In the post written Kirk Hamilton, he talks about stealth games. He states that stealth games are fun because they let you take on the role of the predator. That feeling of the hunt, when you are closing in for the kill, this is what gets your adrenaline pumping when playing these games. Kirk then goes on to explain some of the aspects that create that predatory feeling. One of those is the ability to go in for a kill and then reset to a stealth state. Basically meaning that you can alert the enemies to your presence and then sink back into the shadows. He calls this type of stealth gameplay dynamic stealth. He also talks about how essential the design of enemy AI is to proper stealth gameplay. An AI that properly reacts when you are discovered makes the experience much more enjoyable.
I think that he makes an interesting and valid point about how being a predator in games is really fun. However, I don
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