How Games Do Health | Game Maker’s Toolkit

How Games Do Health | Game Maker’s Toolkit

You get shot. The screen goes black and white. You hide behind a block of concrete until your bullet wounds are magically healed. It’s the default way of handling health in modern action games – but is it the best?

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Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance):

DOOM (id Software, 2016)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games, 2014)
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment, 2016)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog, 2016)
Battlefield Hardline (Visceral Games, 2015)
Super Castlevania IV (Konami, 1991)
Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Konami, 1997)
ActRaiser (Quintet, 1990)
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (Capcom, 1991)
Quake (id Software, 1996)
Doom (id Software, 1993)
The Getaway (Team Soho, 2002)
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie, 2001)
Call of Duty 2 (Respawn Entertainment, 2005)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, 2009)
Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios, 2015)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries, 2015)
Dark Souls III (From Software, 2016)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine, 2016)
BioShock 2 (2K Marin, 2010)
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom Production Studio 4, 2005)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog, 2013)
The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks, 2014)
Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft Montreal, 2008)
Half-Life 2 (Valve Corporation, 2004)
F.E.A.R. (Monolith Productions, 2005)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios, 2015)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (EA DICE, 2016)
F-Zero GX (Amusement Vision, 2003)
Bloodborne (From Software, 2015)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Relic Entertainment, 2011)
Metal Gear Rising (PlatinumGames, 2013)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis / Edmund McMillen, 2014)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991)
Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985)
Donkey Kong Country (Rare, 1994)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (Nintendo, 1995)
Spelunky (Derek Yu, 2012)
Mad Max (Avalanche Studios, 2015)

Music used in this episode:

00:00 – I Say Cuck A Lot (animeistrash)
01:19 – I’m Honestly Running Out of Memes (animeistrash)
04:46 – Patricians Unite (animeistrash)
06:45 – I Say Cuck A Lot (animeistrash)

Clip credits

PumaB: “The Getaway 1080p HD PCSX2 Longplay | Part 1/2”

Betafix: “F.E.A.R. / Gameplay PC / 1080p 60fps HD”


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