My Problem With ARGs

In light of the new Overwatch ARG, I decided to look at two ARGs from the past, and talk about why I don’t like them as a whole.


What is an ARG, you ask?

An ARG is an Alternate Reality Game, and is usually supplemental material to a popular game where players discover a puzzle in a mixture of real life and in-game secrets. The two examples I will be using today are from the games Oxenfree and the Binding of Isaac. ARGs can be a fun experience, but if you use them wrong, like Binding of Isaac did, you might as well slather yourself in honey and jump into the nearby company bear pit. Continue reading