G'day, folks. I have a rather odd question for you today.
What are some good RPGs for text-book overthinkers?
You may wonder why a person who has problems with multiple-choice scenarios would even bother with RPGs. I kept trying RPG after RPG bumping into the same typical problem that extreme overthinkers do, thus never being able to finish them. But that was until i played Demon's Souls and fell in love. This is not only the greatest game i've ever played. Nor just the provider of the most rewarding feelings a video game has ever given me. It's also the only RPG i've played in which i could entirely immerse myself in the audio-visual experience. This of course because this game is completely devoid of any moral choices or decisions of any kind, barring the decisions you'll have to make to get all the PSN trophies, of course. Every step i took, every corner i rounded, every sound i heard; i was on edge every second throughout the entire experience, enjoying the practical experience alone, since i didn't have to worry about anything else. I didn't know that games could do this to me.
Now, i'm well aware of that i represent a tiny minority of gamers, but this is a real thing. There are indeed people out there who actually can't enjoy certain games because they can't stop focusing about all the moral choices and variable consequences. Let's take a game like Dragon Age. As an overthinker, this is definitely the most burdensome game i've ever come across, of any genre. As good as this game is, it's also a nightmare. Because this game is so incredibly good at making you truly care about the NPCs that every line of dialogue, every gift you give, and every quest you play with one set of party-members instead of another that an overthinker like myself after a while can't enjoy it anymore because i can't stop focusing on the exponential "What if?" 's, "What if?" 's, "What if?" 's. I worry that i'm only experiencing 10% of what the game has to offer, thus have to replay the game ten times over to find out. And there's no way the pleasure-to-burden ratio is gonna allow that for an overthinker.
I think Dragon Age is a fantastic game in every way, but i don't think i ever even got half-way through this game (and most likely never will) as i simply got overrun by all the potential varied events that would happen in the game and thus what i would experience depending on this and that.
What prompted me to ask this question is naturally because The Witcher 3 has been released. Is this a game more like Dragon Age or like Demon's Souls?
Any other extreme overthinkers out there who've got any ideas for good games?