- Feb 10, 2015
Did not play it. Too edgy and tries too hard.
Besides What I wrote above about preferring less trash mobs and less loot magic pinatas , I also generally prefer 'simple' and more grounded adventures where you are not 'saving the world' or some special 'chosen one', or the offspring of a god; but more akin to a mercenary, or involved with local conflict, small wars, local political intrigue or hired to explore some faraway place for a specific purpose and not saving the entire universe but more like accomplishing a task for somebody who wants to increase their wealth or power or whatever.
Its for this reason that I often will play the beginning of many RPG's but around the 70% mark I find myself not interested anymore because I have magic everything and do 686 damage when I hit.
I prefer the levels 1-10 to put it in DnD terms, and tend to become less interested the higher the levels go.
Its why I never played Baldurs gate throne of Baal, and found it hard to even want to finish Baldurs gate II..
Man, some people really get into not being chosen or special. Strive for mediocrity, eh?
Interesting stories are about interesting people. Throw your average nobody into the position of a mercenary and they're probably going to die. Throw an above-average, competent, person into the position of a mercenary involved with a local conflict or small war and odds are they'll die, too. Face it: All main characters in stories are 'chosen ones'. The real "non-special, non-chosen-normal" people--the brother who was killed, the friend who died fighting beside them, the tragic past and the losses accrued along the way--THOSE are not main characters in stories. If you understand that, why do you care if they're "chosen" because they don't die (at least long enough to entertain you), either due to extreme luck or skill, or if they're chosen because they have some power that swings the probability of their death in the other direction?
Edit- That's not to say you shouldn't prefer stories about local conflicts or characters with more humble accomplishments. I just don't buy the whole 'can't be the special chosen one' argument.