an open-world game where all the quest rewards are intrinsic instead of extrinsic
quest: follow the mountain trail
reward: it's a really nice walk
spoilers for mother 3 enemy i guess
@modernmodron i don't think so! a checklist can be a good way to encourage players to experiment (see the checklist in Untitled Gooses Game)
@HTHR i really like games that pit intrinsic rewards against extrinsic ones instead of assuming that wealth brings happiness
quest: give this cute villager a t-shirt
cost: not being able to pay your home loan
reward: they wear your t-shirt
@HTHR my favorite mmos have included badges that you get from finding neat little out of the way spots where there's a cool view that you would probably never notice if you're grinding mobs to hit max level as quickly as possible
@HTHR that's how good games always worked. Classic Fallout, GTA, Witcher 3, you name it. Maybe the quest took you through beautiful scenery, may be it presented a stimulating challenge, maybe the dialogs are funny. Adventure is its own reward. Extrinsic reward is just a bonus.
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