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Same could for asked about the initial movie/ads. I've observed dozen of people mashing start/esc to skip the initial items in a game. To me this would seem as a bad experience especially since some of these cannot be skipped. To answer your question, I personally believe that the two main reasons about the press a key to continue are still used are for ...


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A quick Google search for "why do games ask you to press start" yields many insights. Over at Game Development Stack Exchange is the following question: http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/14182/what-is-the-purpose-of-a-press-start-screen Several reasons are explored, the first paragraph of the accepted answer discussing a historical reason: The ...


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Googling around I found three books explaining to some degree the difference between 'Point-and-click' and what they call 'Direct-Control'. Book: Game Design Secrets Book: Fundamentals of Game Design Book: Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design Although they state that Point-and-click has been the standard for years in adventure-games, action ...



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