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Hooked Gamers - Dragon Age II: The Decline of the Classic RPG.
There is no question about it, the classic cRPG is dying out. So why bring it up now then? The reason is because one of the few big developers who have remained adamant about catering for players who want to play the classic cRPG is BioWare. Their breed of cRPG was popularised with the Baldurís Gate series just before the new millennium. This consisted of some defining aspects: detailed character creation (not just customisation); immersive character interaction; strategic-based combat that required thought and timing; and a deep, engaging story that was shaped by the playerís choices. This was a game that could only truly be experienced on a PC. It required a fair amount of work on the developerís part, but players were rewarded greatly for their efforts and paid the developers back justly.

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18. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2011, 13:41 Silicon Avatar
 
If "classic gamers" were actually buying the "classic RPGs" that they say they like, then little companies like Spiderweb Software would be huge and there would be a thriving "classic RPG" indie market, right?

 
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