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# Not let text documentation of game attempts be forgotten in comparison to [[Testing Results|games that are tested and either beaten or completed]];
 
# Not let text documentation of game attempts be forgotten in comparison to [[Testing Results|games that are tested and either beaten or completed]];
 
# Give context on the expectation on how long to beat or complete a game that was attempted before, more specifically, longer than average games, so that testers do not play these games blind; and
 
# Give context on the expectation on how long to beat or complete a game that was attempted before, more specifically, longer than average games, so that testers do not play these games blind; and
# To encourage upcoming and current testers to beat these games, in addition to testing out the ins and outs of the games to ensure they are fully playable on Flashpoint with little to no problems.
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# To encourage upcoming and current testers to beat these games that are more generally more time consuming, in addition to testing out the ins and outs of the games to ensure they are fully playable on Flashpoint with little to no problems.
  
 
While most sections are self-explanatory, here are a couple of entries that need more explaining:
 
While most sections are self-explanatory, here are a couple of entries that need more explaining:
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Revision as of 09:14, 28 November 2018

This is a list of attempted games that have yet to beaten or completed.
The purpose of the list is to:

  1. Not let text documentation of game attempts be forgotten in comparison to games that are tested and either beaten or completed;
  2. Give context on the expectation on how long to beat or complete a game that was attempted before, more specifically, longer than average games, so that testers do not play these games blind; and
  3. To encourage upcoming and current testers to beat these games that are more generally more time consuming, in addition to testing out the ins and outs of the games to ensure they are fully playable on Flashpoint with little to no problems.

While most sections are self-explanatory, here are a couple of entries that need more explaining:

  • Est. Time to Beat – playing from beginning to end (like finishing the final level or final boss), staying on the main path and avoiding side content (such as avoiding finishing a level without being hurt to get the "P" star in Slime Laboratory), unless it's required to progress through the game (like playing previous levels to earn stars to unlock a gate that needs a certain number of stars). The only time this entry is not used is if it's a linear game from start to finish with no deviation of content (like a story based game), which would be marked as N/A.
  • Est. Time to Comp. – trying out and finish everything the game offers as content to be finished (such as playing multiple characters, side quests, 3-starring levels, max upgrading everything, etc)
  • Notes – It's important to give as much context to what testers will expect on playing the game as possible, as they will be informed on what kind of game is it, but mainly also what factors contribute to both "Est. Time to Beat" and "Est. Time to Comp." (for example: unskippable cutscenes would unavoidably add to the overall estimated time to beat).
Game Title Tester Attempted On Est. Time to Beat Est. Time to Comp. Notes
Mahjongg Ryz 2018-11-25 N/A 2-10 hours
  • 5 Mahjong layouts to choose; they are in order determined by difficulty
    (the 5th and last board has the difficulty named "Unbeatable?")
  • The easiest board "Dream - Very Easy" is fairly time-consuming and somewhat easy to lose (compared to recent Mahjong solitaire games I personally played)
  • There's a hint function (located at the top of the screen), but it takes time to make a list of available matches left and how many tiles available to remove
  • The hint function can be obfuscated behind Mahjong tiles
    (for example: the first board), but it can still be clicked
  • No shuffle function; this means if there's no more moves left, it's game over!
  • It takes 10-20 seconds to play a Mahjong layout when selected; this will add to overall playtime over time when retrying the same Mahjong layouts
  • Unsure if the game tracks if a level layout is beaten, probably not...