So I've been thinking about this for a bit, and I think it'd be interesting to have a sort of integrated and embedded comment system in my game, at the end of every chapter. On one hand, I feel like engaging discussion while its fresh is always fun, and on the other, it'll give me a pretty effective window into what people are thinking about as they play.
I have two general questions:
1. For all you guys: would something like that detract from the experience for you? It will be optional via settings, but if it's the kind of thing no one would use, then it's probably not worth the hassle. Again, it would appear only in chapter end screens, not all over the place, and ideally each chapter would have a separate chat, so spoilers shouldn't be too big a concern.
I'm just looking for general thoughts. If you're interested in using something similar, I'll post some code if I wind up implementing it successfully.
2. To anyone experienced in third party comment systems, which would you recommend? I know Disqus is essentially the go to, and I'm leaning toward that, but are there better free/cheap options out there that a cursory web search wouldn't bring me to?