Some designers try to keep uninfluenced by other games, so their creations are all their own. I feel like that is as enlightened as a scientist that decides to ignore science they don’t create.
Quotes about originality
From a design perspective, it’s useful to understand what audiences exist for games; and how diverse the form actually is. And while success can be achieved by catering to the aesthetic of a particular audience, games that break the mold are often the most interesting. Still, it is worth contemplating what pleasures gamers draw from the games they play, and why they enjoy them.