Poll: How Do You Play Episodic Games?

By Mark Delaney, 3 months ago
Happy Friday TA! Last week's poll asked about the quality of storytelling in video games according to our community. TA has long been a group of people that tend to slant in favor of single-player games over multiplayer, but how often do we consider those stories well written? Not often, as it turns out. The most popular answer was less than 25% (34.6% of votes), with second place going to 50% (26.6% of votes) and nearly a deadlock between "less than 10%" and "more than 50%" for third place. The consensus seemed to be a sentiment of, "yeah they're often mediocre but I still enjoy them."

This week, we're looking at more story-driven games. Since Telltale is going through a massive closure event, laying off nearly all employees, we wondered if their episodic nature had anything to do with their struggles. Over on TrueTrophies, we've gathered a ton of interesting data that helps paint the picture, but with so many different playing styles, we thought it's worth looking into even a bit more closely. Do you play each episode upon release? Wait for the whole season? Fall off the series before you ever see it all? Sound off in this week's poll!

Check out our Best Xbox Adventure Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
How do you play episodic games?
  • I play one episode at a time as they release13.99% (435)
  • I wait for the complete season to release before playing45.74% (1422)
  • I don't play them unless they become free or go on sale31.81% (989)
  • I don't play them at all4.44% (138)
  • Other4.02% (125)
We've had 3109 responses.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.