Often people talk about games as feeling “epic”; this usually means that the game feels larger than ordinary life, similar to the epic poems that detail the achievements of a hero. Games are often accused of being mere escapism because they put the player in the role of the hero to perform grand achievements.
This week, we’ll focus on what makes epic gameplay. Ignoring the base definitions above, what elements in a game make it feel epic?
A few more thoughts after the break.