Moving Pixels Podcast

The Agony and the Allure of the Side Quest

by G. Christopher Williams

9 June 2014

We hate them. We love them. What makes the side quest so agonizing, yet so alluring?
 

We hate them. We love them. We complete them, except when we don’t complete them. What makes the side quest so agonizing, yet so alluring?
  


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