MemberFebruary 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm
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Solo gamers tend to like either just winning or just losing. If a game feels like they had no chance of winning, they won’t want to play again as much as they would if they could point out one or two different moves that could have changed the state of the game. A close win is also a lot more satisfying than knowing you’re going to win halfway through the game. Having the game maintain that feeling that the player is just a bit behind or only slightly ahead means that every decision matters and makes the experience so much better.
It’s also a good thing if the player can’t directly tell if they’re winning or losing. If there’s an easy way to calculate score, it might make the player calculate the score every turn, which takes away from the fun.