Then you missed Witcher. A lot of people enjoy a fully fleshed out, detailed, and well written universe (both in lore and graphically) that has a past
and a future and you can feel that you are just a part of that larger picture. CD Projekt Red helped to redefine the shape of RPGs for the future. And
held a much needed torch to the genre. Engaging stories (enough with the 'go get ten sticks', 'go kill ten wild boars', 'go escort this dude' quests).
Better combat (lessons they took from Dark Souls). And no more kids stuff (it's truly rated adult).
Looking forward to Elden Ring as well... whenever that arrives. We'll see!
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I remember but that was back in the day's when the likes of Mastertronic and Electronic Arts (not the modern EA which is a completely different
beast) made some good games, it was always funny though when EA released a game for like £10 to £20 and Mastertronic came along made an almost
identical game that was often better and sold it for £1.99 or £2.99.
To be fair though those were the times when Jeff Minter (still a legend attack of the mutant camels) was one of the most famous programmers and most
people were arguing over which was the better home computer the Speccy of the C64 - ahaha I got an Amstrad eventually from my elder sister, you would
pop in a cassette and wait like half an hour for a game to load only for it to crash half way through loading so you would clean your tape head, check
your cassette was not damaged and go through the whole rigmarole all over again just to play a game that likely only filled about 32 kilobytes or
Back then games even the biggest were made by only a handful of programmers in each studio while Cyberpunk 2077 has taken more people and hours to
make than most blockbuster movies so yes they are expensive but to be fair you can kind of understand even though I genuinely think we are being
ripped off, remember steam's main selling point was to cut out the middle man, give the studio MORE of the profits and give the Customer CHEAPER games
but in the end they never got Cheaper they just kept them up to full retail price only they stopped giving us the packaging and medium forcing us down
the digital download route which as become a very slippery slope toward Rental Gaming which the likes of EA and others are pushing today with
Microsoft also jumping on the band wagon.
Hey Gothmog, good call I have never heard of Elden Ring it look's interesting, I always thought his work was a bit over rated but still RR Martin may
provide some very interesting story in the game and it is nice to see, more of a Tolkien fan myself (Elden Ring, ONE RING obvious plagiarism but with
the ring being good not bad but then everyone copy's Tolkien and he copied ancient Norse and Celtic mythology or rather drew inspiration from it).
Here is that video.
Look's intriguing though Avowed may be the better game when it is released, we shall have to wait and see, this one looks more like a console hack
and slash button bashing than RPG but I could be wrong.
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