Hello! I’m sorry if my question seems a little too vague- I’ve been an avid fan of COG and interactive fiction as a whole for years now but frankly only joined the forum this month, so please excuse my naive behavior!- but I was wondering what everyone usually likes the most in COG games?
I’ll try to explain clearer: I would like to make my own COG game! And, through the process of making tester games as a means of educating myself, I’m learning a lot about the behind the scenes of how making one of these games typically goes.
As I continue in my process (both in my coding and writing), I’ve been undyingly curious as to what others enjoy most in a COG game! For example, my favorite parts in COG games are always character based: meeting, talking, interacting- be it romantic or platonic or even familial- is a big if not the biggest part of what makes a game stick out to me and recall it fondly.
I suppose a more suitable way to put this is what is everyone’s favorite mechanic - would that be more appropriate?
I do hope I’m making some sense. I tried to see if there were any posts that answered my question, but the last reply to something very much like my own was from back in 2014. I hope some take the time to answer my silly question! Thank you for reading this far if you have!