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This review is from: Creating Emotion in Games: The Art and Craft of Emotioneering (New Riders Games) (Paperback)This book is, essentially, a comprehensive list of techniques divided into categories. Whilst that may not seem impressive, and whilst you may read it thinking "well I've thought of that before", nothing is so handy as to have (at the author's count) 300 written out in front of you.
The book also states very clearly the differences between writing for Hollywood/TV and writing for interactive media - and how current gamedevs are falling into traps by striving to be like Hollywood by hiring professional writers with no gaming experience.
If you intend to write a screenplay for a game, interested in getting someone else to make your game an emotional and engaging experience, or simply interested in the field of emotional gaming, then you simply CANNOT be without this book. This guy knows what he is talking about, and it's our duty to listen.