@Gomtor Polished?! This is probably the most buggy and broken game to be released all year. I am indeed talking about the PC version. Also shows Treyarch's complete disregard for the PC community when they release multiple patches for the game yet PC has gotten one which barely fixed anything at all. The game still runs like complete crap. It makes me sad that they can make so much money on the brand alone when so much of the game is completely broken. Thank you Treyarch for releasing your $60 PC beta testing game! We are so pleased!
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[QUOTE="warmaster670"]being able to choose, often pointless dialog options doesnt make it not an RPG.f50p90
But following a strictly linear story with NO choices does?No it doesn't, but you don't seem to understand what constitutes an RPG anyway...
Oh, yeah, sorry. Leveling = RPG. Gotcha.
Alright, first of all, I know I'm probably gonna be flamed for this, but whatever. This has really bugged me for a long time. It's like if a game has turn-based combat, leveling and some dialog it's a RPG. This just sounds wrong to me. As of late, anything with leveling and an inventory is automatically a RPG.
When you play a JRPG, you don't define your destiny. I play a role, but I have no control of my character. JRPG's are extremely linear with absolutely no choices and consequences. JRPG's have dialog, but I can't chose what I want my character to say. It's like you're watching a movie (or more like reading a novel) with some turn-based combat. I don't get it. What's so great about this? Let alone what's so RPG about this?
I have a friend who thought (and probably still does) Final Fantasy VII is the best RPG ever, and probably the best game ever. I borrowed it since he couldn't stop talking about it. Also before this I've never in my life touched a JRPG, so FFVII would be my first. So, yeah, I completed it. Did I like it? It was alright. Story was OK, the dialog was weird, gameplay was kinda boring and repetitive (I move 2 steps at a time and have to fight the same monsters over and over, wooh, fun), I thought Cloud was a pretty good character and I liked the art design. But I thought it was melodramatic.
Then about 2 years later I found Fallout. The copy was sitting in a bargain bin in my local video game store, and on the cover it said "Remember Wasteland?" and I was sure I had played it at some point in my youth. I sat down to play it at 9 in the evening, and I didn't even notice I had played it for 6 hours straight. This game was mindblowing to me. This is a RPG! I called the same friend who thought FFVII was the best ever to say I had found a better RPG. He played it for 1 hour and he said "This isn't a RPG... it's a shooter game".
To this day I can't believe he thought Fallout was a shooter! A shooter!!
So, my point is... I'm not criticizing anyone's taste in games, just... don't call it a RPG.
The combat in The Witcher is extremely bad, voice acting is awful and graphics take way too much hardware but still it doesn't look very good, unexpressive character models and boring typical MMO quests. It's also extremely buggy, it crashed 5 times during 25 minutes of playing, several other annoyances as well like when taking a potion and the blurry effect it caused never went away. The story was ridiculous as far as I played. Geralt trips and loses his memory (originality), you need to find some other Witcher for some reason, and a kid gets green and possessed.
I had mixed reactions with Mass Effect, the story is OK but to be honest the "twist" didn't surprise me, combat is alright, most of the voice acting is boring (both male and female Shepard sound very bored), the choices doesn't have much impact on the story and when I picked a conversation option to try to be bad I ended up being almost nice to the guy.
But at least The Witcher had choices that mattered (or so I hear, couldn't bare through Act 1).
Crisis Core is seriously the most overrated game on the PSP. Granted they have a well established reputation, the production values are high with some of the best graphics seen on the handheld, stellar voice acting, pretty good music etc. But it's all flash and no substance. The waves of enemies are endless and they spawn at every footstep, it's so monotonous and BORING. I wish people could see through the uninspired, dull gameplay and story. But no, all they see is Final Fantasy, and apparently that is all they need for the game to be awesome. The combat system didn't work in Parasite Eve so why did they think it would work here? :?
It's like every FF fan has already decided they liked the game before even playing it, and when they finally play it they're too blinded by nostalgia to really see the game's flaws.