Kaftan Barlast Posted May 17, 2005 Share Posted May 17, 2005 The trend right now in CRPGs is "action before story" and I have never been able to understand this concept. When I was in my early teens we had great fun playing ordinary PnP games with big battles and fights, and that was fun even though Ive long since tired of that kind of playing. But Ive never been able to get the point with hack n slash in CRPGs. I watched some of my friends go crazy about Diablo and play that night&day when it came but it bored the hell out of me. When I wanted to go on a killing spree Id play Quake or some other game that had real, hands-on action, not just pointing and clickling But Ive since understood that levelling and finding new spells and weapons also play a major part, that one I also recall from my early PnP days except no swedish game had levels so it was just nagging our GM to come up with new cool magic things for us. But that doesnt translate well into CRPGs either, its just a lot of looking through dead enemy bodies for "+3 dagger of frost". So, point being, what makes people play and love these games? And what makes companies go more for that type of game than a BIS style with proper story, characters and roleplaying? DISCLAIMER: Do not take what I write seriously unless it is clearly and in no uncertain terms, declared by me to be meant in a serious and non-humoristic manner. If there is no clear indication, asume the post is written in jest. This notification is meant very seriously and its purpouse is to avoid misunderstandings and the consequences thereof. Furthermore; I can not be held accountable for anything I write on these forums since the idea of taking serious responsability for my unserious actions, is an oxymoron in itself. Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture. "I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. " Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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