linked together with my conversation inputs. Everything else is unnecessary. I understand it wants to be a third person adventure but I think it does damage to the message.

    The conversation system is really fun to interact. I feel the intensity of situations building with the dialogue and the timed responses. I wonder how much variation there is in the content. I feel like some of the choices have really big impacts like who I accuse and side with. It could also be clever design and in fact, none of it matters. I think this makes it worth a replay.

    I feel the game is very much in favor of none violent protest. It is blatantly clear that violent people are shunned and when I make a violent decision I am also shunned. Overall, I think it endorses peaceful protest and I think the interaction between the dialogue system and the game's message warrants more exploration.


    Great work Logan! Iím sorry to here about the jank in the mobile controls and how it took you out of the experience. With that being said, a question I have for you would be what could the game potentially lose in terms of its messaging if it were turned into a movie? How would the consumers engagement/perspective change if they were not given agency as an actor in 1979 Revolution?

    Saturday 7 April, 2018 by cwesting
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