Bloodeyes Not that I want to take the wind out of the Codex's sails, and an entirely new game would be awesome, but have you considered modding something we already have access to? Like remaking Siege of Dragonspear. You get a dedicated guy who can pull the game apart and break down what everyone in the team has to do. And then I expect that would be overseen by a general manager type.
So for each chapter/segment of the game they would tell a writer what dialogue needs to be written: NPC questions, banters, context, items, etc. Then if other modders want to get in on the act they can maybe change the encounters a bit. Maybe just to build up a Codex team that can work together.
As I say; I'm sure a totally new game would be great, but if it takes too long, some of the old-timers here might not live to see it such a Codexian masterpiece.
A game without woke shit is not necessarily good, but preaching politics drags down otherwise good games.If anyone is serious about this then a game written by a literate chimpanzee will be a standard game eveyone enjoys over woke shit. But of you want true incline, you have to find a great writer. So the Codex should create a writing contest (thread?) where people write a passage or two about established characters we all know and love. And then vote on the best one.
Something like a page of Minsc bantering with various characters in BG. Or some Fallout lore and dialogue with Marcus. Like Marcus telling a story about the old days of a battle between him and a certain Paladin of the Brotherhood of Steel.
Edit: It will also be a good measure any nepotism/coruption within the Codex to see the results and to gauge whether people can get things done within a timeframe.
But isn't it really?
Play something that looks gay, but isn't
I don't really agree with you, bit I'll admit there are some really good JRPGs out there like the one you mentioned, Dragon's Dogma, although this seems to be the exception rather than the rule, since the most notorious ones seem to pander to weeaboos.Japanese games that try to look or approach something with a Western edge will always be better than a Western game made on its own soil.
So while everyone is all depressed and shit about WRPGs I'm here with my main nigga aweigh sharing the hottest pawns to rent and throw off a cliff in Dragon's Dogma.