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The Problem of Repetition. Introduction After having played some adventure and RPG games lately something struck me: repetition in games have almost the same problems as trial-and-error do.

The Problem of Repetition

This is not really a shocking conclusion, since repeating things in a game is basically what you do when stuck in a sequence of trial and error. But since the repetition is not a direct consequence of being unable to progress, and that not all repetition is bad per se, I figured it was worth looking into a bit. The Problem Most of the time the problem arise when doing an action several times causes the same response.

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