Monday, May 21, 2012
1. Destruction Physics
I'm going to be honest here: I have a soft spot for games where you can break stuff. In BBC, you can break everything (Well, almost everything). Putting holes in places where holes are not supposed to be is one of life's greatest pleasures, a pleasure we get to exercise far too rarely. So many games give you big explosive toys that you can't do anything with. I have lost count of the number of times that I shot a missile at a building, only to have it detonate harmlessly, maybe breaking a window and sending up a fancy looking smoke cloud if you're lucky. In some games, all you get in the aftermath of an explosion is a big black smudge on the wall, which disappears as soon as you look away, like a super-rare sports car in GTA.