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Scarface Does Not Want You to Play

Posted by Sir Cucumber at 11:25 AM on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

video game design critique from the resigned gamer, manhunter

Having the option to "Continue" in menus, pre-selected when save data is detected, is a perfect way to get players quickly back in the game.

Scarface deftly uses this feature to streamline the process down to a mere 15 steps.




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SCREEN

TO ADVANCE

1

Sierra splash screen

Press x to skip

2

Farsight splash screen

Press x to skip

3

Opening movie credits

Press x to skip

4

Loading screen

Wait.

5

Load successful notification

Press x to continue

6

Main Menu

Press x for Single Player

7

Single Player

Press x for Movie Scenarios

8

Movie Scenarios

Press x for Continue

9

Level Select

Press x to Select current level

10

Continue Scenario

Press x to Continue current level

11

Intro to level text w/ quote from movie

Press x to continue

12

Scene from movie

Press x to skip

13

Briefing w/ quote from movie

Press x to continue

14

Goals

Press x to continue

15

Autosave

Wait.


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