Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Dec 2008 21:27 UTC
Games Not too long ago, I was convinced that the modern day gaming world was a rather empty and shallow one. If you grew up with games like The 7th Guest, the Keen series, Metroid, adventure games like Monkey Island or Full Throttle, and so on, more modern games seemed to have little to offer, besides yet another nameless hero in a grey space suit killing aliens in a grey world with the same set of twelve weapons. However, a little speck of hope was flickering on the horizon, a game seemingly made by people who could read my mind; a game about a post-apocalyptic wasteland, filled with quests and epic stories, where you were free to do whatever you wanted. Yes, I looked forward to Fallout 3, and since my computer was too old to run any game more recent than Wolfenstein, I decided to buy a game console. Read on to see how my venture into the world of modern gaming turned out.
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RE: Looking for a Story
by tech10171968 on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 01:52 UTC in reply to "Looking for a Story"
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I'll second your complaint about too many RPG's seeming like work these days. Unfortunately, recent installments of the Final Fantasy series are just as guilty as any other (and I don't say that lightly as FF is far and away my favorite RPG series besides Fallout).

I mean, all that grinding and leveling up just to make sure you don't get waxed by the next boss can get really tedious. And I'm all for having sidequests but there has to be a limit to the difficulty; I don't want things so damned easy that I could do the whole thing blindfolded but, then again, a BradyGames game guide should not be a requirement for finishing a game, either. Clues or hints in which you have to exercise the mind for a solution are what I'm talking about here, not stuff that you'd never know existed without having to purchase a $20 manual.

Edited 2008-12-22 01:53 UTC

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