Putting on the squeeze
A lot of people turn to videogames to release some stress. After a hard day at work or school, picking up a game for a couple hours can work wonders for your anxiety. That’s quite interesting, since games often provide very stressful situations that you’re tasked with remedying!
In his latest video, Masahiro Sakurai dives into the mechanics of stressful situations in games by talking about how putting the squeeze on the player can lead to a great sense of satisfaction after. It’s a simple mechanic that tons of games use, but it’s still around today because it’s so effective!
When you throw a player into an intense battle that they just barely escape from, the rush felt afterwards is one they may never forget!