Originally posted by Gazrok
3) Elder Scrolls (collection of games on XBox 360) - This whole series is simply addictive. Sneaking around, firing an arrow of death from the
shadows, getting a house, riding a horse, swimming underwater...just incredible.
Never understood the love for Bethesda Games. They are all the same:
- Extremely simple and linear
- Paper-thin NPCs who are completely uninteresting, have nothing to say and no personality
- simple combat, created for console gamers
- boring, cliche-ridden story, with plot-twists you see miles ahead
- despite being an RPG, what you do has basically no influence on the world, the characters don't react, don't care, don't give a #. If you steal
in Ultima 7, the NPCs will avoid you, if you kill someone in Gothic 2, everybody hates you and wants your head. In Elder Scroll? Not much happens, in
Fallout 3 you can nuke an entire town and nobody gives a #.
- always the same "go there, get that item, bring it back" quest or "go there, kill him, done" over and over again
- With help, there's no exploring and searching, they flat-out show you were to go, what to do, as if it was made for retards who will get lost if
they travel 10 meters away from a town
- boring world made out of the same copy & paste houses, either completely unreal looking (Fallout 3 featuring burned houses with brandnew looking
interior) or just boring (every city ever done in any Bethesda game)
- more often than not the Skilltree isn't balanced and a lot of skill don't do anything at all (Really bad in Oblivion)
If anything, those games just proves that 80% of the gaming audience are graphic whores. As long as it looks 'great' and some nerds can jerk-off to
the pixels, who cares about the Gameplay.
There's a reason so many people said that Oblivion was only good after installing about a 100 mods and enhancements made by the community, so it
resembles an RPG.
Everybody who says he loves RPGs should check out some real RPGs: Ultima 6-7, Baldur's Gate 1-2, Fallout 1-2, Planescape Torment, Gothic 1-2, Icewind
Dale 1-2, Neverwinter Nights 1-2, just to see what a real RPG with an interesting world, interesting storyline and NPCs/Party Members who you will
remember for years and decades (There's a reason why Minsc remains one of the most popular and well known RPG characters of all time, even though he
was only appears in 2 games released in 1998 and 2000), look like.
And it's extremely difficult to name just 3 games of all time. I played thousands of games and loved so many.