- Jan 22, 2017
So what that their games have lots of stats, abilities, skills and stuff, if it's all meaningless and disconnected?
True. They should just streamline that shit. Make their games more like Skyrim and less like Morrowind. That is what we, the fine members of Fake RPG Lovers Anonymous, truly want.
::fffkkkggdddmmbbaassss:: Oom angrily waves a tendril which appears to have the middle portion of it sticking directly up at Haplo.
I WONDER IF ARCANUM CAME OUT TODAY WHAT SOME OF YOU WOULD SAY they'd hate on it YES THEY PROBABLY WOULD IRONIC ISN'T IT very
That's a pretty disingenuous interpretation of what he wrote.
He's making a valid point: praising sheer quantity of included skills/abilities/etc. for the sake of said quantity alone is stupid. Ironically when many stats are trivial or pointless or poorly represented or whatever the case may be the effect is the same as streamlining in the end anyway when it comes to viable options. You sound like the kind of person who puts points into swimming in Deus Ex because you can and while it's true that it's possible to do so, why the fuck would you, and why the fuck would you praise the inclusion of pointless padding when there are options to remedy it other than steamlining? Say for instance making them more useful and thus challenging players to make difficult build decisions.
WL2 is no Arcanum or Morrowind, in any event, and the comparison is hackneyed and born of your inexplicable love affair with inXile's "HARDCORE RPGS FOR REAL & TRUE HARDCORE GAMERS" as I'm sure you'd put it. Anyone with half a brain can see the appeal and design intent of those games is in an entirely different place.
Lastly, your return as some sort of Shadow The Hedgehog gimmick is even more grating than the stoner-idiot thing you had going previously. Tone it down.