So recently its a trend nowadays that every game either gone open world or get RPG elements or both. lot of action games today getting RPG elements including bulletsponges enemies or enemy health bar in general, leveling system, loot and grinding in games that doesnot even match those. Assassins creed went from pure action games to now full fledge RPG, Far cry now have RPG elements and having bulletsponges enemies. and thats why im glad ubisoft are not working on new splinter cell. otherwise it would have been open world game with RPG elements.
it make me think that these kinda stuff are ruining gaming. i remember RTCW how amazing it was, then machine games first turn it into cinematic game, and now RPG with enemy health bar.
RPG elements make gameplay mediocre. it scarifies good combat and gameplay in a favor of more leveling up, more bulletsponges etc.
I dont understand why developers are so obbsessed with RPG elements. what next? Max payne 4 has RPG elements? or Doom has RPG elements?? like seriously.
so friends, do you think RPG elements along with open world are ruining gaming today?