SMF - Just Installed!
Started by droqen, September 20, 2021, 05:12:35 PM
QuoteThis is the main screen. So, you can see I'm just going into speedrun mode: there's no point paying attention to the text because no-one can read videogame text anyway; it's not actually text, it's like a texture. You have to read every sentence in a videogame three times before you're able to parse it as human language.[A massive block of text appears on-screen.]Case in point. You see this, and the first thing you say is, "Do I need to read this? Is it just like flavour text or a tooltip or something?"And then you're like "*sigh* Uh, okay, I guess I gotta read, so I gotta just scan it and see like, Uh, Hotel, Test card, World, Hotels, Hotels, Hotels, Hotels,"And then, if you can't figure out what it's meant to be saying from that, you have to set your mind down to reconstruct it as actual language.But that's a worst-case scenario [which] generally, videogame 'best practices' try and avoid.