iTunes - Podcast RSS Feed - Podcast RSS Feed - News RPGFan YouTube Channel RPGFan on Facebook RPGFan on Twitter


RPGFan Social Links
The Modern RPG and the Perils of Customization
09.03.07 - 7:24 PM

We've seen people frame the "oldschool vs. newschool" debate in plenty of different ways. The fans of next-gen RPGs cry out against the oldschoolers for being addicted to nostalgia, and the oldschool folk attack the new kids on the block for being bandwagon-jumping losers that know nothing of a series' history.

And, of course, the debate is regularly centered around the Final Fantasy series.

Today, John P. Hussey brings you an interesting perspective to these perennial debates. There are certain characteristics that older RPGs have, but newer RPGs have forgotten. No one expected "lack of customization" to be a point one should argue for, but JP makes a good case for it by turning the tables on things like the materia system or the grid sphere.

Click the link below to read more.


Back
Patrick Gann





Featured Content
Valkyria Chronicles (PC) Review
Valkyria Chronicles (PC)
Review
Witcher 3 Hands-On Previews
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hands-On
Preview
Random Encounter Episode 90
Random Encounter Episode 90
Podcast
Hidden Machines, or How Tauros Learned to Surf
Hidden Machines, or How Tauros Learned to Surf
Editorial
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.4 Review
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.4
Review
Destiny: The Dark Below Review
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
Review
Destiny: The Dark Below Review
Destiny: The Dark Below
Review