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The Video Game Physical Conflict Triangle
Evasion, stealth and direct combat


(permanent link) added: 2012-09-28 08:35:37 sponsor: Folamh3 (last reply: 2012-09-30 20:26:20)

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Just wanted to ask if we have this trope or anything similar to it. In this column, Yahtzee examined a concept called the "conflict triangle", which describes the three ways that physical conflict can be resolved in video games. They are:

  • Evasion: enemy attacking, player not attacking
  • Stealth: enemy not attacking, player attacking
  • Direct combat: enemy attacking, player attacking

I'm not doing a full YKTTW just for the minute, I just wanted to see if we have anything like this and, if not, if the community thinks it might be tropeable. Any feedback would be great.
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