The sensation of manipulating a digital object or objects. The quality of moment-to-moment feedback received by the player, distinct from the on-paper mechanics or any specific goals. Game feel can be described as the nebulous reaction a game creates during play.
“What makes Super Mario Galaxy such a joy to play? A lot of it comes down to game feel, as Galaxy builds on the unconscious satisfaction of controlling Mario in previous games by adding a bevy of gravity tricks.”