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Op Ed

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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24. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2011, 14:47 killer_roach
 
Honestly, I start to wonder if publishers have a game between themselves over how much sputtering rage that they can generate, when at the same time most of the people doing the raging end up playing the game (many of them buying it even!) anyway.

(That being said, I think Activision already won that game with the PC version of Modern Warfare 2...)

CRPGs aren't dead... so long as there's a market for them, somebody will make them. The question is whether the die-hard CRPG base is large enough to support such a title with top-tier production values and still present a large enough of a return on investment to make it worth the while of a major publisher. On that merit, I don't think so.

(I know you're going to throw the DAO sales figures back at me, but I'd also posit that the changes made to DA2, whether you like them or not, will be perceived by the majority of DAO buyers as a net positive for the game)
 
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  1. Mar 7, 10:06 Re: Op Ed nin
  2. Mar 7, 10:33  Re: Op Ed wtf_man
  3. Mar 7, 10:47  Re: Op Ed Kajetan
  4. Mar 7, 10:59 Re: Op Ed ldonyo
  5. Mar 7, 11:07  Re: Op Ed Nomaar
  6. Mar 7, 11:13   Re: Op Ed Kajetan
  9. Mar 7, 11:32    Re: Op Ed Nomaar
  12. Mar 7, 11:59     Re: Op Ed Kajetan
  14. Mar 7, 12:20      Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  11. Mar 7, 11:49    Re: Op Ed DDI
  7. Mar 7, 11:15   Re: Op Ed Quicksilver
  39. Mar 7, 17:43   Re: Op Ed WaltC
  8. Mar 7, 11:24 Re: Op Ed Verno
  16. Mar 7, 13:11  Re: Op Ed Creston
  10. Mar 7, 11:35 Re: Op Ed Verno
  13. Mar 7, 12:15 Re: Op Ed Verno
  15. Mar 7, 12:36 Re: Op Ed avianflu
  17. Mar 7, 13:38 Re: Op Ed JoeNapalm
  18. Mar 7, 13:41 Re: Op Ed Silicon Avatar
  20. Mar 7, 13:57  Re: Op Ed Verno
  21. Mar 7, 13:57  Re: Op Ed Creston
  22. Mar 7, 13:58  Re: Op Ed JoeNapalm
  23. Mar 7, 14:31   Re: Op Ed Kajetan
>> 24. Mar 7, 14:47    Re: Op Ed killer_roach
  25. Mar 7, 14:58     Re: Op Ed JoeNapalm
  27. Mar 7, 15:15     Re: Op Ed Verno
  28. Mar 7, 15:23      Re: Op Ed killer_roach
  29. Mar 7, 15:28       Re: Op Ed Verno
  34. Mar 7, 16:18        Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  40. Mar 7, 17:55         Re: Op Ed Dades
  32. Mar 7, 15:55   Re: Op Ed Akuinnen
  19. Mar 7, 13:42 Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  26. Mar 7, 15:06 Re: Op Ed Silicon Avatar
  31. Mar 7, 15:51  Re: Op Ed JoeNapalm
  30. Mar 7, 15:43 Re: Op Ed Steele Johnson
  33. Mar 7, 15:55  Re: Op Ed Kajetan
  41. Mar 7, 18:17   Re: Op Ed Ray Marden
  42. Mar 7, 18:37    Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  35. Mar 7, 17:16 Re: Op Ed Zadig
  37. Mar 7, 17:18  Re: Op Ed nin
  38. Mar 7, 17:25  Re: Op Ed Creston
  36. Mar 7, 17:17 Re: Op Ed derelict koan
  43. Mar 7, 18:41 Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  44. Mar 7, 18:45  Re: Op Ed space captain
  45. Mar 7, 19:19   Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  46. Mar 7, 19:24   Re: Op Ed Bucky
  47. Mar 7, 19:30  Re: Op Ed Dades
  49. Mar 7, 20:05   Re: Op Ed Jonny
  50. Mar 7, 20:33   Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  52. Mar 7, 20:47    Re: Op Ed Dades
  53. Mar 7, 21:54     Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  48. Mar 7, 20:03 Re: Op Ed space captain
  51. Mar 7, 20:34  Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  55. Mar 7, 22:49   Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  56. Mar 7, 23:51    Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  57. Mar 8, 00:05     Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  58. Mar 8, 00:48      Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  59. Mar 8, 01:17       Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  61. Mar 8, 07:11        Re: Op Ed InBlack
  54. Mar 7, 22:08 Re: Op Ed Dades
  60. Mar 8, 07:09 Re: Op Ed avianflu
  62. Mar 8, 09:03 Re: Op Ed Verno
  63. Mar 8, 09:33  Re: Op Ed Prez
  65. Mar 8, 13:05   Re: Op Ed Ray Marden
  66. Mar 8, 13:10    Re: Op Ed nin
  67. Mar 8, 17:27     Re: Op Ed Prez
  64. Mar 8, 09:45 Re: Op Ed Verno


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