Point & Click games
Point and Click games at first hand may seem simple with their 2D graphics and easy controls, however, these games are very popular and high in demand among players all over the globe. What makes these games so very special is in fact their simplicity and focus on task-execution based solely on sharp, critical and rational thinking. To make it as simple as possible interactions are usually made in the form of — click, double-click or drag-drop. Such games often have interesting and complex narratives but are different from visual novels as the player has much more freedom and control over his/her surroundings.
In point and click games the only form of player control is that of using a mouse cursor to complete various actions, so games that belong to this genre shouldn’t be mixed with genres like FPS or RPG.
These games usually use first person point of view, and they can range in topics from fairytale to horror story. Setting and puzzles are of utmost importance for a good point and click piece, as frenetic action, fast-paced gameplay or any other form of intense conflict are hard to accomplish within the lines of the genre. Most games offer very vivid and unique environment with much to explore and discover.
Often point and click games involve collecting various items and figuring out the right time and place to use them. Clues given through dialogues with NPC characters in a story, various item descriptions and the surrounding setting often are deciding factors required to progress through the game.
Overall, while not for everyone, these games are certain to attract people who sometimes feel that keyboard and fast-paced action are too overrated when it comes to games, and prefer to be entertained by some good writing, exploration, and puzzles. Sometimes, all it takes is a mouse.