stories by Alexander Kraus

The Curse of graphic adventure games

Some nostalgic features of old games still live on in our modern games.  Like a familiar tune from an 8-bit game redone by an orchestra to massage our ears.  But there are some other features that infest modern games like a tumor, buried deep into the core mechanics of our games that we start to notice their flaws instead of respect them through nostalgia.  Specifically there is a mechanic from point and click, graphical adventure games which curses our modern PC games.  It isn't the abstract puzzles of a madman, but their interface lingers on like the smell of rotten fish in your refrigerator.