ZetaBladeX13 wrote:You mean the fact that I have the option at the beginning of the game to play in a mode that throws you into the action without customizing anything, turn all dialogues into cutscenes, and just turn the entire game into a 3rd-person shooter still makes it an RPG?
Well, it's an option, so I don't see why its inclusion makes it any less of an RPG seeing as you can do the RPG bit anyway.
Does the option to auto-resolve every battle in a Total War game make it not a tactical game overall? Just because you can skip something doesn't mean it's not there.
Besides, you can go the other
way and make the combat a cakewalk in ME3 so it's all but skipped, they're just giving options.
Ringwraith wrote:That's fine, but it seems to me that if they simply had one specific type of character you then would like the whole thing, which doesn't make much sense to me.
Let's say that the main character of Mass Effect, Shepard, was someone who never tried to step on anyone's toes and always was only saying things with the utmost formality. No matter your choice, that was still the general feel of how Shepard acted. Would that have gone over as well with people? Would you like that?
That's how I feel about Mass Effect, Shepard's just like this grunt, no matter how much I don't want Shepard to be acting like a stereotypical grunt, Shepard still does. All the choices feel superficial at best. That's how I feel when playing the game. So, yes, having a more interesting and quirky character type would be much more interesting to myself.
I just got the impression you needed a single character you could easily identify with or something present in the game, regardless of being the main character or not, to be able to enjoy the game as a whole. That's what failed to make sense in my head.
Ringwraith wrote:Also, if you think sex happen 'too easily', then you just have to take a look around at what Western society is today.
I don't really care. It's a videogame, not a window. I want to see a fictional world. If I wanted to see the 'real world', I'd just look out my window.
From what you wrote I got the impression you almost thought the whole situation was grossly 'unrealistic' in some way and that's what bothered you about it.
Besides, it's an entirely optional part of the game anyway, so if you don't like it, you can just pass it by.
vampko wrote:The problem is that I grew up watching anime and playing JRPGs. I played games like Baldur's Gate, Hexen, Daggerfall/etc. But anime and JRPGs (and Japanese games in general) are the large part of what influenced the sort of tastes I gained. WRPGs go for a demographic that is nothing like myself. So, why should it be so hard to understand that I can't really find much reason to like the games?
I have no issue with people not liking a particular genre, it's just I got the impression you were disliking it for reasons that I personally think make no sense. It's okay to not like certain things, but it has to be for sensible reasons, and I thought some of yours were a little odd, or they came across to me like that.