Case Study Two
There seems to be a current trend for tactical games to use watermarks of unit badges on their counters. Most of the time either the badge is generic or only partially used.
This begs the question... "Why?"
More often than not, the reply is basically... "Why not?"
True, for a good majority of the counters this watermark does not completely obscure the information necessary for play of the game. True, it shows a bit more research done on the part of the design team. But does it really improve the quality of the game or the experience?
My thoughts are just because I can do something, doesn't necessarily mean I should do it...
These counters give you the same information as those with a watermark. With aging, tired eyes, which would you prefer to look at during a 3-4 hour gaming session?
: After the response to my first study, I feel I must add here that I am not trying to slam MMP, Adam, TDC, War Storm, etc. These are just my views, some will agree, some will disagree...