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Skill trees, upgrade systems, ability trees - call them what you want, they have become an integral part of modern day game design. So let’s look at how these things work, where they fall down, and what we can do to build better skill trees.

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Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance)

Assassin's Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Quebec, 2018)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montreal, 2018)
Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft Montreal, 2016)
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games, 2018)
DOOM (id Software, 2016)
Yakuza 0 (Sega, 2015)
Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal, 2018)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios, 2015)
God of War (Santa Monica Studio, 2018)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Retro Studios, 2004)
Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios, 2016)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics, 2015)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft Paris, 2017)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions, 2014)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal, 2017)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal, 2011)
Prey (Arkane Studios, 2017)
Guacamelee 2 (Drinkbox Studios, 2018)
Mad Max (Avalanche Studios, 2015)
Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994)
Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal, 2012)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games, 2017)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog, 2016)
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (EA DICE, 2016)
Mirror's Edge (EA DICE, 2008)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios, 2015)
Path of Exile (Grinding Gear Games, 2013)
Salt and Sanctuary (Ska Studios, 2016)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017)
The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks, 2014)
Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom, 2008)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios, 2011)
Nioh (Team Ninja, 2017)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt, 2015)
Downwell (Moppin, 2015)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios, 2018)
Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, 2013)
Final Fantasy X (Square, 2001)

Music used in this episode

00:00 - Special Spotlight, Kevin Macleod
02:28 - Runaway, animeistrash
05:44 - k. Part 2 - 06 untitled 5.5, animeistrash
07:50 - Runaway, animeistrash
08:37 - Special Spotlight, Kevin Macleod

Kevin Macleod - https://incompetech.com



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