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Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by hivemind, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    ITT post views that you think the unwashed masses respond to negatively because of a surface level understanding of the topic but that the refined ones know are true.

    I will start:
    troika never made a good game, bioware never made a bad game
     
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  2. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    Fallouts combat sucks
     
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  3. Maxie Arcane

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    out of all busywork drowning the genre undoubtedly the most heinous one is the need for some weak ass twist-ridden story for people who don't see the difference between a game and a tv series to give a crap
     
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  4. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    JRPGs are good.
     
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  5. howlingFantods Learned

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    C&C/CYOA is one of the least important parts of an RPG.

    Balance is actually pretty important.

    Recruitable NPCs with their own "personalities" and backstories are one of the worst things to ever happen to RPGs.
     
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  6. Jeru Novice

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    For a topic about true but controversial - wrong rate is preety damn high

    Just don't cut yourself too much on the edge, will check back later.
     
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  7. Mikeal Cipher

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    Dark Souls is overrated piece of garbage.
    Turn Based Combat isn't better than RTWP.
     
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  8. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    :decline:
    :imperialscum:
     
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  9. Bethesda makes the best RPGS.
     
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  10. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Didn't you say once that Bloodlines is better than PS:Torment?
     
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  11. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    Bloodlines was only possible because of the grace of Activision so I attribute the game to them and their angel investor mindset
     
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  12. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    If you like movies, then yeah I guess.
     
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  13. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    If you said "but they're not RPGs" I wouldn't be able to argue, but no, they sometimes have good gameplay. :M
     
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  14. Dorateen Arcane

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    First person, party-based dungeon crawlers are still representative of the best of the computer role-playing game hobby, and the closest approximation to the pen and paper experience.
     
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  15. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Text adventure RPGs are superior. You don't need or want those distracting graphics. MUD it!
     
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  16. Jeru Novice

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    Some games in RPG Codex's Best RPGs are NOT RPG.

    Witchers ARE RPG.
     
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  17. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Remove Elf.
     
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  18. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Just out of curiosity, which ones aren't?
     
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  19. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity is actually pretty good
     
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  20. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    It’s RTwP.

    Instant disqualification
     
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  21. thesecret1 Arcane

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    This thread is reddit-tier "unpopular opinions" bullshit where all the people with garbage taste crawl out of the woodworks and assure each other that liking total trash is acceptable.
     
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  22. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Yeah, Fallout 3 gunplay is kind of lame. Same for New Vegas but at least there you've got better things to do than just shoot.
     
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  23. Lemming42 Arcane

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    Which?

    I've played the Final Fantasy series, most of the Dragon Quest series (hated pretty much all of them), some of Fire Emblem series (hated it), and then:
    some Phantasy Star games, Secret of Mana, MOTHER, EarthBound, MOTHER 3, Chrono Trigger, some Pokemon games and some shit games I can barely remember like Breath of Fire.

    I liked a few of those games (mainly just Final Fantasy and EarthBound) but I wouldn't say any of them have particularly strong gameplay. The best you can hope for is that the combat isn't actively awful, and that the game doesn't force you to grind at certain points.
     
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  24. V_K Arcane

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    Creating 6+ characters from scratch in a number-grindy system is a mindnumbing pain in the ass. Still beats story companions though.
     
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  25. Lemming42 Arcane

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    System Shock and Star Control 2 spring to mind.
     
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