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PompiPompi

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Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:37:13 PM »
I think a lot of classic like games are missing from mobile stores like Google Play and Apple store.
I am not sure about current PC RPGs as I didn't play that many PC games lately.

The question with computer and console RPG games... how many "game aids" are good? A lot? A little? Maybe it's different for each demographic?
It's simple things like... quest diary.
Old RPGs didn't have quest diaries, you had to remember what was said and maybe write it down.
Is this bad?
Isn't it nice that you just have the quest written down for you in a diary you can easily look up? But then again, isn't part of the fun is using your head instead of following directions like a rat in a maze?
That's just one example.
Other examples might be the way the game allows you to save your progress.
Do you have a world map recorded conveniently for the player?

Basically what are the things that are good to have in modern RPGs and were missing in older RPGs just because of the limitations of the console or computer.
But what were the good things about older RPGs that new RPGs makes the player more like a "rat in a maze" that keep grinding in the game just to get the next cutscene?

I am developing a game so my friend suggested things like... instead of having to select a skill from a complex tree you could just pop up 4 choices which are randomly selected for you. Make things "simpler".
But I am not sure "simpler" or "Easy" to play is always better?

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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 03:22:36 PM »
I don't hate 1st person protags in modern RPGs nearly as much as I didn't in more classic RPGs. I think today with better graphics that show emotion and more choices you can make a 1st person protag have a sorta/kinda personality.

Also I don't miss the bleep-boops of old cartridge music. Yes it has its charm but nothing like today.

What i miss in newer RPGs (especially PS1 era) is that big budgets have limited publishers willingness to try new things.

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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 10:35:59 AM »
Artimicia, is that you?
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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 10:26:50 AM »
I am not Artimicia?

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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 10:44:59 AM »
My mistake, then, but you remind me of him/her.  I miss Arti.
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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 12:53:50 PM »
^ I certainly miss the different perspective.  Unique/fascinating individual.


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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 01:50:56 PM »
^ I certainly miss the different perspective.  Unique/fascinating individual.
I just miss drunk arti spewing random shit. Gud tiems.

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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 03:23:03 PM »
While I'm definitely not an Arti fan, I will admit his/her way of saying things was.. interesting, at times.

*apologies for my continuing the derailment of this topic*

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Re: Modern vs Classic (Video Games)RPG approach.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 05:34:05 PM »
Convenience is a big issue in MMORPG. You tend to see MMORPG start as super hardcore and then little by little become more convenient up to the point where there are so many 'features' you really don't have any sense of accomplishment remaining (and no, I'm not talking only about WoW, but yes, that one is a prime offender).

It seems really hard to find the perfect balance in on much you assist the player and how much you leave it for them to grit through... and even then, it depends on your target audience.

My mistake, then, but you remind me of him/her.  I miss Arti.

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