The collective image that may pop into many people's heads when they think of video games will be a gun. Heck, the two best-selling games of 2018 were chock full of bullets and blood.
But if one is to explore the depth of just a few games, then it's clear that there are more gameplay solutions than the player just shooting their way out of a problem.
Take for instance, Game Maker's Toolkit's latest video on this very topic. In a video that spans AAA titles from Fallout: New Vegas and L.A. Noire to lesser known titles such as Alpha Protocol, he proposes solutions that make gameplay dialogue options more challenging in order to "talk around a character".
In this method of gameplay, Game Maker's Toolkit states that it tests the players social and logic skills, providing "an actual alternative" to combat.
It's a great exploration of multiple games' usage of various gameplay modes, and a great suggestion on how to innovate contemporary gameplay. Watch below.