Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or property of being playable.
  • n. A measure of either the ease by which a video game may be played, or of the overall quality of its gameplay

Etymologies

play +‎ -ability (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Regardless of the long-term playability, the Michael Bay sequel is the second film in history to cross $200 million in five-days.

    Scott Mendelson: HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review

  • Initial observations are that the playability is great, but I agree that the games have got to be good and need to keep being good.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Today’s Comic: Bad Fortune Cookie

  • How can you sell someone content on media that is so heavily compromised, especially on a format that so heavily relies upon its error correction system to maintain playability?

    Filmstalker: CinemaNow's burn to DVD service doesn't work?

  • Specialist cabinetmakers in Tuscany guarantee absolute stability and consistent long-term playability by building the supporting frame from weathered timber, seasoned over decades.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Long-term playability is not a matter of extra features, such as a tournament bracket or puck colors, but whether the puck moves around in a realistic fashion, whether it takes skill or luck to get a goal, and if unrealistic puck movements spoil the fun.

    Macworld

  • I prefer games with long-term playability, and Acceleroto's Air Hockey is the only one that held my attention after a few matches.

    Macworld

  • New quests are great and the level cap means long term playability is available.

    OCTools

  • Some MMORPG fans would probably be playing adventure games instead if those games didn't exist, but there are positive aspects of MMOs that aren't found in adventure games, such as consistent rewards, long-term playability, interaction with other people, etc.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • A further trophy, ribbon and medal system for accumulating accomplishments gives even more long-term playability to the game.

    Geek.com

  • Executive producer Steve Gilbert says TV viewers want less drama and more "playability", which means questions that don't demand a masters, let alone an arts degree, to answer.

    undefined

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.